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12-03-2009 12:11 PM
Before you leave make sure you get your subsidy unlock code from at&t so that your handset will accept a new sim card for another provider. When you arrive head over to a nationwide store called Carphone Wharehouse. They have sims from all the major UK providers and they can help you compare which one will be best based on your needs. There is no need to sign a contract in the UK unless you really want to. There are great plans on the "pay as you go" offering so you just add money to your account when you need to to. Pay as you go plans are very common in the UK and can help you control costs.
If you can prove to at&t that you are moving overseas they may waive the early termination fee on your contract but you will need to ask in advance. As far as keeping your number check out other posts in this section of the forum. There are many places where you can port your current at&t number to either park it or have calls follow you to the UK over the internet or via call forwarding options.
12-10-2009 11:49 AM
(unlike an iPhone, I have a SIM card)
What are you talking about? The iPhone has a removable SIM card like any other ATT phone. It lacks a MicroSD port.
The World Traveller plan ($5.99 a month) gets you slightly reduced (but still expensive) rates as indicated on the following webpage:
Roaming fees are unavoidable if you want to use your US cell phone number/account. Its expensive for ATT to license service from foreign countries, and they pass that expense down to the customer. ATT's international rates are competitive with other US carriers.
As others mentioned, your best bet is to get some kind of local SIM card. Unfortunately, this will mean that people will need to call a UK number to reach you.
12-10-2009 11:54 AM
Its expensive for ATT to license service from foreign countries, and they pass that expense down to the customer. ATT's international rates are competitive with other US carriers.
12-10-2009 2:21 PM