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Old 06-04-2008, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to make a trip to Europe (Romania) this summer, and I was wondering whether I could use my Pearl 8130 (Verizon) over there. They're on GSM, so I was thinking maybe I could buy a pre-paid SIM card with a random number on it. I don't care to make transatlantic calls, just within Romania.


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Old 06-04-2008, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well verizon doesn't use sim cards unless i have missed something. So I don't think your plan will work.
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The 8130 is CDMA only, and will not work in Europe.

The Verizon 8830 is the only Verizon BlackBerry that will function overseas, as it does support GSM in Europe.
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The penguin is right but check out this Link.
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This is one of the major problems with VZW and there use of CDMA
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Thank you guys. Too bad, I'll have to buy a cheap-o GSM when I get there.


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Hmmm... Raven, thanks for that link. I'll check out Verizon's Global Rental service. Good find.


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There are other rental companies out there like roadpost.
But if all you need to voice service go with the prepaid sim & phone route...
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