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Old 08-11-2008, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,
My daughter will be going to college in France next year.We have a family smart choice plan. We both have BB's with unlimited data, etc with Alltel..She has the 8830. What do we need to do so she can use her phone there ?
Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably activate the GSM SIM card in the phone, and set her up with an international data plan from Alltell. If she'll be there a year it might make sense to get a local SIM card for her calls, and restrict the use of the BB to data.
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Going to be awfully expensive to use a US phone in Europe even on an international voice and data plan. I would try to get the carrier to unlock the GSM portion and then get a local SIM and plan in France.
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Use Orange in France, it works really well and you can go pre-paid.
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Thanks for the replies , I guess we'll have to do some surfing..Did find the Orange Site.
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