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vball5153 01-28-2007 03:16 PM

Using it in West Africa
 
I'm about to head off to West Africa - primarlly Ghana and Bukina-Faso - for two weeks. What must I do or change or anticipate in order to use my 8700 series Blackberry there - both as a phone and for e-mail.

NJBlackBerry 01-28-2007 03:18 PM

Every carrier has a web site that details were they have roaming agreements. Check with your carrier on specific roaming agreements AND COSTS - so that you are not surprised with high roaming charges (both voice and data).

shona67 01-29-2007 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by vball5153
I'm about to head off to West Africa - primarlly Ghana and Bukina-Faso - for two weeks. What must I do or change or anticipate in order to use my 8700 series Blackberry there - both as a phone and for e-mail.


All of African countries do have a cell phone network such as GMS. Both West African countries don't have a data network system. The only African countries provide the data network systems are South Africa (very EXCELLENT coverage), Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria and Senegal. Zimbabwe will roll out a 3G network next month and will be one of 3 African countries ever providing 3G systems.

Scarlett 01-29-2007 12:17 PM

I was going to post and ask the same question. I'm going to Ethiopia on a mission trip in October to do computer training classes.

Scarlett 01-30-2007 11:49 AM

I looked athe the Cingular site and Ethiopia does not have data service but does have phone service for a 3.49 a minute roaming charge. Gues I will go thru some serious withdrawal.........


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