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  1. jah
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    I have a Treo 600 and I want to take it with me to the UK on an upcoming trip. Maybe I should have bought the GSM version, so I could switch SIM chips. But I have the CDMA Sprint version. I'm going to call them tomorrow to ask about this kind of service. I just wanted to see if anyone has had any experience using their Spring Treo 180/270/300/600 outside of North America?

    Now that I have this thing I can't imagine not having it for as long as I'll be travelling!
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    You are out of luck. I have a 300, and it will not work outside of the US. I travel to Europe 4-5 times a year, and I have been getting by with Sprint's International Plan. Basically they give you a SIM card that, when you have your US-based phone turned off, will ring with the same number on a GSM phone. The GSM services that it provides are minimal, i.e. no caller id, no SMS, no GPRS. It works well in that people don't have to call a different number for you, but you only get phone service. Its also pretty pricey, but not out of line with any other carriers International service (think $1.25-$1.75 a minute for all connect time, whether making or receiving calls).

    Since I have become addicted to always-on, anywhere internet access, I am switching to a GSM Treo 600 (as soon as T-Mobile is available). I have no issues with the Sprint network, coverage, etc., and would have no problem using a Sprint Treo 600, except that I want it to work overseas. When I travel overseas now, I have my 300 for use as a PDA, and a separate phone.
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    I too have a Sprint Treo 600 and am planning some international travel next month.

    I know that there are "rent a phone" services in other countries, often at the airport.

    What would be a solution one could use BEFORE you leave? Could one "rent" a GSM Treo 600 here in the US before going?

    If so, what would be the added service charge of the Sprint "number forwarding" service to that new device.

    Bill Petro

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