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another phone question #88162
02/27/2016 11:09 PM
02/27/2016 11:09 PM
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Spain and SXM
Sungoddess Offline OP
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I will be going to the states for less than a week. I will be bringing my SXM iPhone with chippie (UTS)...Is there a way for me to make calls within the states without having a provider? If I'm in wifi, I guess I can skype...

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Re: another phone question [Re: Sungoddess] #88163
02/28/2016 12:32 AM
02/28/2016 12:32 AM
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Going to OIB? <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Groovin.gif" alt="" />

I'm guessing your best option is a prepaid cell phone, but less than a week is a pretty short time.

Re: another phone question [Re: charlieh] #88164
02/28/2016 07:31 AM
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You might want to check out T-Mobile.

Here's a link: T-Moblie SIM Starter

Make sure your phone is compatible, and then you can put minutes on it and go.

Last edited by PnPinNC; 02/28/2016 07:37 AM.
Re: another phone question [Re: Sungoddess] #88165
02/28/2016 08:00 AM
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The problem here is that there are so many different providers, and their coverage doesn't always overlap. Where I live, Verizon is pretty much the only reliable provider. I know that Walmart sells prepaid plans, so you may be able to get a sim card for your phone there. That would be the first place I'd check if I were you.

Re: another phone question [Re: Sungoddess] #88166
02/28/2016 08:14 AM
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I don't think your Chippie / UTS phone will work at all in the U.S. I've turned mine on in the U.S. and there is simply no signal received.

It was good to see you again the other day.


Rah Rah Rasputin
They put some poison into his wine
He drank it all and said "I feel fine"
Re: another phone question [Re: Sungoddess] #88167
02/28/2016 09:53 AM
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You can roam with Chippie, both pre-paid and post-paid. Click on either link that applies to you.

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Re: another phone question [Re: Rasputin] #88168
02/28/2016 09:54 AM
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Rasputin said:
I don't think your Chippie / UTS phone will work at all in the U.S. I've turned mine on in the U.S. and there is simply no signal received.


Have you done it in a while? You should get either a T-mobile signal or AT&T signal with a message saying you are roaming with chippie.

Re: another phone question [Re: wilsonck] #88169
02/28/2016 02:57 PM
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The roaming is only good for calling back to SXM & cannot be used to call anywhere else. You do roam with AT&T but Chippie does not allow any calls except back home (SXM).

Re: another phone question [Re: Sungoddess] #88170
02/28/2016 07:46 PM
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If I'm in wifi, I guess I can skype.


Yup....no worries there

Re: another phone question [Re: Rasputin] #88171
02/28/2016 09:12 PM
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Spain and SXM
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