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Forum: Europe 30-03-2017, 11:50
Replies: 4
Views: 1,619
Posted By DaveRo
There is no way to opt out of Feel At Home, and...

There is no way to opt out of Feel At Home, and no way to prevent in being deactivated apart from returning it in the UK. If you have an hour or two to spare, read this thread (and there are several...
Forum: Germany 20-12-2015, 14:48
Replies: 5
Views: 3,743
Posted By DaveRo
And the website is now ...

And the website is now
https://www.fonic-mobile.de
Forum: Germany 30-08-2015, 23:02
Replies: 5
Views: 3,743
Posted By DaveRo
Thanks. I thought it probably was, but I didn't...

Thanks. I thought it probably was, but I didn't know what you meant by 'inofficial' on one of your other websites.
Forum: Germany 30-08-2015, 16:36
Replies: 5
Views: 3,743
Posted By DaveRo
Question Lidl topup - can I use a Fonic topup voucher?

I have a Lidl sim. I am in the UK. I tried buying a Fonic topup code via aufladen.de and paypal. It said that paypal one-click was successfully set up but payment failed:...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 01-06-2015, 15:40
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
I recently got a SMS 12 months after the last...

I recently got a SMS 12 months after the last topup which said "...your connection will be deactivated tomorrow. In order to reactivate it you have to top it up within 30 days"

I was unable to...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 16-03-2015, 15:35
Replies: 6
Views: 5,715
Posted By DaveRo
I used Wind Plus Non Stop some years ago. I don't...

I used Wind Plus Non Stop some years ago. I don't think it exists any more. Wind Non Stop Plus may be something different - they keep reusing the same phrases - but I can't see it on their site....
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 25-09-2014, 04:15
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
Colleague reports that Cosmokarte credit still...

Colleague reports that Cosmokarte credit still expiring after 12 months:
http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?403419-Greek-PAYG-SIMs-credit-expiry-now-6-months&p=4947534#post4947534
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 26-06-2014, 20:09
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
I topped up a Wind GR F2G SIM in April and the...

I topped up a Wind GR F2G SIM in April and the credit expires in April 2015. That's normal.
I topped up another one in June and it expires in December - 6 months. That's new. It's bad if, like me,...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 26-06-2014, 19:57
Replies: 2
Views: 4,661
Posted By DaveRo
What sort of SIM is it? What's it called?

What sort of SIM is it? What's it called?
Forum: Europe 21-01-2014, 21:57
Replies: 15
Views: 5,970
Posted By DaveRo
My experience with Turkcell ended in June 2012: ...

My experience with Turkcell ended in June 2012:
http://yachtvigdis.wordpress.com/mobile-internet-access-in-turkey/

In that blogpost is a link to the Turkish site which is supposed to give the...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 23-07-2013, 16:16
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
I went to Greece in late April when Cosmote's...

I went to Greece in late April when Cosmote's website said you could use a '200' or '500' SMS so I expected it to work - I tried several times. But their website doesn't mention the SMS method now -...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 10-07-2013, 06:30
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
I'm using Cosmote internet pass 60 (Cosmokarte)...

I'm using Cosmote internet pass 60 (Cosmokarte) because I can subscribe by SMS from this Nexus Android tablet. It would be cheaper to use internet pass 200 - which currently offers 500MB - but for...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 18-06-2013, 20:56
Replies: 6
Views: 5,715
Posted By DaveRo
Take a look at the recent posts on the sticky...

Take a look at the recent posts on the sticky thread. You should check the Wind coverage for Sivota.
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 19-04-2013, 10:16
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
Both Cosmote and Wind are offering 500MB for 5...

Both Cosmote and Wind are offering 500MB for 5 up to 30/4/2013:
COSMOTE Internet Monthly Pass 200...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 29-03-2013, 17:05
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
I don't know, I've never been there, but you will...

I don't know, I've never been there, but you will need to register the SIM against your passport which is a computer-based process. So it needs a phone shop, not a kiosk. As well as shops owned by...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 25-02-2013, 21:32
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
I've been reviewing what Cosmote and Wind are...

I've been reviewing what Cosmote and Wind are offering for prepaid data:


COSMOTE Internet Monthly Pass 60...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 26-01-2013, 19:29
Replies: 1
Views: 3,718
Posted By DaveRo
I've only toured Greece in a Boat. I've found...

I've only toured Greece in a Boat. I've found that the best coverage is from Cosmote, next Vodafone.
I don't know. I've used a Wind SIM in an iPad because they had the best data deal - but I cut it...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 31-10-2012, 16:42
Replies: 1
Views: 4,741
Posted By DaveRo
Online top-ups in Greece

Telesuite ltd eshop (http://www.telesuite.gr/eshop/)

Cosmote, Vodafone, Wind, Q and Frog

(Thanks to Sybaris on the YBW forums.)
Forum: Germany 10-10-2012, 12:57
Replies: 163
Views: 45,474
Posted By DaveRo
I have had an email exchange with customer...

