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    mobile phone moscow

    hi. i am sorry to repost but a weird thing happened. i registered for the forum under the name tufty and made a post about wanting to buy a mobile phone in moscow. but today i cannot login with name tufty (so i have had to re register??? under a different name) and also the original post seems to have vanished. can anyone please tell me what has happened? also i go to moscow this coming weekend. so can someone please recommend a shop for cheap pay as you go mobile phones. or are all shops the same price roughly? many thanks again. and as i say sorry for the repost i cannot imagine what has gone wrong. regards. peter

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    Re: mobile phone moscow

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    Re: mobile phone moscow

    aha. that explains everything. thanks!!!

    so can i please ask my question again

    where is the cheapest place to buy a pay as you go mobile phone in moscow?

    i shall be staying near metro "polyanka"

    thanks. peter

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    Re: mobile phone moscow

    Связной phones:
    http://www.svyaznoy.ru/catalog/phone/22 ... E_TO=10000

    Связной near Полянка metro station:
    http://www.svyaznoy.ru/address_shops/in ... _id=333057

    Евросеть "inexpensive phones" page:
    http://euroset.ru/catalog/mobile/phones/?tag=19

    As far as I understood from Google Maps, the closest Евросеть store's address is ул. Бол. Ордынка, 23. It's at Третьяковская metro station; quite close to Polyanka however.
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    Re: mobile phone moscow

    many thanks so kind of you to be so helpful - i shall report back on how i get on once i have been to moscow! i love moscow - and russia. i just wish i could speak the language. i am having lessons though! thanks again

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    Re: mobile phone moscow

    chargers and electricity
    once i am back in the uk with my russian phone how can i charge it? is russia on the same voltage as us? do mobile phone chargers typically come with a 2 pin plug or would i be ok to assume that a uk charger would work with a phone bought it russia? thanks for any help

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    Re: mobile phone moscow

    Quote Originally Posted by peternorhtampton
    chargers and electricity
    once i am back in the uk with my russian phone how can i charge it? is russia on the same voltage as us? do mobile phone chargers typically come with a 2 pin plug or would i be ok to assume that a uk charger would work with a phone bought it russia? thanks for any help
    I think sockets are different. That's the Russian socket:
    http://www.simka.by/nokia_ac_3.jpg
    http://www.easycom.com.ua/data/cooler/8 ... img/04.jpg

    But I believe you can buy an adapter which is dirt cheap.
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    Re: mobile phone moscow

    Quote Originally Posted by peternorhtampton
    chargers and electricity
    once i am back in the uk with my russian phone how can i charge it? is russia on the same voltage as us? do mobile phone chargers typically come with a 2 pin plug or would i be ok to assume that a uk charger would work with a phone bought it russia? thanks for any help
    It it the same voltage (220V AC 50Hz) as in Europe. There are adapters ("адаптер под евророзетку") for plugs but usually it works even without them.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Re: mobile phone moscow

    Quote Originally Posted by peternorhtampton
    chargers and electricity
    once i am back in the uk with my russian phone how can i charge it? is russia on the same voltage as us? do mobile phone chargers typically come with a 2 pin plug or would i be ok to assume that a uk charger would work with a phone bought it russia? thanks for any help
    1)You can use Russian AC equipment in the UK but you need to buy an adapter. When I was in London such adapters were on sale in relevant shops in areas typically visited by tourists. I got mine in one in the Heathrow airport. The price was 4 pounds if I remember correctly.
    The Russian plug is the same as the used in Germany.

    2) Yes, Russian mobile phone chargers' plugs have 2 pins.

    3) Using UK chargers is probably OK, since keeping the output DC current characteristics is the cheapest and easiest way for a manufacturer, but no-one can promise that.
    Please correct my English

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