1. jiffry1017's Avatar
    hey all

    I have a verizon pearl 8130. I'm about to go overseas. I know the minutes and data roaming charges are gonna be ridiculously expensive, but I probably won't be using it. Also seeing as how the pearl doesn't have a sim card slot.


    My question is about the texting for the pearl overseas. Will i incur any additional charges?

    thanks
    03-14-09 10:07 AM
  2. lastraid's Avatar
    WHat country are you going to. Most likely will not work for you. There is a global rental and traveler program offered by VZW.

    you can get info about all this at www.vzw.com/international or call VZW and the Global folks can help you with the info.
    03-14-09 10:17 AM
  3. jiffry1017's Avatar
    i'm going to china
    03-14-09 12:14 PM
  4. lastraid's Avatar
    China does not have CDMA towers that I am aware of, so I doubt it will work.
    03-14-09 12:18 PM
  5. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    China does not have CDMA towers that I am aware of, so I doubt it will work.
    China is heavily CDMA - GSM is dropping off the map there.

    High tech nations lean toward CDMA, while dying industrialized or third-world economies lean toward GSM.

    Trust me - GSM is garbage, technology-wise, compared with CDMA.

    GSM phone with SIM card? Forget reliable service in most of the Orient.
    03-14-09 02:45 PM
  6. vatothe0's Avatar
    China has plenty of cdma service in almost every major city. Call the global department to get your service set up correctly.

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    03-14-09 02:46 PM
  7. lastraid's Avatar
    If that is case, Then your phone will work.
    03-14-09 02:46 PM
  8. lastraid's Avatar
    Yep- looked it up my bad

    Voice 1.99 per minute no plan
    Data 0.02 per KB without plan

    Plans are avail

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    Dialing Instructions
    Local Calls While in China to a Landline Number:
    Area code + landline number (e.g. 010-66504365).

    Local Calls While in China to a Cellular Number:
    Dial the cellular number (e.g. 13301234567).

    International Call While in China to the US or Another International Destination:
    00 + country code + telephone number.
    03-14-09 02:50 PM
  9. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    Just the links, ma'am, just the links.

    I know about the b shortcut, but still.

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    03-14-09 03:03 PM
  10. lastraid's Avatar
    I did before, but this info came from a couple of links Within the VZW website. They love big cumbersome sites
    03-14-09 03:50 PM
  11. jiffry1017's Avatar
    thanks! i just got a question. i saw the international roaming texting charges. however, i have a 500 + unlimited IN. do the international roaming texts count in this plan?
    03-14-09 03:56 PM
  12. lastraid's Avatar
    txt is not covered in your plan
    03-14-09 04:10 PM
  13. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    txt is not covered in your plan
    txt is - intl txt is not.

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    03-14-09 04:27 PM
  14. lastraid's Avatar
    Yep I think they know what I meant
    03-14-09 04:28 PM
  15. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    Maybe they did, but did you?

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    03-14-09 04:35 PM
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