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Re: Cell / Mobile phone advice needed

 

lol danny how dare you..

 

that was one of my lines 

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Re: Cell / Mobile phone advice needed

Actually if you sign up for a google voice account while in america, you should be able to sign into it in the UK and phone local numbers for free.

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Oooh that might work too :smileyhappy:

I'll have to have a look into that for Carpe :smileyvery-happy:

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spacysam wrote:
Oooh that might work too :smileyhappy:

I'll have to have a look into that for Carpe :smileyvery-happy:

Cheers guys

 

You need an american phone number to activate it, but once google voice is activated it should work fine in UK/Ireland, and should be able to install it on android phones or use it from computer.

 

Also if he gets skype/vonage or one of the other voip services he can get an "american number". Meaning if his family in America dial a local American number it will be sent through the internet and will  ring his phone, meaning his family will only be charged the price of a local call even if it goes to his mobile.

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Oh thats awesome! Thanx for your help Fenian :smileyvery-happy:

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I would just get a smart phone and use skype or viber or any other similar voip app to call your parents. And skype out if they aren't too savvy. That way you can slap a uk sim card in the phone and local calls (to uk from uk) will be cheaper.

 

However, you will have to be careful, I know US carriers really try to lock down their phones and also some (verizon and tmobile, i believe) use CDMA as Fen said and those handsets won't work in the uk.

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Verizon and Sprint are the large US mobile networks that use CDMA.

 

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Skype is also getting built into the core of windows phone 8, so that could be a very good solution.

 

If his parents are not tech savvy you can get skype phones like this http://shop.skype.com/phones/cordless-router/ge-31591ge1-standalone/ and it connects to their broadband and works like a normal phone.

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Ive also seen you can get teh Skype online number....so his parents could call that & it could go through to his mobile!

Wow thanx so much guys you lot have been a great help :smileyvery-happy: - now to just make sure he gets on the right flight :smileytongue:

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