1. papad's Avatar

    Greetings to all.

    I have spent time reading as much as I can before I look a mug on this board! Here goes.

    I am soon to go to the US and Canada and wanted some info about the cheapest way to get e-mail on the move whilst away for nearly three weeks. Data roaming is far too expensive on my time plan.

    I hope that I can get some wizdoms.

    Looking forward to the journey with this community and the one coming.
    04-08-08 01:34 PM
  2. mzshey2x's Avatar
    Mmmm.. data roaming is expensive but you're going to need data to check your email. I know there's a service that converts email into text messages, which shouldn't be too expensive.

    Hopefully, someone has a better answer for you!

    Good luck!
    04-08-08 02:55 PM
  3. Hazysky's Avatar
    Have you looked at T mobile UK's international roaming plans? that is often cheaper than going with the plan you currently have.

    Welcome to CB!
    Last edited by Hazysky; 04-08-08 at 03:15 PM.
    04-08-08 03:12 PM
  4. TheAznBradPitt's Avatar
    good to finally have you on board
    04-08-08 09:20 PM
  5. JazzeeJEF's Avatar
    Welcome Newbie!!!!
    04-08-08 09:32 PM
  6. cate's Avatar
    welcome! :]
    04-08-08 09:59 PM
  7. Gypsy's Avatar
    Welcome! Happy journey!
    04-09-08 09:04 AM
  8. Adlen's Avatar
    Hazy - 7.50 a Mb!!!
    04-09-08 11:14 AM
  9. Hazysky's Avatar
    I know but how much is it without the international plan?

    If it were me I would probably just put in a local sim & use a hotel or whatever for email. Maybe even just use my bb but turn data services off.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-09-08 11:22 AM
  10. Eyonna's Avatar
    ~Welcome newbie...~
    04-09-08 04:13 PM
  11. papad's Avatar

    Thanks for the welcome and sensible suggestions. I sense that I am leaning towards picking up a pay as you go sim from possibly Rogers (though my experience of their customer care is less than helpful). I am however tempted to hold fire and get a t-mobile sim in the states and I would need to see comparisons.

    If anyone experienced have got any better ideas - would love to hear from you.

    Thanks again.
    04-10-08 01:25 AM
  12. Duvi's Avatar
    Welcome 2 CB
    04-10-08 07:18 AM
  13. garbagefairy1967's Avatar
    Hello, and welcome!!!!
    04-10-08 10:30 AM
  14. Blacklatino's Avatar
    Welcome to the CB
    04-10-08 10:33 AM
  15. tmag2005's Avatar
    O2 has the best plan and lowest roaming plans. 2.75 per mb (roaming)

    Depends how badly you need email and can you take a laptop and check once or twice daily....

    That might be a better option
    04-10-08 05:23 PM
  16. Rhon228's Avatar
    04-12-08 01:05 AM
  17. Berryman's Avatar
    Welcome to Crackberry, yup bringing a laptop seems a good solution if you wish to save a whole smoking heap of cash to spend on other things

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-12-08 01:47 AM