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Old November 20th, 2013, 12:55 AM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
Neville MADDEN
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Good morning

I have been granted a year's overseas study scholarship at the University
of North Carolina starting in the spring semester 2014.

Rosemarie and I arrive in Greensboro NC on 26 December 2013.

I would like your advice as to what cell-phone provider to use and whether
pre-paid or plan is the way to go.

When we first arrive I imagine there will be heaps of local and
international phone calls but once we get settled Skype will take the place
of the international calls and there would be very few local or national
calls.

Thanks

Neville
Toowoomba
Queensland
Australia
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Old November 20th, 2013, 12:57 AM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
Neville MADDEN
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Neville MADDEN wrote in
:

Good morning

I have been granted a year's overseas study scholarship at the
University of North Carolina starting in the spring semester 2014.

Rosemarie and I arrive in Greensboro NC on 26 December 2013.

I would like your advice as to what cell-phone provider to use and
whether pre-paid or plan is the way to go.

When we first arrive I imagine there will be heaps of local and
international phone calls but once we get settled Skype will take the
place of the international calls and there would be very few local or
national calls.

Thanks

Neville
Toowoomba
Queensland
Australia

I forgot...we also plan to go to Canada for the long summer mid semester
break

Neville
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Old November 20th, 2013, 09:27 PM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
Stef
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Neville MADDEN wrote:

Good morning

I have been granted a year's overseas study scholarship at the University
of North Carolina starting in the spring semester 2014.

Rosemarie and I arrive in Greensboro NC on 26 December 2013.


Oh, so it's UNC-G you'll be attending, my alma mater. And hometown.

I would like your advice as to what cell-phone provider to use and whether
pre-paid or plan is the way to go.


Verizon for the extensive coverage, if you plan on traveling a lot in
the US. Or T-Mobile, which I use now. Both have pre-paid, per minute or
package plans. Or you can try the "little" carriers: Cricket or Metro
PCS. I've heard good things about both from those who use them. They
are flat rate or per minute, IIRC. However, their coverage is poor
outside of major metro areas.

When we first arrive I imagine there will be heaps of local and
international phone calls but once we get settled Skype will take the place
of the international calls and there would be very few local or national
calls.


Whomever you choose, check their international rates, if they have
them, in case you need to make emergency overseas calls.

Enjoy your year "abroad."


Stef
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Old November 21st, 2013, 01:33 PM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
Gerrit
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"Neville MADDEN" wrote in message
...
Good morning

I have been granted a year's overseas study scholarship at the University
of North Carolina starting in the spring semester 2014.

Rosemarie and I arrive in Greensboro NC on 26 December 2013.

I would like your advice as to what cell-phone provider to use and whether
pre-paid or plan is the way to go.

When we first arrive I imagine there will be heaps of local and
international phone calls but once we get settled Skype will take the
place
of the international calls and there would be very few local or national
calls.

Thanks

Neville
Toowoomba
Queensland
Australia


Don't forget that you pay to receive calls in the US and Canada.
Never knew you had it so good in Oz did you? :-)

Gerrit
Albany
WA
Oz

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Old November 22nd, 2013, 08:42 AM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
DevilsPGD[_4_]
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Default Cell phones - who has best offer

In the last episode of
, "Gerrit"
said:

Don't forget that you pay to receive calls in the US and Canada.


If you're on an exceptionally terrible plan. I've had incoming calls
included for years (and as a perk, other people don't pay more due to my
decision to use a mobile rather than a landline -- I really can't
imagine living somewhere that requires other people to pay more due to
my choice of phone, that just seems back-asswards to me)

--
1989 - The movie "Batman," notches $100 million in 10 days,
proving once and for all that the public can't get enough
of men in tights.
 




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