06-03-2008 11:14 AM
I use my phone in North America (DC area) and will be travelling in Europe (London & Paris) soon. Will my phone (Verizon is the current carrier) work in London and Paris? If not, are there steps I can take to have them in service over there. Thanks!
06-03-2008 11:49 AM
06-04-2008 09:14 PM
If it's the 8330 the answer I believe is "No". The 8330 is a CDMA device like virtually all of Verizon's phones. European countries use GSM. However, I believe the Blackberry 8830 from Verizon does support GSM for overseas (hence called the "world phone")...yet, I am under the impression the cost of calls is very high.
When I travel overseas I rent a cell phone or smartphone. Let the company know what countries I'm going to and they deliver the phone to my home with charger, etc. Rates are very reasonable..in some instances pretty cheap. When I return home I put the phone in a FedEx shipping box and send it back. Simple, Easy and affordable. Just need to make sure folks have the temp cell phone number when travelling.
06-04-2008 09:42 PM
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