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Forum: Europe 05-10-2009, 01:13
Replies: 35
Views: 24,874
Posted By Richard10002
Vodafone Dongle in Turkey

Thread on Yachting & Boating World home | sailing news, boats for sale, sailing forums, marine companies (http://www.ybw.com) , (boating forum), talks about dongles and data in Turkey - not sure if...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 10-01-2008, 22:22
Replies: 10
Views: 4,670
Posted By Richard10002
This was my experience with YOIGO earlier this...

This was my experience with YOIGO earlier this year. Unless something has changed, i only needed my passport to buy.
...
Forum: Italy 13-12-2007, 01:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,935
Posted By Richard10002
In Italy, over the summer, I used the WIND 5Gb...

In Italy, over the summer, I used the WIND 5Gb per month 24/7 for 30 euros per month, plus TIM off peak 9Gb per month, (not 9am-5pm Mon-Fri), for 25 euros per month.

Watching UK TV via Slingbox,...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-12-2007, 23:55
Replies: 22
Views: 6,504
Posted By Richard10002
Can we trust callblue again??

Hi,

Had the problem with GT-Sim as per previous thread, and am considering Callblue again.

Just wondering how callblue can offer this kind of service again, and whether people believe they will...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-12-2007, 23:39
Replies: 68
Views: 14,635
Posted By Richard10002
Had a look at the callblue web site, and it looks...

Had a look at the callblue web site, and it looks just like what I bought in the first place.... but how can callblue offer this service, when many others no longer can?

I'm somewhat wary having...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-12-2007, 03:52
Replies: 68
Views: 14,635
Posted By Richard10002
GT-SIM what's going on??

I have a GT-SIM which was previously a call blue sim. In August I started having problems in Italy and they emailed me to say something was changing, and they would send me a new sim. I sent an...
Forum: Italy 02-12-2007, 03:42
Replies: 3
Views: 3,494
Posted By Richard10002
"So my question is, does WIND even offer pre-paid...

"So my question is, does WIND even offer pre-paid plans for someone in my situation? And if not, are there any other pre-paid cards that have decent data plans in Italy?"

Yes, and Yes :)

WIND...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 04-11-2007, 16:05
Replies: 2
Views: 3,099
Posted By Richard10002
"Since summer 2007 there is Yoigo of Spain...

"Since summer 2007 there is Yoigo of Spain (prepaid & postpaid) charging a monthly minimum of 7 for unlimited quantity of data, even VoIP is possible. The per-day-charge is a flat 1.40 which...
Forum: Europe 03-11-2007, 21:52
Replies: 9
Views: 2,315
Posted By Richard10002
"knowing how slow the uk mobile market seems to...

"knowing how slow the uk mobile market seems to be with regard to changing price plans etc incl roaming rates on there own initiative i don't think it will be for a while yet. "

This is the way...
Forum: Europe 09-10-2007, 05:36
Replies: 18
Views: 4,523
Posted By Richard10002
I used APN general.t-mobile.uk user...

I used APN

general.t-mobile.uk

user name: user

password: blank

Cheers
Forum: Europe 09-10-2007, 05:13
Replies: 18
Views: 4,523
Posted By Richard10002
I didnt watch Slingbox on T-Mobiles pre-paid...

I didnt watch Slingbox on T-Mobiles pre-paid service because I had a TV. I rarely used it to watch video content either as I didnt want to have big downloads on a laptop - the terms and conditions...
Forum: Europe 30-09-2007, 10:10
Replies: 18
Views: 4,523
Posted By Richard10002
Yoigo was fine in a datacard for me in June/July

Yoigo was fine in a datacard for me in June/July
Forum: Europe 29-09-2007, 20:17
Replies: 18
Views: 4,523
Posted By Richard10002
I used the T Mobile PAYG aim in a datacard in my...

I used the T Mobile PAYG aim in a datacard in my PC from September 2006 to June 2007 and, whilst it's only supposed to be used in a mobile phone, I heard nothing from them, and it worked fine.
...
Forum: UK & Ireland 29-09-2007, 19:59
Replies: 22
Views: 9,126
Posted By Richard10002
With 26 people on their who's who page, all no...

