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Old 17th December 2006, 01:16
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A new Question.!!

Hi again,
I have been a bit nervous of saying any more on this Forum. "Just in case I am jumped on"--!!
anyway here goes for another question to the Forum.
(Pleasant member's) only to reply---

We have been discussing our need for a telephone after our arrival.
I happen to have an OLD Mobile phone--A Sony Ericsson-T28s--
Given to me, from one of my Grand-daughter's, after she had acquired a newer model.!!
I have tried to find out, whether this Mobile Phone will work in Scotland.

By going into another website Forum which deals with Mobile's--But so far no joy there.!!
Would there be anyone on this Forum which could supply us with helpful answers to this question.???
I am just hoping-!! Thanks Again wilsonmary20
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Old 17th December 2006, 10:02
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Hi again,
I have been a bit nervous of saying any more on this Forum. "Just in case I am jumped on"--!!
anyway here goes for another question to the Forum.
(Pleasant member's) only to reply---

We have been discussing our need for a telephone after our arrival.
I happen to have an OLD Mobile phone--A Sony Ericsson-T28s--
Given to me, from one of my Grand-daughter's, after she had acquired a newer model.!!
I have tried to find out, whether this Mobile Phone will work in Scotland.

By going into another website Forum which deals with Mobile's--But so far no joy there.!!
Would there be anyone on this Forum which could supply us with helpful answers to this question.???
I am just hoping-!! Thanks Again wilsonmary20
I'm sorry, but I don't know the answer to your question. However, I'm sure that someone will be able to help you. Basic mobile phones are so cheap nowadays that I don't think you would need to worry about replacing it, should it be unsuitable for UK use.
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Old 17th December 2006, 14:16
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I *think* that the way it works is that it is not the 'phone itself that matters, but the SIM card. That is, you could get another SIM card and connect to whatever network you choose. As Polwarth says, though, mobile 'phones are getting to be fairly cheap, and if you think you won't need to use it all that much, you can buy a "pay as you go" 'phone, which works perfectly well for me. Calls are more expensive than they are when you pay a monthly 'phone rental, but it simply depends on how much one uses the 'phone. However, considering that you will also want internet access, then I tend to think you are likely to end up with a landline telephone anyway, with a dial-up or broadband connection attached.

How are the plans for the Big Move coming along?
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Old 17th December 2006, 15:08
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Here is an example taken from one of the major supermarkets. I see that a basic "pay as you go" mobile 'phone is just under 30. There may be better bargains available at specialised 'phone shops - I don't know.

http://www.tescophones.com/
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Old 17th December 2006, 22:13
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Hi Mary

As Celyn says it is the simcard that is more important and they can be picked up so easy, every
so often I receive e.mails about getting sims free for 'Pay As You Go'...when you are all arranged
to come over let me know and I will see what I can do for you !!
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Old 18th December 2006, 06:06
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Very Many Thanks to 'All'

I do appreciate your kind assistance with my question-regarding mobile phone's.

I really don't use it here, just for emergency, if I happen to be out in the Old Car.
I am presently with the same Coy., for Landline-Mobile plus Internet.
So I would need to have that unlocked I suppose.

It is just the situation, before we can access a 'permanent' Address.
But still requiring a Tel.No.

Do the public Libraries there, have P.C's for public use & have access to the Net.???
I realise that there are Internet Cafe's.!!
Everything has a lot to do with our limited Income.
The Aussie Dollar has such a poor exchange rate.
Watching our pennies is a permanent way of living for us Oldies.
Both here & back home as well.
How we all managed before all of this Technology became available, I often wonder about 'progress'--!!!
Have yourselves a Really Safe & Happy Christmas. Take Care & many thanks.
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Old 18th December 2006, 06:15
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Nearly Packed-Celyn


Have booked our tickets too.
Boxes everywhere just now.
Husband gets a bit hairy, wondering how many more boxes, we are going to use.
Tentatively booked & acquired estimate's for transporting Goods.
(All quite frightening & really expensive)

Now thinking of Busking in the 'Rundle Mall' But I cannot stand this hot weather. So probably that arrangement is off the cards for now.!!!
Again to ALL 'A Really Happy & Safe Christmas'
wilsonmary20
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