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Re: On picking up a phone from Asia
Oct 24, 2009, 10:17 AM
in the Around the World forum

You just need a GSM phone that has the 850/1900 bands. Actually only the 1900 band will suffice. Since that's what tmobile primarily uses. However, they do roam on AT&T in some locations using the 850 band. As you will notice that all tmobile phones now have the 850 band. I will caution you though, most of the triband phones you will find outside the US will definitely NOT have the 850 band. they will be 900/1800/1900. 900/1800 nbands ...

Re: 3G/Data in Europe
Jul 5, 2009, 6:53 PM
in the Around the World forum

There are a whole lot of phones that operate ont eh Europe 3G bands. If you want a phone that operates on both US (AT&T) and Europe 3G bands, some other phones that come to mind besides the Iphone are, Samsung Blackjack II, treo 750, blackbarry BOLD.

Re: Internship in China
Jan 25, 2009, 11:27 AM
in the Around the World forum

Get an unlocked GSM phone. They are very cheap these days, especially in China. China Telecom operators have one of the cheapers rates to call back to the US. Check or post in the international forum here: http://www.prepaidgsm.net/forum/ Operators in China: http://www.prepaidgsm.net/en/china. html

Re: Ideas for use in Norway & USA
Aug 2, 2008, 9:45 PM
in the Around the World forum

Actually that's a very good idea. The V195 is a very good basic phone. I have 3 of them as backups. Also, bought one for my mom to use in West Africa, and got the unlock code from tmobile. At $30m buck for a quadband, it's an excellent deal. Tmobile should unlock your phone after 90 days of service, and at least 1 topup. Just topup with the $25 refill that comes with it. If you can't wat 90 ...

Re: Can an unlocked GSM phone connect to Internet and Message?
Jul 17, 2008, 5:33 PM
in the Around the World forum

Another cluless rep! Just put the data settings on the phone and you are good to go.

Re: Unlocked Motorola V3xx will not pick up networks- help!
May 29, 2008, 6:58 PM
in the Around the World forum

That is the North american version of the phone. It does not have the 900 GSM band. It has ONLY the 1800 of the 2 bands (900/1800) used there. So, that's likely your problem.

Re: i have a question? ringtones..
Dec 2, 2007, 6:16 PM
in the Palm Treo 750 forum

I know you can set seperate ringtones for when you receive a call. As for when you receive a text, you can't. At least I do not see it on mine. I know with most motorolas whatever ringtone you set for an individual, applies to both when you receive a call or sms.

Re: Problem with Random Calendar Alerts
Oct 25, 2007, 12:12 PM
in the Samsung BlackJack SGH-i607 forum

This happened to me once. The bottom line is the phone must have picked up an incorrect time. The other time it happened, was when I mistakenly set the date on my laptop to 2008. As soon as I connected my phone via AtiveSync all the reminders started to go off.

Re: putting music on the blackjack
Oct 25, 2007, 11:59 AM
in the Samsung BlackJack SGH-i607 forum

You can transfer directly from WMP tot he BJ. I do it all the time. Connect your phone to the PC. Right on any music files you want to transfer. Click on sync. They will all be added to the sync tab/folder. Within WPP click the sync yab, all the files will show up there. Click on "start sync". Viola!

Re: Sprint Phone for International Use
Oct 25, 2007, 11:49 AM
in the Around the World forum

Most people with spring I know that travel internationally have an unlocked GSM phone for that purpose. The 8830 looks like a good device, as long as the GSM part is unlocked (so that you can get a local sim). If not, you will be paying through the roof.

Re: 8830 on Sprint will be SIM LOCKED!
Jun 28, 2007, 3:15 PM
in the Sprint forum

Their previous GSM/CDMA phones were unlocked. So, who knows....

Re: blackberry 8830 and Verizon
Apr 30, 2007, 7:23 PM
in the General forum

Just want to mention that Verison's 8830 will also be locked. That pretty much means it can only be used with Verizon's sim unless it's unlocked.

Re: Traveling to indonesia for 20 days
Apr 22, 2007, 12:11 PM
in the Around the World forum

Rather than rent, you will be better of getting an unlocked GSM phone with teh appropriate frequencies on Ebay or so, aand then just get a prepaid sim when you get there. The phone will be yours to keep for future trips. Most people (except those that's actually offering the rental service) will not advice you to rent a phone in this day and age. First of all, you will not see too many rental companies, and there ...

