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Old 08-31-2006, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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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.


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


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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 Rogers website is a pile of garbage as its usually out of date when it comes to coverage information and foreign roaming.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.
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Gulfnews: BlackBerry signs contract with Mobily in Saudi Arabia to offer mobile email service

Don't know how quickly this will happen.



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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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