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Old August 1st 03, 03:11 PM posted to uk.adverts.telecom.mobile
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Default What do you have in the UK for mobile service?

I will be visiting the UK next month and I will need mobile phone
sevicef or about 2 weeks. Roaming is too expensive so I want to get a
UK no. temporarily.

Is there some kind of prepay SIM card available in the UK? Is it
rechargeable( add more money and keep the same no.)? I may go to the
UK a few time a year so I don't mind keeping the SIM alive.

Can I bring my own phone to use? What band is use in the UK--GSM? PCS?

Any advice appreciated.
ABC
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Old August 1st 03, 03:33 PM posted to uk.adverts.telecom.mobile
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Default What do you have in the UK for mobile service?

"ABC" wrote in message
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I will be visiting the UK next month and I will need mobile phone
sevicef or about 2 weeks. Roaming is too expensive so I want to get a
UK no. temporarily.


No problem, providing you come from a country with a GSM900/1800 phone and
it's unlocked...


Is there some kind of prepay SIM card available in the UK? Is it
rechargeable( add more money and keep the same no.)? I may go to the
UK a few time a year so I don't mind keeping the SIM alive.

Have alook at the websites, prepay SIM packs are readily obtainable in the
High Street or online.

www.vodafone.co.uk
www.o2.co.uk
www.t-mobile.co.uk
www.orange.co.uk
www.virginmobile.co.uk

I would think Virgin (for cost) or possibly Orange (for network) would be
the best to go for.
the packs tend to be a lot cheaper online but they may not ship abroad.

Can I bring my own phone to use? What band is use in the UK--GSM? PCS?

Depends if you your Phone is unlocked, if it is, then the answer is yes.

Voda and 02 GSM900 (plus some 1800) T & Orange (GSM1800)

Any advice appreciated.
ABC
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Old August 1st 03, 03:45 PM posted to uk.adverts.telecom.mobile
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Default What do you have in the UK for mobile service?


"pgnl" wrote in message
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www.vodafone.co.uk
www.o2.co.uk
www.t-mobile.co.uk
www.orange.co.uk
www.virginmobile.co.uk

I would think Virgin (for cost) or possibly Orange (for network) would be
the best to go for.
the packs tend to be a lot cheaper online but they may not ship abroad.


Ditto

For "pay as you go" use during Peak times - as I suspect you'll be doing,
Virgin is the best PAYG provider. Virgin have no peak or offpeak - when I
say peak, I am using this as a comparison with other providers.

They charge 15p/minute for the first three minutes of the day (NOT call) and
then 5p/minute thereafter, for the rest of the day.


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Old August 1st 03, 03:51 PM posted to uk.adverts.telecom.mobile
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On Fri, 01 Aug 2003 14:33:29 GMT, "pgnl"
wrotd:

Depends if you your Phone is unlocked, if it is, then the answer is yes.


What is"unlocked" ? I am from Hong Kong. We can plug in any SIM and
use the phone. Same applies when I go to China and NZ and plug in
thier prepay SIM.





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Old August 2nd 03, 01:38 AM posted to uk.adverts.telecom.mobile
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On Fri, 01 Aug 2003 18:40:49 GMT, "pgnl"
wrotd:
Most handsets (with a few exceptions) in the UK are heavily subsidised by
the operator, they lock the phone to the operator to prevent you using a
competitors SIM card in the phone. You can usually get it unlocked fairly
easily though..

Patrick


I can safely assume that the Hong Kong phones are "unlocked"

How does the Orange 'Pay as you go' work? If I keep it topped up, Do
I keep the same phone number?

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Old August 2nd 03, 03:16 PM posted to uk.adverts.telecom.mobile
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"ABC" wrote in message
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How does the Orange 'Pay as you go' work? If I keep it topped up, Do
I keep the same phone number?


yeah


 




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