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Cell phone options in Poland?


me  
17 Aug 2006 /  #1
hi there. i am moving to Poland in September to teach English. i will need to get a cell phone once settled.

I am wondering what providers offer the best service, prices for handsets, offers. I have looked through the websites of "Orange" "Eras" and seen what they offer.

any help would be appreciated

dziekuje
sio  
17 Aug 2006 /  #2
I think there are 3 main "forces" in Poland: ERA, PLUS, and Orange. I think the most popular are the first two ones.. (?)
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
18 Aug 2006 /  #3
The`s also - Heya - and - Sami Swoi.
aawil 1 | 20  
22 Aug 2006 /  #4
Last time I was there I used Plus GSM. I found their coverage absolutely amazing. It seemed to work no matter where your at. Unless your in the subway or something. I wish we had that kind of coverage in the US but we aren't anywhere near it. I'm not sure what the prices amongst the big 3 carriers are at now.
JustinDT  
22 Aug 2006 /  #5
Orange is my favorite. Just get one of their SIM cards.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
22 Aug 2006 /  #6
I better just shut up and say nothing because I don't have a clue about this. But since I'm a little bored I'll tell you about my cell phone.

Well, maybe next time.
guess who  
22 Aug 2006 /  #7
Krysia,
Does your cell phone consist of two empty aluminum cans connected by a string?
krysia 23 | 3,057  
22 Aug 2006 /  #8
I don't know. Never opened the thing up.
hello  
22 Aug 2006 /  #9
connected by a string

do you mean g-string? :)
aawil 1 | 20  
22 Aug 2006 /  #10
My current cell phone. Unlocked Motorola RAZR V3i with itunes
hello  
22 Aug 2006 /  #11
Pretty cool - with webcam.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
22 Aug 2006 /  #12
Must be nice to be rich
Shelley  
23 Aug 2006 /  #13
aawil

the battery life is rubbish - I cant wait to upgrade again!

Must be nice to be rich

they cost nothing on contract and that's a really outdated phone now - Nokia are much better.
aawil 1 | 20  
23 Aug 2006 /  #14
Actually the v3i still hasn't been released in the US. I don't have a contract so I paid for mine. I had a black razr that i bought and it lasted a whopping 9 months before it died. I looked at other phones but ended up going back to the razr. Not alot of quad band thin phones out there. Samsung have a nice one coming out but its only tri-band, and won't work too great here. I would love to see the rumored apple iphone come out.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
23 Aug 2006 /  #15
Krysia,
Does your cell phone consist of two empty aluminum cans connected by a string?

I don't know. Never opened the thing up.

LOL. Maybe she didn't get that.

The V3i is definitely nice. I like my Sliver.
Shelley  
23 Aug 2006 /  #16
I've got the black one and the new v3i - upgrade so I could video!...but I still say the battery life is v. poor - okay I concede that they quite sexy looking and are good for women - as they fit into even my smallest handbag (I'm sure that's what they had in mind when they designed it!!!)
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
23 Aug 2006 /  #17
but I still say the battery life is v. poor

Maybe you just need a new battery. Did you try that? The one for the Sliver should be the same and it's not too bad. Even when I use the iTunes.
Shelley  
23 Aug 2006 /  #18
It's only a couple of months old and it's been switching itself off when I really dont want it too....I really should just take it in store to see if there's a problem - I had the same with the sliver too - I have to charge it every night...
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
23 Aug 2006 /  #19
sounds like you're just having bad luck. Maybe get out of the Motorolas
aawil 1 | 20  
23 Aug 2006 /  #20
The motorola's aren't the greatest phone as far as reliability goes but the size and looks seem to make up for it.
rafik 18 | 589  
23 Aug 2006 /  #21
My current cell phone. Unlocked Motorola RAZR V3i with itunes

i like sony errickson phones.i have 750 i model,pretty,very efficient good battery,radio,2.0mpixel camera just perfect cost for pay as u go 119£ with orange
krysia 23 | 3,057  
23 Aug 2006 /  #22
LOL. Maybe she didn't get that.

Get what?
Shelley  
29 Aug 2006 /  #23
sounds like you're just having bad luck. Maybe get out of the Motorolas

I like the look though - Nokia need to start making slimmer phones...
aawil 1 | 20  
29 Aug 2006 /  #24
Nokia need to start making slimmer phones...

Yeah all their phones look ancient to me.
tammy  
5 Oct 2006 /  #25
i say orange coz i work for them and i know it will work out in polland
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
5 Oct 2006 /  #26
I've roamed on both and I think Plus has better service :)

this past visit I had no problems with orange. My GF uses ERA and she swears by it. I think most are ok..I hear that plus is a little more expensive, but I liked the network. Good luck on your search.
ryheen - | 12  
19 Jan 2007 /  #27
orange might be good for polish people. but for me, they are un profesional,if there are complain from costumer. i ever had problem with them, but they even don't think to respon costumers comlain, THEY SAID, FIRST PAID AND THEN COMPLAIN, i think that wasn't polite and uneducated with answer like that. they don't give a **** about costumers. they way they treat costumer VERY DIFFERENT than in australia, i travel a lot, and ORANGE was the worst provider i ever choose. i think the best provider in Poland is ERA. but anyway, everybody had their own opinion.
m33073  
26 Feb 2007 /  #28
i would love to move to poland to teach english as well. how did you get hooked up with that job? do you have any advice, help, or suggestions for me? any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
marchewka  
26 Feb 2007 /  #29
m33073,
the is a really good international website foe teaching ESL:
Dave's ESL cafe, which will give you some ideas:)

Good luck
m33073  
27 Feb 2007 /  #30
thank you so much Marchewka. I really appreciate your response. I will definitely check it out.

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