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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by uchi, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. uchi

    uchi Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    im going on my honeymoon to europe after the summer and i wanna bring my phone just incase i need to use it for an emergency or something. can i get a sim card when im there and toss it into the phone, like a pre paid thing or can i buy one here and bring it with me? or does rogers by chance offer some sort of package i can buy for a month that wont rape the wallet?
     

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  2. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Well Congratulations for when the day comes :)

    If your phone is unlock, then you can simply 'throw' a PAYG SIM card when you're in Europe.

    If you're not unlock:

    The Rogers deal is a rapage to your wallet. You can check out what 'deal' that's the cheapest for you: http://www.rogers.com/web/content/add-ons/travelwithyourphone

    If you'll be traveling a lot, I'd recommend you unlock your phone. You can do it through Rogers for $50 or online (cheaper but credibility is an issue)
     
  3. cwepruk

    cwepruk Well-Known Member

    If you aren't going to use it unless there is an emergency, just turn off data and go with it.

    If you want to use it, unlock it, buy a SIM and a cheapo data plan. I paid 15E for a SIM and 12E for 500 mb.
     
  4. uchi

    uchi Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    thanks, the big day is june 4th and were thinking of heading out early september for our honeymoon :)

    thanks for the help guys. another option i had was thinking of picking up a cheap pay as you go phone over there. im not sure what things are like but i remember years back you could get a cheap phone here for like 50 bucks and it came with a bunch of time on it.
    im waiting for my galaxy to come in so ill likely have two phones on the go so ill probably end up unlocking the x10 and then ill do what you guys suggested with the sim. thanks alot
     
  5. Merolas

    Merolas Android Enthusiast

    Congratz man, have a nice trip

    Just pay 50$ to unlock your phone and stay away from major headache. I went to Boston in january and used it for a few calls and got a bill of 300$ so i can't even imagine the bill for europe...wish i knew i could unlock my phone before i went, sim cards are cheap.
     
  6. uchi

    uchi Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    thanks man. i cant wait its gonna be a hell of a good time

    wow 300 is ****ed, you were probably getting charged just because you were roaming. are the unlock codes unique for each phone or are they the same?
     
  7. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    An unlock code is unique for each phone based on the phone's IMEI.
     
  8. BingoRingo

    BingoRingo Android Enthusiast

    I unlocked my phone for less than $10, you'll need a SIM card from another network though (I used AT&T).

    I suggest you try to find a european SIM with unlimited data, if such a thing exists, and then use Skype to call in Canada for almost nothing. Or you can always install Skype and find a wifi spot.

    You can get unlimited calls to North American phone lines for a small fee with Skype. I paid $29 for 12 months, you can go by the month if you prefer.
     
  9. uchi

    uchi Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    i figured it would be, if i end up keeping this phone ill unlock it and keep it as a fun phone.

    the thing is i wouldnt need a big plan, were going for about 2 weeks so just something thats enough to get us through that incase we need to call someone. so something pay as you go would be best in that case.
     
  10. rogem_kk

    rogem_kk Member


    Rogers SIM, Orange network in Germany, 6 minutes of talk time and 9 emails. Got $890 bill. What a rip off. Just unlock your phone or buy one there.
     
  11. Merolas

    Merolas Android Enthusiast

    don't forget that you can't use WiFi outside in most european country. Yes they charge roaming anythime you acces a another newtwork than the one you are locked in. In Boston i could connect to Verizon
     
  12. sanlizafer

    sanlizafer Newbie

    I am leaving march 5 too, going europe.. I already unlocked my phone and I'll get a new sim card at the airport.. That's the cheapest way..
     
  13. Madmax56

    Madmax56 Member

  14. uchi

    uchi Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    cool man thanks for the link. ill likely use that on the x10 and use it as a travel phone and leave my galaxy s at home when i travel :)
     
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