06-02-2012 03:20:00 AM - last edited on 06-04-2012 10:21:41 AM by jamileh
Hi everyone, Apologies first of all if this post turns into "war & peace" but I have a few questions and would appreciate someone clarifying for me. Just to give you some background, myself and two friends visit the States a few times a year from the UK (friend has a house in FL) and need to find the best deal on wireless.
Friend one has a BlackBerry so therefore needs BlackBery service. At the moment when she visits, she has a T-Mobile USA sim card which costs $50 for the plan to give unlimited minutes / texts / data and then an extra $10 for texts to,overseas and $10 for BlackBerry. As she's rarely there for more than two weeks at a time, I was thinking the $2 per day deal from Go Phone would be cheaper as it'd be $24 for two weeks of calls, texts and texts to the UK.
My issue is I can't see anywhere on the site that says AT&T offer BlackBerry service to prepaid users. Also, the tariffs on the site all say you have to buy a data package even on the plan that offers unlimited data (the $50 one) - is this correct? Moving on, myself and my other friend both have unlocked iPhone 4S. I assume a Go Phone sim card with a relevant data package added would be enough to get the full use out of our phones?
Also, do AT&T offer prepaid sims for iPads as we both have one of those also and would like to be able to use them whilst out and about.
FINALLY... AT&T include the voicemail service as default. How easy is it to get the service removed? I remember it took ages to get T-Mobile to deactivate it and the call forwarding associated to it. The reason I have it removed is that the UK have 'calling party pays' system when calling so therefore if someone rings me in the States, the call is free until I answer. But the downside is that if my voicemail answers, they get charged then. So by removing it, the phone just rings and rings or plays a free message "the subscriber you have called is switched off or outside the coverage area" ... that works so much better for me.
I lied, one more question popped into my head. How quickly can one port a number from T-Mobile to AT&T when requested? Anyway thanks in advance for reading and look forward to your replies. David
06-04-2012 10:43:25 AM
In regards to the service questions...
Here's a link with information about the available packages/fees. There are no specific Blackberry packages.
Basic voicemail service is included with pay as you go/prepaid packages.
As for cancelling the voicemail, that would be done when you cancel the package itself.
Here is a link with information about porting numbers.
I hope this helps & have safe travels!
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