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Old June 29th 06, 05:36 PM posted to alt.cellular,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.gsm,alt.cellular.verizon
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"John Doe" wrote in message
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Looking for someone who's traveled overseas with their phone and had any
luck using it internationally.



Yeah so long as you have a sim card that has roaming activated best phone
would be a quadband phone. Also depens where your going.


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Old June 29th 06, 07:18 PM posted to alt.cellular,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.gsm,alt.cellular.verizon
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On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 19:58:46 -0500, "Donald Newcomb"
wrote in [email protected]:

"Dave" wrote in message
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Only $2.49 a minute?????????????????

They call that a low rate??????????


Actually, for service to/from a ship at sea that's not bad. The cheap rate
to make an INMARSAT B call is around $3/min. Mini M is down to about
$1.50/min. Iridium is around $1.50/min. These are the rates after you buy
the phone and pay the monthly service fee. So, roaming at $2.50/min is not
bad. (Not that I'd wan't to make a lot of long calls at that rate)


Iridium is no more than $1.00/min if you shop carefully.

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Old June 29th 06, 07:19 PM posted to alt.cellular,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.gsm,alt.cellular.verizon
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On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 19:14:28 -0400, "John Doe"
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Looking for someone who's traveled overseas with their phone and had any
luck using it internationally.


See the international calling portion of the FAQ below.

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Old June 30th 06, 02:18 AM posted to alt.cellular,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.gsm,alt.cellular.verizon
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In alt.cellular.gsm Simon Templar may have written:
W-CDMA (aka 3G or UMTS)


W-CDMA != 3G/UMTS. It's just the underlying air interface used by UMTS.

is starting to be used in many places around the world. I am using
one here in Australia, all the carriers here have 3G networks
expanding although mainly in major cities at this time. They
automatically switch back to GSM when out of 3G coverage.


The W-CDMA network NTT DoCoMo use is not UMTS. It's a pre-cursor called
FOMA.

PD

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Old July 1st 06, 02:20 AM posted to alt.cellular,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.gsm,alt.cellular.verizon
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On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 20:22:53 -0700, Mark Crispin
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Last but not least, if you're going to Japan neither a GSM nor a CDMA
phone is any good.


Same in Korea (South)
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Old July 1st 06, 02:22 AM posted to alt.cellular,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.gsm,alt.cellular.verizon
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On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 06:19:05 +0000, Miles
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Thailand -- usually up north


Whereabouts?

I use GSM in Lampang extensively, find Orange the best there.
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Old July 1st 06, 05:05 AM posted to alt.cellular,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.gsm,alt.cellular.verizon
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On 1 Jul 2006 00:20:46 GMT, "Dog Fart"
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On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 20:22:53 -0700, Mark Crispin
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Last but not least, if you're going to Japan neither a GSM nor a CDMA
phone is any good.


Same in Korea (South)

What planet are you living on?
South Korea isn't called the CDMA kingdom for nothing!

Japan uses PDC, which is a TDMA technology somewhat similar to GSM,
but there is no interoperability with GSM.
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Old July 1st 06, 11:15 AM posted to alt.cellular,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.gsm,alt.cellular.verizon
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In alt.cellular.gsm matt weber may have written:
Japan uses PDC, which is a TDMA technology somewhat similar to GSM,
but there is no interoperability with GSM.


Japan uses a lot of things, PDC/JDC being just one of their original 2G
systems... IIRC, CDMA 1x and FOMA are probably the most popular atm?

PD

PD

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Old July 8th 06, 01:55 AM posted to alt.cellular,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.gsm,alt.cellular.verizon
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I took my quad-band Motorola V188 to England last fall and had no troubles
at all. I made sure that I had T-Mobile unlock it first, so I could use O2
and Vodafone prepaid SIMs in the UK.

- Earl

"John Doe" wrote in message
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Looking for someone who's traveled overseas with their phone and had any
luck using it internationally.





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Old December 23rd 13, 01:14 PM
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Looking for someone who's traveled overseas with their phone and had any
luck using it internationally.
Hi i brought blackberry mobile from usa locked with network provider then moved to UK but i can't use my mobile there since it is been locked .To fix this i got my mobile unlocked using sites like UnBBlock.com here they are rendering unlock code for all blackberry mobile models at reliable cost ..After unlocking my mobile i can freely use it worldwide with any GSM sim ..If you too want to use your phone overseas then first check that whether your phone is locked or unlocked .If unlocked you can freely use it anywhere else if it is locked then unlock it and then use it with any GSM sim..
 




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