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Old 02-18-2010, 05:35 PM
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Re: Would you abandon TP2 for Verizon's Skype ability?

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i have any mobile any time so i mite use 1 or 2 mins a month plus i dont use skype so no i could careless about anything verizon unless they get wp7 in the next few months
I agree, but what if you were making a lot of international calls? This could be a big $$ saver.

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Re: Would you abandon TP2 for Verizon's Skype ability?

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I've just purchased an EKit SIM card
I'm having a hard time believing ekit's prices! They're charging USD109 for a Mexican TelCel SIM that I can buy for 400 pesos (roughly USD30) and that come with 150 pesos credit. Outrageous.

I didn't see any SIMs there that had USD0.19/minute incoming calls on a US number. The lowest I could find was considerably more than that at USD0.39 (it says "free for family to call" but then says there's a 0.39/minute surcharge).

It's no help on Verizon, but Sprint offers a Canada Roaming option that's $2.95/month and makes all calls USD0.20/minute. I did a lot of searching, and buying the cheapest local prepaid SIM in Montreal was going to cost considerably more than that per minute no matter how many or how few calls I made or received.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:19 PM
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Re: Would you abandon TP2 for Verizon's Skype ability?

to be honest i think i would just stick with my tp2 on sprint. i wouldnt move for that. i use google voice for anything like that now adays anyway.
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Re: Would you abandon TP2 for Verizon's Skype ability?

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to be honest i think i would just stick with my tp2 on sprint. i wouldnt move for that. i use google voice for anything like that now adays anyway.
I agree

I believe that with the current way WinMo is run and the stuff available for it, we have all the capabilities that Verizon is offering, for little or no cost.

And, thus far, Sprint has been the best provider i've ever had.... and i've been to VZW, TMO, ATT, and Einstien(local).
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:56 PM
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Re: Would you abandon TP2 for Verizon's Skype ability?

Skype calls only seem to come up on the speakerphone for me on my TP2. Is there any way to change that?
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Re: Would you abandon TP2 for Verizon's Skype ability?

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I'm having a hard time believing ekit's prices! They're charging USD109 for a Mexican TelCel SIM that I can buy for 400 pesos (roughly USD30) and that come with 150 pesos credit. Outrageous.

I didn't see any SIMs there that had USD0.19/minute incoming calls on a US number. The lowest I could find was considerably more than that at USD0.39 (it says "free for family to call" but then says there's a 0.39/minute surcharge).

It's no help on Verizon, but Sprint offers a Canada Roaming option that's $2.95/month and makes all calls USD0.20/minute. I did a lot of searching, and buying the cheapest local prepaid SIM in Montreal was going to cost considerably more than that per minute no matter how many or how few calls I made or received.
Check out their Ebay store - it's much cheaper than what shows on their website. Here's a link to what I purchased:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ekit-USA-SIM-car...item20add40c84

You have to read through all the fine print, but basically incoming calls are free, but if someone calls you through your U.S. number (rather than your International number), it's $.19/minute.

For my purposes anyway, it's a fairly good deal.
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