You can just unlock your current phone. I called cingular and they actually gave me the unlock code. If your network wont do that try browsing the net there is plenty of sites out there that have unlock codes for phones.Thanks,
I think I am going the route of buying an unlocked gsm phone off of ebay and then getting the sim chips for the country's I am in. I will look into the roaming sim chip. I think that would be good for family to leave me messages and the call back on skype later
If you haven't solved the problem, PM me. I've used T-Mo many times overseas. It's pretty easy and the in store reps have no clue how to do it.Well i'm a few weeks into my T-Mobile usage.
Having problems. I asked the dealer guy back in Atlanta many times again and again, "Do I or you, have to do anything to this phone to make it work overseas"..."Or does the roaming just automatically work when I get to whatever country your coverage meets"...(my phone is quad band, GSM, etc)
So now im fighting with "online tech support" to try and get the Intl. feature activated on this phone.
I can't just dial the code, because I can't connect to the network!.
The rate to the USA is about 2.5 - 2.75 SR per minute.I recently got a phone/sim card here in Saudi Arabia on the Al Jawal network. 100 Riyals, roughly 25 dollars, gets me about an hour or so worth of calls I think. Obviously it runs down quicker if I call the States.
However, does anyone have any idea if when I call home (to a US cell) if the cell is going to get charged an INTL rate or some ridiculous fee?