1. ghostengineer's Avatar
    Hello everyone. Havent posted in this forum for a long time because work has been keeping me busy but I need everyones help. In October Im getting married and we are going to Italy for 2 and a half weeks. I have the storm 2 now for VZW and I understand that its a world phone. Is there anthing I need to have done before I leave for Italy or do I just set my radio to Global and thats all? Any help on this matter is appreciated. Ive tried to do a search but everytime I try to, the computer freezes up.Haha
    07-13-10 07:32 AM
  2. titusilvering's Avatar
    Why not call up vzw?

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    07-13-10 08:08 AM
  3. ghostengineer's Avatar
    Gee...Why didnt I think of that. Why deal with someone on the phone when there are way more many knowledeable people on this forum here who knows what they are talking about. Thank You
    07-13-10 08:14 AM
  4. RadioRaiders's Avatar
    If you plan to roam there, then you need to have a Verizon SIM card in the phone. Did you check for that? I guess it needs to be enabled also, if it isn't already.

    If you plan to use a local pre-paid SIM card in Italy, then you need to make sure that your phone is unlocked, so that it can accept other SIM cards, not just Verizons. (Using BlackBerry data with pre-paid is another story, so we'll skip that for now, but voice calls should be ok)
    07-13-10 08:18 AM
  5. freightdog's Avatar
    Call global services, activate the sim card and the global email program before you leave, it changes your $30 BIS plan to $65 and is prorated for the time you are gone. Deactivate it when you get back. Unlimited data (except text and pic messages, they charge for those regardless of your text plan) while overseas. Works great. Search the verizon section of the forum for "global email" for more.
    07-13-10 09:00 AM
  6. aboutDbuzz's Avatar
    Call global services, activate the sim card and the global email program before you leave, it changes your $30 BIS plan to $65 and is prorated for the time you are gone. Deactivate it when you get back. Unlimited data (except text and pic messages, they charge for those regardless of your text plan) while overseas. Works great. Search the verizon section of the forum for "global email" for more.
    ^^^^^^^ What he said.
    Also search the forums, this issue has been discussed a lot of times. You will garner a lot of tips from others.
    By the way, congrats.
    07-13-10 09:21 AM
  7. Ultrafied's Avatar
    Make sure when you call Global Services you ask to unlock your phone. This will allow you to use cheap pre=paid sim cards in Italy. By far the easiest is to use Global Services from Vzw like freightdog said, but get the phone unlocked too. I have used both, Global Services and pre-paid sim cards. It's not difficult. Good luck and have fun!
    07-13-10 09:24 AM
  8. ghostengineer's Avatar
    ^^^^^^^ What he said.
    Also search the forums, this issue has been discussed a lot of times. You will garner a lot of tips from others.
    By the way, congrats.
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    07-13-10 10:16 AM
  9. ghostengineer's Avatar
    Maybe if you read my original post you wouldve seen that I have tried that. I'm a grown up so please save the lecture for the million useless I'm leaving threads. I figured my question was legitimate.

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    07-13-10 10:19 AM
  10. z06mike's Avatar
    Maybe if you read my original post you wouldve seen that I have tried that. I'm a grown up so please save the lecture for the million useless I'm leaving threads. I figured my question was legitimate.

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    Yo man, chill out! There is no lecture there. He said to do a search so that you get some more info on your question.
    07-13-10 11:26 AM
  11. ghostengineer's Avatar
    Yo man, chill out! There is no lecture there. He said to do a search so that you get some more info on your question.
    Yo man, you chill out. I said in my original post that I tried to do a search. My computer kept freezing up on me and if I had my storm handy, I wouldve attempted to do a search on that, but my fiancee took it with her. Im old enough and been on this forum long enough to know how to do a search. Its a no wonder APPLE and Android fans come on here to criticize. This forum is suppose to help people, not criticize if they dont have the answer, or didnt do a search. I suppose I was wrong in that assumption...
    07-13-10 11:40 AM
  12. hydroz_23's Avatar
    I figured my question was legitimate.
    And the answers you received were legitimate and nobody gave you hard time. If you don't like the answers given then don't ask. Freightdog was the only one that told you to search AFTER he gave you a very detailed answer. He only said that because it probably is being discussed a lot more in that forum. In fact everyone here gave you a answer and you still are not happy. What more do you want? Grow up!
    Last edited by hydroz_23; 07-13-10 at 11:51 AM.
    07-13-10 11:45 AM
  13. ghostengineer's Avatar
    Yes I recieved very good responses, but after I got them, why should I be told to do a search when I already explained my situation, and also please dont tell me to grow up. Thank You. This thread is done. Thanks for stopping by.
    07-13-10 11:54 AM
  14. hydroz_23's Avatar
    Yes I recieved very good responses, but after I got them, why should I be told to do a search when I already explained my situation, and also please dont tell me to grow up. Thank You. This thread is done. Thanks for stopping by.
    Why do you expect others to do your work for you? If you computer crashes when searching how is that anyone's problem but yours? Hmm Wierd i just used the search function and it works just fine on my computer and bb. 2 seconds of searching i found these. Your welcome!! You should just stop posting here, i am pretty sure that nobody will ever help you out again

    Verizon Wireless Global Support Faq's

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=329836

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f2/gett...erseas-300706/

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f71/usi...abroad-483720/

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f71/usi...abroad-245560/

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f141/ho...erseas-261062/

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f86/ove...et-vzw-200235/

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f141/tour-overseas-296394/

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f71/

    i could keep going but why bother?
    Last edited by hydroz_23; 07-13-10 at 12:13 PM.
    07-13-10 12:06 PM
  15. ghostengineer's Avatar
    **** you ****. I dont care if you help again. Im in Philly and bad storms crashed thruu the area so evidently the PC problem was on my end, *******. Next time your an ******* to me, grow a pair of balls you ****** ****
    07-13-10 12:47 PM
  16. hydroz_23's Avatar
    **** you ****. I dont care if you help again. Im in Philly and bad storms crashed thruu the area so evidently the PC problem was on my end, *******. Next time your an ******* to me, grow a pair of balls you ****** ****
    Wow! You know your a noob talking like that. Do you talk to your mother like that? You fail now move on. Grow up KID!
    07-13-10 12:58 PM
  17. pkcable's Avatar
    Lets ALL take some deep breaths!!!!! SHESH it's just an internet forum about a phone for Christ sake. Anyways I think the OP has his answer, and we can safely close this thread.
    07-13-10 01:32 PM
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