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I thought I would bring the old thread to the top in order to update any info we might have about using TMO prepaid overseas.
This morning I was told by "technical support" that I could use the prepaid SIM in the UK and Germany, but that calls would be $1.50 per minute.
I was also told that in order to call me, folks here in the US would have to dial the international codes, then my US phone number(!) to connect to me.
As this seems opposite to what I've experienced in the past, I thought I'd check with the group and see what the more recent experiences are. I have a 850/900/1800/1900 phone / WCDMA data 1900 / 2100, a Verizon Fathom (unlocked of course, and currently running on TMO prepaid here).
thanks! Mike Nassour
Prepaid additional services (look at the bottom), albeit at very high rates ($1.50 and up). Apparently there is no roaming agreement for Denmark so I have not been able to test it.
That is exactly what I thought, and is an example of the crap service that TMo prepaid customers are receiving. I even TOLD the "technical support" CSR that I believed he had been given bad information (he had to put me on hold to get an answer to EVERY question). But he insisted he was correct even after I asked him to doublecheck three times. But it does appear that TMo Prepaid CAN now makes calls from the EU to the US, even if it is $1.50/min?
Scroll down to "International Roaming Rates" and one will find...
It has far more than just Canada and Mexico on it...
OK, that makes a bit of sense then. Personally, I buy nothing but quad band phones since I do travel a bit. This is just the first time I've had to fool with TMo prepaid on a trip. As long as the SIMs are OK, then I should be able to use the phones on TMO Prepaid over there if i had to.
Having said that, I have become completely disgusted with the level of discourse on these forums as of late. Try to have an intelligent conversation and it never happens, people hide behind their keyboard (or phone) and flame people left and right. It's not worth wasting time over.
So, you folks can have your forum, I'm out of here.
Anyway, that nice little PDF published by TMo appears to have left off a minor country...namely the UK! Does anyone either have that rate or find it on the PDF?
I was in Spain a few days ago and turned on my world phone with my TMobile US Prepaid SIM. Immediately I got a text that says 'Stick together abroad: Dial + country code + nmumber to place calls Check rates or Talk to TMobile at 1-505-998-3793". A second text warned me that data can cost up to $15/MB.
I did actually try to make a call on the phone, but didn't realize I was using my TMo SIM (thought I was using my prepaid European SIM). The call did not go through - it disconnected immediately - but that's likely because I have $1 in my Prepaid account. But it did seem like if I had a balance it would have used it. Which I wish I did, because I had to use the airport phone to make an emergency call, and 2 3 minute call cost me $90
Go GSM! Switch phones on demand.
Same thing happened when I was in Nigeria last month. I did not try to make a call, but called it and it rang. I did not answer it of course. I have not even checked if Nigeria is one of the countries on the list.
OK folks, I think I'm set and thanks to all who provided info here. One more thing.....<grin>.....how do I dial?
I know the USA country code is 01, so from the UK or Germany, I would just dial 01+(area code)+(phone number)?