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I am new to this forum, so please bear with me. I was in Italy in May of 2007, going back this year, but not till October.
I have a TIM SIM with my Italian phone number, and I do not want to lose my number. I live in Canada, and would like to add minutes so it will not expire.
Does anyone know how to do this. I sent a member a private message but have not heard back. I keep trying to register on the TIM website, but it will not let me.
I am thinking that the best way is for my relatives in Vicenza to go to a tobacco shop and just add some Euros to my number, if that is even possible.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Your idea is good, your relatives can refill your sim with only 5 euro:) or i can help you (mp me).
You can also accept 'promo mms' (it's free): it give you other 12 months to use your sim card (you can call 4916?)
Would my relatives just go to a tobacco store with my Cell number, is that all they would need? Because they sure don't have my cell phone.
I did send you a private message yesterday.
Thanks for responding to the thread!!
Hank C Burnette
Yes, if the tobacco store has got the electronic machine that is used also to bet on soccer events (Lottomatica) all they need is your number.
AFAIK is there is a huge number of tobacco stores that uses this systems instead of selling scratch cards, so i think it wouldn't be too hard to find one.
Its' very easy to recharge your sim card in Italy: your relatives only need the number :) They can send you the secret code to recharge it
Thanks to eveyone for the replies, I have recharged my telefonino, but now I have another little problem, I am not roaming. Is that done throught TIM, or does anyone know the solution? My relatives tried to call me from Italy but the calls are not going through, my balance is 11.96 according to my account at TIM. (pre-paid V180 Motorola)
Are you in Canada now with this problem?
Yes, I am in Canada. My relatives tried to phone me here from Vicenza, but it does not work, even though I hae a credit of 11.96 Euro's.
I guess I somehow have to find out how to get roaming ....
Have you tried to change mobile phone?
Yes, my cell phone is a good phone but here is something else.
I just received this e-mail from TIM, and I am having a bit of trouble understanding it. Can anyone help me?
La ringraziamo per aver utilizzato il servizio 119 da WEB.
In merito alla Sua mail del giorno 26/05/08, Le comunichiamo che a seguito
delle opportune verifiche per il numero ********, lo stesso potrà essere
utilizzato nello stato Canadese solo a seguito della richiesta di
domiciliazione su carta di credito.
Le riportiamo di seguito i gestori con i quali Tim ha gli accordi e i
costi che sosterrà:
-ROGERS WIRELESS PARTNERSHIP
la chiamata in uscita ha un costo al minuto pari a €2 senza scatto alla
risposta mentre gli sms hanno un costo pari a 0,49 cent.
Rimanendo a disposizione per ulteriori chiarimenti, porgiamo Distinti
It say you have to pay by credit card, so you can't use prepaid recharge to incoming calls (in Canada):confused:
OK, thank-you very much. At least now I know the answr, and I still have my phone for my next trip to Italy this September and next year.
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