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Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 20-04-2018, 21:48
Replies: 1
Views: 2,529
Posted By rfranzq
Smart update 1 year expiration.

I still have this SIM.
Today I chose to reload it at the Smart site and 300 Pesos [$5.76] now has a one year expiration. The exchange rate at Smart seems to be better than Ding* or CallingMart.
...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-04-2018, 20:46
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By rfranzq
And they say $25US:

And they say $25US:
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-04-2018, 01:26
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By rfranzq
WorldSIM US phone number expiration

In case anyone want to know the expiration of a WorldSIM US phone number is sixty days.
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 17-03-2018, 09:41
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By rfranzq
I have not got any. I do not remember ever...

I have not got any.
I do not remember ever getting any here.
I wonder why you get them.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-02-2018, 01:32
Replies: 49
Views: 5,194
Posted By rfranzq
My SIM is from 3/12/2012 [best I can tell]. ...

My SIM is from 3/12/2012 [best I can tell].
What is the vintage of your SIM?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-02-2018, 06:19
Replies: 49
Views: 5,194
Posted By rfranzq
You sound like the problem I had earlier this...

You sound like the problem I had earlier this month.

ME:


Piranha:

ME:

Piranha:
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-01-2018, 20:23
Replies: 49
Views: 5,194
Posted By rfranzq
Piranha's response

[/SIZE] Piranha says:
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-01-2018, 02:11
Replies: 49
Views: 5,194
Posted By rfranzq
T-Mobile no longer used in USA?

For the last month or so I have tried to change my network here in California,
USA back to T-Mobile after switching it to AT&T to fool around.
I have not been able to change back to T-Mobile....
Forum: UK & Ireland 07-01-2018, 02:25
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By rfranzq
Does anyone have any experience or thoughts about FreedomPop's UK product??

Does anyone have any experience or thoughts or opinions about FreedomPop's UK product??
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 01-01-2018, 02:15
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By rfranzq
Well, 2018 is here.

Well, 2018 is here.
What is going on in Europe?
Anything new and wonderful on the prepaid front?
And International SIM cards. Are they relevant anymore?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-12-2017, 19:14
Replies: 49
Views: 5,194
Posted By rfranzq
Is Piranha still working for your needs?

Is Piranha still working for your needs?

What do you use it for?

Any 'strange' uses you use it for that others would be unaware of?
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 28-11-2017, 05:17
Replies: 8
Views: 2,773
Posted By rfranzq
Ahh, the good old days. I did not remember...

Ahh, the good old days.

I did not remember reading this article.
I guess it was before my time.
Forum: UK & Ireland 24-10-2017, 20:47
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
Three UK changes prices for roaming in USA

I received a SMS from ThreeUK this morning.
It said "Wecome to the USA" where it has always been since activated in early June[?].
It was titled "Rate Advice".
It would appear that the rates have...
Forum: UK & Ireland 29-08-2017, 02:27
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
I think you will be pleasantly surprised. ...

I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Unlike mere international SIM providers, this company
seems to be big enough to want to do this well and
to have the will to do it well.
If they were...
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 25-08-2017, 02:03
Replies: 14
Views: 8,746
Posted By rfranzq
Well, Summer is now past........

Thank you everyone for your contributions here.
Forum: UK & Ireland 22-08-2017, 20:48
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
topping up?

I have used the first one that charges 15%.
I have not needed to top up a second time yet.
The second one charges 10%.
Forum: UK & Ireland 21-08-2017, 21:02
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
Is data the big issue for them, then? If I...

Is data the big issue for them, then?

If I only use talk and text will they leave me alone?

If I use T&T and very little data am I going to be OK?


We might see in a few months.
Forum: UK & Ireland 21-08-2017, 20:20
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
Well, 60 days was the start of August..........

The SIM was activated in California on May 31.
82 days since activation. I have not left California.
I have sent a lot of SMS to UK and USA [& a few to a Philippine]SIMs.
I have not used data. I...
Forum: UK & Ireland 19-08-2017, 04:31
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
Here is a newer one.

