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Old 03-15-2007, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heres the deal, I will be making 2 trips to St Petersburg Russia in the next month. What is the best thing to do? Rent a BB? Try the unlock, sim card thing? My BB is the 7130e with Verizon service.

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Old 03-16-2007, 02:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Get roaming service enabled on your device and away you go. I think you'll struggle to find a local BB enabled sim in what is apparently 2x shortish trips

Make sure you can bill someone else for the roaming costs however..
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Verizon 7130e CDMA blackberry will not work in Europe.

If you plan frequent travels overseas consider switching to GSM blackberry from T-Mobile or Cingular.
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Since unlocking is not the answer (Verizon CDMA) and since you are only going there twice, my suggestion would be to try to rent a phone for use there.

And remember, Google is your friend. Here is a link I found using Google: Russian Federation Cell Phone Services
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The link have crazy prices.
In any big russian city you can buy mobil phone with or without SIM card at each corner. In Moscow / St. Petersburg this is not more than 300-400 feet from point to point.
Prices: $5-$10 for SIM card WITH some airtime (the link offer it for $30). Phones: ebay.com prices + ~%15-%30. Starting prices ~from $40. Price to calls: $0.05 for SMS (the link offer it for $0.49 - very funny). Calls to US: ~$0.35 (the link offer it for $0.69)
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