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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.
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verizon wireless is impossible to contact from overseas
it was all fine until i forgot my password to my online access. i had my account on hold while i was living in australia. they resumed service on my account - meanwhile i had no online access - i tried to phone them, but they were unable to even give me a phone number that i could dial from australia - the only was i could contact them was through email = every time i emailed i got a different representative and had to explain my situation from the beginning - they refused to give me any info about my account except the current balance, wouldn't even tell me what it was they wanted me to pay for - ju...
hp iPaq hw6915 availabe in UK: can I assume it will work in US ?
From what I can tell, this is an unbranded/unlocked phone.
If I bought one of these, would it work with Cingular (or other GSM network) in the US after popping a SIM card into it?
Don't take it with you - internationally
States and got my voicemail while I was in Jamaica. About 20 calls for $1.99 each.
No calls out of Jamaica - just incoming calls to my voice mail - voicemail that I never accessed while I was in Jamaica.
Of course I called Cingular when I got home. They told me that this is was what happened when traveling international. They told me that even though I didn't actually
receive the call, I was liable for the charges, 'cause at some point I must have turned on my phone and the cell tower "hooked me up" - what if I turned it on to show someone a picture on my picture phone - or to check the battery strength
Asked for a supervisor, he told me he would give me half...
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Great growth story in India. They also have 300 million middle class, and rising, and more than 1.2 B people nationwide.
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SE W900i in CA
My sim card is actually for AT&T but should work on all the Cingular networks, presumably the 1900 since the SE W900i doesn't support 850. And I live in the SF bay area.
Any help would be welcome, either about the service on the 1900 band in my area or about the phone. I don't want to pay $600 for the phone only to find out I get shoddy service in the area. Thanks!
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Roaming in Canada and The Philippines ...
Using your GSM Motorola handset or Sidekick.
If your Driving up to the border ....
Normally once you have passed the border or the Nexus Border crossing/ Customs, the network should change automatically to either to Fido, Microcell, or Rogers.
If Not ... on your Motorola Handset, go to your Settings Menu, Select "NETWORK", and scroll down and select "AVAILABLE NETWORKS" then it will search for any the Canadian Networks; Select Either Fido, Microcell (FIDO), or Rogers.
As for the Sidekick, if no network has popped up ... Press the top left button, scroll down and select "NETWORK". It Should bring you to the p...
Buying a "graymarket" phone, and warranty issues?
When I e-mailed Nokia, not surprisingly I was told that NokiaUSA would not honor any warranty for any 6681 because it is not marketed domestically.
The only option is to accept some kind of warranty from the importer. I'm a bit concerned about this, especially with this phone, because it seems to have bugs in firmware that as they are discovered, Nokia needs to update the firmware. Importers don't have the capability to do this, and I presume -- that if they indeed agree to do this, which is not absolute -- they would have to send this to the home country (ie Europe).
What are other...
need to access my old israeli orange account
what i need to do is: access my account with orange so that i can use it if i ever visit israel. i will need to change billing info and whatnot. i tried their website orange.co.il and tried registering to manage my account online, but it sent a verification code in a text message to the phone, but I HAVE NO WAY OF RETRIEVING IT HERE IN AMERICA, so i cannot log in that way. i ...
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Motorola A840 or SamsungA795
Any idea whether either one of these phones is now a good phone to have?
Roaming with Cingular in Italy & Austria....advice?
Can anyone give advice or things to watch out for? Is it really only $1.29 a minute or are there hundreds of dollars in hidden fees?
The advantage to the european sim card with european phone number would be that it's prepaid. No way to go over. But if I am only going to use maybe 30 minutes it won't be advantageous. Another option is to keep a prepaid phone card in my wallet for use on payphones. You can get plenty of minutes for a traveler for $5.