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Forum: UK & Ireland 11-09-2017, 18:34
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By NFH
See...

See http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Ireland
Forum: Europe 20-12-2016, 11:13
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
Why should it make any difference whether a user...

Why should it make any difference whether a user is on a one-month SIM-only postpaid contract or prepaid? Why should the fair usage policy be any different?
Forum: Europe 10-10-2016, 19:39
Replies: 5
Views: 2,865
Posted By NFH
Do any Lithuanian SIM cards remain valid with...

Do any Lithuanian SIM cards remain valid with only periodic balance deductions? Most seem to require periodic balance increases (i.e. top-ups), which is not viable for an occasional visitor.
Forum: Italy 10-10-2016, 19:38
Replies: 0
Views: 1,760
Posted By NFH
Porting from TIM to Lycamobile

The "scadenza" date of my TIM SIM is in two months' time. The balance is somehow negative by €4 after I lent it to a friend last year. I was wondering whether to port the number to Lycamobile, just...
Forum: UK & Ireland 12-12-2015, 13:10
Replies: 3
Views: 3,090
Posted By NFH
No, but you can enter the address of your hotel...

No, but you can enter the address of your hotel or other accommodation so that it's waiting for you when you arrive.
Forum: UK & Ireland 12-12-2015, 08:24
Replies: 3
Views: 3,090
Posted By NFH
Order a free giffgaff SIM card from my referral...

Order a free giffgaff SIM card from my referral link (https://www.giffgaff.com/orders/affiliate/nfh), and you will receive £5 free credit. The SIM card is all four sizes in one, whereby you simply...
Forum: Europe 28-10-2015, 19:23
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
It's nothing to do with that. TIM will be able to...

It's nothing to do with that. TIM will be able to impose a fair usage limit on the amount of usage at domestic prices that is consumed outside Italy in a given period. We don't know yet what the...
Forum: Europe 28-10-2015, 07:40
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
No, it makes no difference whether payment is in...

No, it makes no difference whether payment is in advance or in arrears. It also makes no difference whether charges are 1KB increments (common on prepaid) or 1GB increments (common on postpaid)....
Forum: France 21-09-2015, 19:00
Replies: 198
Views: 58,722
Posted By NFH
I don't believe there's any permanent problem....

I don't believe there's any permanent problem. Credit on one of my B&You SIM cards disappeared in December 2014 well before the change from Simyo to Bouygues. It was just before a trip to France,...
Forum: France 03-09-2015, 11:23
Replies: 198
Views: 58,722
Posted By NFH
Motel75 - it has always displayed an expiry date...

Motel75 - it has always displayed an expiry date that is much longer than 365 days since the last chargeable usage. Therefore don't expect it to update each time you use it. They clearly said "vous...
Forum: France 02-09-2015, 21:46
Replies: 198
Views: 58,722
Posted By NFH
The APN that I successfully used today in France...

The APN that I successfully used today in France was mmsbouygtel.com (for mainstream internet not MMS).

My B&You SIM cards are not getting 4G, so I asked them to swap them in a Bouygues Telecom...
Forum: France 01-09-2015, 13:50
Replies: 198
Views: 58,722
Posted By NFH
Yes, one advantage is that you can now use...

Yes, one advantage is that you can now use Bouygues Telecom's smartphone apps to check your balance, instead of having to dial 630, which is clumsy as well as being chargeable outside France.

Does...
Forum: Europe 03-07-2015, 20:24
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
It's not as simple as that. It depends on the...

It's not as simple as that. It depends on the shape of the country and the length of its coastline. Look at Denmark for example. The inadvertent cross-border roaming issue is also affected by...
Forum: Europe 02-07-2015, 22:38
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
Not at all. More than 99% of Belgium is not in a...

Not at all. More than 99% of Belgium is not in a border area capable of receiving a signal from a neighbouring country. The smallest EEA country is Liechtenstein, which might be a better example....
Forum: Europe 02-07-2015, 16:47
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
That's the best example of all. The fair usage...

That's the best example of all. The fair usage policy is supposed to prevent abuse and to encourage consumers to have their mobile service based in their country of residence. People in border areas...
Forum: Europe 02-07-2015, 12:56
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
I agree, although I can't see this being...

I agree, although I can't see this being calculated on an annual basis because it's so easy to port one's number many times throughout the year and reset the the fair usage counter. The fair usage...
Forum: Europe 02-07-2015, 12:13
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
An operator cannot pick and choose which of its...

An operator cannot pick and choose which of its domestic prices apply when roaming. It is clear that you will be able to "use your mobile device when travelling in the EU paying the same prices as at...
Forum: Europe 02-07-2015, 11:44
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
@wolfbln, stop differentiating between...

