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Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-04-2014, 10:17
Replies: 7
Views: 2,883
Posted By petkow
A little bit more reading suggests WIFI solutions...

A little bit more reading suggests WIFI solutions are overtaking GSM solutions on cruise ships these days. Read this article from last year:...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-04-2014, 10:04
Replies: 7
Views: 2,883
Posted By petkow
I think most of these crew SIM cards are roaming...

I think most of these crew SIM cards are roaming products, allowing seafarers to keep in touch when they are in ports. As far as I know none of them give special rates on the specialist onboard GSM...
Forum: BeNeLux 21-04-2014, 18:50
Replies: 9
Views: 4,423
Posted By petkow
Without a shadow of a doubt I would get a local...

Without a shadow of a doubt I would get a local SIM in the Netherlands rather than dataroam. I don't have much experience on the best deals in the Netherlands at the moment but there really are so...
Forum: Europe 21-04-2014, 13:52
Replies: 6
Views: 3,651
Posted By petkow
NL, DE, F, GB. 4 countries..11 days. ...

NL, DE, F, GB. 4 countries..11 days.



It really depends on the level of data use. If its expected to be less than 100 MB/Day then I really would recommend this Spanish Orange deal which gives...
Forum: Mobile Phones 14-04-2014, 00:55
Replies: 44
Views: 33,270
Posted By petkow
Thanks so much to inquisitor and other others for...

Thanks so much to inquisitor and other others for your helpful reviews and suggestions! To be honest I was not considering the Cubot P9 as a serious day-to-day contender, but a workable rugged travel...
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-04-2014, 00:23
Replies: 44
Views: 33,270
Posted By petkow
Yes... the Moto G is a great phone for the little...

Yes... the Moto G is a great phone for the little money it costs...The funny thing is that is exactly what my network offered me as a replacement for my brandy inebriated phone! Unfortunately the...
Forum: Mobile Phones 11-04-2014, 13:24
Replies: 44
Views: 33,270
Posted By petkow
Upon reading more about Zopos I think their...

Upon reading more about Zopos I think their newest offering is actually the ZP998 which has a whopping 8 cores! I see it is available for around 219 Euros....
Forum: Mobile Phones 11-04-2014, 12:20
Replies: 44
Views: 33,270
Posted By petkow
Hello everybody. I just thought I would reawaken...

Hello everybody. I just thought I would reawaken this oldish thread as my current multi-handset setup used to work perfectly well up until a few days ago when a rather unfortunate incident of a...
Forum: Europe 02-04-2014, 18:33
Replies: 10
Views: 12,952
Posted By petkow
Not too long ago this same product only gave 5MB...

Not too long ago this same product only gave 5MB for the same price. It is a good idea offering at least 100 MB these days for these sorts of product and I only hope that more Spanish networks (and...
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 02-04-2014, 18:14
Replies: 9
Views: 6,385
Posted By petkow
Well I guess there's partial truth in that. As...

Well I guess there's partial truth in that. As long as they are connected to wifi in their hotel or or even a mall that they are visiting or office, restaurant etc. then viber, skype or any other...
Forum: Europe 31-03-2014, 15:59
Replies: 580
Views: 149,068
Posted By petkow
Thanks Inquisitor for that very detailed reply....

Thanks Inquisitor for that very detailed reply. The particular problem I experienced was I was coming into the USA from Mexico where I had the "Roaming" profile selected (as they do not have a local...
Forum: Europe 31-03-2014, 13:54
Replies: 580
Views: 149,068
Posted By petkow
I used them quite a bit on my last trip accross...

I used them quite a bit on my last trip accross the pond (January 2014). Worked very well both for incoming and outgoing. I made several lengthy outgoing calls to US phones at 3p/min as well calls...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 31-03-2014, 13:24
Replies: 6
Views: 13,606
Posted By petkow
Hi Inquisitor. An aussie friend of mine (who is...

Hi Inquisitor. An aussie friend of mine (who is not very tech savvy i am afraid) recently got back from Bali. I will check with him and get back to you. But even if not, I am sure Australian forums...
Forum: Europe 31-03-2014, 12:57
Replies: 1
Views: 2,670
Posted By petkow
LycaMobile Free calls to other Lycamobile in their 17 countries

Just noticed that upon doing a topup, Lycamobile are now offering free calls for one month to other Lycamobiles in any of their countries. I think this applies to any of their countries. ...
Forum: Germany 31-03-2014, 12:44
Replies: 71
Views: 28,715
Posted By petkow
This is indeed very interesting. Its funny how...

This is indeed very interesting. Its funny how one of the main roaming requirements of almost all tourists is just to call other members of their family who might well be in the same shopping mall!...
Forum: Europe 14-01-2014, 09:57
Replies: 580
Views: 149,068
Posted By petkow
When I have been within Toggle countries, I have...

