24-07-2012 07:33 PM
I'll be on a business trip for two week in London. What I have now is a Canadian version Samsung Galaxy S III but I'm not sure if the phone can be used when roaming in UK. The specification of the Canadian version can be found here http://www.bell.ca/Mobility/Products/Samsung-Galax
Anyone can confirm that my phone can be used without any problems.
Thanks a lot!
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24-07-2012 08:59 PM - edited 24-07-2012 09:00 PM
25-07-2012 03:45 PM
You have two options.
You can get a roaming package from your canadian network, or you can buy a pay as you go sim card when you get to the UK.
You'll need to weigh up where you'll be calling from your phone, as calling abroad from a PAYG is expensive, but is it cheaper than your own network will charge you. You'll need to do the research.
If you buy a PAYG sim card it'll be a full size one, you'll then need a sim cutter (about £5.00, not sure what that is in Canadian Dollars), just pop the sim in and it'll cut it to the micro-sim size your S3 uses.
Alternatively there are a LOT of non-network mobile phone shops that will do this for you for a small fee.
Sometimes the simple answer is overlooked because it's technology that's complicated!
25-07-2012 03:55 PM
Don't Vodafone supply PAYG micro sims? If not I've learnt something new
Adammada - if you are going to think about using a local UK sim make sure that your phone isn't locked to your Canadian network.
26-07-2012 09:41 PM
Thank you guys. Actually my employer will pay for the usage so I'm not too worried about the roaming fees.
And one of my colleagues just came back from UK and confirmed our Galaxy S iii can be used there without any issues!
27-07-2012 01:08 AM