@wolfbln, stop differentiating between incremental charges and bundles/allowances/packages. They are each treated the exactly same, in that both are domestic prices.

For example, a network...
Forum: Europe 02-07-2015, 09:58
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
Yes. See...

Yes. See http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-5275_en.htm
"As from April 2016, prices will be even cheaper: operators will be able to charge a small additional amount to domestic prices up...
Forum: France 02-07-2015, 09:05
Replies: 198
Views: 58,722
Posted By NFH
I've just received the following e-mail from...

I've just received the following e-mail from Simyo:

Bonjour ,

Le 12 novembre prochain, Bouygues Telecom cessera définitivement d'exploiter la marque simyo.
A cette occasion, dès le 26 août,...
Forum: Europe 02-07-2015, 08:45
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
You have misunderstood. The network can charge...

You have misunderstood. The network can charge you only €0.05+VAT per megabyte on top of what you usually pay. For example, if your network charges you €7 for 1GB, then any roaming usage still uses...
Forum: Europe 30-06-2015, 18:58
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
No, if you read the Q&A...

No, if you read the Q&A (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-5275_en.htm), you will see "The rules prevent abusive uses: for example, if the customer buys a SIM card in another EU country...
Forum: Europe 30-06-2015, 18:53
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
The full press releases are: ...

The full press releases are:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20150630IPR72111/html/Cheaper-mobile-calls-and-open-internet-MEPs-and-ministers-strike-informal-deal
...
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 16-06-2015, 18:47
Replies: 0
Views: 3,325
Posted By NFH
Tuenti (Spain) - €10 free credit

Tuenti (http://tiendamoviles.tuenti.com/tarjeta-sim-prepago) is one of the best SIM cards for visitors to Spain. If an existing Tuenti customer introduces a new customer, then the new customer...
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 28-05-2015, 11:10
Replies: 7
Views: 5,537
Posted By NFH
In the UK, there's usually no activation process...

In the UK, there's usually no activation process for a prepaid SIM card. The SIM card becomes activated as soon as you put it into a phone. There are no identity requirements whatsoever. Giffgaff is...
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 18-05-2015, 17:44
Replies: 7
Views: 5,537
Posted By NFH
That's good to hear. It means they aren't...

That's good to hear. It means they aren't blanket-blocking all non-UK cards. Thanks for letting us know.
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 17-05-2015, 10:38
Replies: 7
Views: 5,537
Posted By NFH
Yes, but reports suggest that you need a...

Yes, but reports suggest that you need a UK-issued credit or debit card. You can also activate it with a giffgaff or O2 top-up voucher; this can be bought in newsagents etc.
Forum: UK & Ireland 01-05-2015, 13:27
Replies: 8
Views: 12,708
Posted By NFH
See the parts of my post in Italics above. Those...

See the parts of my post in Italics above. Those are Which's most notable comments about EE.

I forgot to mention that Giffgaff (http://www.prepaidgsm.net/forum/showthread.php?t=8423) came top in...
Forum: UK & Ireland 01-05-2015, 09:32
Replies: 8
Views: 12,708
Posted By NFH
In May 2015's Which (http://www.which.co.uk)...

In May 2015's Which (http://www.which.co.uk) magazine (the UK's equivalent of the US's Consumer Reports (http://www.consumerreports.org)), EE is ranked bottom of PAYG providers. On page 24, Which...
Forum: Europe 21-03-2015, 10:47
Replies: 580
Views: 149,042
Posted By NFH
Why not? On the assumption that Lycamobile pays a...

Why not? On the assumption that Lycamobile pays a similar wholesale price for data to each of its suppliers, the retail price should be the same for usage across all countries in which Lycamobile...
Forum: Europe 08-03-2015, 23:29
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
The main driver behind the European Commission's...

The main driver behind the European Commission's move to ban roaming surcharges is that the MEPs themselves suffer these charges themselves, as they work in multiple countries. Therefore they are...
Forum: Europe 07-03-2015, 15:27
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
The way in which the service is charged and the...

The way in which the service is charged and the availability of the service would be the same, regardless of whether or not you had crossed the English Channel. If you had bought a bundle, then the...
Forum: Europe 07-03-2015, 14:57
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
Both. The proposed legislation makes no...

Both. The proposed legislation makes no distinction between the timing of payment for the service.
Forum: Europe 07-03-2015, 14:42
Replies: 133
Views: 40,646
Posted By NFH
This wouldn't comply with the proposed rules. The...

This wouldn't comply with the proposed rules. The pricing has to be identical, meaning that if it's €10 for 1GB domestically, then it also has to be €10 for 1GB elsewhere in the EEA.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 19-02-2015, 09:11
Replies: 36
Views: 44,050
Posted By NFH
I might be wrong, but in my experience Tuenti...

