Re: You can upgrade an iPhone 3GS to iOS5...
- From: Tim Adams <teadams$2$0$0$3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 06:50:26 -0500
In article <5e5ae95a-ef8e-4891-85cc-d59468bf5a92@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
-hh <recscuba_google@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Nov 1, 9:30 pm, Tim Adams <teadams$2$0$...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
-hh <recscuba_goo...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Tim Adams <teadams$2$0$...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Laszlo Lebrun <lazlo_leb...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Do you get a warning, when traveling into countries where internet
roaming fees are horribly expensive,
Are you so ignorant that you don't know when you go move from one
another? Doesn't showing a passbook/identification give you a clue?
That's not the issue Tim.
then why did you ask the question? Just proving how stupid you are?
I noticed that you ignored addressing the main point, which was asking
which cellphone whose OS has a 'warning' feature of any meaningful
significance...I believe that the answer is "NONE".
My original iPhone did give me a warning when I was roaming, before I did
anything on it. I do NOT expect that feature has been removed in newer version.
But my point still stands - if you, as the individual traveler, don't know where
you are, be prepared to foot any bill you might incur!
The issue is that you don't necessarily know just how horrifically
expensive the rates are going to be in that particular country...and
with events such as the April 2010 Iceland Volcano, you don't
necessarily always know what countries you might end up in from
If you're traveling and don't plan on expenses like your cell phone and
ahead then shame on you for being stupid. Even when you might end up in
place not on your schedule!
So things like earthquakes and major volcanic eruptions can be
predicted weeks in advance with significant precision?
No, I don't think so.
And why would you need to know in advance about a ' volcanic eruptions' or
'earthquakes'? If you're traveling, you will know (or at least should) where
your are at any given time. If you end up in a country/location that you had NOT
planned on going, you need to check to see what additional expences you might
incur while there. Those include your phone expenses.
The point was that Shit Happens, and sometimes that even includes
crossing of borders - - which was the set of goal posts that you
invoked. You've now been smacked down by two real world examples.
Sorry, but you've merely run from the OP's claim that he didn't know where he
was. A claim that he might be able to support if he were just a drunk.
And FWIW, the voice rates aren't particularly cheap, even if you're
paying the additional charge for a so-called "International" plan:
Yeah, an additional $1/minute for the cheap countries. So much for
hundreds of 'free' minutes included in one's plan.
So don't pay then! buy a cheap GSM phone before you travel then pick up a
card in whatever country you end up in.
Done that at times for personal use...three strikes:
(a) it wasn't a smartphone;
So buy an unlocked smartphone when you arrive! Problem solved, or didn't you
know many countries offer them?
(b) the callback systems (makes international rates cheaper) simply
(c) chargers are often 220V which makes it hard to prepare the phone
in the USA prior to your next foreign trip: you arrive with a dead
For SIM-chipping a smartphone owned by an employer, odds are that the
USA hardware is locked ... plus from the Enterprise IT policy
standpoint, it is an "ABSOLUTELY NOT ALLOWED" and likely grounds for
immediate termination. Even for one's old hardware that's been
removed from the Enterprise network (I asked): another dead end.
And trying to buy a cheapo GSM for just making business use less dear
is a travel expense claim "DENY", under the rationale that you don't
need one ... because already have your Enterprise-issued cellphone,
despite the difference in costs. Catch-22.
But feel free to regale us with your personal & professional
experience as a multinational world traveller, Tim. FYI, I'm looking
right now for restaurant recommendations in Florence, if you have
regarding Snit "You are not flamed because you speak the truth,
you are flamed because you are a hideous troll and keep disrupting
the newsgroup." Andrew J. Brehm
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