Around the World
Phone for USA, Japan, and Korea
My AT&T contract is up and I've determined that Verizon seems to be the best choice with a Blackberry 8830 which does support CDMA. The store salesman claims it will work in Korea and suggests their 30 day trial to confirm. That's not good enough for me. I want confirmation NOW so I don't get to Korea and have to go through the hassle of renting at the airport. Anyone know?
If it's true that the BB 8830 works in Korea, it sure would be nice if AT&T had the same or similar phone so I could avoid migrating!!!
I've also been told that Japan an...
That's ...korean to me
please tell me which phone to buy in the US for use in Korea?
EVDO Voice Devices
Dial *228 and select option 2 (to obtain an updated PRL).
Note: Must be completed prior to international travel (within a Verizon Wireless digital service area).
Non-EVDO Voice Devices
Dial *228 and select option 2 prior to having the manual flash process performed.
This updates the Verizon Wireless systems so the customer is on the latest PRL.
Reduces the risk of a PRL being pushed out to this device prior to a customer's travel.
Manually update with the South Korea PRL in Verizon Wireless Stores prior to roaming in South Korea.
Advise the customer to not change their calling plan prior to traveling, which could overwrite the manual South Korea PRL.
Note: Non-EVDO types of Bla...
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and click on JAPAN you will the that if you are IN japan you can get a discouted roaming rate from 2.29/minute to 1.69/minute with the World Traveler. This is a $5.99 international discount roam feature and applies to just that, ROAMING, not international long distance dialing.
Although you are correct that South Korea doesn't allow us to discount roaming rates at all so you're stuck with the 2.29 and wasting money on the world traveler.
It is important to check with your carrier before each trip, to see what international roaming options are available. Often you can pay x amount per month for greatly discounted per-minute roaming rates. The plans to change occasionally. Most carriers let you sign up right before a trip and drop the add-on plan as soon as you return. If you only travel 3-4 times per year, that can save you some cash.
Do you know where to find VZW's roaming rates?
I know we're going off topic here but do you (or anyone for that matter) know of a way to get discounted roaming rates with VZW?
I.E. The "World Connect" feature offered by AT&T will discount roaming and can be added or removed as desired.
And from the reviews I wouldn't switch carriers just for the BB Storm.
And whats with the VZW agent telling you that you've got 30 days to make sure the phone will work in Korea?
Let me jump on a plane just to make sure this phone will work across the pond...NOT!
VZW should know weather what there selling will work and where.
Another option would to buy you're own unlocked phone and purchase a SIM card from somewhere like 'Max Roam' or something like that. Then just forward your phone to that new number while your in Asia. That way you get a local number for where your at, that way not incurring long distance or roaming charges.