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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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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 Smiley Happy

I'll have to have a look into that for Carpe Smiley Very Happy

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Re: Cell / Mobile phone advice needed


spacysam wrote:
Oooh that might work too Smiley Happy

I'll have to have a look into that for Carpe Smiley Very 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 Smiley Very Happy

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Re: Cell / Mobile phone advice needed

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 Smiley Very Happy - now to just make sure he gets on the right flight Smiley Tongue

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