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Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-06-2018, 05:31
Replies: 91
Views: 9,637
Posted By bones_boy
Hop Mobile, Globe, Celtrek, GT-Sim, O9 Mobile,...

Hop Mobile, Globe, Celtrek, GT-Sim, O9 Mobile, Riiing!, United Mobile

Yeah its recurring.

Only ones I use that have stuck around are Truphone and Mobal.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-05-2014, 04:33
Replies: 128
Views: 43,984
Posted By bones_boy
Can't you just sign up for one of their...

Can't you just sign up for one of their "individual" business plans? It has data packages for the Truphone 8 countries.

http://www.truphone.com/us/business/Price-Plans/
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 30-05-2014, 17:33
Replies: 128
Views: 43,984
Posted By bones_boy
Looks like many of the international roaming...

Looks like many of the international roaming prices went up incrementally across the board outside of the eight Truphone countries. Some went down a lot though - like South Korea. Assume it's a new...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-03-2010, 06:09
Replies: 211
Views: 45,925
Posted By bones_boy
Rather have my cash back.

Rather have my cash back.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-02-2010, 05:17
Replies: 211
Views: 45,925
Posted By bones_boy
That's putting it mildly.

That's putting it mildly.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-02-2010, 02:19
Replies: 211
Views: 45,925
Posted By bones_boy
Total shock ...

Can always count on the good people of this forum to inform us when another prepaid card has bitten the dust (allegedly).

Guess it would be asking too much for Florian or Aaron or Ryan or...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-08-2009, 15:40
Replies: 19
Views: 5,993
Posted By bones_boy
my 2

I generally have found the opposite to be true. Proud to say - this is one of the FEW places that I visit on the Net that people are generally warm and willing to help. And I'm probably one of the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-07-2009, 02:22
Replies: 211
Views: 45,925
Posted By bones_boy
Celtrek has documented a list on their website...

Celtrek has documented a list on their website that lists their roaming partners in 213 countries and 494 network operators. Rather impressive. I can vouch for Qatar and Libya - callbacks weren't...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-07-2009, 17:21
Replies: 211
Views: 45,925
Posted By bones_boy
Mine shows 2 AT&T networks as forbidden, but it...

Mine shows 2 AT&T networks as forbidden, but it does register on one of them (appears to be a 2G network) and works fine, just did a test call. It tries to register on the one with the "H" (for HSPA)...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-06-2009, 23:01
Replies: 19
Views: 3,928
Posted By bones_boy
From my understanding all Verizon World...

From my understanding all Verizon World (GSM-capable) phones are locked to a Verizon/Vodaphone SIM. At least that's the story with the ones we support at work (Blackberry 8830 and Storm and we have a...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-06-2009, 21:58
Replies: 211
Views: 45,925
Posted By bones_boy
Thank you for fixing things ... as noted in a...

Thank you for fixing things ... as noted in a separate post.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-06-2009, 21:56
Replies: 38
Views: 13,048
Posted By bones_boy
All good ... finally ...

This is a "dead" thread, and sorry to bump it, but just wanted to mention that they finally made my account right and credited me the correct balance.

We complain when people do us wrong so I...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-05-2009, 19:14
Replies: 211
Views: 45,925
Posted By bones_boy
I filed with the BBB in Florida. It helped a...

I filed with the BBB in Florida. It helped a little - maybe? I got a partial credit of my $170 that disappeared. Florida BBB never got back to me - it's been three weeks.

I will PM the Celtrek...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-04-2009, 23:54
Replies: 38
Views: 13,048
Posted By bones_boy
They still have not reimbursed me for the $170 I...

They still have not reimbursed me for the $170 I had on my old SIM card. They are playing the typical email "games" that these type companies usually play. Nonsensical answers to my questions, "form"...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-03-2009, 21:26
Replies: 38
Views: 13,048
Posted By bones_boy
I received my SIM too. Works well although I...

I received my SIM too. Works well although I can't test data - that piece doesn't appear to work. Phone keeps switching between T-Mobile and AT&T even though I'm no more than 400 yards from either...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-03-2009, 02:35
Replies: 38
Views: 13,048
Posted By bones_boy
Please let us know if you receive a new card....

Please let us know if you receive a new card. Ryan w/ Celtrek has ceased returning my calls. I've pretty much lost faith.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 06-03-2009, 02:38
Replies: 38
Views: 13,048
Posted By bones_boy
Yep - my balance is gone too. Same generic...

