Phil at Mobile World Congress

It's tough enough that Mobile World Congress is at least six time zones away for everyone in the United States. But for our intrepid bloggers, it means long days and many miles at the Fira de Barcelona, long nights at events, parties and the occasional, erm, entertainment venue.

And all the while, I've been pulling down data like I never left, thanks to AT&T's roaming in Europe.

Let's have a little fun. I'm going to writing a big fat check to AT&T as soon as I get back. And if you can guess how big or little I end up spending on data here in Spain, I'll send you a free case or charger from the Android Central Store.

Leave your guess in this thread in the Android Central Forums. I'll let you know the damage just as soon as all the damage is done.


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Mobile World Congress Contest: Guess Phil's roaming data bill!


Cc``cc``cc Phil Phil you should but a SIM card from Spain for 20€ you got 1 month Internet from Vodafone.

Hmm let me gues your bill is 666$ :D

I've never seen a pic of Phil before...

Now I'm going to think of John Belushi every time he speaks!

Oh, and I'm guessing $600 (US)

And if you listen to Jerry Hildenbrand without seeing him yet, you think Andy Richter is on Android Central! :D

I know when I went to the F1 race for 10 days and uploaded a video of the race from Sao Paulo, my bill ended up being around $2000.

So I'll guess $2,000.00

In order to make an educated guess I'd have to know if Phil added one of the AT&T international data packages before he went to Spain. The Spanish carriers France Telecom Espana (Orange), Telefonica Moviles and VODAFONE are included in the plan. I would have added it before I left and then taken it off when I returned.

Assuming he was there 4 days and he didn't have an international data package on his account, I'll guess around $1600.

I'm going to say around $4k if you didn't use a local SIM or WiFi.

I assume that your hotel and the conference center has WiFi though, so it could be as little as $1k.

I used roaming data to download a Google map in an emergency down in Argentina and it added $80 to my bill (for about 2 minutes of access).

Heh, Phil looks tiiiiired. Hey, if you want to set a record or something, I found out that Pandora works, even overseas if you've got it on your phone already. At least, it does with Verizon, because they trunk all your traffic back to the US, so your PoP doesn't change at all. :D

why the heck would you do this?
you couldn't just buy a local phone because.....?
they don't have free wifi at this event?

Once had a $5000 bill from Sprint after they mistakenly changed my unlimited data plan and I was tethering the whole month.... so ima go with $2500 (since he's only there for a week or so)

my feeling tells me it might be big ...$823?! i used a company called fonmigo when i travelled from spain to the uk in summer - they rented mobile wifi and worked pretty good and i saved on roaming. (sorry telefonica - you can keep your roaming bill to yourself!) those guys might offer something similar for spain. good luck phil!

Given the fact that 2 days a few years ago in Guam with an iPhone for me resulted in a ~$2000 phone bill, I'm going to go high and say roughly $7640 (That's my official guess, the range being somewhere between $6k-$9k)