When I have been within Toggle countries, I have always received calls as normal on any of my Toogle numbers free of charge. This I have tested with the German, "Swiss" and Spanish numbers. I also...
Forum: Europe 07-01-2014, 17:32
Replies: 580
Views: 149,068
Posted By petkow
Hi inquisitor and everyone else. Yes the "Swiss"...

Hi inquisitor and everyone else. Yes the "Swiss" thing also somehow bothers me everytime I travel to Switzerland. It does seem a tad bit unprofessional. ;)

From what I can see though, everyone...
Forum: Europe 25-08-2013, 19:06
Replies: 580
Views: 149,068
Posted By petkow
This is a fascinating thread, full of very useful...

This is a fascinating thread, full of very useful information. Though I have had a Toogle SIM for quite some time now, I have only recently managed to catch up on what all the in-house experts here...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 28-07-2011, 12:16
Replies: 14
Views: 6,071
Posted By petkow
Well, they seem to have corrected that typo now,...

Well, they seem to have corrected that typo now, but I still have doubts about some of the advertised per minute rates! 0.5c/min to a UK mobile?? I suppose it is their usual tactic of advertising a...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 21-07-2011, 17:03
Replies: 14
Views: 6,071
Posted By petkow
Ah ha!! I knew there would be a catch somewhere!...

Ah ha!! I knew there would be a catch somewhere! As a follow up to the above, I just noticed a rather big deviation from their usual pricing patterns of their other products.

In Easycallback...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 21-07-2011, 16:47
Replies: 14
Views: 6,071
Posted By petkow
Anyone used Easycallback yet?

Has anyone tried this out yet?? It appears to be another Betamax/Dellmont product but one that is designed specifically for callback. As usual, the startup rates seem way too good to be true. e.g. UK...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-12-2010, 11:51
Replies: 12
Views: 4,593
Posted By petkow
Perhaps you could just add the charges associated...

Perhaps you could just add the charges associated with those gateways onto the Estonian number:
The USA toll-free number has a $10 one-time setup fee and a $0.29 per minute surcharge.
The UK Mobile...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-12-2010, 18:08
Replies: 52
Views: 12,574
Posted By petkow
Not just the OP, but there is a general time...

Not just the OP, but there is a general time restriction on users editing their posts. It is a policy on some forums and I suppose stems from problem associated with people over-editing and/or...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 21-12-2010, 12:33
Replies: 10
Views: 5,296
Posted By petkow
Yes, indeed. In India, the current system...

Yes, indeed.

In India, the current system is not really just about just registering your SIM, which would be a straightforward process, but instead they have somehow succeeded in just making it...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 16-12-2010, 20:02
Replies: 10
Views: 5,296
Posted By petkow
Sorry for asking the obvious, but what exactly do...

Sorry for asking the obvious, but what exactly do you mean by a broadband card?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-12-2010, 15:11
Replies: 25
Views: 10,733
Posted By petkow
By the way, a slightly unrelated further...

By the way, a slightly unrelated further question. Does anyone know of a decent updated list of UMA compatible handsets? I know it isn't every WIFI phone that does it.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-12-2010, 12:30
Replies: 7
Views: 2,612
Posted By petkow
Orange UK allows UMA but you need a compatible...

Orange UK allows UMA but you need a compatible phone. Personally, I wouldn't bother with UMA for most roaming needs for the reasons I described in this thread:...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-12-2010, 12:18
Replies: 25
Views: 10,733
Posted By petkow
Personally, I can't really recommend UMA or other...

Personally, I can't really recommend UMA or other WIFI reliant methods for most peoples normal roaming needs. I'm not really sure how Snidely manages with it as a complete replacement for a roaming...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 14-12-2010, 23:17
Replies: 4
Views: 3,781
Posted By petkow
Didn't even the old Tarjeta 2 have the topup...

Didn't even the old Tarjeta 2 have the topup every 9 months rule? If so, not much has really changed, apart from the daytime calling rate coming down a long way.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 13-12-2010, 10:51
Replies: 10
Views: 5,296
Posted By petkow
It's true the registration is becoming a bit...

It's true the registration is becoming a bit harder, but you should still manage provided you have a local address and some proof of this. It's certainly a lot easier if you can register the SIM in...
Forum: Mobile Phones 13-12-2010, 10:35
Replies: 6
Views: 11,241
Posted By petkow
A long time ago I read/saw something about...

A long time ago I read/saw something about special low-cost GSM "phones" that only had SMS capability. These were developed for deaf people in developing countries. However, any potential savings...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 13-12-2010, 10:12
Replies: 4
Views: 3,781
Posted By petkow
I can verify this. I still have a few old "Tarifa...

I can verify this. I still have a few old "Tarifa 2" SIM cards, and I recently received some letters stating that these were effectively being converted into the standard tariff but without the 6...
Forum: Italy 22-11-2010, 13:17
Replies: 5
Views: 2,574
Posted By petkow
For your calls to Germany, rather than using the...