Yep - my balance is gone too. Same generic message from Ryan with Celtrek. Will be fixed in a "couple of days". Between Hop Mobile, Yackie, and these guys, I'm wasting more money than I'm saving by...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-11-2008, 16:14
Replies: 11
Views: 3,571
Posted By bones_boy
Same here

DRNewcomb - when this happened last week I immediately came here to check for a post from you. At the time figured it was just me.

Talked to Ryan with Celtrek CS - he says a new SIM is in the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-05-2008, 22:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,842
Posted By bones_boy
Sorry for the confusion. I was told otherwise.

Sorry for the confusion. I was told otherwise.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-05-2008, 18:00
Replies: 3
Views: 1,842
Posted By bones_boy
<i>In addition to making and receiving calls,...

<i>In addition to making and receiving calls, CelTrek users can browse the Internet, read their emails on Gmail (NASDAQ:GOOG), or anywhere else they have an email account, and chat on Microsoft...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-04-2008, 04:02
Replies: 23
Views: 6,489
Posted By bones_boy
New HOP message

Got this text on HOP phone today:

"Effective May 1 2008, the hop INCOMING service will be stopped. The hop OUTGOING calls service will be available until further notice. We regret the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-04-2008, 02:47
Replies: 49
Views: 15,744
Posted By bones_boy
Gee, "thieves" is a strong term. At least their...

Gee, "thieves" is a strong term. At least their customer service is very responsive, which is something you cannot say for most of the other prepaid SIMs (who shall remain nameless).

They do have...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-03-2008, 18:09
Replies: 23
Views: 6,489
Posted By bones_boy
My point is, I'm tired of falling victim of every...

My point is, I'm tired of falling victim of every self-ordained investor with a little bit of capital starting a phone service. It's gotten a bit out of hand. Wouldn't you agree?



Sounds like...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 21-02-2008, 20:50
Replies: 28
Views: 10,139
Posted By bones_boy
I was at Narita airport two weeks ago and Celtrek...

I was at Narita airport two weeks ago and Celtrek worked nicely. I wholeheartedly recommend them, their CS is pretty responsive.

I use an unlocked AT&T Tilt as well.

There was a noticeable...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-02-2008, 22:41
Replies: 23
Views: 6,489
Posted By bones_boy
Gone

My Hop card appears to no longer work. Calls to it result in a reorder tone (fast busy) and it will not register on AT&T or T-Mobile. What a waste.

Whatever the reason for these companies going...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-02-2008, 00:41
Replies: 23
Views: 6,489
Posted By bones_boy
Here is the website if you still want to get a...

Here is the website if you still want to get a HOP reload.

http://www.valuesphere.com/intouchsmartcards/rldcntr.html
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-02-2008, 19:49
Replies: 23
Views: 6,489
Posted By bones_boy
I purchased a HOP reload from a reseller in...

I purchased a HOP reload from a reseller in January (last month), before a trip to Russia. Have worked with him for several years to get my HOP reloads. Stopped purchasing them directly from HOP -...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-02-2008, 04:41
Replies: 23
Views: 6,489
Posted By bones_boy
Can you please keep us updated? I have a HUGE Hop...

Can you please keep us updated? I have a HUGE Hop balance, and am not happy about the prospect of losing it.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-10-2007, 11:45
Replies: 130
Views: 28,185
Posted By bones_boy
I'd rather use two paper cups and a string, than...

I'd rather use two paper cups and a string, than to give money to "alleged" rip-off artists.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-10-2007, 02:41
Replies: 15
Views: 3,180
Posted By bones_boy
Cost me almost 7 euro for a 3.5 minute call....

Cost me almost 7 euro for a 3.5 minute call. Grrr...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-10-2007, 02:36
Replies: 1
Views: 1,262
Posted By bones_boy
Celtrek does not do data. MMS is dependent on a...

Celtrek does not do data. MMS is dependent on a "data" mechanism (GPRS, EDGE, whatever) to send/receive pictures. To my knowledge, this is not yet possible on a Celtrek SIM.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-10-2007, 05:13
Replies: 8
Views: 2,583
Posted By bones_boy
If you have a Celtrek SIM it works great! (and...

If you have a Celtrek SIM it works great! (and wonderful customer service)

If you have a Hop Mobile SIM it works great! (most of the time)

If you have a Mobal SIM it works great (but VERY...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-08-2007, 17:01
Replies: 49
Views: 15,744
Posted By bones_boy
I was unable to get VMs to forward to my email...

