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  1. #9
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    I previously spoke to Verizon and I don't remeber the exact numbers but it was going to cost me way over $100 for the 9 days, so I am still interested in the unlocking method



  2. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by neil154 View Post
    I previously spoke to Verizon and I don't remeber the exact numbers but it was going to cost me way over $100 for the 9 days, so I am still interested in the unlocking method
    WOW, I don't blame you there, it nevers ceases to amaze me how who you speak to at Verizon can make such a big difference. It sounds like whoever you spoke to didn't know much about Global service, it's on their website that $64.99 a month is the charge for unlimited data just like the $29.99 we pay a month in the US, guess I got lucky with the guy I spoke to since after telling him what I wanted I asked about just leaving the radio off and he agreed that leaving the radio off and using the WiFi and just turn the radio on if I wanted to check voicemail or text messages then turn it off when I was done was the best way to go and the data usage would be minimal.

  3. #11
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    Jan 2010
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    UK
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    suck it...
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    Z10
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    I travel between countries a lot.
    My Storm is unlocked and I get a new SIM card in which ever country I am going to.
    There is usually a minimum service period you need to sign up for (30 days etc) but its cheap and you do get full BB service.
    You use a different number but your PIn etc all stay the same and as its the same phone your contcts are all the same.

    PM me if you want more details. i can help you



  4. #12
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    May 2010
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    Thanks for the additional information. I called back to Verizon Global Services and they said that I can get unlimited data service for $2.17 if I just activate my Verizon sim card which is pretty reasonable for a short period of time. They also said that I could make calls for $2.89.per minute which is very expensive. So now I need to think if I want to have phone service or if data service is all I will need.

  5. #13
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    Costa Rica Verizon Blackberry

    Quote Originally Posted by neil154 View Post
    Thanks, I spoke to Verizon and they will give me an unlock code if I want it, so that is no problem. Do you know of any disadvantage in having the phone unlocked.

    Also, I spoke to a vendor in Costa Rica and he stopped selling sim cards because he claimed that people are not satisfied with the service and therefore he only rents phones. He could be telling me a story because he doesn''t sell sim cards any more or it could be the truth. Does anyone have experience in using a sim card and or cell phone in Costa Rica that they can share with me. I only expect to be in Costa Rica for 9 days if that makes any difference.
    I go to C.R. often I use the unlocked Storm. At the airport you can buy a sim card for $10 and this gives you a local phone # and unlimited Local calls. I also purchase a calling card for $10 that allows you to call the US for about 1 hour. I don't get the internet or my emails. I bring a mini laptop and this solves that problem. I get no bill from Verizon so my total cost for a week in CR is $20.So far this has been my best scenario.I was there 6-9-2010 to 6-14-2010 and had no problems.
    Last edited by wchieppa; 06-30-2010 at 11:53 PM. Reason: added dates



  6. #14
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    May 2010
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    Thanks for the information. Did you have to get the phone unlocked so you could use the sim card from CR? Could I switch back and forth as I desire between the sim cards (with Verzon sim card I can get internet access).

    Do you have any idea how available the verizon signal is so I can use the internet on the road?

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