I have had an email exchange with customer service following the message I sent them from 'Mein Fonic'. They confirm that the hotel address I gave is the problem - though I don't know what the hotel...
Forum: Germany 21-09-2012, 21:28
Replies: 163
Views: 45,474
Posted By DaveRo
I posted earlier on my problems activating Handy...

I posted earlier on my problems activating Handy Internet Flatrate on my new SIM. I put the SIM in an iPad and verified that it worked. For the next week I had free internet at my hotels so I didn't...
Forum: Germany 11-09-2012, 17:35
Replies: 163
Views: 45,474
Posted By DaveRo
Lidl does seem rather slow. Today - 6 days after...

Lidl does seem rather slow. Today - 6 days after registering the SIM and a day after finally getting the Handy Internet Flatrate working - I received 2 emails.

One welcomed me to Lidl mobile and,...
Forum: Germany 10-09-2012, 14:21
Replies: 163
Views: 45,474
Posted By DaveRo
My experience of activating Handy Internet...

My experience of activating Handy Internet Flatrate on a new SIM:

Sent 'START HANDYINTERNET', was asked for confimation, sent 'JA', and got an SMS that it would be activated soon : 'Sie erhalten...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 05-06-2012, 21:10
Replies: 19
Views: 19,180
Posted By DaveRo
I include a link to current Cosmote & Wind data...

I include a link to current Cosmote & Wind data packages on my sailing blog:
Greek internet weather (http://yachtvigdis.wordpress.com/greek-internet-weather/)
Forum: Europe 05-06-2012, 20:55
Replies: 35
Views: 24,165
Posted By DaveRo
Maybe once you have registered an IMEI against a...

Maybe once you have registered an IMEI against a SIM you cannot register it agaInst a different SIM..

I'm in Turkey now. I have updated the page on my sailing blog:
Mobile internet access in...
Forum: Europe 28-03-2012, 17:23
Replies: 2
Views: 3,427
Posted By DaveRo
That wasn't true when I bought a Turkcell SIM: it...

That wasn't true when I bought a Turkcell SIM: it started off blocked and only became unblocked the next day as I described here (http://yachtvigdis.wordpress.com/mobile-internet-access-in-turkey/)I...
Forum: Europe 01-08-2011, 18:30
Replies: 6
Views: 2,818
Posted By DaveRo
See also this thread ...

See also this thread
http://www.prepaidgsm.net/forum/europe/5238-turkey-report.html

I summarised my experience with Turkcell's Hazir Kart here...
Forum: Europe 21-07-2011, 09:32
Replies: 35
Views: 24,165
Posted By DaveRo
Turkcell Hazir Kart: To get a money balance:...

Turkcell Hazir Kart:

To get a money balance: *123#

The EKO internet package does renew automatically.

Expiry: if you do *166*5# you get two dates - one 180 days from the date of the last...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 25-06-2011, 06:33
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
Update on Wind NS surf: I just texted '100MB'...

Update on Wind NS surf:
I just texted '100MB' and got 200 for 5€
(I got 500 back on May)
Forum: Europe 25-05-2011, 10:19
Replies: 35
Views: 24,165
Posted By DaveRo
I went back to the Turkcall shop the next day and...

I went back to the Turkcall shop the next day and it turned out to be a Turkish-English mistranslation.

I still don't know why the phone was found to be blocked ('closed' was the word they used)...
Forum: Europe 23-05-2011, 21:46
Replies: 35
Views: 24,165
Posted By DaveRo
I just tried to buy a Turkcell prepaid card and...

I just tried to buy a Turkcell prepaid card and register my phone today at a Turkcell shop. They copied my passport and entered the IMEI number into the computer.

All seemed to be going fine...
Forum: Europe 18-04-2011, 20:48
Replies: 35
Views: 24,165
Posted By DaveRo
The Turkcell prepaid (Hazir Kart) data packages...

The Turkcell prepaid (Hazir Kart) data packages don't seem to have changed much:

http://www.turkcell.com.tr/bireysel/servisler/internet/internetpaketleri/hazirkart/
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 09-04-2011, 20:38
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
My experience last year is that the scratch cards...

My experience last year is that the scratch cards are becoming obsolete, though some kiosks (periptero) still had some. Look for a 'payzone' sign at newsagents and similar shops. They sell you a...
Forum: Europe 07-04-2011, 17:52
Replies: 35
Views: 24,165
Posted By DaveRo
Does anyone have any up-to-date info about...

Does anyone have any up-to-date info about prepaid data in Turkey?
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 11-03-2011, 09:05
Replies: 19
Views: 19,180
Posted By DaveRo
I wouldn't recommend it. Buying a SIM and...

