Renting an international phone from T-Mobile

Old Mar 5, 05, 10:52 pm
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Renting an international phone from T-Mobile

I don't have a cell phone here at home in NY, but would like to have one for use during my upcoming vacation in SE Asia. I plan on renting an international cell phone for one month from T-Mobile, and simply using their airtime.

Has anyone on this board ever rented a cell phone for overseas use? Do the phone actually work once overseas? Am I getting myself into a mess, or will the transaction actually work as advertised? I am not a tech savvy person. Are there any pitfalls I should be aware of?

Any experiences or opinions you might share will be well appreciated! Thanks.
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Old Mar 15, 05, 5:31 pm
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Originally Posted by JohnWM
I don't have a cell phone here at home in NY, but would like to have one for use during my upcoming vacation in SE Asia. I plan on renting an international cell phone for one month from T-Mobile, and simply using their airtime.

Has anyone on this board ever rented a cell phone for overseas use? Do the phone actually work once overseas? Am I getting myself into a mess, or will the transaction actually work as advertised? I am not a tech savvy person. Are there any pitfalls I should be aware of?

Any experiences or opinions you might share will be well appreciated! Thanks.
Check this link. Just ordered this phone for a trip to Italy. It was on the Gold summary statement from AA Advantage. Offers 800 miles also and a $29 phone that is yours to keep, no s/h charge, no fees, airtime only and is highly recommended by credible sources.
http://www.mobalworldphone.com/aa2
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Old Mar 16, 05, 1:01 am
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Thanks!

Cool link, Indo-flyer! Thanks kindly for sharing.
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Old Mar 16, 05, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Indo-flyer
Check this link. Just ordered this phone for a trip to Italy. It was on the Gold summary statement from AA Advantage. Offers 800 miles also and a $29 phone that is yours to keep, no s/h charge, no fees, airtime only and is highly recommended by credible sources.
http://www.mobalworldphone.com/aa2
Do you see these rates of $1.25/minute as kinda steep? New to the idea and thought I had seem fall less rates quoted before, when using a sim card on a GSM phone? Maybe it was using a pre-paid phone card?
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