Interaction09: Dont' forget, international phone plan!

27 Jan 2009 - 9:53am
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Janna DeVylder
2006

Hey all,

I just called AT&T to see what I could add to my existing plan so I can use
my iPhone more economically while in Vancouver. Here's some info:

CALLS
If you don't do anything, calls will be $.79/min (incoming and outgoing).

If you sign up for the world traveler package for $4.99/month, calls will be
$.59/min (incoming and outgoing).

TEXT
50 cents to send, 'free' to receive (up to the amount based on your current
text plan)

DATA
If you do nothing, you're charged $.02/kb

Or else, you can pay the following:
$24.95/month for 20 mb
$59.99/month for 50 mb
$119.00/month for 100 mb
$199.00/month for 200 mb

PROBLEMS
916 343 4685 for international support (free call from Canada)

Apparently if you call after the conference and before the end of the
billing cycle you can get the coverage prorated...

Have you figured this out for other carriers? Share your knowledge!
See you soon, looking forward to it.

Janna

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27 Jan 2009 - 12:11pm
Steve Portigal
2004

Of course, you could just be insanely cheap like me and refuse to use
any roaming services at all while in Vancouver. Skype from the hotel
room and email/twitter from iPhone when there's WiFi (and there will
be confernece WiFi, right???)

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27 Jan 2009 - 5:11pm
Jared M. Spool
2003

When I'm traveling internationally, I tend to avoid using my iPhone
except on Wifi. I use Skype (with Skype out) for phone calls, which
works amazingly well.

Jared

On Jan 27, 2009, at 6:53 AM, Janna Hicks DeVylder wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> I just called AT&T to see what I could add to my existing plan so I
> can use
> my iPhone more economically while in Vancouver. Here's some info:
>
> CALLS
> If you don't do anything, calls will be $.79/min (incoming and
> outgoing).
>
> If you sign up for the world traveler package for $4.99/month, calls
> will be
> $.59/min (incoming and outgoing).
>
> TEXT
> 50 cents to send, 'free' to receive (up to the amount based on your
> current
> text plan)
>
> DATA
> If you do nothing, you're charged $.02/kb
>
> Or else, you can pay the following:
> $24.95/month for 20 mb
> $59.99/month for 50 mb
> $119.00/month for 100 mb
> $199.00/month for 200 mb
>
> PROBLEMS
> 916 343 4685 for international support (free call from Canada)
>
> Apparently if you call after the conference and before the end of the
> billing cycle you can get the coverage prorated...
>
> Have you figured this out for other carriers? Share your knowledge!
> See you soon, looking forward to it.
>
> Janna
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30 Jan 2009 - 5:06pm
Catriona Lohan-...
2007

ATT iPhone travel woes...

Get the Int'l data plan too... after a recent trip to HK, China and
Ireland with my iPhone, I got a phone bill for over $2k due to data
usage. Of course when I called before I left the operator said they
didn't have a data plan and it turns out they did. They put me on the
plan, repriced my bill and I saved over $1300! They seem to rely on
people not looking into small print to make $. Not ok.

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30 Jan 2009 - 5:40pm
Catriona Lohan-...
2007

Someone just needs to offer a flat rate world service... step up
Skype. It's a flat world out there... ;-) I honestly think that
people prefer transparent companies and will flock to them for good
services, prices and esp. when they know they aren't being screwed.

And one more thing... you can only turn on world option for the min
time period and turn it off when you get home.
__________________________
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917 405 5127
clohanconway at mac.com

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30 Jan 2009 - 5:46pm
Todd Warfel
2003

Yes, but as someone posted earlier, you might want to leave it on for
an extra month, as Rogers tends to post these things late, which means
you'd incur additional fees.

One more thing, turn Push notification off under your Settings menu so
that you're not charged (raped) for data services.

On Jan 30, 2009, at 5:40 PM, Catriona Lohan-Conway wrote:

> And one more thing... you can only turn on world option for the min
> time period and turn it off when you get home.

Cheers!

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30 Jan 2009 - 5:59pm
Catriona Lohan-...
2007

cell phones baby... flat cellphone please!
__________________________
Catríona Lohan-Conway
User Experience Architect
917 405 5127
clohanconway at mac.com

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On Jan 30, 2009, at 5:50 PM, Nasir Barday wrote:

> Skype has a nice $2.95/month unlimited U.S. and Canada plan.
> $9.95/month unlimited to U.S. and Canada, and landlines 25 additional
> countries. Flat enough for ya, Catriona?
>
> - N

30 Jan 2009 - 9:28pm
Steve Portigal
2004

Look into fring for your iPhone and then gizmo5 for the SIP service.
I'm going to see if I can make this work for me this trip. Free
calling!

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