Originally Posted by jordana816
Hi-- I just got back from traveling around Israel for 2 weeks.
I was on the sprint international data plan. I used AIM all the time and did not miss an e-mail. AIm worked great and people could not believe I was on AIM from Israel and it was going through so fast. I was even in Jordan for 1 day and it worked. I was in areas where no one I was with had service but the 8830 worked great. It was completely seamless I did not have to change any settings. For voice calls I bought a cellcom sim card. The sprint 8830 is completely unlocked. I just swapped out the sim cards and the phone worked right away. Seriously I have had other GSM phones and none have worked as well as this. I got my sprint bill and the only charge was for the 69.99 data.
8830 is the best phone for traveling. I was in the middle of nowhere in the desert and i had clear service.
Wonderful!!! I leave for Portugal in 10 days, hope I have the same experience you did and my email just arrives.
I have the same $69.95 BB Intl Plan, Sprint gave me the names of the 2 GSM providers I should use (by setting the network on "manual" and searching) and also had me add an APN setting. Was that how you set your 8830 up before you left?