[84attendees] phone for roaming on 3G bands not 2G (was: Final suggestions on Sim cards WAS(Sim cards))

PETRESCU Alexandru <alexandru.petrescu@cea.fr> Sun, 29 July 2012 21:18 UTC

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Subject: [84attendees] phone for roaming on 3G bands not 2G (was: Final suggestions on Sim cards WAS(Sim cards))
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On the same matter,

I just bought a Samsung C414M mobile phone at Bell shop on W Georgia cross Burrard st. (near Hyatt) for 134cad including taxes.

Then unlocked it ok with canadagsm.ca for 40cad.

(I needed a mobile phone because my home provider Free in France accepts roaming to US/Canada only on a 3G band not on the 2G bands which my home phone supports.  If you know of a cheaper solution for this problem don't tell :-)


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Messages cités pour référence (si rien alors fin de message) : 

De : 84attendees-bounces@ietf.org [84attendees-bounces@ietf.org] de la part de Jamal Hadi Salim [hadi@mojatatu.com]
Date d'envoi : dimanche 29 juillet 2012 17:56
À : Tim Bray
Cc : 84attendees@ietf.org
Objet : Re: [84attendees] Final suggestions on Sim cards WAS(Sim cards)

On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> wrote:
> I'm a local, typing this on an HSPA phone with one of the Telus SIMs. If you
> can find one of those, it's a good deal. Not just CDMA.

Good info. So it seems even Bell is now offering HSPA SIM cards.
For Telus, the $35 plan here:
SIM card is $10.
I didnt walk into a store to verify this, so not sure what other
thievery goes on.

So Telus is a winner if you want to do data and think you'll end up in
the 100s of MB.


> On Jul 29, 2012 6:39 AM, "Jamal Hadi Salim" <hadi@mojatatu.com> wrote:
>> The feature being used as a reference point here is: Price
>> 1) Voice+text:
>> So i am finding out more about env variable effects:
>> a) if you are going to be mostly receiving. Example,
>> some folks get calls from people in areas where
>> it is free to call Canada or it is cheaper than what the mobile
>> company charges. i.e. you signal them via txt or otherwise
>> they call then you talk for an hour at a time. In such a case
>> go with Rogers  (thanks to  Michael StJohns for making me
>> look closer at  Rogers.
>> You pay $10 for the Sim card + buy the $1/day plan (at $20).
>> My understanding is unlike the Fido plan, Rogers thievery is
>> hidden in the $20 you purchase. There is some fee which
>> is worth about $10 that comes off your $20. If you consider
>> free nights and free all you can talk today (sunday), then this
>> $30+tax should last you a week easy.
>> Remember call out is 30c/min and txt out is 20c/min.
>> incoming calls and txt free
>> b) If you are going to be making calls and receiving calls,
>> after 6pm Vancouver time, go with Rogers $1/day plan
>> c) If you are going to make and receive calls during the
>> day, go with 7eleven (total cost of $30 +tax for 400 minutes)
>> 2) If you are going to be doing some data + go with
>> Wind.
>> $25 for the SIM card.
>> $5 for 50M data.
>> $1/M additional 10M.
>> I heard Telus mentioned and the $30G data plan looked appealing
>> but didnt look at them because i think they do CDMA.
>> cheers,
>> jamal
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