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Service in England?


I am going to England in November and I kind of need my phone while I am there. Am I able to get service there, or am I able to like pay for roaming services? If I am, how much would it cost for that? Thanks. 🙂

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Userlevel 2
It will cost too much to roam if your handset even works on UK frequencies. What phone do you have? The best thing it is to use a local sim if you have an unlocked phone.
Userlevel 5
James wrote:

It will cost too much to roam if your handset even works on UK frequencies. What phone do you ha...

Unlock device + Get a Prepaid SIM for that area = Savings
James wrote:

It will cost too much to roam if your handset even works on UK frequencies. What phone do you ha...

What do you mean by "unlocked" phone?
James wrote:

It will cost too much to roam if your handset even works on UK frequencies. What phone do you ha...

Locked? Like with a key? I don't understand.
Userlevel 4
What John said. Use a local prepaid SIM and you will be amazed how much bang your buck can buy when it comes to wireless services outside Canada.
Daniel AJ wrote:

What John said. Use a local prepaid SIM and you will be amazed how much bang your buck can buy wh...

Hi, Daniel. I appreciate your help,, but I am not familiar with the terminology. What is a SIM? How do I "unlock" my phone? I can't see a key hole on it. Thanks.
Daniel AJ wrote:

What John said. Use a local prepaid SIM and you will be amazed how much bang your buck can buy wh...

Unlocking your phone is a process where your carrier goes into the phone and enters a code to unlock the carrier restriction. Basically when you get a phone from Koodo, it's "locked" to Koodo's system. Unlocking it removes that restriction. So, it's not a "skeleton key" of sorts, it's just a simple code input. The SIM card is the little white chip with the gold metal bits on it that they put into your phone when you sign up. It contains basic information, like your phone number etc to connect you to the network. So no SIM, no cell service. Also, for a good resource on Smartphone terminology, check this site out. http://www.gsmarena.com/glossary.php3?term=smartphone

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