For your calls to Germany, rather than using the high voice rates that the networks charge, I think it would make a lot more sense getting online with your netbook (such as by using a 3G USB modem) ...
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-11-2010, 11:06
Replies: 15
Views: 7,352
Posted By petkow
I don´t think the Math is correct, but will admit...

I don´t think the Math is correct, but will admit I don´t know much about the Vodafone deal. Doesn´t it give you the 60 free mins as a bonus for a 10 quid topup, AND you still have the 10 pounds as...
Forum: UK & Ireland 19-11-2010, 11:14
Replies: 15
Views: 7,352
Posted By petkow
Sorry, I forgot to mention the Vodafone bonus in...

Sorry, I forgot to mention the Vodafone bonus in my post above. As for web access, I think it is best to get a GiffGaff SIM that have recently again extended their free web access offer to the end of...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-11-2010, 16:22
Replies: 52
Views: 12,574
Posted By petkow
If they have a problem with their own payment...

If they have a problem with their own payment system (and authorising foreign registered credit cards etc.) why don't they just allow paypal payments for the time being?
Forum: UK & Ireland 18-11-2010, 16:16
Replies: 15
Views: 7,352
Posted By petkow
Though they are no longer as good value as they...

Though they are no longer as good value as they have been in the past, there are all sorts of offers still available on prepaids in the UK. I believe the smart-step billing (x p/min for first so many...
Forum: Americas 15-11-2010, 23:25
Replies: 7
Views: 15,353
Posted By petkow
Fascinating island! Can't figure out why such a...

Fascinating island! Can't figure out why such a small island needs to have access to 9 networks! I suppose the networks justify their existence due to their potential of catching so many high paying...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-11-2010, 09:58
Replies: 52
Views: 12,574
Posted By petkow
Yes, sometime in the next 10 years I suppose! ...

Yes, sometime in the next 10 years I suppose!

I very much doubt that even the "coming soon" countries will be here before the end of the year. I just noticed that Australia has moved back to this...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-11-2010, 21:05
Replies: 52
Views: 12,574
Posted By petkow
I had no idea that prepaid SIM's can have such...

I had no idea that prepaid SIM's can have such fees associated with their existance. Are these fees regardless of their useage? If you spend $30/month on credit, are they still going to debit another...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-11-2010, 11:08
Replies: 52
Views: 12,574
Posted By petkow
Thanks for this answer. Does this imply that the...

Thanks for this answer. Does this imply that the rates advertised on your website are only valid on certain networks within a visiting country? If so, does this mean that other networks are blocked,...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-11-2010, 10:16
Replies: 52
Views: 12,574
Posted By petkow
Nice to see a third country finally added. Still...

Nice to see a third country finally added. Still eagerly waiting for Spain to join. Anyone have a heads up?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-11-2010, 17:08
Replies: 9
Views: 3,877
Posted By petkow
Hi Truphone. Do you have any info (or a link) on...

Hi Truphone. Do you have any info (or a link) on what networks you have roaming agreements with in India. Is your incoming rate applicable across all of the ones that the SIM is able to roam on?
...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-11-2010, 17:47
Replies: 9
Views: 3,877
Posted By petkow
Actually, Truphones rates for India and Nepal at...

Actually, Truphones rates for India and Nepal at 18p/min don't sound too bad at all. It would be worth checking to see if which networks in these countries their partner network has roaming...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-11-2010, 15:49
Replies: 9
Views: 3,877
Posted By petkow
Also... don't buy the links spammed by Lola4479.

Also... don't buy the links spammed by Lola4479.
Forum: Italy 02-11-2010, 15:47
Replies: 4
Views: 2,027
Posted By petkow
:spam: (This is to a post that has been now...

:spam:

(This is to a post that has been now been deleted... Thanks Effendi)
Forum: Spain & Portugal 02-11-2010, 15:44
Replies: 9
Views: 16,663
Posted By petkow
And why would they not? What does this have to do...

And why would they not? What does this have to do with the OP?

Lola, I hope I am mistaken, but by the content of your first posts it appears you are just a serial spammer and have no intention of...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-11-2010, 14:38
Replies: 9
Views: 3,877
Posted By petkow
Peter. Forget about getting a special roaming SIM...

Peter. Forget about getting a special roaming SIM (like truphone etc.) as the rates for these for countries like India and Nepal are pathetic, and probably not very different from what Vodafone are...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 31-10-2010, 19:05
Replies: 9
Views: 16,663
Posted By petkow
I just managed to have a quick look on the...

I just managed to have a quick look on the storefinder on the Carrefour and Phone house websites. I was thinking there might be something in San Miguel de Abono. Unfortunately, there's actually not...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 31-10-2010, 17:08
Replies: 9
Views: 16,663
Posted By petkow
Have a read through the various threads on Spain...

Have a read through the various threads on Spain on here. The Vodafone deal isn't very good value for money at all. 30 Euros for 1Gig?? Remember the speed when you have passed the 1GB is pretty...
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