| | Re: International Problem
Richard B. Gilbert wrote on [Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:55:39 -0500]:
> On 1/23/2012 10:17 PM, Todd Allcock wrote:
>> At 23 Jan 2012 17:55:31 -0500 Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>>> On 1/21/2012 12:24 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
>>>> I've been on this board many times discussing my using a Verizon
>>>> phone out of the country. I used it all over Europe and as lately as
>>>> last June in Russia.
>>>> I set it up with Verizon to use it in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile
>>>> before leaving on a trip to Buenos Aires followed by a cruise around
>>>> Cape Horn.
>>>> Imagine my surprise when I reached Argentina and my phone would not
>>>> work. I called them and learned that a quad-band phone is needed in
>>>> Argentina and Chile bit the phone would work in Uruguay. It took me 2
>>>> phone calls to get the answer. The second one was due to the hotel
>>>> having the wrong number printed on the phone or VZW would have called
>>> For your next trip, you might try asking your travel agent about what
>>> kind of wireless phone service is available.
>> Oh, sweet lord. I propose a new drinking game. Every time Richard
>> suggests "calling your travel agent", everybody drinks!
>>> I think that there are at
>>> least three different and incompatible technologies used by various
>>> cell-phone carriers!
>>> If your travel agent doesn't know he should at least know how to find
>> As a veteran of a few int'l trips, I suspect Janet knows as much or more
>> about international cell use as most travel agents.
>>> It may be as long as five years before the carriers adopt new technology.
>>> By the time they adopt the new technology, it will probably
>>> be obsolete!!!!
>> Almost as obsolete as travel agents, perhaps.
> Just for the record, the "obsolete travel agents" still advertise in the
> obsolete (?) "Yellow Pages". If you don't need one, I'm sure you aren't
> required to consult one.
Yes, the yellow pages are also obsolete