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#110654 - 11/01/05 05:59 PM Cell Phones, Calling Cards?
Mouse Offline
I was wondering, I activated my cell phone for international calls when I was traveling to Mexico, I was wondering if it might work on AC. If not can you get calling cards and how much is it to call the US. Thanks!

#110655 - 11/01/05 06:12 PM Re: Cell Phones, Calling Cards?
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#110656 - 11/02/05 09:34 AM Re: Cell Phones, Calling Cards?
cakelee Offline
Please pardon my cell phone ignorance... to switch out the SIM card, etc, do you just have to have a certain cell phone model (ie one that is 1900 MHz, GSM, etc.) or do you have to actually have working service through Cingular, T-Mobile, or another compatible service provider? Thanks.

#110657 - 11/02/05 09:44 AM Re: Cell Phones, Calling Cards?
dabunk Offline
All you need is an unlocked GSM 1900 MHZ phone. All the info needed is located in the SIM card. Most phones you remove the battery and there is a little door which holds the SIM card. Takes all of two minutes to activate on the BTL system. No working service on any US plan required.

#110658 - 11/02/05 10:21 AM Re: Cell Phones, Calling Cards?
cakelee Offline
Thank you very much!

#110659 - 11/02/05 10:43 AM Re: Cell Phones, Calling Cards?
Dan Carey Offline
how does one tell if one's mobile phone is "unlocked"?

"Facts are the enemy of Truth"
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#110660 - 11/02/05 10:48 AM Re: Cell Phones, Calling Cards?
casa de amor Offline
Im not 100% sure of this but i think if you buy a calling card from the states than you have to activate it from the states, i had an experience when my calling card would not work from AC.

#110661 - 11/02/05 11:13 AM Re: Cell Phones, Calling Cards?
Kristykins Offline
This all seems too complicated for a vacation !! I think I will just give my international hotel number to family & they can contact me in case of an emergency.
"If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere"

#110662 - 11/02/05 11:19 AM Re: Cell Phones, Calling Cards?
casa de amor Offline
there are internet cafes on the island that you can make calls to the states from if you dont have a phone or calling card.

#110663 - 11/02/05 11:39 AM Re: Cell Phones, Calling Cards?
klcman Offline
Vacations and cellphones/calling cards should never be used in the same sentence
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But then what do I know, I am but a mere caveman

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