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Old 03-03-2008, 05:56 PM   #151
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Cell phone use at WDW

I started a new thread because no one on the sticky thread regarding cell phone use seems to be a Sasktel Mobility customer. I just got my bill from our trip in January. We have a month to month plan with 150 long distance minutes with Sasktel mobility. We paid 95 cents per minute total for roaming in Orlando. We made a couple of calls to each other (both Sasktel Mobility phones) and one call home. All 95 cents per minute. Our total roaming charges were $9.50 for 10 minutes of roaming. Any long distance charges and air time charges were included in our monthly package. This was exactly as Sasktel promised when I phoned before I left and I didn't have to do anything special. Just turn on my phone and use it. Hope this helps anyone else from Saskatchewan who was wondering.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:52 PM   #152
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If it's at all helpful, you can order the tracfones (or any of these) from their respective website and have them shipped to your resort just prior to your check-in.
are you sure about this?? someone from work said that they tried and called the tracfone hotline .. but they only took orders using a United states credit from a U.S.A. address ??? can anyone confirm this ??

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Old 03-05-2008, 01:41 PM   #153
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I went to Wal mart (20 minutes drive from AKL) and bought 2 Tracfones to used while we were in WDW. You can also buy cell phone from the virgin store in DTD.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:19 AM   #154
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I started a new thread because no one on the sticky thread regarding cell phone use seems to be a Sasktel Mobility customer. I just got my bill from our trip in January. We have a month to month plan with 150 long distance minutes with Sasktel mobility. We paid 95 cents per minute total for roaming in Orlando. We made a couple of calls to each other (both Sasktel Mobility phones) and one call home. All 95 cents per minute. Our total roaming charges were $9.50 for 10 minutes of roaming. Any long distance charges and air time charges were included in our monthly package. This was exactly as Sasktel promised when I phoned before I left and I didn't have to do anything special. Just turn on my phone and use it. Hope this helps anyone else from Saskatchewan who was wondering.
Hi Saskmom,

That Roaming fee charged by Sasktel is very irritating!! I was in Edmonton with my sister and we were 1 van apart in traffic and it was long distance.

Any way, what about texting? If we have a planthat includes it, there should be no charges, right?

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Old 03-13-2008, 01:45 PM   #155
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:16 PM   #156
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Hi Saskmom,

That Roaming fee charged by Sasktel is very irritating!! I was in Edmonton with my sister and we were 1 van apart in traffic and it was long distance.

Any way, what about texting? If we have a planthat includes it, there should be no charges, right?

Amy (another Saskmom)
I agree texting is better...you can even text to a home phone number if you want. When they answer they will get an automated message that verbally tells them what the text message says....so even if they don't have a cel phone you can still text anyone!
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:18 AM   #157
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Virgin Mobile

Well, our two "free" Virgin Mobile phone were waiting for us at CSR when we arrived. We charged them the first night.

Activating through the toll-free # was quite a challenge. At first the rep insisted we had to buy more time. After a transfer to a supervisor, everything was worked out and we had a $12.50 credit on each of the phones.

Pretty good for a cost of $21 through the Virgin website.

The phones weren't the greatest and signal was not perfect... for for the price it was a great way to stay in contact while we split up!
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:48 PM   #158
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Bell Mobility

I have used the $40.00 coverage for Connect Florida and you DO have to call to cancel it......It costs $20.00 per month but you have to have it for 2 months. It gives you 100 minutes per month. But we have to add that to both phones so is quite costly.

If you have a text plan with Bell that is the way to go I think. That is what my DD and I plan on using 'cause you can also text landlines....see info below:

http://www.bell.ca/support/PrsCSrvWl...xtMessage.page
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:45 AM   #159
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Nope you would still be roaming. Think about it this way...no matter where you are your phone is still a canadian phone and you'll play applicable charges. I would suggest just buying a cheap wireless phone on a pre-paid plan. You can get them at any WalMart in the US.

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Old 03-22-2008, 01:36 PM   #160
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Virgin Phones ... one last suggestion

If you live close to the US border ... and you are making a trip there before your vacation ... the Virgin phones are available at most large retailers. The Virgin USA site will give you a list of retailers if you type in a ZIP code.

I picked up my $9.99 phones -- the retailer you go to may not have the selection of the website ... but I got a nice FLIP-style phone. The guy at the Buffalo, NY store (Radio Shack) activated both phones for me right there. Once it is activated, you have 90 days to use the credit on the phones.

If you need to be contacted at your regular cell number, I suggest you put a message on your voicemail box giving people your temporary Virgin number to reach you.

Let's hope one day, the Canadian cell phone companies will be competitive. Today, they make too much money on roaming to change their ways.

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Old 03-23-2008, 06:06 PM   #161
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tracfone

We recently returned from the World.
I activated a Tracfone from home, online, and got 20 min. of airtime by doing so.
We only used it when necessary, to call hotel, dining reservations, etc.
Unfortunately, it looks like we won't be doing a return trip until 2009.
I have 13 min. left on the phone, expire April 5, and a 60 min. extra air time card.
If anyone is interested in purchasing this from me, please PM me for details.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:19 PM   #162
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If I buy the virgin mobile phone what would it cost to call back to canada and to receive calls from Canada?
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:28 PM   #163
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The phone with charger and double minutes for life was just $12.88. It came with 10 minutes of free calling. A call to Canada was just a cent per minute and text messaging was only three cents. This is the cheapest rate to go!

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HI, can you tell me where you bought it at WDW? I need to order two and don't know quite where to start, it would be a lot easier if I could just buy them when I get there.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:56 PM   #164
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If I buy the virgin mobile phone what would it cost to call back to canada and to receive calls from Canada?
It's 15 cents per minute if I recall correctly, no extra to receive.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:35 AM   #165
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I agree texting is better...you can even text to a home phone number if you want. When they answer they will get an automated message that verbally tells them what the text message says....so even if they don't have a cel phone you can still text anyone!
I have a plan that includes free text messaging (Solo) and it was still free - NO ROAMING CHARGES - when I sent/received texts while in Orlando. When I called and asked about options for the US, I was told that the texting is free anywhere in North America and, again, no roaming charges. I had to put a credit card on the account in order to have the phone activated in the states but nothing was ever charged. I'm not sure why, but service is cut off as soon as I cross the Bluewater Bridge into Michigan without the cc on the account. I guess they must activate it a different way or something
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