I might be wrong, but in my experience Tuenti doesn't block SIP but throttles it so heavily that it is hardly usable.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 14-02-2015, 12:51
Replies: 36
Views: 44,050
Posted By NFH
I bought my Tuenti SIM in 2014 in a shop in Spain...

I bought my Tuenti SIM in 2014 in a shop in Spain and I was not surcharged €25. This might be for those with non-EEA citizenship, but even then it would be a dubious practice.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 14-02-2015, 11:32
Replies: 36
Views: 44,050
Posted By NFH
You can still buy it in shops in Spain, where you...

You can still buy it in shops in Spain, where you can pay with a non-Spanish credit card. And the 1GB bundle is available to all customers, irrespective of nationality.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-01-2015, 09:43
Replies: 2
Views: 3,249
Posted By NFH
There might be a solution. In WorldSIM's full PDF...

There might be a solution. In WorldSIM's full PDF price list (https://www.worldsim.com/support/roamingpartners.aspx), MCP is listed under Norway, which is charged at WorldSIM's "Euro Zone" rates,...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-12-2014, 12:44
Replies: 2
Views: 3,249
Posted By NFH
Data roaming on ships (MCP network)

Giffgaff in the UK has announced that it will no longer support roaming on Maritime Communications Partner (http://www.mcp.com/), a network that supplies GSM connectivity via satellite on board...
Forum: France 11-12-2014, 13:45
Replies: 1
Views: 2,852
Posted By NFH
Not to worry. It worked after restarting my...

Not to worry. It worked after restarting my iPhone.
Forum: France 11-12-2014, 13:22
Replies: 1
Views: 2,852
Posted By NFH
Simyo APN for ex-B&You prepaid customers

I'm having trouble using mobile data with my B&You SIM card. APN gprs-service-fr.net with a blank username and password doesn't work. Any ideas?
Forum: UK & Ireland 02-12-2014, 15:37
Replies: 1
Views: 4,915
Posted By NFH
EE 100GB free data to use over 2 months

http://shop.ee.co.uk/campaigns/dan-and-phil

This free SIM card from EE gives you 100GB of free data to use for free over 2 months. The offer is branded as Dan and Phil...
Forum: Europe 17-10-2014, 11:17
Replies: 16
Views: 12,177
Posted By NFH
I use MegaFon's Вокруг света ("around the world")...

I use MegaFon's Вокруг света ("around the world") tariff (http://moscow.megafon.ru/tariffs/alltariffs/special/vokrug_sveta/), which doesn't have national roaming surcharges and is designed for those...
Forum: Europe 13-10-2014, 15:49
Replies: 580
Views: 149,042
Posted By NFH
I think he might overlook this system error and...

I think he might overlook this system error and be pleased that Toggle recognises Abkhazia as an independent country. It is in fact part of Georgia, at least in the eyes of the United Nations and of...
Forum: Europe 06-10-2014, 08:01
Replies: 16
Views: 12,177
Posted By NFH
Russian networks have national roaming within the...

Russian networks have national roaming within the same network, a bit like the US networks used to do until a few years ago. You pay roaming charges if you use your SIM card in a region other than...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2014, 21:35
Replies: 27
Views: 21,365
Posted By NFH
But message 5 indicates that it is intermittently...

But message 5 indicates that it is intermittently unreliable, even on a monthly plan. This concurs with my mother's experience on PAYG; she encountered <5% reliability.
Forum: Americas 04-10-2014, 19:00
Replies: 27
Views: 21,365
Posted By NFH
That was previously my understanding too....

That was previously my understanding too. However, my mother has borrowed my old Lycamobile US SIM card this week, and cannot use data. She's tried both APNs - data.lycamobile.us/lmus/plus and...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2014, 18:36
Replies: 27
Views: 21,365
Posted By NFH
Lycamobile US has recently become useless,...

Lycamobile US has recently become useless, particularly for those who need data. Following is a summary of recent changes, which they've kept very quiet:


According to...
Forum: Europe 22-07-2014, 19:53
Replies: 580
Views: 149,042
Posted By NFH
Lots of Toggle's published prices are wrong,...

Lots of Toggle's published prices are wrong, particularly as they breach Regulation (EU) No 31/2012 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:172:0010:0035:EN:PDF).

First...
Forum: UK & Ireland 21-07-2014, 23:12
Replies: 1
Views: 3,500
Posted By NFH
With UK SIM cards, you don't need to top up to...

With UK SIM cards, you don't need to top up to keep them active. A balance deduction (e.g. a roaming SMS or an incoming roaming call of one second for 1p) every 6 months will suffice.

Nevertheless...
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