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Old 05-22-2006, 09:27 PM   #1
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I have a triband phone and I'd like to have mobile service while I'm in Greece (one month). I've found Telestial's sim card at $49USD with $10USD's worth of "load", at a rate of $0.38USD a minute. That's less than half an hour, but supposedly you could buy additional airtime all over the place.

Link: http://www.telestial.com/view_product.php?...CT_ID=LSIM-GR01

Is this a good deal? Is there something else that I can get online? Or should I just wait until I get to Athens?

(THREE WEEKS TO GO! WHOO!)

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What service do you have in the US? If you're with Cingular or T-mobile, a half hour of overseas roaming time is $30 - less than the cost of that sim plus minutes... but if you're going so spend around $50 (that's what I do overseas) it comes out to be a better deal, based on what pre-paid plans the local companies offer.
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What service do you have in the US? If you're with Cingular or T-mobile, a half hour of overseas roaming time is $30 - less than the cost of that sim plus minutes... but if you're going so spend around $50 (that's what I do overseas) it comes out to be a better deal, based on what pre-paid plans the local companies offer.
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For that matter, is your phone already unlocked and capable of working on all four bands of GSM?
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The unlock issue is key. If you have Cingular, you can call them and badger them into giving you an unlock code. Not sure about the others. Some are a real pain in the ass and will not do it.
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Most of the carriers will do an unlock if you've been with them for 6 months. Some for 3 months.. basically, as long as you've paid them enough to balance out how much of your phone they subsidized If not, you can look up some local mom & pop wireless shop (check Craigslist under "unlock phone") who'll do it for about $20.
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Actually, I bought this phone in Hong Kong (and used a pre-paid sim card there for several months). When I got back stateside, I just popped my old sim card back in, and it worked fine. Guessing that means it's unlocked...right?

But I'll double-check. Thanks guys!
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Guessing that means it's unlocked...right?
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There is one more deal I'd suggest: The sim card is 19 USD (it does not expire-it's a life-time sim card), the cost per min in Greece is $0.69, BUT, all the charges are done on a post-paid basis, so you'll talk as much as you want and pay at the end of the month for the minutes you used. For more info you may visit /callineurope.com
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