Here is a newer one.
http://www.three.co.uk/termspdf/PAYG_Price_guide_010817.pdf

Dated August 1, 2017.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-08-2017, 22:35
Replies: 49
Views: 5,194
Posted By rfranzq
Piranha as VOIP provider?

[/B]


You both seem to be happy/satisfied with using Piranha as your Voip provider.
[inertia?? you had the SiM and it works well enough so why bother changing something that is working OK?].
...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 05-08-2017, 06:06
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By rfranzq
CallingMart has refunded my money.

CallingMart has refunded my money.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 02-08-2017, 00:51
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By rfranzq
To do Smart PIN by phone you need balance of P22.5

Forgot about this post.
I wanted to top up last night and my usual provider [Aryty] did not seem to show any top ups for Smart. I sent an email and they said Smart was having issues and that until...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-06-2017, 21:00
Replies: 49
Views: 5,194
Posted By rfranzq
Plan ahead.

Well, of course there is.
You need to go online and change the Current Roaming Profile to #2.

Check out the rates though, AT&T is more expensive.
Choose wisely.

You can only do it online on...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-06-2017, 19:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By rfranzq
Have you considered Three UK?

My experience with Piranha in California is that the UK phone number is flaky for receiving SMS.

Have you considered Three UK?

Here is a source for UK SIM cards. You can order 2 of the same...
Forum: Americas 26-06-2017, 19:13
Replies: 3
Views: 1,682
Posted By rfranzq
Howardforums might be a good place to ask.

Howardforums might be a good place to ask.

General Prepaid Discussion (http://www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php/249-General-Prepaid-discussion)

This would be my suggestion. Join and ask...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 26-06-2017, 05:01
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By rfranzq
Top-Up for Philippines SIM card.

I am a resident of California.
Since 2009 I have had a Smart Buddy SIM card that I have used Aryty for topups. It has never occurred to me to price shop my top ups.
Until today. Any suggestions...
Forum: UK & Ireland 24-06-2017, 03:48
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
Found another option for buying UK topup outside of UK

Found another option for buying UK topup outside of UK.

With all the turmoil of EU roaming starting June 15th, I was doing some research.
I stumbled across another option in buying UK top-ups....
Forum: Europe 24-06-2017, 00:32
Replies: 24
Views: 2,393
Posted By rfranzq
Thanks for your efforts.

Thank you for your efforts.
Forum: Europe 19-06-2017, 23:05
Replies: 132
Views: 36,070
Posted By rfranzq
So this means there is no more roaming?

So this means there is no more roaming?

It would seem that this is a major option that some carriers are going to implement.
This Website and International Roaming SIM cards are suddenly ...
Forum: Europe 19-06-2017, 23:01
Replies: 24
Views: 2,393
Posted By rfranzq
No EU roaming fees===== no roaming (anymore)

So suddenly, THIS website and International Roaming SIMs become super relevant again.

Why did we not see this coming?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-06-2017, 06:34
Replies: 49
Views: 5,194
Posted By rfranzq
Good to know. Is it their own towers?

Good to know.
Is it their own towers?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-06-2017, 02:43
Replies: 49
Views: 5,194
Posted By rfranzq
GCI[?] is no longer available to use with Piranha.

If the rate table can be trusted,
the Alaskan operator GCI[?] is no longer available to use with Piranha.
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 03-06-2017, 21:58
Replies: 1
Views: 1,123
Posted By rfranzq
Can someone tell me how to change the default size of the font when composing msgs?

