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Old December 21st, 2008, 06:48 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Justin[_3_]
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I'm going to get one of those prepaid cellphones once I arrive in Rome.
If I call the AT&T direct access number on that cellphone (800) then
call the number, will the charges come off the card? For example if I
use the card on a 100 minute phone for 10 minutes, will I then have 90
minutes, or do the "minutes" come off the card?
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Old December 21st, 2008, 10:40 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Piero
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Justin ha scritto:
I'm going to get one of those prepaid cellphones once I arrive in Rome.
If I call the AT&T direct access number on that cellphone (800) then
call the number, will the charges come off the card?


I don't know what kind of card/phone you will buy/get, but all prepaid
(and also postpaid/subscribed) italian cellphone sim-cards have the same
behaviour versus 800 numbers.
The 800 numbers are OR absolutely free OR unreachable.
Never you will be charged for an 800 number on an Italian cellphone line.
The owners of the 800 numbers choose if let them to be reachable by
cellphones or not (they will pay more for calls from cellphones).

Ciao, Piero.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 03:03 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Steve Cain
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Default Prepaid Cell phone in Rome?

I'm going to get one of those prepaid cellphones once I arrive in Rome.

Save yourself the hassle and get one at Costco or Sam's.
s


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Old December 21st, 2008, 03:24 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Bert Hyman
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Default Prepaid Cell phone in Rome?

In "Steve Cain"
wrote:

I'm going to get one of those prepaid cellphones once I arrive in
Rome.


Save yourself the hassle and get one at Costco or Sam's.


Unless it's an unlocked quad-band GSM phone, it will be of no use in
Italy.

--
Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 12:09 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
the real dgs
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Default Prepaid Cell phone in Rome?

On 12/21/2008 7:03 AM Steve Cain ignored two million years of human
evolution to write:

I'm going to get one of those prepaid cellphones once I arrive in Rome.


Save yourself the hassle and get one at Costco or Sam's.


You apparently don't know much about cell phones. It shows.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 01:34 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Justin[_3_]
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Steve Cain wrote:
I'm going to get one of those prepaid cellphones once I arrive in Rome.


Save yourself the hassle and get one at Costco or Sam's.
s




Um, no. Because the el cheapo cellphone from Sams won't have
international capabilities.
I know they have different mobile standards and whatnot.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 01:00 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
trallala[_2_]
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Default Prepaid Cell phone in Rome?

AT&T access numbers
dont work on cell phones in all countries of europe........
( otherwise, try a land phone, but in some countries, even then Land Line
dont work )

they dont in Italy

they do in Germany, and its absolutely free of charge on the cell phone


"Justin" a écrit dans le message de news:
...
I'm going to get one of those prepaid cellphones once I arrive in Rome.
If I call the AT&T direct access number on that cellphone (800) then call
the number, will the charges come off the card? For example if I use the
card on a 100 minute phone for 10 minutes, will I then have 90 minutes, or
do the "minutes" come off the card?



 




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