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Overseas' Cell Phones

Discussion in 'Military' started by AFButters, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    AFButters

    AFButters [OP] Rigger, Please!!

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    Does anyone know anything about cell phone services overseas.

    Im PCSin to Germany, and trying to look at Cell phones/Plans... but the only sites I can find are in German, and its hard to figure out the average cost a month and the ability to call to the States, and the cost to call the states..
     
  2. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    get vonage. I used that in korea and it was great.
    but when you order it, have it sent to someone in the states so you can get a stateside number, then have them forward it to you
     
  3. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    AFButters

    AFButters [OP] Rigger, Please!!

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    yea.. but what about making day to day calls for work stuff or calling the wife
     
  4. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    i had it, $31 dollars after tax. idk about work calls but it was great for me calling back home. I think now they offer unlimited calls to a bunch of dif countries now, just go to their site and check it out.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    Get a local phone in Germany and link it to your skype account so when ppl call u on skype, it forwards the call to your phone. If you want to call ppl in the states, just use skype. Both my parents are in China and that's how I call them every day from Santa Clara, CA.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    They do have land lines... that's what they used before the invention of cell phones :D

    Call your sponsor and ask him/her about the cell phones. He/she is already over there and should be able to let you know the situation. If you don't have one (sponsor), then get one.
     
  8. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    I use skype now.. but i still will need a cell phone so I can post in the upcoming thread TW Live Europe
     
  9. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    I cant call Germany.. from home atleast, I cant make international calls
     
  10. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    if you have skype already then just stick with that untill you are able to get with someone over there and find out what your best option will be
     
  11. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    You'll be able to buy a cell phone and plan from a kiosk in the BX area...
     
  12. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    T-mobile out there is really good, normally your looking at 30-100E a month depending on plan, or you can get a phone that you "load" prepaid cards onto. you can also get a better deal on base.

    I used to live in Ramstein, so if have other questions i can try and help
     
  13. Nov 15, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    Most US cell phones that take sim cards have to be unlocked to use another service (ie iPhones). What I do in China is buy a cheap phone and use the pay as you go sim cards they offer there, along with in most countries. For international calls, nothing beats skype. Pick one country and for $5 USD per month you get unlimited calls.
     
  14. Nov 16, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    im in germany now. well im in iraq now but im stationed in germany. i have a cell phone thats prepaid. i might spend 40 bucks a month on it. then i also have a land line for my internet threw TKS (on ppost internet and phone service) and i got free calls back to the states.
     
  15. Nov 16, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    Hey, just got to Europe on Friday and have started to check in. What I am finding out is that you can use your cell phone from the states as long as it has what they call GPMS or something like that. Just make sure that it is world wide compatible. There is TKS in all of the exchanges and I have seen that they have the best prices. Just take your phone from the states into them and they will put a European chip in and see if it works. Something that you want to do before you leave is to make sure that you have the unlock codes for your phone. Some of them have them some of them dont.
     
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