With 26 people on their who's who page, all no doubt wanting to be earning 30K+ per annum, they've got a million quid wage bill before they start.

It will be interesteing.

217 teats and 43...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-09-2007, 00:09
Replies: 12
Views: 5,462
Posted By Richard10002
My call blue sim became a GT-SIM and i find them...

My call blue sim became a GT-SIM and i find them fine. Billing is good, and they have a facility to top you up automatically once your credit falls below 5 dollars, (or whatever they charge in)....
Forum: Italy 07-09-2007, 03:02
Replies: 14
Views: 4,037
Posted By Richard10002
Dave, I use both TIM and WIND on my boat,...

Dave,

I use both TIM and WIND on my boat, but connect by putting the SIM in a datacard which sits in the PCMCIA, (or whatever it's called), slot in the side of the laptop. I also have an aerial...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 07-09-2007, 02:40
Replies: 6
Views: 3,863
Posted By Richard10002
No queues at TPH in Rota when I bought mine. And...

No queues at TPH in Rota when I bought mine. And they answered the phone in a couple of rings when I called with a query.

On the 6 euros per month - presumably if you go to Spain for say, a, few...
Forum: Italy 03-09-2007, 22:24
Replies: 27
Views: 8,021
Posted By Richard10002
TIM APN is ibox.tim.it their web site says...

TIM APN is ibox.tim.it

their web site says you MUST use this APN for the deals. This suggests that they have other APNs which would take money off your credit very fast.

On cancelling PRO...
Forum: Europe 03-09-2007, 21:09
Replies: 7
Views: 2,249
Posted By Richard10002
Looks that way - and we have to be careful to...

Looks that way - and we have to be careful to make sure that you are not using the sim for data at midnight on the last night, otherwise it will take money at the "standard" rate, therefore using up...
Forum: Europe 03-09-2007, 00:15
Replies: 7
Views: 2,249
Posted By Richard10002
I'm impatient so I texted PRO TIME to 4916 and it...

I'm impatient so I texted PRO TIME to 4916 and it has renewed with 9GB. Checked the web page which confirms it.

So it seems you have to renew MaxxiTim each month.... or is there a way to make it...
Forum: Europe 03-09-2007, 00:10
Replies: 7
Views: 2,249
Posted By Richard10002
Midnight arrived on the last day of MaxxiTim...

Midnight arrived on the last day of MaxxiTim Time, so I check my web page and it says there are no bonuses or promotions i.e. It hasnt renewed.

I have over 31 euros of credit.

Do I have to wait...
Forum: UK & Ireland 30-08-2007, 20:35
Replies: 19
Views: 4,922
Posted By Richard10002
Did you see my post further up the thread - I...

Did you see my post further up the thread - I used a T-Mobile PAYG SIM in a datacard in my laptop from September 2006 to June 2007.

It worked at 3G speeds, it cost 1 per day with no apparent...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-08-2007, 17:17
Replies: 18
Views: 4,189
Posted By Richard10002
And dont uy o on a Saturday or Sunday I...

And dont uy o on a Saturday or Sunday

I bought my TIM SIM on a Sunday, and the shop told me it wouldnt be activated until the Monday.... presumably to do with office hours or working day or...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-08-2007, 21:37
Replies: 18
Views: 4,189
Posted By Richard10002
6 euros per month isnt much, (or is it?). I...

6 euros per month isnt much, (or is it?).

I had great customer service during the one call I made ... I was trying to find somewhere to top up and eventually called customer service. he didnt...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-08-2007, 11:52
Replies: 18
Views: 4,189
Posted By Richard10002
Get a phone that does internet, and a Yoigo SIM,...

Get a phone that does internet, and a Yoigo SIM, and you can have unlimited GPRS for 1.39 euros per day. Alternatively, you can put the SIM in a datacard in a laptop/pc and browse just like you do at...
Forum: Italy 20-08-2007, 13:56
Replies: 27
Views: 7,483
Posted By Richard10002
Dont know about all airports but I was unable to...

