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Old July 16th 13, 03:40 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.attws
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On 7/14/2013 11:21 AM, Janet Wilder wrote:
On 7/13/2013 9:15 PM, sms wrote:
On 7/13/2013 4:47 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:

Not very bright. I use my VZW global 4G phone in Europe and the first
thing I do before boarding the plane is to turn off data roaming. The
phone will do calls and texting......that's it! No picture sending, no
email, no Facebook. Cruise ship and ports have WiFi and that will have
to do. I just check email when away anyway. Pictures can wait until I'm
home.


The best thing to do is to get a foreign prepaid SIM card. You can
always forward your existing cellular and home numbers to your foreign
number if you really must be reachable (see the link below for
inexpensive ways to do this). If you are going to multiple countries you
can get a multi-country SIM card before you leave the U.S..

The first thing we did when we got to China last year was to buy four
SIM cards, one for each member of the family. But we were not on an
organized tour or a cruise and we sometimes didn't all want to do the
same thing so we wanted to have phones more for local use than anything.
It was super cheap to make calls and send texts.

http://nordicgroup.us/internationalcalling/


That will not work for me. Since we cruise, we are in many different
countries on the same trip. This summer we'll be in UK, France,
Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Estonia,
Finland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Ireland. And all places for as little
as a day or at most 4 days.

If I were going to spend a good amount of time in one particular
country, then I agree about the SIM, but for me it's not useful.


There are multi-country SIM cards that are still much cheaper than
international roaming. http://www.travelsim.com/ is one of many and
incoming texts and incoming calls are free and outgoing calls are about
25% of the cost of international roaming on a U.S. carrier. Data is
outrageously priced though. I don't care much about data when traveling
since there is so much free Wi-Fi available.

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Old July 16th 13, 03:46 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.attws
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On 7/14/2013 11:23 AM, Janet Wilder wrote:
On 7/14/2013 1:02 AM, tlvp wrote:
On Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:15:49 -0700, sms wrote:

http://nordicgroup.us/internationalcalling/


Very OT, now, but I might add one printing tip to those your site offers.
Recently I needed to print boarding passes for me & my spouse for our
flight home from Milan. Hotel refused to let me connect to their printer,
refused to insert our USB stick into their system, and had no fax
service.

Instead, they said: if it's just PDF files, send them to us as
attachments
on an email. We'll scan them against viruses, and then print them for
you.

That worked a treat :-) . Cheers, -- tlvp


Thanks. That is great info for travelers.

I have purchased a Surf Easy so I can use it on public computers and
where there is open WiFi. It creates a VPN.


For open Wi-Fi you don't need the device just the VPN service, but it's
nice to be able to use a public computer at a hotel since often these
are connected to a printer.

In China, I would install Cisco VPN on a computer at a hotel so I could
use my VPN but it would be gone the next day. Without VPN, Facebook
isn't usable in China, plus I would never use a public Wi-Fi or public
computer for anything where I log into any sort of account.

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Old July 16th 13, 03:49 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.attws
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On 7/14/2013 5:13 PM, willshak wrote:

Verizon is a little spotty in the western half of the US.
Check their coverage map.
It's dominant where I live.


LOL, it's the western U.S. where you most need Verizon because the other
carriers are so abysmally poor, especially outside urban areas. In some
places you'll be roaming onto other CDMA carriers which is fine (though
on Verizon MVNO Page Plus you won't get data service).

In the east, where it's more developed, you can get by with the other
three carriers.

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Old July 16th 13, 03:55 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.attws
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On 7/15/2013 6:50 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
On 7/15/2013 5:34 PM, Paul Miner wrote:
On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:24:34 -0500, Janet Wilder
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I just finished an RV trip from way-south Texas through NM, AZ, NV,
CA,OR, WA, MT, ID, WY, CO, KS, OK and back home to TX. I had minimum of
3G and mostly 4G Verizon service everywhere but in one campground north
of Loveland, CO where I had 1X.


Are you commenting on just the campgrounds, or when you say
'everywhere' do
you mean during the entire trip?

I must have hit all the right spots. g


Somebody has to.


Pretty much the entire trip. I use the phone's apps for several things
while we are traveling and we had great coverage. We were not on
Interstates, either. Did a lot of traveling on two lane US highways


That's where you really glad to be on Verizon's network. We did a trip
from California to Minnesota a couple of years ago and even out in the
boonies of South Dakota we had coverage while some friends from
Minnesota that came with us part way had T-Mobile and had no coverage
much of the trip. What happened is that a lot of the smaller rural
carriers went with CDMA because CDMA can cover a much greater area per
tower so even though the equipment is a bit more expensive the total
cost is much less.


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Old July 17th 13, 01:30 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.attws
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On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:50:42 -0500, Janet Wilder
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On 7/15/2013 5:34 PM, Paul Miner wrote:
On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:24:34 -0500, Janet Wilder
wrote:

I just finished an RV trip from way-south Texas through NM, AZ, NV,
CA,OR, WA, MT, ID, WY, CO, KS, OK and back home to TX. I had minimum of
3G and mostly 4G Verizon service everywhere but in one campground north
of Loveland, CO where I had 1X.


Are you commenting on just the campgrounds, or when you say 'everywhere' do
you mean during the entire trip?

I must have hit all the right spots. g


Somebody has to.


Pretty much the entire trip. I use the phone's apps for several things
while we are traveling and we had great coverage. We were not on
Interstates, either. Did a lot of traveling on two lane US highways


Thanks, Janet. Good to hear.

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Old July 17th 13, 09:15 AM posted to alt.cellular.attws
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it takes time to plan this thing .. Mom won't let me until I get
graduated.. :sad:


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