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

Brian Wekamp bjwekamp02 at embarqmail.com
Wed Jun 17 08:15:39 UTC 2009

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Corbb O'Connor" <corbbo at gmail.com>
To: <nfbv-announce at nfbnet.org>; "Virginia Association of Blind Students 
list" <vabs at nfbnet.org>; <nfb-announce at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 11:31 PM
Subject: [Nfb-announce] Fwd: international roaming charges --  

FYI on cell phones at the National Convention!


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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.


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

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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