Re: How do you unlock cingular phone?
Apr 6, 2007, 4:07 AM
in the Techs & Trends forum

What kind of unlock? Security, sim, or provider lock

Re: Traveling in the Czech Republic
Mar 30, 2007, 12:31 PM
in the Around the World forum

There is at least tmobile, vodafone, and O2 there. http://www.prepaidgsm.net/en/czech. html

Re: International long distance
Mar 30, 2007, 12:29 PM
in the Around the World forum

No! It's just another call they are receiving and should not cost them any different from whatever it costs to recieve a local call.

Re: emergency
Jan 11, 2007, 9:30 AM
in the Around the World forum

It may not be the best thing to rent nowadays. You can get a very cheap phone that will work there in a lot of stores, including ebay. If you already have a GSM phone, it may work there.

Re: traveling
Jan 11, 2007, 9:28 AM
in the Around the World forum

A quad band phone (850/900/1800/1900) is what you need. Cingular has plenty of those. So, just take your choice.

Re: Two-week trip to Spain; need phone advice
Jan 1, 2007, 1:08 PM
in the Around the World forum

You can pick up either a phone with the 900/1800 bamd or just go ahead and buy a quad-band with all 4 GSM bands for a reasonable price on ebay. Going with the latter means you can also use the phone here with Cingular. Just make sure it's unlocked. If you are out of contract with cingular, you can get quite a few quad bands for free by signing a 2 year contract. I just got a Moto SLVR ...

Re: Do most overseas carriers sell unlocked phones?
Dec 17, 2006, 9:06 AM
in the Around the World forum

Verizon is not GSM. So, the concept of unlocked/locked phones does not really apply to them. If you buy an overseas phone, or a phone from another US carrier for example, SMS will work. SMS settings are stored on the sim, so no need to change anything. MMS settings will need to be sent to the phone. Ans those are usually available on net or on the carriers website and will be sent to the phone automatically on request.

Re: Travelling to Europe
Dec 8, 2006, 9:34 PM
in the Around the World forum

Why do you want to rent a phone in this day and age? If you do nto have a GSM phone, you can get one that will work in Europe for less than $100. Get to Europe and get a local prepaid sim. I am sure that will be cheaper than renting. Plus, you also have a phone you can use anytime you want.

Re: Using cingular phone in St Lucia
Dec 7, 2006, 6:15 AM
in the Around the World forum

While it's good to have an unlocked phone so that you can use another provider's sim in it (for example a prepaid local sim for St. Lucia), if you plan on just using your cingular sim (roam with cingular), your phone does not really need to be unlocked. You just need to make sure cingular has provisioned your account to be able to roam. I do not think your phone has the 900 band, but you should be okay without ...

Re: k800 use in the USA
Nov 5, 2006, 2:12 PM
in the Around the World forum

I agree, and it has been posted way too many times. If you are going to be using Cingular, make sure you get a phone that has both of the bands that cingular uses (850/1900). For tmobile you only need the 1900 band because they are primarily a 1900 carrier, and your phone would have been appropriate with tmobile. If you want to get excellent coverage internationally and with Cingular, then a quadband(850/900/1800/1900) phone is what you need.

Re: Roaming suggestions for africa (among other locations)
Oct 27, 2006, 12:50 PM
in the Around the World forum

Yackie mobile claims to works in all the countries listed. But, like I said earlier, they are new. So, may be you can get a hold of yackie and test it out.

Re: Roaming suggestions for africa (among other locations)
Oct 26, 2006, 4:16 AM
in the Around the World forum

Check out and post to the international forum below and research the international cards there. Personally, I have United Mobile and GlobalSim. And have used both extensively. Just recently came back from a 3 country trip where I spent most of the time in Nigeria. Both of them worked flawlessly, especially the Globalsim. Another new comer is Yackie MObile...but they are very new and are experiencing some issue sright now. http://www.prepaidgsm.net/forum/

Re: Frequencies
Oct 18, 2006, 5:06 PM
in the Around the World forum

bweiss, your band selection is probably on automatic, so it will select the appropriate band when turned on in your destination. That phone does not have the 900 band though, which may be used extensively in Zimbabwe. In the US (N. America) we use 850/1900, pretty much the rest of the world used 900/1800, and I believe your phone is 850/1800/1900. Most of Africa is 900 ONLY. Not sure about Zimbabwe. Check GSM world.

