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January 4, 2008
6:59 pm
Bylo
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In case anyone is planning on going downunder, here's a link to what 7-11 offers in Oz. They call their offering Speak Up rather than Speak Out.

April 2, 2009
11:14 am
Geoff Scott
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I asked about phones in three 7 Eleven stores in Sydney in March, 2009....blank stares and headshakes all round.

July 29, 2010
2:32 pm
smilingrose
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Thanks for sharing...

July 30, 2010
4:47 am
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Hmmm

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August 9, 2010
5:18 pm
Sheila
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Bylo said:

In case anyone is planning on going downunder, here's a link to what 7-11 offers in Oz. They call their offering Speak Up rather than Speak Out.


August 9, 2010
5:20 pm
Sheila
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I use a Speakout.7-11 Nokia 2760 cell phone. I hardly use it and it works fine for me in Toronto. I am going to Australia for a holiday next month. Does anybody know if I can buy just a sim card and minutes from an Australian Seven-11 store (which they do have). Alternatively, is it likely my phone is unlocked (purchased July 2009) and would accept a sim card from another pre-paid service provider in Australia (whoever they are!). I of course want to switch it back when I return to Toronto. Hannah

August 9, 2010
5:39 pm
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It will not work. Not only is your Speakout Nokia 2760 dual band elusively for the North American market, it is also locked. You would need a quad band 3rd party phone, which would work in pretty much everywhere in the world. It would also work with your Speak out sim.

August 10, 2010
9:35 am
Sheila
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Thank you so much for responding so quickly. Sadly I am an old fart and have little experience with cell phones. Considering my needs are simple i.e. only make calls and send messages, and occasionally use the camera, are you in a position to recommend a basic quad band 3rd party phone for these needs. No responsibility on your part, I just don't want to get talked into fancy stuff I don't need. Thanks again.

August 10, 2010
11:59 am
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You might have better luck getting the phone and sim when you arrive. It might be cheaper getting them at a mass retailer. They don't have any Walmart's down under yet, but they have Kmart and Target.

August 15, 2010
9:12 pm
Sheila
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Problem sorta solved, I do have to buy another phone unfortunately but I can buy a Quad Band, unlocked GSM cell phone here in Canada (I live in an area with a very high recent immigrant population so there are heaps of stores selling them) and buy a pay-as-you-go SIM card at the airport in Australia or at BigW, Target and newsagents that will work. I can use the same phone for my Speakout SIM and SIMs when I go to most other countries. It's probably time to upgrade anyway. Thanks for all the advice.

August 15, 2010
9:48 pm
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I think I would recommend you get yourself another Nokia, because they generally make decent low end phones. Nokia phones usually have good audio, and they have very good radios and antennas. The 2730 is not one of Nokia's better phones, so if you were OK with it, you are in for a treat with your next Nokia! If you can, try before you buy your phone.

Likely stating something you already know, but the power mains in Australia are different than the ones in Canada. You might have to get another charger for the phone. If the charger label says it can do from 110 to 220 volts, you just need is the correct adaptor, the charger will automatically figure out what to do with the voltage.

August 16, 2010
6:49 am
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I will look at a Nokia and I know about the adaptor. Thanks again.