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    Default What type of phone?

    I will be down for 8 weeks this summer and will need phone service. I have Boost service here in Miami and that will not work down in the Dom Rep. Will any phone brand such as T mobile , cingular etc work if there is a sim card and I use the orange card service? Or should I sign up for a local plan there? Thanks!

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    Bring an un locked GSM phone, and buy an Orange SIM. They just need your passport.

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    GSM? Sorry for being electronic dummy!

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    An AT&T/Cingular phone is GSM and will work on Orange as long as it is "unlocked", which can be done for free by AT&T, or buy a cheapie "Unlocked" GSM phone on eBay.
    Make sure it is either Quad band or functions on 850/1900, which is the US and Dominican GSM protocol as well.

    GSM phones use a SIM card, CDMA phones do not!
    Last edited by Tamborista; 05-18-2008 at 06:39 PM.

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    Default GSM codes

    Call your service provider in the US before you leave and they will give you the unlock code to allow an Orange sim card to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmey27 View Post
    I will be down for 8 weeks this summer and will need phone service. I have Boost service here in Miami and that will not work down in the Dom Rep. Will any phone brand such as T mobile , cingular etc work if there is a sim card and I use the orange card service? Or should I sign up for a local plan there? Thanks!
    There was a website when at&t changed over to cingular I think it was called Unlock.com. I went there because i had a v-60 motorola and it worked great! check it out for i just verified if i was giving the correct web address and it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megabiteme View Post
    There was a website when at&t changed over to cingular I think it was called Unlock.com. I went there because i had a v-60 motorola and it worked great! check it out for i just verified if i was giving the correct web address and it is.
    All that website gives me is POP ups, and a choice of 50 websites that have the word UNLOCK???

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Tamborista; 05-18-2008 at 09:29 PM.

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    If I unlocked my Palm Treo, will my phone convert back to normal use when I return to the USA?

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