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November 17th, 2008, 12:01 PM
has anyone used a particular world phone in egypt. i have verizon and don;t think it will come in and/or be extremely expensive. so i was wondering what options were out there and what experience people have had with these phones. thanks
November 17th, 2008, 08:42 PM
We just returned from Egypt - my brother has T-Mobile. He was able to use his phone most of the time when we were on land - a few times it was not great reception though - it was also pretty expensive I believe - about $3 a minute I think. We brought our computer and purchased Magic Jack which worked great when we were in Cairo and had internet service. Hooked it up to the hotel phone and it worked very well - very clear.
November 30th, 2008, 05:00 PM
Similar results as the other poster. T-mobile worked almost everywhere. I think it was $2.65/minute. I used it only on the Nile cruise as the hotels I stayed in had WiFi, so I used Skype (for about 1 cent a minute).