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Old 09-01-2005, 06:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am travelling to Britain in a week. I have obtained one of my company's 7100r BB's because I normally use a Bell 7250 which apparently will not work outside NA. I have never used a BB or cell phone in Britain before so I have a few questions for the seasoned travellers in this forum:

1. will the 7100r roam automatically or do I have to do anything to make it do so?
2. to call home do I just dial 1-613-**** or do I have to dial the Country code for Canada (1)
3. if I want to call someone in Britain, what prefixes do I use in addition to the phone number?

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I am not familiar with Rogers policies, however:
1)Make sure to call Rogers and activate Intl. roaming. The BB will roam automatically.
2) Use the prefix + for all your numbers and that takes care of it (+1613xxxxxxx)
3) Again using the prefix, followed by country, area, phone number will work. For the UK it should be +44xxxxxxxxxx. Should you use this method, do not include the zero included as the first digit in a UK number. Thus, 07854356277 becomes +447854356277. While inside the UK, you can use either one of these two formats when calling a UK number.
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Just thought I'd let you know that we had a user going to N.Y. from the UK and he was having problems connecting to a network; can't remember if he ended up manually selecting a network (through options>network>network selection mode) or if he just took out the battery a few times until it picked up a network....however once connected it was all good!
So in case you have problems connecting initially, you might wanna try the above....
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Just thought I'd let you know that we had a user going to N.Y. from the UK and he was having problems connecting to a network; can't remember if he ended up manually selecting a network (through options>network>network selection mode) or if he just took out the battery a few times until it picked up a network....however once connected it was all good!
So in case you have problems connecting initially, you might wanna try the above....
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Just thought I'd let you know that we had a user going to N.Y. from the UK and he was having problems connecting to a network; can't remember if he ended up manually selecting a network (through options>network>network selection mode) or if he just took out the battery a few times until it picked up a network....however once connected it was all good!
So in case you have problems connecting initially, you might wanna try the above....
Ocasionally I have the exact same problem.
I am with Cingular (US), and automatically connect to T-Mobile UK when arriving in London. While there, sometimes I get the 'Data Connection Refused', so I manually switch to Vodafone UK, and all is well. By the next morning, it will connect automatically to T-Mobile UK.
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