Originally Posted by phonemonkey
We're in the process of getting some of our overseas users set up with BlackBerries. We have about 100 users in the US on a couple of different carriers, but this is the first time we'll have people who will be out of the US about 80% of the time.
All of the users have existing service with a local carrier (but we're willing to switch) and we're debating whether or not to have them upgrade that device to a BB, or simply give them a Cingular BB with unlimited international data. They'll then have to carry two devices. I'm not sure if everyone outside of North America has reasonable unlimited data plans, so $69/month to Cingular seems like it might be the best bet -- the problem then is two devices.
I'm also not sure about which carrier might be best for BB service in each of the countries listed below. If anyone has some feedback (good or bad) for any of these, I'd love to hear about your experiences. These folks will be using their phone extensively for voice, and probably about 10-15mb a month of BB data. They'll be on our BES.
Canada (Montreal, Toronto)
Mexico (Mexico City)
Puerto Rico (San Juan)
Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)
France (Paris, Lyon)
Spain (Madrid and Barcelona)
Italy (Rome and Milan)
Israel (Tel Aviv and Jerusalem)
Australia (Sydney and Melbourne)
I'm guessing that in Western Europe and Singapore, any of the GSM carriers will be fine, but I know options are more limited in Canada, Israel, Jordan, and the Caribbean.
Thanks for any ideas/advice/thoughts.
Go local when possible:
Canada (Montreal, Toronto) - Rogers
Mexico (Mexico City) - Telcel
Puerto Rico (San Juan) - at&t
Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo) - may need at&t or T-Mobile unlimited
UK (London) - Vodafone
France (Paris, Lyon) - Orange
Spain (Madrid and Barcelona) - Telefonica
Italy (Rome and Milan) - Vodafone
Israel (Tel Aviv and Jerusalem) - Orange
Jordan (Amman) - may need at&t or T-Mobile unlimited
Australia (Sydney and Melbourne) - Vodafone
Singapore - Vodafone