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Old 05-26-2006, 12:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Join Date: Jun 2005
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I travel frequently internationally for work, and use Cingular...

I wouldnt worry too much about data transfer -- check your last bill to see how many kb you use. I tend to use 4-5megs a month, so I count on ~1000kb per week when I travel, which is only ~$10. When I travel, I try to use the BB to only check mail, with the occasional web page for checking news.

Voice roaming is where they really get you -- my current bill has over $250 of international roaming charges. But the company pays for it...

International SMSs are a bit confusing (and my bill is right in front of me...) I have one outbound SMS in Germany for $0.50, but in India inbound SMSs werer $0.10, and outbound were $0.20...

I can't confirm from looking at my bill if I had to pay for incoming voicemail -- but I haven't noticed that previously. When I've called to check voicemail, I'm only charged at the standard rate (not double as you mention)...

Oh -- and I keep my phone on all the time when I travel...

Last edited by ZBB : 05-26-2006 at 12:59 PM.