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Old 03-12-2010, 09:39 AM   #316
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Hello

I was wondering if it's possible to buy a AT&T (or other) SIM from ebay and activate as pay as you go in the Rogers iphone (removing the rogers sim)?

I would really like data access in WDW but Rogers rates are a killer.

I would jail break my iPhone if needed but would rather not.

Has anyone tried this ?
I haven't tried it but it should work. You would need to jail break the iPhone because it is locked to Rogers network. Beyond that you just need to find a sim and provider that does pay-as-you-go data.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:50 AM   #317
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Was just reading on another thread that for 10/month the rogers data plan can be used in the US. This would be great if it can be removed once we get back.
If this is true I can then save a lot by tethering and not have to purchase Internet at the resort
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:57 AM   #318
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Was just reading on another thread that for 10/month the rogers data plan can be used in the US. This would be great if it can be removed once we get back.
If this is true I can then save a lot by tethering and not have to purchase Internet at the resort
You still pay $1/MB on top of the $10/month making it too expensive to use for anything other than some light email.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:21 AM   #319
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ACK ... not worth it for sure!
back to jail break I guess.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:56 PM   #320
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Hmm, we were going to buy walkie-talkies which is what we had the last time we were at DW, but I keep hearing about people having trouble with them... it sounds like a cheap US phone is the way to go. We won't have a car though. How would we get to Walmart/Target? By cab? How far would that be? (From Wilderness Lodge)
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:33 PM   #321
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buying cellphones with 407 area code

Our group bought 2 Verizon LG phones with $10 prepaid, 99 cents per day. They were about $25 each at a Wal-Mart Supercentre (oops, spelled Supercenter down there, of course!) near WDW. So the phone itself was really only $15. Activated them with 407 phone numbers, and they worked great in the parks when we split into 2 groups.

Don't bother taking photos with them though, the only way to get them off was to message them to my normal Canadian cell phone while still in Florida and that used up some of the $10 allocation. USB link didn't allow photo transfer.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:55 PM   #322
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Cell phone use

Since we live in Saskatchewan we have a plan through Sasktel that allows us to phone our cell phones or any other Sasktel mobility customer free, in Canada or the U.S.. We have used our phones with no problems (have also called back to Canada again no problem).
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:30 PM   #323
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Hmm, we were going to buy walkie-talkies which is what we had the last time we were at DW, but I keep hearing about people having trouble with them... it sounds like a cheap US phone is the way to go. We won't have a car though. How would we get to Walmart/Target? By cab? How far would that be? (From Wilderness Lodge)
Walkie talkies work OK in the parks, but the range is limited, and there may be interference from other users. We found that we could communicate well within 500 yards, but only through cryptic static from land-to-land within Magic Kingdom. FYI, walkie talkies are not allowed in carry-on luggage.

Before you run off to Walmart or Target, try the HESS gas station or convenience stores in non-Disney resorts. There's some in the vicinity of Downtown Disney. (We've always found car rental deals, so never took a cab off property.)
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:35 PM   #324
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Was just reading on another thread that for 10/month the rogers data plan can be used in the US. This would be great if it can be removed once we get back.
If this is true I can then save a lot by tethering and not have to purchase Internet at the resort
I investigated this for our Apr/May trip and it turns out there is a 3 month commitment to add on the $10 charge and use your data in the US.

Best value for us was to each pay $10 and get 20 txt mssgs....after that they were $0.50 each. Still a crappy price but better than without the package!

In 2009 we had Virgin cells shipped to our resort and that worked well too.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:46 AM   #325
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I investigated this for our Apr/May trip and it turns out there is a 3 month commitment to add on the $10 charge and use your data in the US.

Best value for us was to each pay $10 and get 20 txt mssgs....after that they were $0.50 each. Still a crappy price but better than without the package!

In 2009 we had Virgin cells shipped to our resort and that worked well too.
Looked into it ,, you still have to pay $1/MB on top of the $10/month charge.
I'm thinking of forwarding my text msgs to email and using data instead of texting.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:23 PM   #326
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Eek

I was wondering. If there are two phones from the same carrier that usually have free txting between each other, for txting only (CANadian phone!) would I pay roaming charges?

I have a work business Blackberry and if there are crazy charges on there, my director of finance may fly down to Florida and murder me and bury me in a lagoon. My fiance has a cell phone from the same company (kmts) and usually all our texting is free.

Also, I get about 100 emails a day on my Blackberry for work. Do I have to turn it off while I am in WDW?

Anyone have experience with this??
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:18 PM   #327
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I was wondering. If there are two phones from the same carrier that usually have free txting between each other, for txting only (CANadian phone!) would I pay roaming charges?

I have a work business Blackberry and if there are crazy charges on there, my director of finance may fly down to Florida and murder me and bury me in a lagoon. My fiance has a cell phone from the same company (kmts) and usually all our texting is free.

Also, I get about 100 emails a day on my Blackberry for work. Do I have to turn it off while I am in WDW?

Anyone have experience with this??
Generally yes. Unlimited features don't normally apply once you cross the border. You would probably not only have to pay roaming charges, but also international text charges. You should check with your company and carrier to make sure, though.

As to your email. You don't have necessarily have to turn it off while abroad, just disable the data and push email features (at least that's how it works for iPhones, I'm not so sure about Blackberries).
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:54 PM   #328
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Orrrrrrrr.....

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Generally yes. Unlimited features don't normally apply once you cross the border. You would probably not only have to pay roaming charges, but also international text charges. You should check with your company and carrier to make sure, though.

As to your email. You don't have necessarily have to turn it off while abroad, just disable the data and push email features (at least that's how it works for iPhones, I'm not so sure about Blackberries).
I could just turn off my Blackberry and ignore work, enjoy a real holiday for once, and have a big 10 day party with my new husband and my daughters

Texting would be handy, BUT I'm thinking with all the hassle we should just create whistles for each other a la Sound of Music. Mine will be "you're a cute babe" whistle, his can be the Batman theme, and I can do a bird for my 10 year old and a death march for my tomboy....
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:09 PM   #329
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We were just in Michigan 2 weeks ago - walked into a walmart and phone a 30 dollar phone that comes with 300 minutes! Bought two of them and plan to leave them in the fridge from our fridge swap so that other people can hopefully benefit from them.

Figure I don't have to worry about roaming charges and we'll never use 600 minutes in 2 weeks!
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:25 AM   #330
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Net 10 or trafone

i have an old tracfone but was looking to chang eit up- for anyone wit a net 10. on trac phone i just called up and reactivated my phone and there was no charge- i just bought new minutes also i called a 1800 number than a canadian number and it was a local call
Net 10 says canadian calls are 15 cents per minute. Can i let by net 1phone go dead and reactivate at anytime for no fee- does anyone know-taget had a deal 200 minutes with phone for 29.99
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