Dont know about all airports but I was unable to buy any kind of SIM at either Naples or Catania Airports.

To get a TIM SIM I had to buy a cheap phone, (40 euros inc. SIM), from an Auchan...
Forum: Europe 16-08-2007, 13:58
Replies: 5
Views: 4,108
Posted By Richard10002
1.2 euro per Mb..... not cheap and probably only...

1.2 euro per Mb..... not cheap and probably only suitable for email and very quick web browsing.

I had a look at the Vodafone site but couldnt make any sense of it. I think there are only 2...
Forum: Europe 15-08-2007, 11:59
Replies: 5
Views: 4,108
Posted By Richard10002
Found this page. seems the bundles are for...

Found this page. seems the bundles are for contract customers, but cant find minimum contract period... probably 12 months I guess.

http://www.go.com.mt/gomobile/tariffs_internet.cfm
Forum: Europe 15-08-2007, 00:01
Replies: 5
Views: 4,108
Posted By Richard10002
Prepaid data SIM in Malta - Is there one??

As per the heading - having been spoiled in the UK with T-Mobile, Spain with Yoigo, and Italy with TIM and WIND, next stop is Malta, (but not till September or October), but I cant find any evidence...
Forum: Europe 14-08-2007, 09:56
Replies: 17
Views: 4,786
Posted By Richard10002
Firstly you cant really expect everybody to speak...

Firstly you cant really expect everybody to speak every language, or even any language other than their own. It's good if they do.

Secondly, having travelled across the mediteranean from Portugal...
Forum: Europe 14-08-2007, 00:52
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By Richard10002
So far I've only been able to get GPRS with the...

So far I've only been able to get GPRS with the WIND SIM, (Riposto Marina and now anchored of Taormina.

With TIM, I got GPRS and an occasional 3G in Riposto Marina, and am now getting a very...
Forum: Europe 13-08-2007, 09:58
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By Richard10002
Maxxi Tim Web Time works fine for me between 5pm...

Maxxi Tim Web Time works fine for me between 5pm and 9am Mon - Fri, and all weekend. I can watch UK TV via Slingbox and Skype works OK with the 3G connection. It's just the extra 50Mb during weekdays...
Forum: Italy 10-08-2007, 23:38
Replies: 27
Views: 8,021
Posted By Richard10002
No idea about Rome Airport, but was amazed that I...

No idea about Rome Airport, but was amazed that I couldnt get one at naples Airport. It seems the obvious place to have a shop or outlet for people entering the country. i am guessing, but may be...
Forum: Italy 10-08-2007, 21:31
Replies: 27
Views: 8,021
Posted By Richard10002
I had a lot of trouble finding a SIM card, (WIND...

I had a lot of trouble finding a SIM card, (WIND or TIM), in Italy. It seems you have to be in fairly big places to get one.

I couldnt get one in Villasimius in Sardinia.... all the recharge shops...
Forum: Europe 08-08-2007, 18:13
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By Richard10002
My Globetrotter Data Card Software counts the...

My Globetrotter Data Card Software counts the usage, (transmit and receive), and I set up a separate connection for the 50Mb between 9am and 5pm, so I know I havent used anything near the limits.
...
Forum: Europe 07-08-2007, 17:54
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By Richard10002
MaxxiTim Web Time - What's The Deal?

Subscribed to MaxxiTim Web Time, received the SMS confirmation, and it works fine between 5pm and 9am ... also looks like it allows use for 24 hours per day at the weekend, i.e. 5pm Friday to 9am...
Forum: Europe 03-08-2007, 12:39
Replies: 7
Views: 2,249
Posted By Richard10002
Many Thanks. Bought on Sunday, able to make a...

Many Thanks. Bought on Sunday, able to make a call on Wednesday. Recharged with 30euros yesterday and have just activated MaxxiTim Web Time. Got a text confirming activated until 02/09/2007.
...
Forum: Europe 31-07-2007, 01:19
Replies: 7
Views: 2,249
Posted By Richard10002
Got a TIM SIM - What now??? !!!

Obviously wasnt visiting big enough cities so couldnt buy a WIND or TIM Sim anywhere - recharge fine everywhere, but no Sims.

