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

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Anonymous
April 13, 2004 4:21:04 AM

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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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Anonymous
April 19, 2004 9:43:49 PM

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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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Anonymous
April 21, 2004 5:03:48 AM

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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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Anonymous
April 22, 2004 1:16:07 AM

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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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Anonymous
April 22, 2004 11:24:00 PM

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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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Anonymous
April 23, 2004 7:49:24 AM

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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
Anonymous
April 30, 2004 9:15:27 PM

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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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