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Mobile phone reception in Poland


angel 14 | 86  
7 Mar 2008 /  #1
does t-mobile and orange networks work well in poland/
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
7 Mar 2008 /  #2
I've used orange (on my UK mobile) and it's been fine. I guess if you're going to be spending a long time there, then you might want to pick up a Polish SIM card.
OP angel 14 | 86  
7 Mar 2008 /  #3
i have a chance to add another phone on to my contract phone with t-mobile for £15 this would allow shared min and unlimitted free calls between the phone owners-this would certainly be a huge saving on the phone calls my boyfriend and i are making to his payg phone-just wondering if anyone has experience of t-mobile in poland-i know orange ofer the same deal but i have a years contract with t-mobile
Harry  
7 Mar 2008 /  #4
T-Mobile don't exist in Poland (the Polish network currently owned by the people who own T-Mobile is currently the subject of a court case to decide who does own it).

You should read the small print of your £15 offer very very carefully. I would imagine that the free calls can not be made when you are outside the UK or to a number which is outside the UK. Remember that when your boyfriend is in Poland and you call his UK mobile phone he is charged for receiving that call!
telefonitika  
7 Mar 2008 /  #5
T-Mobile don't exist in Poland

true but i was able to use my T-Mobile phone there on the ERA network which was the best network to be on .. on the T-Mobile uk website you do get a list of about four polish mobile network you can use with T-Mobile ...

... i had no problems on the ERA network when i was in Poland

You are charged on that connection 40pence per SMS 20 pence per MMS 38pence to make a call to the UK and 19pence to receive a call ..... but the other party will have to pay part the connection cost of roaming ... so if they on a PAYG phone will chew their credit in effect ...

I WILL STRESS that your free monthly allowances is not useable in POLAND and you will be charged those prices above ....

if you want this option of using your free allowances you have in the uk then your best bet is to go on a vodafone contract as they are only ones that allow currently you to use your free allowances abroad

:)
F15guy 1 | 160  
17 Mar 2008 /  #6
Angel said: add another phone on to my contract phone with t-mobile for £15 this would allow shared min and unlimitted free calls between the phone owners-this would certainly be a huge saving on the phone calls my boyfriend and i are making

You keep shoving good money after bad. Add a phone to your contract. Boy friend isn't going to pay you back. Was that his idea?

Wait until you see the bills for numbers that aren't yours.
OP angel 14 | 86  
30 Mar 2008 /  #7
Thread attached on merging:
polish mobile network problems

i know there are many posts on here about the polish mobile phone networks but quite honestly it is somtimes impossible to get connected!! i keep getting a polish voice telling me -sorry your call cannot be connected then you get the beep beep beep sound as if the phone is engaged also i have got a womens voice saying -i need to top up my polish card i am calling from england on a bristish network- this is plus gsm- anyone else like to comment
wildrover 98 | 4,436  
2 Apr 2008 /  #8
my boyfriend

I can,t believe you still think of him as your boyfriend.......????
Tlum 12 | 161  
2 Apr 2008 /  #9
It should work correctly.
telefonitika  
3 Apr 2008 /  #10
i have never had any issues connecting to phones in Poland ...

sorry your call cannot be connected then you get the beep beep beep sound as if the phone is engaged

if getting this message ... it generally means the person you are contacting has switched his/her phone off

need to top up my polish card i am calling from england on a bristish network- this is plus gsm

if you have a PAYG (pay as you go) sim whether it is polish or british and the credit is low then you will get a message stating to "top up"

(i did used to work for a uk based mobile phone company so i generally know whats what)
OP angel 14 | 86  
7 Apr 2008 /  #11
just come back from tricity-
1. my t-mobile picked up on era and worked okay
2. my orange worked ok-but my sons didnt
3.bought an orange polish sim card for orange phone-only 5 zloty-to try it out-didnt last long-didnt have time to buy voucher to top up
4. my sisters 02 didnt work
brian1411 3 | 12  
7 Apr 2008 /  #12
I have a t mobile contract phone , have visited many parts of Poland and have always got a great recepition....Better reception than I sometimes get in Scotland
Paul Stobbart - | 7  
9 Apr 2008 /  #13
The first thing i did when i moved to Wrocław is get hold of an era PAYG sim.... and to be honest.... i am very impressed. In the uk, on vodafone for example, you have the area info (well, the area code of where you are eg. 01637) but Era tells me exactly what street I am on, and always changes. My credit seems to have lasted forever, and i am genrally extremely happy with the polish mobile networks. Although, i broke my charger and need to get another one :(
telefonitika  
10 Apr 2008 /  #14
my t-mobile picked up on era

thats one of the networks t-mobile is attached to there and is the strongest when you check the t-mobile site for compatibility :)

O2 and orange should not have been a problem as both these for me worked also in Poland and found networks O2 found a different network to the T-mobile contract phone of mine (the orange and o2 sims were PAYG's) one of which was mine and other my daughters
Kashubian - | 9  
10 Apr 2008 /  #15
Simple, We have an O2 payg card in the Uk, this givesfree calls to O2. Then our friends in Poland have O2, Free calls :-)
Harry  
10 Apr 2008 /  #16
The calls might be free to you but your friends will be paying a fair whack to receive calls because they will be roaming when they use an O2 card in Poland. It'd most certainly be cheaper to just use Polish simcards.
wildrover 98 | 4,436  
10 Apr 2008 /  #17
HAVE YOU TRIED STICKING AN OLD WIRE COATHANGER IN THE TOP OF YOUR MOBILE...?????

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