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International Calling / Texting

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Seriously JR?

 

Just tell that dude to figure it out, and not use the phone at all, once he is there.

 

 

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when I had my own personal phone, I would call my provider and get temporary international calling/data whenever I went to the states.  Now all I carry is a business phone so I don't care anymore.

 

 

that said...you have to do something or you will pay through your ass....that I can promise you

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So you would Skype through your phone(s) I take it?

yeah, if you have a smart phone, I had my iPhone with me while I was in down town Sydney around midnight on New Years and my mom got a drunk phone call from me over Skype, btw when I did that it was over wifi, but with that said if I can find wifi in the middle of BFE brazil you can find it for sure anywhere in Finland
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Someone at work thinks Google Voice would work. Hmmmm....I really think I should just take his phone away from him.

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Someone at work thinks Google Voice would work. Hmmmm....I really think I should just take his phone away from him.

yes you definitely should.

 

if you wanna be nice to him, buy him a calling card.   if you're on the hook for his overages, you're going to get f*cked.

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hard and dry

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yes you definitely should.

if you wanna be nice to him, buy him a calling card. if you're on the hook for his overages, you're going to get f*cked.

yep, my brother had unlimited minutes but his girlfriend at the time didnt and her parents ended up on the bad side of a $900 phone bill, kids don't understand the value of money unless they have to pay their own bills

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Someone at work thinks Google Voice would work. Hmmmm....I really think I should just take his phone away from him.

 

Agreed, take it.

 

Have him get a phone over there or just use skype.

 

You are going to get bent over.

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I used Tango and Viber when the Ms was in Europe for a week.  It was ok, but requires a wifi connection, most of which suck in Europe.  I found buying time on Skype to be worth it.  $2.50 for an hour call to the Czech Republic.

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If he has an android or iPhone, have him download Whatsapp. It is free over wifi. I use it from here in the DR, and if you are on wifi, there is no charge.

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If he has an android or iPhone, have him download Whatsapp. It is free over wifi. I use it from here in the DR, and if you are on wifi, there is no charge.

Thanks man. My GF's nephew just spent the last 5 years in Thailand and he came to visit last night and told me the same thing. I also called Sprint and they helped me lock down his phone to avoid international roaming rates and he can text for .50 a piece and receive texts for .05 cents which isn't bad. I will definitely have him use Whatsapp though.

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This sucks about tmobile's new month to month business model. Years ago, you could just call and activate international service and, at least in Europe and the rest of North America, avoid international rates.

I've used mine in Germany Mexico and Canada with no charges and a friend has said he had no extra charges in the DR.

But that option is now gone.

What he could do is get a cheap prepaid phone there. Calling and texting to the US is very reasonable (much better than .50 a text, and IIRC, voice is like .02 a minute)

But if you call a mobile number in Europe from a US phone, you will get hosed.

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