Re: sims, locks & Nokia 3100
Sep 28, 2006, 9:22 AM
in the Around the World forum

If your phone is locked, get it unlocked. That phone is one of those that can be unlocked for free. Check the links that have already been posted. As for getting a new sim in each country Vs roaming, it depends on how long you will be in each country an how many calls you will be making. A multi-country sim will probably suit you better. Check the international forum in the link below and check the providers page ...

Re: greece and italy
Aug 30, 2006, 1:14 PM
in the Around the World forum

Absolutely! If his phone does not have the 900/1800 bands he needs to get one that has the bands. At the minimum, it should have the 900 band. The american tribands will not cut it there, since it does not have the 900 band. You need an eurasian triband, a quadband, or an european dualband phone. Check ebay for unlocked GSM phones.

Re: Moving from UK to US
Aug 29, 2006, 3:54 PM
in the Around the World forum

He probably has the eurasian version which does not have the 850 band. So, buy a tmoble prepaid sim when you get here. Because they use the 1900 band primarily.

Re: using phones in China
Aug 29, 2006, 3:52 PM
in the Around the World forum

850 work in North/South America and some caribbean countries. You need a phone with 900/1800 for Europe, Asia, Africa.

Re: greece and italy
Aug 29, 2006, 3:50 PM
in the Around the World forum

As long as the phons is unlocked, you can get local sims in each country, or buy one and reoam in the other country with it (depending on length of stay) or just buy one of the international sims. I travel quite often so I have a couple of international sims Riiing/United mobile and GlobalSim. You can compare them here... Greece sims: http://www.prepaidgsm.net/en/greece. html Italy sims http://www.prepaidgsm.net/en/italy.ht ml International sims: http://www.prepaidgsm.net/en/interna tional.html

Re: unlocked phones
Aug 29, 2006, 3:46 PM
in the Around the World forum

Yes, if you have an unlocked phone, you can just buy a prepaid sim overseas and use it to call back to the USA. AFAIK, almost all preipad sims allow you to make international calls. At least theat's the norm...there may be a few exceptins though. Check out prepaid forum and sims for specific country you are going to here. http://www.prepaidgsm.net/en/operato rs.html

Re: can i use my USA tracfone to text Australia?
Aug 22, 2006, 8:31 PM
in the Around the World forum

Also enter the international dialing code(011) or + for GSM phones before the country code. So, for UK, it will be 01144number.

Re: can i use my USA tracfone to text Australia?
Aug 22, 2006, 8:29 PM
in the Around the World forum

If the phone is active and you have minutes, you should be able to text AUS. As long as International texting is allowed. The 10 digits mentioned is for US phones. For international numbers, enter the country code then the number.

Re: Flip phone that can receive two different numbers in same phone.
Aug 11, 2006, 4:23 PM
in the General forum

No, it's a different concept entirely from dual sim card. It's just a single sim card that can be associated with more than 1 number. i.e. The numbers are forwarded to the sim card.

Re: Can I buy an unlocked phone that will work on Verizon network?
Aug 11, 2006, 12:50 PM
in the General forum

No. If you want that feature you have to go the GSM route. With GSM you can buy any unlocked phone you want from anywhere in the world as long as it has the appropriate bands for your use. For USA the bands are 850/1900, and 900/1800 for the rest of the world.

Re: Flip phone that can receive two different numbers in same phone.
Aug 11, 2006, 12:48 PM
in the General forum

There are some sim cards that can be programed to accept incoming calls from more than 1 number. But, one of the numbers will have to be the primary number for outgoing calls. The international roaming sim card yackie is an example. You can have as many numbers as you want (US, UK, any country) programmed to forward to the same sim card. The keyword here is "forward". http://www.yackiemobile.com

Re: Black market phones
Aug 4, 2006, 8:20 AM
in the Around the World forum

If you are worried about buying it there, there are several stores online that you can buy it from. http://www.google.com/search?sourcei d=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLG,GGLG:2005-48,GG LG:en&q=unlocked+Samsung+SGH%2DD600

Re: unlock to work with verizon
Aug 4, 2006, 8:18 AM
in the Techs & Trends forum

No. To be able to use all the good phones, you need to use a GSM carrier such as tmobile or Cingular. Then you can just buy any GSM phone (with the appropriate bands) you want and use it.

Re: Frequencies
Jul 18, 2006, 6:55 PM
in the Around the World forum

I believe Thailand is pretty much 900 and if your sim doe snot work in it, it's probably the 850 version and not the 900 version as you were told. If you bought it from a US provider it's very likely the 850 version. I can't help much with the flash memory part.

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