This document helps you know how to use your T-Mobile DASH, both daily and in your travels.
cell phone minutes – Thunderbird has a contract with T-Mobile for a set number of minutes that are pooled amongst 70+ users. Peak hours are 7:00am – 9:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please try to limit your usage to business calls during these hours.
text messaging – every cellular user is given 300 text messages per month. After you exceed 300 text messages in one month, Thunderbird is assessed a charge for each text message above 300.
long distance – your cellular phone is equipped with free domestic long distance with no roaming in the US. When traveling overseas, please check the rates by going to the T-Mobile international call roaming link provided here http://www.t-mobile.com/International/RoamingOverview.aspx or on My Thunderbird in the online forms traveling section. The most economical way to make a phone call when traveling abroad is to use a land line and a calling card. Calling cards are available for check out, through My Thunderbird's online forms.
domestic email – unlimited access
international email – when traveling abroad the cost for downloading anything from the internet (including email) is $15 US per megabyte. This becomes very costly very quickly. The most economical solution is to take a laptop and pay for internet service through your hotel. If you’re not a full-time laptop user, laptops are available for check out using online forms on My Thunderbird.
Turning internet access off or on while abroad – to disable Edge internet on T-Mobile DASH:
- Select: Start > Settings > Connections > GPRS.
- Select Menu and delete the T-Mobile data connection.
To enable Edge internet on T-Mobile DASH:
- Select Start > Settings > Connections > GPRS > Menu > Add.
- For this setting: Enter this:
- Description T-Mobile data
- Connects to: the internet
- Access point: wap.voicestream.com
- All other information, please leave default or blank
If you have any questions, please contact I&IT.