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Old 03-31-2006, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a carrier with pay as you go in Vienna? I'm about to go there on vacation so I shouldn't use my work SIM. My device is unlocked, so that's not an issue.
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VOX,

There is a huge T-Mobile office in Vienna so there shouldn't be a problem finding a retail store that will sell you a SIM to do what you want. Getting data service on a prepaid plan might be more complicated, if not impossible.

I've used TMo all over Europe with no problems. You might want to check with a local Tmo company store before you leave. Anything that you can buy in the US will be cheaper than if you wait to do it once you get there.

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Thanks. I'm in Canada, so I guess I have to wait until I get there. I guess now I have to decide how much I think it's worth, especially if it's just voice. I'm mostly a data user.
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Is there a carrier with pay as you go in Vienna? I'm about to go there on vacation so I shouldn't use my work SIM. My device is unlocked, so that's not an issue.
You won't be using your bb for a least some work while in europe? Surely you will need to use it for work related emails while on vacation. If so, why not use your work sim?
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You won't be using your bb for a least some work while in europe? Surely you will need to use it for work related emails while on vacation. If so, why not use your work sim?
Well, I have some co-workers who leave their SIM in and see if it works, and they haven't been reprimanded, so I'm tempted to do that. But, if I were travelling for business I'd be asking my manager to sign off on a travel SIM as that gets the company better prices than roaming. I don't think my manager's likely to sign off on a travel SIM for a vacation.

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T-Mobile is probably your best choice for a PAYG card. You will not have data services though.
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Vox,

I'd at least take my berry if I were you. It looks as if you CAN get GPRS service on a prepaid SIM, which is news to me:

http://www.t-mobile.net/CDA/news_det...ml?w=989&h=567

TMobile hotspot WiFi service should also be available for a per minute fee. It used to be that, if you had the $20/month service in the US, they wouldn't bill you in Europe either but that changed last summer.

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Vox,

I'd at least take my berry if I were you. It looks as if you CAN get GPRS service on a prepaid SIM, which is news to me:

http://www.t-mobile.net/CDA/news_det...ml?w=989&h=567

TMobile hotspot WiFi service should also be available for a per minute fee. It used to be that, if you had the $20/month service in the US, they wouldn't bill you in Europe either but that changed last summer.

Cheers,

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You can get GPRS, but NOT BlackBerry services on a PAYG SIM.

There is a deeference.
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