I was unable to get VMs to forward to my email "automatically", or upon receipt. But I was able to go into my.celtrek.com, and forward recorded/received VMs to my email very quickly.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-08-2007, 16:48
Replies: 33
Views: 7,832
Posted By bones_boy
<i>Caveat Emptor</i> - especially if purchasing...

<i>Caveat Emptor</i> - especially if purchasing from YM after reading about all of the troubles on this board.

Celtrek - www.celtrek.com - offers many (if not all) of the same features as YM -...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-08-2007, 14:32
Replies: 376
Views: 80,457
Posted By bones_boy
Just wanted to share my experience. I activated...

Just wanted to share my experience. I activated via website and my sim seems to be working okay. Did not transfer entire balance over - +423 is still active too.

Caller ID works outbound every...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-08-2007, 18:49
Replies: 38
Views: 12,260
Posted By bones_boy
Very Nice! I sent SMS from 09 to my AT&T cell,...

Very Nice! I sent SMS from 09 to my AT&T cell, came through in seconds. However cannot send from AT&T cell to 09, comes up as error invalid number. How ironic, AT&T can't recognize 09's number!
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-08-2007, 18:05
Replies: 49
Views: 15,744
Posted By bones_boy
2 links

Make sure you are logging onto the right link - there are two of them now:

My Account - https://www.celtrek.com/login.php

and My Account - http://my.celtrek.com

The second one is where I log...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 06-08-2007, 17:40
Replies: 376
Views: 80,457
Posted By bones_boy
My V3 (MOTO RAZR) displays expiry date. It says...

My V3 (MOTO RAZR) displays expiry date. It says "No expiry date".

Were you referring to a Moto RAZR when you said V3?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-05-2007, 04:56
Replies: 48
Views: 10,459
Posted By bones_boy
Oh no...

... not again! They're back?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-03-2007, 00:43
Replies: 32
Views: 43,288
Posted By bones_boy
Wow!

Snidely, that is indeed some effort you've put forth. Thank you very much.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-03-2007, 02:13
Replies: 49
Views: 15,744
Posted By bones_boy
Please keep us up-to-date on your impressions,...

Please keep us up-to-date on your impressions, DRNewcomb. I like the idea of a Yackie-like offering, but without all the issues that Yackie has/had. One question I have, does CelTrek have an option...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-01-2007, 04:10
Replies: 43
Views: 10,316
Posted By bones_boy
not a chance.

not a chance.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-01-2007, 04:47
Replies: 138
Views: 25,120
Posted By bones_boy
I think you can order directly from 09 - not sure...

I think you can order directly from 09 - not sure if this will redirect you to Orate or not, http://www.09.is
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-01-2007, 01:34
Replies: 138
Views: 25,120
Posted By bones_boy
Have you called them? Here is some contact info I...

Have you called them? Here is some contact info I have from a previous invoice:

<i>If you need a printed invoice by post, please let us know.

Yours sincerely,
Richard Atkins
Orate Ltd

16...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-12-2006, 00:05
Replies: 138
Views: 25,120
Posted By bones_boy
I can't call my o9 number through any carrier...

I can't call my o9 number through any carrier (Cingular, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Skype). I also can't make an outbound call from the US to anywhere. o9 sent me a new SIM but it doesn't work either....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-11-2006, 21:53
Replies: 43
Views: 10,316
Posted By bones_boy
:spam: :spam: :spam: Fool me once, shame...

:spam: :spam: :spam:

Fool me once, shame on you...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 30-10-2006, 13:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,885
Posted By bones_boy
Yes, their CS is rather inept. I spent...

Yes, their CS is rather inept.

I spent about 3 weeks trying to get 2 credit cards (a Mastercard and a Visa) registered with them and was unsuccessful. They kept telling me the cards were...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 29-09-2006, 07:16
Replies: 68
Views: 11,176
Posted By bones_boy
They're having a contest - to see how long they...

They're having a contest - to see how long they can string us along, while enjoying the interest being beared upon the cash we have sent them in good faith for a non-working product. At least Buytel...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 29-09-2006, 07:11
Replies: 68
Views: 11,176
Posted By bones_boy
"Yackie Team"? Give me a break. More like...

"Yackie Team"?

Give me a break. More like "Rip-off Team".

If I had posted this much BS on someone's else's board, a moderator would have deleted my account a long time ago.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-09-2006, 18:57
Replies: 15
Views: 3,863
Posted By bones_boy
One reason I like Hop is the per-second billing,...

One reason I like Hop is the per-second billing, online access to your account, and the flat rates (.90 out, .35 in) everywhere, no "zones" to remember. The CS is pretty non-existent. Wish they had...
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