[Cccnfbw] Fwd: [nfbwatlk] Fw: [Nfb-announce] Fwd: international roaming charges -- Detroitconvention

Beth Manning b-bmanning at comcast.net
Wed Jun 17 21:14:39 CDT 2009




FYI on cell phones at the National Convention! 

Corbb 

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From: "Rovig, Lorraine" <LRovig at nfb.org> 
Date: June 15, 2009 2:21:43 PM EDT 
Subject: FW: international roaming charges -- Detroit convention 

Dear Students, 

Please note the useful advice from the NFB’s IT department below. 

Cordially, 

Lorraine Rovig 
Assistant to Mr. Anil Lewis, Chairperson, NFB Scholarship Committee 
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND 
Office:  (410) 659-9314, x2415 
Email:  scholarships at nfb.org 

From: NFB IT DEPT. 
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 2:17 PM 
To: NCB Staff 
Subject: international roaming 

For those of you travelling to convention, you’ll notice that just a 
couple hundred yards across the Detroit River is Canada, our neighbor 
to the north (or in this unusual case, our neighbor to the south). 
Though you will need a passport to cross the border, your cell phone 
doesn’t.  Depending where you are in the hotel, your cell phone (or 
data card) may give up on a weak signal from your carrier and switch 
to the Rogers Communications cell signal from Canada.  This 
constitutes international roaming and can be very expensive.  Unless 
you have a contract that includes it, you might consider contacting 
your provider to disable international roaming, if only for the first 
couple of weeks of July.  I found AT&T to be very helpful in providing 
assistance with my request.  To make it a bit easier for those 
interested, here are contact numbers for the various carriers: 

AT&T : 611 or 800-331-0500 
Sprint : *2, press Talk or 888-211-4727 
T-Mobile : 800-937-8997 
Verizon : *611 or 800-922-0204 
Virgin Mobile : 888-322-1122 

Here’s to no cell phone bill suprises, eh?  If you supervise anyone 
without e-mail, please advise any of those attending convention. 

Regards, 
John 

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