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Old 05-14-2006, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an unlimited international data plan with Cingular on an 8700. Does anyone have a similar set up and been to Moscow? I am traveling the end of June and wanted to know if you ran into any issues using your BB?
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We've had reasonably good luck with BlackBerrys in Moscow from several different carriers. Outside of Moscow it is a bit hit or miss.
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I frequently travel to Moscow. Although MTS (Tmobile) and RIM have an agreement to provide BB service in Russia, Beeline is the current carrier. Have never had a problem, even in the Metro. A word of warning, roaming charges are VERY expensive, i.e. voice$4.95 per minute; data charges are also expensive. Would suggest using SMS or getting a prepaid card SIM.
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Originally Posted by ddowling
I frequently travel to Moscow. Although MTS (Tmobile) and RIM have an agreement to provide BB service in Russia, Beeline is the current carrier. Have never had a problem, even in the Metro. A word of warning, roaming charges are VERY expensive, i.e. voice$4.95 per minute; data charges are also expensive. Would suggest using SMS or getting a prepaid card SIM.
I was told by Cingular that since I am on an unlimited international data plan I will not have data roaming fee's....only voice roaming fee's if I use the phone portion of my BB. I am only planning on using the data while I am there to get my e-mail. Is this not correct?
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It is my understanding the roaming charges originate from and are imposed by the foreign carrier, in this case Beeline (Vodafone). As I use Tmobile, I am not familar with the Cingular system but to avoid a BIG surprise, ask in advance.
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Anyone knows if I can get a plan from provider in Moscow for my BB?

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To find if blackberry can run on SIM card from local wireless carrier, ask if they offer SIM cards with blackberry data plan.

Your blackberry must be unlocked, too.
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