Call In Europe - Cell Phone in France

Dec 22nd, 2010, 12:02 PM
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Hey LairdDrambeg just fyi Call in Europe phones are in fact unlocked. Actually if they are locked they cannot sell them with their O2 UK SIM cards and O2 Germany SIM cards. The phone they sell is very basic, but to tell you the truth that's what people usually want especially when they are on vacation. I used Call in Europe and I am pleased with their service.
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Dec 22nd, 2010, 01:47 PM
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"The phone they sell is very basic, but to tell you the truth that's what people usually want especially when they are on vacation. I used Call in Europe and I am pleased with their service."

Agree.
We have one with French SIM CARD...
used it in France, Spain and Germany for several years.
No complains.
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Aug 16th, 2011, 12:59 PM
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Buyer beware. I had used Call in Europe several times and had no complaints, but on my last trip switched to the Germany plan since it was the only country I was traveling to. I had two calls they said were over 40 minutes long. I'm no dummy and would never have talked that long due to the expense. You won't get any where with their customer service -- no way to dispute the length of the call. Doesn't help that they have your credit card number -- why would they want to help you. Cost more than $100. Won't use them again.
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Aug 17th, 2011, 11:26 AM
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Without re-reading this thread (sorry) does a Tracfone work without any extra effort when one goes from US to France or Italy??
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Aug 17th, 2011, 12:00 PM
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What is a Tracfone?

European GSM frequencies are 900/1800mHz. Does this phone operate on these frequencies or does it use 850/1900mHz?
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Aug 17th, 2011, 01:08 PM
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From the Wikipedia page about TracFone:

"TracFone service is limited to TracFone-branded handsets (all TracFone handsets are pre-programmed by the manufacturer; therefore, the handset is locked including its latest GSM models). Other GSM handsets will not accept TracFone SIM cards, even if unlocked..."

So no, your phone won't work. You can get an unlocked GSM phone for as little as $39 from TigerDirect.com or NewEgg.com. Order your free Lebara SIM from Lebara.fr ... simply add "USA" after your ZIP code and it should arrive in 2 weeks or less.

CallinEurope.com phones are also unlocked and and are inexpensive simple models from about 30 bucks.
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Aug 17th, 2011, 01:13 PM
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My mistake... seems CallInEurope no longer offers phones alone but only with their SIMs.
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Aug 17th, 2011, 04:28 PM
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ParisAmsterdam, thanks!
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