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Mar 25, 2004, 1:00 AM

Would like examples of the cost of cel plans in foregin countries

In the years i've been following various forums, it is quite apparent that the cost of using a cel phone in most foreign countries is considerably more expensive than here in the U.S.

However, i've yet to see anyone post what plans actually cost and what you get.

From what i've extrapolated, tho, it appears that outgoing calls are well over 10 cents/min. and incoming calls are often double that. The bill for the incoming cel call shows up on the landline bill of the number that called you. Calls placed by one cel user to another also seem to be quite expensive.

Here, of course, even a moderate user pays well under 7 cents/min. for prime time calls. Heavy users pay as little as 2 cents/min.

6 replies

Apr 27, 2004, 12:40 PM

Which phone is better for Europe Nokia 6225 vs. Sanyo 8200

I need to purchase a new cell phone. I'm under contract with sprint. I'm planning on traveling to the Netherlands next year and was wondering which would be a better to have acroos the sea. I'm down to the Nokia 6225 or the Sanyo 8200. Any help would be appreciated. Also I live in San Diego, and if anybody knows how these phones do there that would be cool too.
3 replies

Apr 6, 2004, 2:39 AM

Question about importing a phone from korea

Im trying to get a phone from Korea this summer

but iono how to program a phone so that i can use in America...

can anyone tell me how to do that?

I read about some guy who did that in krn dealer shop.... i need to know some details..

so plz anyone w/ info tell me how to set the programs and what i need to do to make krn phones work in US

thx Wink
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Mar 30, 2004, 7:08 PM


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Mar 23, 2004, 12:10 PM

NEC e232

Hi everyone!

I was curious if anyone here has heard of the NEC e232. I'm interested in this phone and want to know where I can purchase it. It looks like the NEC n700. It's a clamshell phone in the shape of the peanut. Any information is appreciated.

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Mar 20, 2004, 10:23 PM

Using ATTWS Siemens S46 in Germany?

I have Siemens S46 with ATTWS. Phone has European GSM 900mhz. It's not unlocked. In April I plan to visit Germany for a few weeks. I would like to use the phone while in Germany for calls to/from US and within Germany. If that at all possible how'd I go about that?

Will ATTWS unlock the phone or should I resort to some 3rd party?

What's cheaper: to use ATTWS international rates via ATTWS SIM (still need to unlock?) or buy some prepaid SIM in Germany (if so which one?)?

Or is it cheaper and less hassle just to rent a GSM phone? If so where?

I would appreciate any suggestions.


Mar 13, 2004, 4:02 PM

Help with Sim/International travel

I've just purchased my first GSM phone, Nokia 6820 with ATTWS service.

I am traveling to the Philippines and Japan and would like to get a pre-paid SIM card since roaming charges are quite high. I just don't know if I can do this.

Could someone offer some insight on this. From my research, it looks like my phone is "locked this mean I cant use a pre-paid SIM?

Thanks for the help!
2 replies

Mar 2, 2004, 8:32 AM

Using USA Telephones Abroad - How does one go about it.

I plan to go to Spain this summer and would like to have a telephone to make local calls there. I knpw that I need a GSM 900/1800/1900 telephone. If I get one with a USA plan, I have the following questions:

1- Where do I buy the local chip there?
2- How much do the chips cost abroad, any examples?
3- How much do calls cost and who bills me?
4- Is there a lot of paperwork or a waiting period to purchase a chip?
5- Are the chips returnable?

Thank you.
1 reply

Feb 24, 2004, 3:44 PM

Mobile Phone Service in Iraq?

I am a Telecom Analyst who supports mobile phones for over 200 Associates. One of them was recently called into active duty and shipped to Iraq. He claims that some of the soldiers there have ATT working mobile phones. ATT tells me they don't have service in Iraq. My Associate is insistent and wants me to get him a mobile phone to use while there. Can anyone else confirm or deny that ATT service is available in Iraq? Are there any carriers up and running in Iraq? Thanks for your help.
3 replies

Feb 12, 2004, 10:55 AM

Need an unlocking primer

I am looking into buying a new phone and signing
up for AT&T wireless. I would like the ability to
use the phone in Europe as well (Italy, UK, Germany, France, etc.)

I don't understand all of the issues with regard to locked phones. Will AT&T help me unlock my phone? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having an unlocked phone?

4 replies

Feb 29, 2004, 1:05 AM

nextel i830

does anyone know where I can get info for this phone. or anyone have any feed back

Feb 26, 2004, 3:50 PM

ATTWS North American Package

AT&T has for an extra $9.99 no roaming etc. in canada..

does anyone know if that includes N/W and if that includes long distance to america..

I know what it says on the website, what I want to hear it from people who used their phone there and got bills...

(b/c the fine print is not clear, and every person I speak to there, tells me somthing else)

Feb 18, 2004, 5:15 PM

One bad Kyocera

How can I find out if a particular phone made by Kyocera will be supported by my service provider?

The phone is currently not available in the U.S. but is soooo sweet. I have an opportunity to get one and need to know what needs to be done to insure that it works in the network.

Any information on such a transaction would be great.
2 replies

Feb 19, 2004, 1:02 PM

anybody know when megapixel camera phones will come out th the united states?

anybody know when megapixel camera phones will come out th the united states? any help will be appreciated. Smile
3 replies

Nov 25, 2003, 2:47 AM

Is there a clear choice to for a plan (price/coverage wise) for those who visit europe?

I don't want the far cheaper option of getting local phones because I need to keep my regular number that everyone knows.
2 replies

Dec 22, 2003, 5:30 PM

MP200 speaker

I need to fined the manufacture for the speaker used
in the MP200 phone. This phone is built byChi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.. Can anyone help.


1 reply

Dec 22, 2003, 3:48 PM

NEC 525

I live in NYC and just got the NEC 525. So far the phone seems great but just about every other call gets dropped or I have limited service. Is it the phone or ATT ?
2 replies

Jan 22, 2004, 12:47 PM

Help-Need pin for cell phone

I need PIN # for cell phone to be uesd in Monrovia-Liberia. Here are specs of the phone: Model=EB-G87AUADS, FCC=NWJ10A008A, Country Code for Liberia=37747, the phone is also panasonic/AT&T camera phone.
1 reply

Feb 1, 2004, 1:55 PM

New Store - need Wholesale Phone Contacts for Unlocked Phones

I am opening up a new T-Mobile and Pre-Paid phones store, I was wondering if anyone knows any good Cell Phone wholesaler contacts which can get me some unlocked new phones like P900 and etc. for cheap wholesale price, I am willing to buy in Wholesale ;)

if you want to directly contact me, Email me at Raheel@Comcast.net

Jan 26, 2004, 2:54 PM

New Language for Menu

I have a Motorola V60g with T-Mobile. I would like to find out if I can change the menu language to something other than the default English, French, and Spanish.

Any helpful response is greatly appreciated.
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