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We are using the tri bnd Nokia Phones from Sprint. Has anyone any knowledge
if they would work in Vancouver BC>?
 
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"Mee" <meee@nospamtoday.com> wrote in message
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> We are using the tri bnd Nokia Phones from Sprint. Has anyone any
> knowledge
> if they would work in Vancouver BC>?

I was in Vancouver two weeks ago and my sprint phones worked fine. Digital
Roaming. No idea what the cost was to call in Canada or back to USA.
Didn't care-- needed phone and made calls.
 

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"Oscar_Lives" <nospam@nospam.net> wrote in
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>
> "Mee" <meee@nospamtoday.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns95C8877E82346Meeenospamtodaycom@207.217.125.201...
>> We are using the tri bnd Nokia Phones from Sprint. Has anyone any
>> knowledge
>> if they would work in Vancouver BC>?
>
> I was in Vancouver two weeks ago and my sprint phones worked fine.
> Digital Roaming. No idea what the cost was to call in Canada or back
> to USA. Didn't care-- needed phone and made calls.
>
>
>

Thank you
 
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My wife's SPCS phone digitally roamed in Vancouver last year. I think
it cost about 50 cents per minute.

It's always a good idea before traveling to make sure your phone has a
current PRL (Preferred Roaming List). Call *2, say "PRL update" and
tell the rep you'd like to have your phone "flagged for a PRL update
because you'll be traveling". The rep will explain what to do next,
which involves calling *2 back after the rep flags your account, and
then you hear a message saying to stay on the line for a minute while a
free update is downloaded to your phone. When I do it, I don't hang up
as soon as it says "the update is complete" but stay on the line another
few seconds until I hear the usual Sprint main menu.

You can check a Nokia 3585 or 3588 PRL version before and after the
update at this menu choice
Menu | Phone Details | SW Version
The latest PRL is 10025

While in Vancouver, you also have to make sure your phone is set to
ALLOW roaming!
Menu | Settings | Roaming | Automatic (not Sprint only!)

Mee wrote:
> We are using the tri bnd Nokia Phones from Sprint. Has anyone any knowledge
> if they would work in Vancouver BC>?

--
Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680
 
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You used to be able to buy a $10 bucket of roaming minutes that covered
Canada. The buckets were slightly cheaper than the standard roaming charge.
I'm not sure if they still have it.

"Frank Harris" <frankbhX@XcompuserveX.com> wrote in message
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> My wife's SPCS phone digitally roamed in Vancouver last year. I think it
> cost about 50 cents per minute.
>
> It's always a good idea before traveling to make sure your phone has a
> current PRL (Preferred Roaming List). Call *2, say "PRL update" and tell
> the rep you'd like to have your phone "flagged for a PRL update because
> you'll be traveling". The rep will explain what to do next, which
> involves calling *2 back after the rep flags your account, and then you
> hear a message saying to stay on the line for a minute while a free update
> is downloaded to your phone. When I do it, I don't hang up as soon as it
> says "the update is complete" but stay on the line another few seconds
> until I hear the usual Sprint main menu.
>
> You can check a Nokia 3585 or 3588 PRL version before and after the update
> at this menu choice
> Menu | Phone Details | SW Version
> The latest PRL is 10025
>
> While in Vancouver, you also have to make sure your phone is set to ALLOW
> roaming!
> Menu | Settings | Roaming | Automatic (not Sprint only!)
>
> Mee wrote:
>> We are using the tri bnd Nokia Phones from Sprint. Has anyone any
>> knowledge if they would work in Vancouver BC>?
>
> --
> Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680
 
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Got my bill the other day. $0.35 a minute roaming fee for all calls sent or
received in Vancouver.




"Oscar_Lives" <nospam@nospam.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Mee" <meee@nospamtoday.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns95C8877E82346Meeenospamtodaycom@207.217.125.201...
>> We are using the tri bnd Nokia Phones from Sprint. Has anyone any
>> knowledge
>> if they would work in Vancouver BC>?
>
> I was in Vancouver two weeks ago and my sprint phones worked fine.
> Digital Roaming. No idea what the cost was to call in Canada or back to
> USA. Didn't care-- needed phone and made calls.
>
 

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