Post scripts

Good thing this hostel has free internet. Some things I forgot to put in the last post: My cell phone appears to not work in this bloody country, so please don’t leave messages, I likely won’t get them. If anyone has any ideas how to make it work please let me know. I get service with a number of dutch providers, but dialling an international number doesn’t work (yes mom, I dialed 011 then the number, I also tried +1416…., +416…. and nothing happens, it hangs up).

Also, the red light district here is not like that of any other city. It’s a huge tourist area during the day, you wouldn’t even know you’re in it, it’s quite beautiful. I’l try to post some pictures. Also, I’m likely to hit the hay pretty early tonight, I’m still feeling jet lagged and our train tomorrow is at 7am, so hopefully I’ll be up long enough to see a couple prostitues, then head straight to bed.

Today we’re going to try to get to the Heineken experience and Anne FrankHaus. Let you know how it goes.

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4 Responses to “Post scripts”

  1. Estrogen Overdosed Says:

    FIDO won’t work over there…you need to change the chip from North America to Europe, I think…you are SOL.

  2. Estrogen Overdosed Says:

    What special information should I know if I use a Motorola tri-band handset when I roam overseas?

    For Motorola tri-band and quad-band handsets only, you need to manually switch the handset from “1900” to “900/1800” to use it on 900 and/or 1800 MHz networks; otherwise, the handset will indicate “No Service”.

    To switch the band on your Motorola handset:

    From your Motorola L7089
    Press the Menu button.
    Scroll to Network Selection and press OK.
    Scroll to Change Band and press OK.
    Scroll to 900/1800 and press OK.
    From your Motorola V60i, V66, V180, V400 or P280
    Press the Menu button.
    Scroll to Settings and press Select
    Scroll to Other Settings and press Select. (This step isn’t necessary on the V180 or V400)
    Scroll to Network and press Select.
    Scroll to Network Setup and press Select.
    Press Change.
    Scroll to 900/1800 and press Select.
    Press Done.
    Follow the same directions to switch the handset back to the “1900” band upon your return to Canada.

  3. Estrogen Overdosed Says:

    Can you explain to me why handsets operating on different frequency bands are usually needed for roaming overseas?

    GSM wireless networks around the world operate on different frequencies or “bands.” Most GSM networks around the world operate on the 900 or 1800 MHz bands, while some operate on both. Most GSM networks in the Americas, however, including Fido’s network in Canada, operate on a different band—1900 MHz. Some networks in the Americas now also use the 850 MHz band. The table below outlines which type of handset will operate in which countries.

    Network and MHz Countries Possible handsets

    GSM 1900 MHz Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
    United States, U.S. Virgin Islands Single-band (GSM 1900) Dual-band
    (GSM 1900/900)
    Dual-band
    (GSM 1900/850)
    Tri-band
    (GSM 1900/1800/900) Tri-band
    (GSM 1900/1800/850)
    Quad-band (GSM 1900/1800/900/850)

    GSM 850 MHz only Anguilla, Ecuador, Montserrat, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands, expanded U.S. coverage Dual-band
    (GSM 1900/850)
    Tri-band
    (GSM 1900/1800/850)
    Quad-band (GSM 1900/1800/900/850)

    GSM 1800 MHz only Brazil, Costa Rica,
    Trinidad and Tobago Tri-band
    (GSM 1900/1800/900) Tri-band
    (GSM 1900/1800/850)
    Quad-band (GSM 1900/1800/900/850)

    GSM 900 MHz All other GSM countries besides the ones mentioned above Dual-band
    (GSM 1900/900)
    Tri-band
    (GSM 1900/1800/900)
    Quad-band (GSM 1900/1800/900/850)

    GSM 900/1800 MHz Approximately 50 countries worldwide
    (Note: 1800 MHz coverage may be limited to urban areas.) Tri-band
    (GSM 1900/1800/900) Tri-band
    (GSM 1900/1800/850)
    Quad-band (GSM 1900/1800/900/850)

    CDMA 1800 MHz only South Korea Special CDMA 1800 (rental only)

    W-CDMA (3G) only Japan Special 3G (rental only)

    In most parts of the world, single-band also refers to a GSM 900 handset, and dual-band also refers to a GSM 900/1800 handset, both of which will not operate in Canada.

  4. Estrogen Overdosed Says:

    Check your phone…sent text message to see if it works.

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