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Old June 30th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Will SGS2 on At&t make calls overseas?

Hi guys.

Is the ATT version of the S2 capable of being used internationally. I will be traveling to Dubai and Calcutta in a few months and wonder what will happen if I try to make a call.

Last time I did it I had an unlocked HTC running Windows Mobile and that didnt work. But I wasnt sure if it was the phone that was the problem (thought it was a "World" phone) or something with my plan.

Sorry if this is kind of an odd question but figured this was the place to ask.

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Old June 30th, 2012, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've used my phone in Europe with no issues. Obviously, you'll want to call your At&t rep to put yourself on an international plan prior to going (avoid incredibly high roaming fees). AT&T partners up with cell phone companies abroad, and you can use your phone. Voicemail might not work too reliably, depending on the carrier.
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Old July 1st, 2012, 08:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've used my phone in Europe with no issues. Obviously, you'll want to call your At&t rep to put yourself on an international plan prior to going (avoid incredibly high roaming fees). AT&T partners up with cell phone companies abroad, and you can use your phone. Voicemail might not work too reliably, depending on the carrier.

Why use AT&T (any) plan abroad when you can unlock your phone and use a local SIM which will, without a doubt, be cheaper than AT&T? SII can be easily unlocked, if you are long enough customer of AT&T they will even give you the unlock code. If not, there is an app that does it without AT&T favors.
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I'd say it would depend on how you need to use your phone and ho long you will be abroad. If you are only going to make a couple of calls a day and are only there for a week or two, the AT&T Intl. plan makes more sense than the hassle of unlocking and getting a new sim (and therefore a new number, unless you use Google voice). If you need to be on your phone all the time for an extended stay then getting a local plan is probably the right way to go.

In either case, the GS2 will work as well as any other phone.
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I also have no idea why use and att phone for calling overseas. Just get a sim from a place like maxroam and put it in an unlocked device
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