America, there is a world out there, you know

Yes, that comment is tongue in cheek to some degree, though I do wonder at times.

Many years ago, someone joked to me that for a number of Americans, international included Canada, world also included Mexico, and beyond that…!

Funny thing is, I’ve seen a couple of examples of this over the last week, one of them, a major US company, AT&T.

Quite simply, I bought (an absolute boon) a pre paid mobile, a Go phone, I think it was called? Yes, it does international calls, as the website states, you’ve guessed it, as long as you only include Canada and Mexico, you’ll be fine lol! I’m not saying the roaming rates shoukd be a bargain, but in these days of contractual arrangements, surely AT&T must have some sort of facility to use their phones over here?

Ah well…

Rant two,

I wanted to order something online yesterday for someone, fine, not a problem you would think with a pre paid card. Wrong, I couldnt use the facility unless I had a US billing address! Please, dont tourists (or even Canadians) ever want to buy things from these voucher companies?

So yes, at this moment in time, I’d like to point something out to some Americans out there, the world doesnt end at your borders, didnt you know lol?

Of course, if someone wants to provide me with a US address, and workplace, so I could do those things, well I might not say no lol!

Frustrated of UK.

😉

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6 thoughts on “America, there is a world out there, you know”

  1. Well, my own experience is that, whenever I have left the North America, I have to get another phone, even though it is from the same company. I think there are differences in how the signals workor frequencies or whatnot.

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  2. Ah, that might be it then. I knew our phones wont work over there, but had been told that most US phones are dfesigned to work world wide, but had been given bad info.
    Thanks, James.

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  3. More expensive US phones work worldwide, not the more basic ones. And, even if the phone works, with my plan, I have to arrange for international service when I travel.

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  4. Never mind, I’ll survive lol. Pay as you go plans over here are pretty basic too, though you can make calls throughout Europe with them at least

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