Where in the world does your BB work?

Jun 21st, 2007, 12:58 PM
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Where in the world does your BB work?

Where has your BlackBerry worked (or not worked)? I am looking for a good excuse NOT to take mine to Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) and Kenya.
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Jun 21st, 2007, 02:18 PM
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Will be taking my BB with me to Zambia.
My Better Beamer that is ;-)
It's held the BB acronym long before Blackberry came along

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Jun 21st, 2007, 02:52 PM
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True...and Brigitte Bardot -- you should take her, too.
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Jun 21st, 2007, 04:08 PM
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Not a BB but my guide received cell phone call confirming Chinese food delivery on our way down Mt. Kilimanjaro!
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Jun 22nd, 2007, 06:06 AM
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Mine works in SA, but I tell my boss I'm in the bush and so no cell phone signal. I refuse to look at e-mail even when I'm at the airport. I take mine along, because its my phone and works everywhere I've been.
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Jun 22nd, 2007, 07:03 AM
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My blackberry phone worked in Tanzania but email didn't. Neither phone nor email worked in Rwanda. Both phone and email were functional in the Nairobi airport, which was a great relief as I was stuck there for 8 hours!
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Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:37 AM
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Well a good excuse not to take it is that you are on holiday, on safari. Leave it at home. Enjoy getting back to nature, the real world will intrude soon enough!
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Jun 23rd, 2007, 08:11 AM
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My travelmate on our recent trip to Botswana & Zambia took her crackberry (they are addictive little devices) cause her boss had asked her to see if it worked in the wilds of Africa. She tried email & internet at several locations along our journey, but besides Joberg, it didn't work anywhere else.

Granted this was not in Kenya or Tanzania, but I would find any excuse not to take my cell or crackberry with me on safari.
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Jun 23rd, 2007, 09:46 AM
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I would take it but tell everyone at work that you are not taking it. And you don't have to turn it on. But our BBs proved to be extremely helpful in Peru when a family member had to be hospitalized. Cell service was intermittant, but we could get email/text messages to each other easily. It made it a lot easier for those at the hospital to keep in touch with those waiting at the hotel, coordinate the rescheduling of travel plans, and update her family back in the states. I had signed up for international email service before I left and cancelled it when I got back because it's not cheap.
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Jul 18th, 2007, 12:11 PM
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What about Namibia? Anyone have email service there?
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