Around the World
Basic provider/phone decisions
t mobile....sk3 or mda?
k800 use in the USA
i am in the USA and just got the Sony k800. i inserted my cingular SIM that works fine in my other phones. the problem is, in locations that i normally get service, i get no service and i get the EMERGENCY ONLY call option.
then, when i step outside, i get service. is there a frequency i do not get here on that phone? i got it because i wanted to use it for traveling internationally as well as here in the states, isnt it supposed to work everywhere here as well?
Roaming suggestions for africa (among other locations)
In the US, we use VZW and internationally he uses tmo.
Rates vary from .99/min to 4.99 typically - but I'd like to know if anyone has any recommendations for carriers that service a good chunk of these areas a bit cheaper.
If it's not much difference, we probably don't want to juggle a 3rd phone - if it's significant - we might.
Last roaming bill was about $900 - probably just th cost of doing business - but hey - if I can shave off $500 a month and be a big hero it would be just mahvelous...
AD discussions continues below...
Can someone please explain to me the extent of power vodafone has over the wireless industry everywhere?
My understanding is that the 850 and 900 freq. are only useful in the US. while the 1800 and 1900 are the bands used in foriegn countries.
So a tri band will work in any foriegn country.
This is relative to using local SIM cards.
Is this correct?
sims, locks & Nokia 3100
I have a Nokia 3100 which has a provider and a number based in the UK.
I'm now off to other points in the globe (Argentina, Mexico, Germany, Japan). By the time calls in those countries are either sent or received on this phone, it's costing me a fortune per minute.
Should i be buying a new SIM for my phone as i arrive in each country?
Does that mean i get a new (local) phone number with each new SIM?
Am I buying a prepaid sim? or arranging for new billing each time??
And what does having "locked" or "unlocked" phone mean and how would I know if mine is locked or unlocked?
Thanks in advance,
MY LG CYON LG-SV600 CHOCOLATE 2 BLACK LABEL
Which phone should I get?
I'm gonna be getting a new phone soon, and I'm thinking about going with a non-domestic phone. Maybe European or Japanese. Anyway, I've never even looked at these types of phones before and I have no idea where to start. I just want an awesome stylish phone with camera, video, internet capabilities, and something that won't break too easy. I want it to look nice and unique and have some fancy options. =) Also, it has to be able to use a sim card when unlocked (I'm with cingular).
Anyone have any reccomendations?
greece and italy
Moving from UK to US
Will this even work?
can i use my USA tracfone to text Australia?
Can someone tell me if the Kyocera KX-1 will work in Korea?
CHINA MOBILE new #1 carrier
Unlock code - Motorola V551
I have a Motorola V551 that is currently under the designation of Rodgers Wireless. I LOVE this phone but I have a Fido S.I.M. Card.
I was gratefully helped on these forums about a year and a half ago with this same situation (different phone). Anyone who can or will, please provide me with the unlock code for this phone.
I.M.E.I. - 356862005855385
Thank you in advance!
Best Source for purchasing European phones
Can anyone recommend a good source for purchasing European versions of phones? Also, is there anything special I need to do so that the phone will work in the US?
Sick and tired of waiting out new phones to come to the US market. There's a Nokia that is out overseas and is due to come to the US market in the 2nd quarter (which means most likely the end of summer); way too long for my desires.
Black market phones