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    Yes, you will need an unlocked phone Vikki and I basically do the same as Keith except I get Chris to configure it for me

    I have to let someone very important know that we have arrived safely, so it has to be working for when we get there









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    Oh it's all very confusing! Is there such a thing as a cheap unlocked phone?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikki, post: 309224
    Oh it's all very confusing! Is there such a thing as a cheap unlocked phone?
    Well yes but before you go looking, take the phone you have and ask your cell provider if it's already unlocked and if it's not, COULD it be.

    Voda/o2 usually unlock free, orange/ee usually charge 35 or so
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    Vikki, if you do decide to go down this route and get some unlocked phones then let me know and I will see how many sims I have and send you a couple









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    I don't want to take my phone Keith, it's a really nice one and I wouldn't want anything to happen to it. Also, it's huge, I just want something small I can fit in my pocket. I think if I were to take my own, there would probably be some sort of bolt on I could get.
    You know, I'm just wondering whether it might be easier to just take a quick cab ride when we get there and get a cheapy one..... At least I then know it's going to work.....



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    There are some here if you work out what it would cost you to get a phone when you are over there and then compare it to buying a phone here and paying 20 for the red pocket data. In the future all you will need to do is get a sim and pay for the service.









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    Would you be able to get one at the airport?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy, post: 309232
    There are some here if you work out what it would cost you to get a phone when you are over there and then compare it to buying a phone here and paying 20 for the red pocket data. In the future all you will need to do is get a sim and pay for the service.
    Thanks for that! Ideally I'd like to get a proper American one as it'll have the proper charger etc.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikki, post: 309230
    I don't want to take my phone Keith, it's a really nice one and I wouldn't want anything to happen to it. Also, it's huge, I just want something small I can fit in my pocket.
    sure that makes sense

    I think if I were to take my own, there would probably be some sort of bolt on I could get.
    There's no bolt on on any plan on any uk provider which comes anywhere close to a US pay as you go. Cheaper than if you didnt have a bolt on sure but still very expensive.

    You know, I'm just wondering whether it might be easier to just take a quick cab ride when we get there and get a cheapy one..... At least I then know it's going to work.....
    Sure thing that's very true

    There are loads of unlocked cheapy (relatively) over here you can buy
    http://www.expansys.com/nokia-c2-01-eu-black-217043/

    Probably some cheaper ones in argos too
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    You lot are fab!

    Do you happen to know if there's somewhere in the airport I could pick one up?



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