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beerfestival 14-06-2013 22:22

Bye bye SIM4Travel
 
Received an email from SIM4Travel that they are picking up very soon with all customers being given a free Truphone SIM.

SIM4Travel were one of the best I found - free to receive in most of Europe with a free of 20p (or was it 29p) for each day the phone was used.

Is there anyone else with a UK number that can come near to that rate?

rfranzq 15-06-2013 03:18

More info
 
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Originally Posted by beerfestival (Post 43089)
Received an email from SIM4Travel that they are picking up very soon with all customers being given a free Truphone SIM.
SIM4Travel were one of the best I found - free to receive in most of Europe with a free of 20p (or was it 29p) for each day the phone was used.
Is there anyone else with a UK number that can come near to that rate?

I read through the 'closure FAQ.'
SIM4travel

When did you receive the email. What date is on it?
Hopefully your balance is not too large.


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Why is SIM 4 Travel closing?
Truphone Limited purchased the assets of SIM 4 TRAVEL in 2008. Having operated the SIM 4 TRAVEL business for over 4 years, the Truphone Board of Directors have decided that it is no longer commercially viable to continue the SIM 4 TRAVEL business division, which has become surplus and financially burdensome to operate.
Well that explains Truphone's SIM offer.

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What happens if I cannot use all my credit?
Please contact the SIM 4 TRAVEL Help Team +44 20 7107 9700 to discuss your options.
Too bad they are not able to transfer balances. Maybe they can?
Yes they can. They should have put this higher up the FAQ.


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Can you carry my SIM 4 TRAVEL balance over to Truphone?
Yes, move over to Truphone and your SIM 4 TRAVEL credit balance will be transferred over to your Truphone account.
What were the rates for a UK to UK mobile call?
UK to US?
Tell us if you find out more.


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What is in it for you?
We’ll give you a free SIM and £10 credit when you come over to Truphone
With Truphone you can use data too
Choose an international number from UK, US or Australia, there are no roaming costs at all and local calls are charged at a local rate - so it's just like being at home!
The best one can hope in SIM closures like this is the balance is preserved.
Most international SIM closure have been total losses to customers.

rfranzq 15-06-2013 23:21

Why did Truphone buy SIM4Travel?
 
Truphone bought SIM 4 TRAVEL in 2008 in order to buy the SIM handling business of an established company rather than start from scratch.

beerfestival 16-06-2013 08:34

They did say that balances can be transferred.

The number given is a Jersey one, but I've done a couple of test calls and they come out of my free UK O2 allowance. So, I'll pay 7p per min to receive a diverted call while I'm abroad against O2's ... 7p a minute! The only thing is that if O2 Travel is activated, you pay a flat rate of 50p per message received.

I want one that's free to receive - 07mobile.com | 100% Free Roaming | No Expiry | No Fees ! looks good, but their website doesn't fill me with confidence...

rfranzq 16-06-2013 08:47

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Originally Posted by beerfestival (Post 43115)
The number given is a Jersey one..

Are you sure? International Numbering Plans seems to disagree.

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Information on phone number range +44 74088XXXXX
Number billable as mobile number
Country or destination United Kingdom
City or exchange location
Original network provider* Truphone Ltd

Bossman 16-06-2013 14:11

They stopped selling new sim cards.

http://07mobile.com/ma/page.asp?pgid=159&pgsid=34

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Originally Posted by beerfestival (Post 43115)
I want one that's free to receive - 07mobile.com | 100% Free Roaming | No Expiry | No Fees ! looks good, but their website doesn't fill me with confidence...


tux 16-06-2013 21:17

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Originally Posted by rfranzq (Post 43116)
Are you sure? International Numbering Plans seems to disagree.

SIM4Travel issued Jersey numbers. ;)

rfranzq 17-06-2013 01:58

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Originally Posted by tux (Post 43125)
SIM4Travel issued Jersey numbers. ;)

I [mis?]understood beerfestival referring to a replacement Truphone SIM.

Perhaps he will clarify.

dg7feq 17-06-2013 09:47

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Originally Posted by rfranzq (Post 43129)
I [mis?]understood beerfestival referring to a replacement Truphone SIM.

Perhaps he will clarify.

what he meant is that he pays inbound 7p/min with truphone whereas the sim4travel was free inbound. So he does not have any benefit against his O2 UK card which also cost 7p/min for call reception abroad...

eskan 19-09-2016 23:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by beerfestival (Post 43089)
Received an email from SIM4Travel that they are picking up very soon with all customers being given a free Truphone SIM.

SIM4Travel were one of the best I found - free to receive in most of Europe with a free of 20p (or was it 29p) for each day the phone was used.

Is there anyone else with a UK number that can come near to that rate?

Hi Sir,
i have a sim4travel simcard.i wanna go abroad and i need to charge it.
How can it possible ?
My phone number is : +4475092...
and please check my balance.
thank you so much in advance.


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