I'm going on vacation for about 3 weeks soon and although I know that the G2 isn't an "international phone" I was wondering if that would actually mean that it won't function overseas? In other words, I am asking if I will be able to make phone calls and send text messages while in Poland while using my G2?
Sidenote: Yes, I know I will be charged for these things. I've previously only owned phones that are labeled as "internationall phones" by T-Mobile so I know what the fees and limits are.
If I was going to travel internationally I would get your phone unlocked
by requesting the unlock code through Tmobile. You then can use a local prepaid
sim to make and receive call in Poland and not be charged the international rates.
Then you can always pop in you Tmobile sim to check for any messages
from the states.
Just a thought.
I wasn't clear--my apologies.
I want to know if I can use my G2 to view and reply to text messages from the States and make phone calls to the States to keep in touch with my friends and boyfriend. I will have a landline in Poland and will use that to contact friends and family in Poland.
So again, can I use my G2 to check and reply to messages and phone calls from the States??
Since it's a quad band phone it should be an international phone but
if you want to make sure you casn check with this link.
Here's your calling and roaming rates.
I would also turn off your data to avoid any excessive roaming raters.
It's not listed as an international phone. So, if it isn't an international phone I won't be able to check my messages????
I've had international phones from TMO before and had no problems checking and sending messages. This is the first time I haven't had a international phone when going abroad. I know I incur charges and have specific rates, I just want to know if I will be able to receive messages like I normally do?
According to this review by pc mag it will work
on international 3g networks.
The G2 works on T-Mobile's and international 3G networks, as well as 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. The G2 is also T-Mobile's first HSPA+ phone, capable of HSPA+ 14.4 speeds. Using even faster HSPA+ 21 modems, I've achieved speeds of up to 6.72 megabits down in New York City. With the G2, I got a pretty consistent 2.0 megabits down. That's faster than most 3G systems, but not on a par with the speeds I've seen from Sprint's 4G phones or from T-Mobile's HSPA+ modems.
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