Can someone tell me how to change the default size of the font when composing messages? It seems to me to be too small.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-06-2017, 21:54
Replies: 49
Views: 5,194
Posted By rfranzq
2017 Piranha Mobile Sim Card 2017 thread

2017 Piranha Mobile Sim Card 2017

I think I will start a new thread
to take over for the one started almost 5 years ago
and 44 pages long with over 430 messages.
Thus here we can have more...
Forum: UK & Ireland 02-06-2017, 06:19
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
Secret info

I accidently found how to request balance from a handset.
Dial 555 .
Forum: UK & Ireland 02-06-2017, 00:42
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
Bizarrely, I am unable to print page "3" [get...

Bizarrely, I am unable to print page "3" [get it?] of the pdf.

This plan looks pretty good for use as a trans-European SIM card.
I am not sure about other options or international SIMs but this...
Forum: UK & Ireland 01-06-2017, 22:12
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
And this is the be all and end all of info on Three PAYGO:

And this is the be all and end all of info on Three PAYGO:

http://www.three.co.uk/termspdf/PAYG_Price_Guide_310517.pdf

This PDF file will give you the ability to print out the relevant pages...
Forum: UK & Ireland 01-06-2017, 20:33
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
How I activated/started 3 SIM card.

On the web site it was saying it could be up to two hours to activate.

I was receiving textmessages in about a minute after it connected to AT&T.
It also use T-Mobile. [One thing you will not...
Forum: UK & Ireland 01-06-2017, 07:54
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
Thanks again. Successfully activated in...

Thanks again. Successfully activated in California.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-05-2017, 01:10
Replies: 431
Views: 88,991
Posted By rfranzq
Further testing.

I just tested this today.

*110*callbackDestinationNumber*callDestinationNumber#Send

I saved both xxxyyyzzzz and 1xxxyyyzzzz formats in my address book and they both worked.

HOWEVER, I...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-05-2017, 09:07
Replies: 431
Views: 88,991
Posted By rfranzq
Update

I can also just use xxxyyyzzzz
to initiate the callback.
No "1" necessary.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-05-2017, 02:00
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By rfranzq
Perhaps this is the future: Buy whatever SIM is...

Perhaps this is the future:
Buy whatever SIM is the best in the first country you get to
and use it all over Europe.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-05-2017, 04:48
Replies: 431
Views: 88,991
Posted By rfranzq
Well, for the record, here are the items in mine....

Well, for the record, here are the items in mine. [Recieved SIM in December 2012.]
My services-----every thing by clicking this.
Place call
Landline callback
Call forwarding
Check balance...
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-05-2017, 21:15
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
Thank you. Most reassuring.

Thank you.
Most reassuring.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-05-2017, 21:13
Replies: 431
Views: 88,991
Posted By rfranzq
I just tested Call-Off-Load in a US to US call.

I just tested Call-Off-Load in a US to US call.
Truphone to Truphone---incoming calls free.

I used the STK [SIM Tool Kit] in the phone. NO "+".
[Just tested it again. Did not work with "+".]...
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-05-2017, 08:10
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By rfranzq
3UK activation in USA?

Now that I have ordered three 3UK SIM cards off eBay:
Will I be able to activate them in the USA?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-05-2017, 01:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By rfranzq
Truphone prepaid

Here are the prepaid SIMs:

https://www.truphone.com/uk/consumer/sim/

https://www.truphone.com/us/consumer/sim/

The US one comes with a US number.
The UK one lets you pay 5.00 per month...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-05-2017, 08:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By rfranzq
What about Truphone?

Have you considered Truphone at all??
I know of NO ONE who has had a Truphone SIM expire on them.

Is it really that hard to remember to make a call every other month or so?
Set it and forget it...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-05-2017, 08:21
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By rfranzq
Suggestions for International SIM card for use in Europe.

This is a hypothetical and generic question.
I am seeking the opinions of people in Europe about:

1. What International SIM card would you recommend to someone visiting "Europe" in the next few...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-05-2017, 08:13
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By rfranzq
2017 ekit 2017 thread

This is a message to all current holders of ekit SIMs that they should check on your service and see if it is running as expected.
They have fiddled with terms and expirations and you really do not...
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