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Old 04-28-2009, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I will be in Malaysia for two weeks to 6 weeks and have my old Sprint 8830 available to me to activate and use over there. I see that it kinda works via the network coverage map Sprint has on their business site, but I was wondering if anyone here has any specific experience with using the phone there?

I could just switch to at&t as I have been considering dropping my 8330 for a Bold, but the coverage here in LA and NYC is crap. I'd rather just use my Sprint World Phone when I am in Malaysia over the next year if that is possible.

Experiences? Thanks in advance.
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It should work just fine on the GSM networks there.

You must ensure, however, that you have world service activated on your plan when you re-activate your 8830. You also need to ensure that you still have your Sprint SIM card.
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It should work just fine on the GSM networks there.

You must ensure, however, that you have world service activated on your plan when you re-activate your 8830. You also need to ensure that you still have your Sprint SIM card.
Is that better than getting a local sim when I get there?
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Is that better than getting a local sim when I get there?
No, that will be much cheaper, but your BlackBerry service won't work.
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You'll want to upgrade your BB data plan to the $69.99 or you will be billed $0.016/KB. Voice calling is $2.29/minute. You can check the list of cities covered at:

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Thanks guys.

so I add the international plan for 70 bucks and that is unlimited data right?

then 2.29 a minute for voice, but it will work incoming and outgoing?
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Thanks guys.

so I add the international plan for 70 bucks and that is unlimited data right?

then 2.29 a minute for voice, but it will work incoming and outgoing?
Correct.
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