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tolwyn 08-31-2006 10:52 AM

BB for use in Saudi Arabia
I'm going to be visiting two refineries and petrochemicals sites in about 2 months time. I currently have a Rogers Wireless 8700 unit, can anyone tell me if EDGE/GPRS data services will be supported out there? I have a fair idea that the cell part will work though.


CarlSpackler 08-31-2006 11:03 AM

Data unavailable
Data service is not fully operational yet, you can go over the bridge to Bahrain to get data service. You are correct that the phone will work for ya.


headtailgrep 08-31-2006 11:51 AM

Pal. Call rogers. Check the rogers website. it's all there. if it's not listed, good luck, your SOL.

CarlSpackler 08-31-2006 02:36 PM

I don't know if Rogers would be up to date on what Saudi Telecomm is implementing, but as the previous poster said you can call them.

But like I said, Data service will not work yet unless you cross the bridge to Bahrain.


tolwyn 09-05-2006 08:25 AM

Thanks for the information guys. Rogers website is a pile of garbage as its usually out of date when it comes to coverage information and foreign roaming. I'll just work under the assumption that I have phone coverage only.

CarlSpackler 09-11-2006 07:40 AM

Latest news from Arabia...
Gulfnews: BlackBerry signs contract with Mobily in Saudi Arabia to offer mobile email service

Don't know how quickly this will happen.


fairhsa 12-19-2006 11:49 PM

Anyone got any update on this? I have purchased a bb for my husband to use in Saudi... hoping that they might have a blackberry service available soon!

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