Traveling to Europe, looking for a way to bypass STUPID Roaming

illjigga24

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I am traveling to Italy in a few months, and I am looking for some way to NOT get charged thousands of dollars by the thieves at At&t.

MY phone is already unlocked, and I am hoping that someone out there has come up with a way to bypass these roaming charges.
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Any suggestions?
 

illjigga24

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Sorry, meant to say my phone is JAILBROKEN, not unlocked...
 

Krunk83

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Unlock your phone using blacksn0w and go to best buy and purchase a t-mobile phone which is pre-paid. I think you can get some for around $50. Make sure the phone uses a sim card. Then once overseas use the pre-paid sim card in your iPhone. I am pretty sure that tmobile will work in europe but double check when you go to but the phone. I think they have O2 sims there too.
 
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Why all the hostility toward AT&T? Of course they're going to charge you if you don't take the proper precautions. Don't blame AT&T...
 

Europa

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Unlock your phone with blacksn0w (sn0w) and continue to use your AT&T SIM. Once you get to Europe, buy prepaid SIM cards in each individual country you visit. You will save TONS of money. Have fun! :)
 

illjigga24

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Thanks a lot! I'm going to look into which sim cards to buy.
 

illjigga24

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I'm an iPhone newbie, so I appreciate the suggestions. I am wondering if i will have change any settings on my phone to make it compatible in Italy...
 

Hawk

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Ok, i have to ask, because I have never seen this anywhere, Who sells these prepaid SIM cards? Do they offer them in the US?
 

illjigga24

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I have just spoken with cellular abroad (posted above) and they do not offer any data services. On to the next one...
 

knaak

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I agree, this is so annoying!
 
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I am traveling to Italy in a few months, and I am looking for some way to NOT get charged thousands of dollars by the thieves at At&t.

MY phone is already unlocked, and I am hoping that someone out there has come up with a way to bypass these roaming charges.
:eek:


Any suggestions?
Check out www.V-Global.net They have a free iPhone app "V-Global WiFi" that gives you USA dial tone at 2.9 cents/minute anywhere in the world that you have a wifi connection, free on-network calls and free calls to iNum numbers, which they also give you for free. Just one requirement to deposit $10 for talk time to off-network numbers to open an account.
 
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I never had to get another phone or anything prepaid when going to Europe. I just contacted AT&T and discussed with them all that I'd like to do, such as limited phone usage such as calling back home. They gave me the rates and we went from there.