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World Class International Serivice

Discussion in 'T-Mobile Forum' started by MOTOhooligan, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. MOTOhooligan

    MOTOhooligan Former Mobile Data Addict
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    I wanted to clear a few things up about T-Mobile's World Class International Service. From what I'm reading on the website, you can place calls from any of the countries listed at the per minute rate and you don't need to get a new SIM card, is this correct? If someone calls you, are you billed for those minutes? Can you get an international SIM card and put it in an unlocked handset, using that SIM's native service? T-Mobile.com talks about international LD and says, "WorldClass customers do not pay any long-distance fees for calls made outside the US. All charges are covered in the WorldClass rates." Does this mean that if I call Germany from Scotland I will be charged the $0.99/min fee but not for any long distance or would only calls to the UK be free of LD?
     
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  2. Matt

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    Let me give this a shot. Keep in mind I've never used the service.

    Yes, WC is to allow you to use your TM SIM in another country, assuming you have a world phone. Yes, if someone calls you, you are billed WC rates (assuming they are calling your US TM number and you are overseas). They get to make a "local" call to you. Yes, if your phone is unlocked you can use another SIM. I'm not sure about the last part...I guess you always pay one rate.??
     
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  3. MOTOhooligan

    MOTOhooligan Former Mobile Data Addict
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    That's kind of what I thought but I wanted to make sure. I don't know how LD works on European cell phones... oh, sorry, I mean mobiles.
     
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    ShoresGuy Euer WA Experte in Europa
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    You can use any prepaid SIM in any European country regardless of who your US provider is. All you need is the unlocked phone and you can purchase a SIM of your choice in the country you plan on visiting. PrepaidGSM.net has a very clear, precise overview of prepaid SIM offers in Europe:

    http://www.prepaidgsm.net/

    The rules of thumb for prepaid SIM cards is Europe tend to be:

    -Free incoming calls (Outgoing calls are more expensive)
    -MVNO networks such as Virgin Mobile UK offer competitive prices
    -Roaming is available but pricy once you leave the native SIM's country (Incoming is charged then)

    There are several options which allow you to use one SIM card for most of Europe:

    Riiing is getting some very good feedback:

    http://www.prepaidgsm.net/forum (Search for riiing or look through the Europe and International Calling Card Forums)

    http://www.riiing.com

    There are some users at P-GSM.net who are from the US and have used the service:

    http://www.prepaidgsm.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=360

    I posted some thread links over at HoFo:

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=594922

    Enjoy :)
     
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    Excellent post, Shores Guy. Is that posted over in the Int'l forum? I don't wander over there much.
     
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    MOTOhooligan Former Mobile Data Addict
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    Yeah, thanks, ShoresGuy... that's great information.
     
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    Anytime :)
     
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    Info: Virgin Mobile UK uses the network of T-Mobile UK.

    Rancid didn't specify where he was traveling to, but roaming coverage is automatically included in Canada and Mexico, you would not have to enable World Class for those two countries.
     
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    Correct, MVNO stands for Mobile Virtual Network Operator :). T-Mobile USA had the same scenario in CA/NV.

    Fresh and easymobile also roam on T-Mobile UK:

    http://www.prepaidgsm.net/en/uk.html
     
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  10. MOTOhooligan

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    Don't know if I'm going anywhere but I'd like to hit Deutschland for the World Cup next year and possibly Scotland and England, too but I don't know if I'll even be able to make it to Germany, let alone the UK. I was just sort of inquiring so that when/if the time comes, I'll sort of know what's going on.
     
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