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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikki, post: 309065
    We'll be taking our tablet for that. Got to do Ben's little videos ;)
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    Keith is taking his time ;)



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    sorrrry only just got back home :D

    Yep pretty much all the current phones are tri/quad-band and will work with at&t/tmobile etc in the US (verizon is a different story).

    You can use a uk pay monthly or pay as you go in international roaming but you must call your cell provider to make sure the option is turned on BEFORE you go. Roaming costs a fortune especially with data and calls (texts arent bad) so pay as you will use a LOT of dosh very quickly.

    The most cost effective option is to buy a US pay as you go simcard perhaps off ebay before you go. You must make sure that your UK phone is "network unlocked" for it to use the Sim and it wont work until you're over there obviously. You can then top up and it will be very cheap to text to and fro etc. You sometimes even get free international minutes depending what you go for.
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    If you have WhatsApp you could use the park with top send messages for free that what we did last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deafjeff, post: 309103
    If you have WhatsApp you could use the park with top send messages for free that what we did last year

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    Very true Jeff, we use WhatsApp a lot.

    I do always get a US sim though, I bought a load of sims when we were out there last year and I always use RedPocket. Now that I have the sims it's so easy to just put some money on the account and it's ready to use when we get there. I think I've converted Keith as well









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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy, post: 309105
    I think I've converted Keith as well
    you have indeed of all the sims I tried, the redpocket ones you got have been the best

    It's a lot better at Disney with the free wifi now but it doesnt ALWAYS work especially at the resorts.

    Having a sim to keep in touch really is nice
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    Do you top the sim when you get there or before?
    Sorry so many questions, in just so used to getting a phone there, never not done it that way before.



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    You top the sim up before you get there, it's all done online. Take a look here and you can buy their sims on ebay.









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    Ah I see. So I just need an unlocked phone to go with that then?



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    I spent so so long working on this problem. It was a lot more important before Disney got wifi in the park and resorts but still.

    I never found a better way then Wendy's link to redpocket.

    Make sure your phone is unlocked, buy the sim. Before you go, buy a top up code online and apply to the account either before you go or when you get there.

    I put the US sim in my phone on the plane and do the setup of the network settings. Then soon as I get through the airport, it's all working.

    (you can download the settings automatically for most phones from the redpocket website which is perhaps worth doing whilst you still have an internet connection)

    It works really well
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