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Man, Verizon is totally fucking me on my cell phone for my trip to France! I thought that cell phones worked everywhere. I thought you just picked it up and bang, off you go, as long as there's a tower somewhere you're cherry! I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE WHOLE POINT OF CELL PHONES, I THOUGHT THAT'S HOW THEY WORKED. I am hopelessly naive.

Now I have to get some sort of crazy foreign cell phone that I will rent for a kabillion dollars just so people can give me odd jobs while I'm on vacation.

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littlewashu
Mar. 14th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
You are hopelessly naive.
ludickid
Mar. 14th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
The last time I left the country, I don't think cell phones had been invented yet.
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manningkrull
Mar. 14th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
If this helps, you can buy a prepaid cellphone in France for about 30 Euros (that's what I have), receive calls for free on it, and buy coupons to make calls (but it costs about a Euro a minute to call the States). You can also use my home phone to make calls to the States for free!
ludickid
Mar. 14th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
How did you get this magic phone? I picture it as being jewel-encrusted.
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archaica
Mar. 14th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
VZW's cell phone tech is especially incompatible with the rest of the world, from what I understand. A GSM phone with a SIM card would be much more compatible internationally. I think. Don't quote me on that.
ludickid
Mar. 14th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
You used at least two acronyms there I am not familiar with.
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tritium
Mar. 14th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
I thought that cell phones worked everywhere. I thought you just picked it up and bang, off you go, as long as there's a tower somewhere you're cherry!

Oh, Leonard, Leonard, Leonard. You're forgetting about a little thing called the free market. You wouldn't expect a Verizon phone to work with a Sprint tower, would you? And with whatever the hell Frenchie company they have in France-land? Forget it.

Also, Verizon is moving from CDMA to GSM, but that won't start until next year.
ludickid
Mar. 15th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
Lousy capitalist rat-bastards.
tamisevens
Mar. 14th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
dude, why don't you just use skype?

I made sure to turn on the international feature on my cell phone plan (or whatever) when I was in France and the Netherlands, but it didn't always work. it was SO annoying. it would sometimes send SMS, sometimes not. Sometimes the call would go through, sometimes not. there was no rhyme or reason to it.
ludickid
Mar. 15th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
Skype? Don't you have to have a computer to use that? The only reason I need my phone is in case someone calls with a job, and I don't plan on carrying my computer around the whole time. Or do I misunderstand what it is? I never used the damn thing, so I might be totally confused.
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harmfulguy
Mar. 14th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
Cell phones work fine. It's the carriers that are going to bone you seven ways from Sunday.
thaitea
Mar. 15th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
Ha ha, I don't understand anything anyone's written in response to this post!

Good luck in homosexual Paree!
ludickid
Mar. 15th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
Me neither. But I know this: the mayor of Paris is totally a homo!
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kudaspeaks
Mar. 15th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
Man, Verizon is totally fucking me on my cell phone for my trip to France!

You are so gonna wind up on "Overheard From White People."
saltdawg
Mar. 15th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
I didn't read through all of these comments because I'm impatient. Anyway, if you get a newer phone, chances are that it will be a quad-band phone which will work anywhere. (I think somebody or another sells the razor for less than a hundred bucks, which is for sure quad) Then all you do is buy a local pre-paid sim chip wherever you may be and away you go!


In china they sold sim chips on the street for ten bucks, and pre-paid cards for like twenty. For that mere thirty dollars you could talk to USA for hours. The black market is pretty cool.
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