Anyway, finally bought a cheap phone with a TIM Sim from a big...
Forum: Italy 19-07-2007, 20:05
Replies: 8
Views: 3,061
Posted By Richard10002
Excellent - lots in Cagliari which is where we...

Excellent - lots in Cagliari which is where we expect to be heading for, (or somewhere near anyway.

Thanks again for all the help

Richard
Forum: Italy 19-07-2007, 12:17
Replies: 8
Views: 3,061
Posted By Richard10002
And is there anywhere on the WIND and TIM sites,...

And is there anywhere on the WIND and TIM sites, (or elsewhere), which will tell me the locations of their shops.

Sorry to be so persistent, but we will be sailing into Sardinia and the presence...
Forum: Italy 18-07-2007, 19:47
Replies: 8
Views: 3,061
Posted By Richard10002
Smile very Funny! I wasnt sure whether it was an...

very Funny!

I wasnt sure whether it was an online thing, and wondered which particular shops or outlets sell them?

How did you put the smiley in the body of your message?
Forum: Italy 17-07-2007, 23:57
Replies: 8
Views: 3,061
Posted By Richard10002
Can you buy a TIM or WIND Sim in a shop in Sardinia?

YOIGO has been fabulous in Spain. Next stop Sardinia and my old WIND card has expired - stopped using it when the Mega No Limit deal fell apart.

Can I buy a SIM in a shop in Sardinia which offers...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 17-07-2007, 22:34
Replies: 13
Views: 10,223
Posted By Richard10002
Yoigo Translation

try:

http://babelfish.altavista.com/

translates bits, or whole web pages.

Sometimes the translation is somewhat strange, but you can usually get the idea. e.g. translating "using the...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 06-07-2007, 10:38
Replies: 13
Views: 10,223
Posted By Richard10002
I dont know which network it uses when it's in my...

I dont know which network it uses when it's in my datacard, (comes up as yoigo). When in my phone it seems to use XFERA.

In the data card it shows that 3G exists, but wont let me select it - The...
Forum: UK & Ireland 05-07-2007, 00:55
Replies: 19
Views: 4,922
Posted By Richard10002
T-Mobile PAYG

I used a T-Mobile PAYG SIM in a datacard in my laptop from around September 2006 to June` 2007 as my sole home connection to the internet.

384Kbps, (whatever that means, constantly, for 1 per...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 04-07-2007, 22:26
Replies: 3
Views: 4,880
Posted By Richard10002
Topping Up Yoigo

Called into an internet shop with a few Orange signs, (San Antonio), and asked if they topped up Yoigo Sims. The girl I asked said no, never heard of it, but the boss said yes. Tapped my number into...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 30-06-2007, 17:59
Replies: 3
Views: 4,880
Posted By Richard10002
How to recharge Yoigo Sim - UK Credit Cards??

Hi,

Bought a yoigo sim from The Phone House in Rota and it works fine at GPRS speeds in a data card in the laptop.

However, I have tried to recharge it at a variety of ATMs and, whilst they...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 30-06-2007, 12:19
Replies: 13
Views: 10,223
Posted By Richard10002
Can you buy a sim in the shops?

Thanks for the info. Bought one from The Phone Shop in Rota. needed my passport to purchase.... driving licence not acceptable.

Works as described so far.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 15-06-2007, 10:38
Replies: 13
Views: 10,223
Posted By Richard10002
Spain Yoigo - Can you buy a sim in shops....

or is it online only?

I'm sailing on the Spanish mainland, (Costa del Sol, Alicante area), and The balearics for a month or so and want to get a Yoigo sim for the data connection.

Anyone know...
Forum: Europe 02-05-2007, 16:32
Replies: 0
Views: 1,640
Posted By Richard10002
Unlocked Vodafone Mobile Connect Data Card - Software???

Hi,

I've just bought an "Unlocked" Vodafone Mobile Connect Datacard - Qualcomm 3G CDMA - Model: GT 3G Quad

Unloaded my old Globetrotter Fusion software, loaded the Vodafone software, connected...
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