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11. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Buy a new prepaid SIM card when you get there

That only works for GSM phones, which are very prevalent in North America. Only in the past few years have companies started to offer GSM phones in North America.

12. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

And if someone does phone you, then it's probably a wrong number anyhow

13. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

My Siemen's cell phone doesn't have a spare battery.

no, they don't come with the phone, you have to buy them separately. Even the fake one (not original) or second-hand will do as a temporary replacement.

14. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting MASSAGEUK

Quoting Wocca

My Siemen's cell phone doesn't have a spare battery.

no, they don't come with the phone, you have to buy them separately. Even the fake one (not original) or second-hand will do as a temporary replacement.

But I have no need for an extra battery ...

15. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

At the Gadgetshop they sell something that you charge, and then plug into your phone and that charges the battery. Just stored power on hand basically.

16. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

At the Gadgetshop they sell something that you charge, and then plug into your phone and that charges the battery. Just stored power on hand basically.

17. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Buy a new prepaid SIM card when you get there

Speaking of which, we recently did up some information on this. Basically we made a comparison of two companies out there who sell prepaid sim cards before you leave 'home'. That way for example you can get your Australian mobile number before leaving and hand it out to friends in advance (also having english instructions can help if you don't speak the language used in the instructions). The American company also offers GSM phones which you'd need in most countries and like Greg mentions aren't very common in North America.

You can find the link under TOOLS at the top of the page, or else the direct link is here. There's about 65 countries on offer.

And yes, if you were wondering, we do get a small commission if you click through and end up buying a sim card or phone via those companies

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