Originally Posted by Germerican
I'm new to the Blackberry community and completely love my BB Curve. I've owned my device for about three weeks now and don't know why I didn't get one sooner.
Besides my full-time job as an in-house translator and interpreter I also work as a freelance translator and interpreter and the BB has made it so much easier for me to keep track of my projects and stay in contact with my clients.
Here some details, in case they are necessary to answer my question:
Device: Blackberry Curve 8320
BB Service: BIS - BlackBerry Unlimited Add-on
Other Services: HotSpot@Home Talk Forever Mobile Add-on; World Class International Service
Now here's my first question though.
I will be traveling to Thailand on a business trip next week and will have a layover in Tokyo on my way there and back. My wife is seven months pregnant and not particularly thrilled about me having to be so far away. I will only be gone for about nine days but she's still a little worried.
Since I have a BB now I wasn't planing on taking my laptop and was hoping I could use the Curve to stay in touch with her. I called T-Mobile yesterday to add the BlackBerry Unlimited International E-Mail Service to my phone for the duration of my trip. The CSR told me that I would be able to use BB Service on two out of three carriers in Thailand but not at all in Japan, which is fine because I'm only going to be in Japan for about six hours and don't necessarily need to send any e-mails while I'm there, however, I would have liked to call home to let my wife know that everything is fine.
Now, it is my understanding that the Curve does not support the 3G network which is primarily used in Japan but would it be possible to connect to a WiFi network at the airport and call her this way? Somewhere I read that calls via an international "Hotspot" are billed at 0.12 Cent/Minute.
During my stay in Thailand I would keep her updated via e-mail most of the time but I was wondering if I could connect to the public WiFi network at the hotel and use the network to call her as well.
Thanks in advance for any help anyone here can provide!
This may be a good news for you about Japan. I think you will be able to use HotSpots WiFi sites in Japan. But of course your BlackBerry doesn't work in Japan if you are using EDGE/GPRS. Japan's network is completely different from the rest of the world.
Take a look at T-Mobile Japan Hotspot link. https://selfcare.hotspot.t-mobile.co....do?country=JP