[Greater-baltimore] FW: international roaming

Melissa Ann Riccobono melissa at riccobono.us
Thu Jun 18 14:33:12 UTC 2009

Hello everyone,

This is indeed very interesting and very worth making note of!



From: Wilson, Joanne [mailto:JWilson at nfb.org] 
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:15 AM
Subject: FW: international roaming


State Presidents,


Thought you would find this information interesting and useful.





From: Wilson, Joanne 
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:26 AM
To: 'harold.wilson2 at verizon.net'
Subject: FW: international roaming



From: Berggren, John 
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.




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