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    I am joining the army soon and I suspect I will be sent to iraq especially since the recent troop increase. I was wondering if my pearl will work over there and if I will still have the same plan and whatnot or if I will be charged some massive amount of moola if my phone does work.
    Thank you so much in advance!

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    Re: going to iraq

    Good Luck, I have two friends there now and they have both been there twice for a year at a time each. I would check the similar thread above here it is again:
    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...r_in_iraq.html

    There is some information there on what your looking for.


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    Re: going to iraq

    Mp55, Welcome to PinStack.

    Thank you for your decision to serve our country. I know when my son went, there were limits in who was allowed to use cell phones in country. It was a security matter, but I'm sure some of it had to do with protecting the soldiers pocket books also. The Cell Network is still building out there and the roaming charges can be large. I suggest, when you go, you put your account on the Deployment Hold that most carriers have for this situation. You will not be charged, or just a minimal maintenance fee if any and get to keep you phone number.

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    Re: going to iraq

    Are you more worried about the BB data and email, or just phone calling? You can get calls as cheap as a penny a minute using prepaid cellphones.

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    Re: going to iraq

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    I just needed 2 see if I could make calls or not on whatever cell phone. Thanks for the info everybody!

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    Re: going to iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Mp55
    I am joining the army soon and I suspect I will be sent to iraq especially since the recent troop increase. I was wondering if my pearl will work over there and if I will still have the same plan and whatnot or if I will be charged some massive amount of moola if my phone does work.
    Thank you so much in advance!

    Yes, it'll work in Iraq but it'll be best to get a prepaid sim once you get there.

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    Re: going to iraq

    A bit behind but,
    THANK YOU FOR DEFENDING US!!!!
    can't help you on the cell phone part but wanted to let you know.
    I personally appreciate your service.
    my email kayos72@yahoo.com.
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    Been a long while since last login. Sorry all, adjusting to a new life is great and hell at the same time!!

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    Re: going to iraq

    Just want to say thank you and good luck. Myself, my wife and my daughter wish you the best, stay safe.

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    Re: going to iraq

    Thank you for your service.

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    Ok I suppose ill get a prepaid then. Thanks for the support everyone!

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    Re: going to iraq

    MP55 - Safe travels my blackberry friend. You have a lot of folks pulling for you!

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    MP55 >> Thanks for choosing to defend our country and what our country stands for, whether the war in Iraq is right or wrong? is one thing but, defending our freedoms & values is the main thing!! Be safe!!

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    Hey man goodluck, if you end up going there. Have fun and take care!

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