Vancouver metro area - where may I buy a SIM for GPRS data..

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Planning a Vancouver vacation, and would prefer to use an unlocked GPRS
data card I already have, for web connectivity. Which GSM operators
(including virtuals reselling Microcell), provide GPRS data service for
short-term users?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.fido,alt.cellular.rogers (More info?)

    Assistance with this query would be truly appreciated. Thank you.

    On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 00:21:04 GMT, yeltrabnhoj@email.com wrote:

    >Planning a Vancouver vacation, and would prefer to use an unlocked GPRS
    >data card I already have, for web connectivity. Which GSM operators
    >(including virtuals reselling Microcell), provide GPRS data service for
    >short-term users?
    >--
    >John Bartley K7AAY http://celdata.cjb.net
    >This post quad-ROT-13 encrypted; reading it violates the DMCA.
    >Nobody but a fool goes into a federal counterrorism operation without duct tape - Richard Preston, THE COBRA EVENT.

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    I don't think that Microcell or any of its resellers provide a short-term data service. On the chance that you have
    VoiceStream/T-Mobil GPRS, do you realize that you can use the Microcell network for no extra fee?

    Brendan


    yeltrabnhoj@email.com wrote:

    > Assistance with this query would be truly appreciated. Thank you.
    >
    > On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 00:21:04 GMT, yeltrabnhoj@email.com wrote:
    >
    > >Planning a Vancouver vacation, and would prefer to use an unlocked GPRS
    > >data card I already have, for web connectivity. Which GSM operators
    > >(including virtuals reselling Microcell), provide GPRS data service for
    > >short-term users?
    > >--
    > >John Bartley K7AAY http://celdata.cjb.net
    > >This post quad-ROT-13 encrypted; reading it violates the DMCA.
    > >Nobody but a fool goes into a federal counterrorism operation without duct tape - Richard Preston, THE COBRA EVENT.
    >
    > --
    > John Bartley K7AAY http://celdata.cjb.net
    > This post quad-ROT-13 encrypted; reading it violates the DMCA.
    > Nobody but a fool goes into a federal counterrorism operation without duct tape - Richard Preston, THE COBRA EVENT.

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    On Wed, 21 Apr 2004 01:03:48 GMT, Brendan McCullough <bren@mccullough.ca>
    wrote:

    >I don't think that Microcell or any of its resellers provide a short-term data service. On the chance that you have
    >VoiceStream/T-Mobil GPRS, do you realize that you can use the Microcell network for no extra fee?
    >
    >Brendan

    Brenda, where shall I have a case of Canterbury shipped to? EXACTLY what I
    need to know. Many thanks, 73s and extremely best regards!

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    >> On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 00:21:04 GMT, yeltrabnhoj@email.com wrote:
    >>
    >> >Planning a Vancouver vacation, and would prefer to use an unlocked GPRS
    >> >data card I already have, for web connectivity. Which GSM operators
    >> >(including virtuals reselling Microcell), provide GPRS data service for
    >> >short-term users?


    On Wed, 21 Apr 2004 01:03:48 GMT, Brendan McCullough <bren@mccullough.ca>
    wrote:

    >I don't think that Microcell or any of its resellers provide a short-term data service.

    IIRC, one of the Plains provinces had a Microcell reseller who would, but
    my notes form last August's trip to the Worldcon are lost down the memory
    hole.


    > On the chance that you have
    >VoiceStream/T-Mobil GPRS, do you realize that you can use the Microcell network for no extra fee?
    >
    >Brendan

    Actually, that is not correct.

    T-Mobile, according to their rep #2743493, charges US$10/MB, plus
    US$0.49/min for local voice and US$0.69/min for calls back to the States.


    If you can substantiate otherwise, I would be rather grateful.


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    Please invert everything left of the @ to reply wrote:
    >>
    >>On the chance that you have
    >>VoiceStream/T-Mobil GPRS, do you realize that you can use the Microcell network for no extra fee?
    >>
    >>Brendan
    >
    >
    > Actually, that is not correct.
    >
    > T-Mobile, according to their rep #2743493, charges US$10/MB, plus
    > US$0.49/min for local voice and US$0.69/min for calls back to the States.
    >
    >
    > If you can substantiate otherwise, I would be rather grateful.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Nobody but a fool goes into a federal counterrorism operation without duct tape - Richard Preston, THE COBRA EVENT.

    Sorry, I should have been more specific. Only the GPRS service can be
    used on your VoiceStream plan with no extra charges. This was the joint
    announcement by Fido and VoiceStream when they introduced GPRS. It is
    still this way with Fido users in VS territory and I haven't heard of
    any changes for VS users in Fidoland. Of course they will charge you
    roaming for voice services.

    Brendan
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    On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 03:49:24 GMT, Brendan McCullough
    <bmccull@nospam.shaw.ca> wrote:

    >Sorry, I should have been more specific. Only the GPRS service can be
    >used on your VoiceStream plan with no extra charges. This was the joint
    >announcement by Fido and VoiceStream when they introduced GPRS. It is
    >still this way with Fido users in VS territory and I haven't heard of
    >any changes for VS users in Fidoland.

    T-Mobile, according to their rep #2743493, charges US$10/MB.

    T-Mobile ain't Voicestream any more.

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