I wouldn't recommend it. Buying a SIM and activating it is something all phone shops are used to doing. Trying to activate one you'd already bought would cause you problems IMO.Corfu has many phone...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 10-03-2011, 14:42
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
Thanks, Evan. That's much appreciated. We're back...

Thanks, Evan. That's much appreciated. We're back in Greece (and Turkey) in May.
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 19-10-2010, 16:43
Replies: 3
Views: 4,896
Posted By DaveRo
So the creditors got some of their money back! ...

So the creditors got some of their money back!
Wind Hellas restructures again, months after administration - Business News, Business - The Independent...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 28-08-2010, 17:24
Replies: 4
Views: 4,738
Posted By DaveRo
Yes - there's a sticky thread in this forum that...

Yes - there's a sticky thread in this forum that is up to date.

Start here (http://www.prepaidgsm.net/forum/europe/2835-greece-hspa-prepaid-postpaid-offers-11.html#post33230)
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 12-08-2010, 16:48
Replies: 10
Views: 9,400
Posted By DaveRo
Have you tried the software from the website: ...

Have you tried the software from the website:
Support Guides for the Vodafone Mobile Broadband K3565 USB Stick...
Forum: Americas 30-07-2010, 14:23
Replies: 6
Views: 4,715
Posted By DaveRo
I think it may be more complicated than that....

I think it may be more complicated than that. Googling reveals there there are a lot of areas of the USA that AT&T has UMTS on 850 only. I think it depends on which original company (Cingular aka...
Forum: Americas 29-07-2010, 10:54
Replies: 6
Views: 4,715
Posted By DaveRo
Question UMTS 850 in USA

I have a UK Nokia 6500 slide which has
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
UMTS 850 / 2100

I will be visiting NY, Washington, Virginia, Maryland. I want to tether a laptop: I'm only interested in data....
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 25-06-2010, 07:40
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
WInd have changed their website. Here are links...

WInd have changed their website. Here are links to the ADSM pages In English (http://www.wind.com.gr/Left-Menu/Mobile/For-Individual/Tariff-Plans/Mobile-Broadband-%28WIND-ADSM%29/Tariff-Plans.aspx)...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 13-06-2010, 20:59
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
Here are some details of Cosmote 'Internet on the...

Here are some details of Cosmote 'Internet on the phone 60' - in Greek:...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 12-06-2010, 15:26
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
Cosmote have replaced the My View’n'Web monthly...

Cosmote have replaced the My View’n'Web monthly pass with 'Internet on the phone 60'

I was subscribed to My View’n'Web and I got an SMS telling that I was being given a free montth of Internet on...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 20-05-2010, 05:54
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
Have you taken a look at Evan's recent summary -...

Have you taken a look at Evan's recent summary - a couple of pages back on this thread?

There is a link to my blog on using Cosmote My View’n'Web, but I don't claim that it's the best option for...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 01-05-2010, 08:00
Replies: 222
Views: 126,926
Posted By DaveRo
I subscribed to this on 11/04 so I'm getting...

I subscribed to this on 11/04 so I'm getting 100MB not 1.5GB. I just did a check and got:

ΕΧΕΙΣ ... 99,93 MB ΠΟΥ ΙΣΧΥΟΥΝ ΕΩΣ 31/05/2010

so it seems that it's based on the calendar month not the...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 27-04-2010, 10:06
Replies: 3
Views: 5,445
Posted By DaveRo
I got more SMSes from Cosmote warning me to...

I got more SMSes from Cosmote warning me to register or get suspended so I went to an OTE shop this time and registered again. This time it was done on the computer with printouts to sign like with...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 26-04-2010, 12:50
Replies: 3
Views: 5,445
Posted By DaveRo
Registering a Greek prepaid SIM

i went into a Germanos shop to register my 2 Cosmokarte SIMs. Very casual. Guy writes down the numbers on a piece of paper, takes the passport copy I brought with me, and that's it he said - wasn't...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 06-04-2010, 21:04
Replies: 13
Views: 14,933
Posted By DaveRo
Anyone know whether you can use email (POP, SMTP)...

Anyone know whether you can use email (POP, SMTP) with this - on gint.b-online.gr?

Wind Plus non-stop didn't allow it, using gwap.b-online.gr and the proxy server.

Dave
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 24-03-2010, 13:29
Replies: 13
Views: 14,933
Posted By DaveRo
This may be true in Athens but I've been into...

This may be true in Athens but I've been into several Wind, Cosmote, and Vodafone shops - mostly on small islands (I'm on a boat) - and only occasionally have I been served by someone who speaks...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 22-03-2010, 11:19
Replies: 13
Views: 14,933
Posted By DaveRo
Yes, but you know what it's like in Greece....

Yes, but you know what it's like in Greece. You're presented with a form - all in Greek - with a few words scrawled on it and told to sign it. I thought I'd get ahead of the game - prefill the form,...
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