Calling from China

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Calling from China

I have signed up for the World Traveler program and will be traveling to China this weekend. I intend to use my Blackberyy for a) incoming calls b) Outgoing calls to US and c) Outgoing to another country like India. I would like to know what the rates will be. The AT&T page specifies a single rate ($1.99). Is this the same rate for all situations (a, b and c) above or are there additional charges?

 

I tried calling AT&T but after spending 1/2 hr could not get a propoer answer.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

-- Nasir

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Professor

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A & B will have $1.99/minute 

 

C - will have different rate... to India it will be $2.29/minute, 

 

Compare World Traveler plan with standard rates here.

 

You might save a lot by unlocking your phone (AT&T can do it for you) and using local prepaid service... 

Message Edited by 300k on 10-14-2009 02:40:30 PM
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300k wrote:

A & B will have $1.99/minute 

 

C - will have different rate... to India it will be $2.29/minute, 

 

Compare World Traveler plan with standard rates here.

 

You might save a lot by unlocking your phone (AT&T can do it for you) and using local prepaid service... 

Message Edited by 300k on 10-14-2009 02:40:30 PM

 

That is not correct.  All calls made in China to any destination will have the same rate.  Next door, back to the US, or to a third country are all charged at the same rate.
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Professor

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DWC1 wrote:

300k wrote:

A & B will have $1.99/minute 

 

C - will have different rate... to India it will be $2.29/minute, 

 

Compare World Traveler plan with standard rates here.

 

You might save a lot by unlocking your phone (AT&T can do it for you) and using local prepaid service... 

Message Edited by 300k on 10-14-2009 02:40:30 PM

 

That is not correct.  All calls made in China to any destination will have the same rate.  Next door, back to the US, or to a third country are all charged at the same rate.
Nope, call international support... they will prove your wrong.

 

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300k wrote:

Nope, call international support... they will prove your wrong.

 


Just looking at my invoices to see what I have been charged is sufficient for me.  I roam overseas at least once per month and can assure you that when roaming all charges are based on the country you are in not the country you are calling.  The world traveler discount rate when roaming in China is $1.99 per min.  That applies for all calls made when roaming in China regardless of if you call next door, back to the US, or any other country. 

Message Edited by DWC1 on 10-29-2009 06:55:12 AM
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Scholar

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I believe DWC1 is correct.
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Professor

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DWC1 wrote:

300k wrote:

Nope, call international support... they will prove your wrong.

 


Just looking at my invoices to see what I have been charged is sufficient for me.  I roam overseas at least once per month and can assure you that when roaming all charges are based on the country you are in not the country you are calling.  The world traveler discount rate when roaming in China is $1.99 per min.  That applies for all calls made when roaming in China regardless of if you call next door, back to the US, or any other country. 

Message Edited by DWC1 on 10-29-2009 06:55:12 AM

Really? Then calling any country from US would cost the same, right? How come when I travel my bill shows different charges for usage depending which country I'm calling to. Read International Terms and Conditions... 

 

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300k wrote:
Really? Then calling any country from US would cost the same, right?  Read International Terms and Conditions... 

 


Domestic mins do not include any international long distance charges.  International roaming rates on the other hand are priced as fully inclusive of all local and international toll charges.  I have read the terms and conditions.  Can you please point me to what you are reading that says something to the contrary?

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Professor

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I do know that... the same thing is with international roaming. $1.99/min will only cover calls made inside of China and US. Any calls made to other countries will be charged differently. 
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300k wrote:
I do know that... the same thing is with international roaming. $1.99/min will only cover calls made inside of China and US. Any calls made to other countries will be charged differently. 

 

My September roaming invoice while in Shanghai shows calls from China to Australia, UK, and the US.  All were charged at $1.99 per min.  If you were charged more you should complain.
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