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Forum: France 25-06-2017, 17:30
Replies: 198
Views: 57,784
Posted By Motel75
And it's still working fine on roaming 10 days...

And it's still working fine on roaming 10 days later. Did B&You change their mind about this? Willemijns, where was the announcement that they were going to cut off roaming?
Forum: France 16-06-2017, 19:48
Replies: 198
Views: 57,784
Posted By Motel75
Well, it's the evening of the 16th here in...

Well, it's the evening of the 16th here in Berlin, and my Bouygues SIM is still working fine.
Forum: Germany 24-04-2017, 06:44
Replies: 1
Views: 1,050
Posted By Motel75
I tried an Aldi Talk SIM with the 5 GB data...

I tried an Aldi Talk SIM with the 5 GB data package in Britain last week and there was no data connection.
Forum: France 29-03-2017, 14:55
Replies: 198
Views: 57,784
Posted By Motel75
Thanks for that, willemijns. Still, 5 euros a...

Thanks for that, willemijns. Still, 5 euros a year is better than any other French offer I'm aware of. It's possible that being the only French offer with generous expiration, they got a large share...
Forum: Germany 15-09-2016, 09:54
Replies: 1
Views: 1,384
Posted By Motel75
Beware of Vodafone policy about prepaid flatrates, "Toppings"

Vodafone Germany offers its prepaid (CallYa) customers a loyalty program, Vodafone Toppings. Depending how long you've been with Vf, you get extra calls or megabytes when you top up your phone....
Forum: Italy 13-09-2016, 08:14
Replies: 10
Views: 2,256
Posted By Motel75
It is true. AFAIK there is no charge for inbound...

It is true. AFAIK there is no charge for inbound SMS on Vf Italia or any other EU operator, even when roaming. FWIW, another option could be to leave your SIM in a phone running Windows 10 Mobile....
Forum: Germany 25-06-2016, 12:44
Replies: 2
Views: 2,647
Posted By Motel75
Yo can get all of your credit back (minus a...

Yo can get all of your credit back (minus a handling fee) when you cancel a prepaid card in Germany. It's the law following a court decision a few years ago. Providers generally bury this information...
Forum: Europe 20-03-2016, 22:28
Replies: 44
Views: 13,595
Posted By Motel75
NL and GB (and D) work just fine. I'm writing...

NL and GB (and D) work just fine. I'm writing this via a Huawei 3G modem on Vodafone UK, and the speeds are just fine - there are no obvious latency issues. So far I haven't had to change the...
Forum: Europe 18-03-2016, 06:24
Replies: 44
Views: 13,595
Posted By Motel75
So far, I've got my SIM (MTS branded, not...

So far, I've got my SIM (MTS branded, not Vodafone) up and running, and topped up using my German PayPal account with ding.com for what I consider an acceptable surcharge (about 15 percent). Then I...
Forum: Europe 06-03-2016, 09:00
Replies: 44
Views: 13,595
Posted By Motel75
You should set your phone (or router or USB...

You should set your phone (or router or USB dongle) to manual network selection just to be sure.
Forum: Europe 22-02-2016, 08:46
Replies: 44
Views: 13,595
Posted By Motel75
Any idea if it can use LTE networks?

Any idea if it can use LTE networks?
Forum: Europe 04-12-2015, 19:59
Replies: 44
Views: 13,595
Posted By Motel75
Hmmm, I'm a Kyivstar user so far, but think I...

Hmmm, I'm a Kyivstar user so far, but think I need to get my hands on one of these SIMs.

I wonder whether this agreement could lead to a Vodafone takeover should the political situation in UA...
Forum: France 05-10-2015, 09:59
Replies: 198
Views: 57,784
Posted By Motel75
There isn't. A few days after my last post, the...

There isn't. A few days after my last post, the expiration date changed to 2018 all by itself. :-)
Forum: France 21-09-2015, 18:55
Replies: 198
Views: 57,784
Posted By Motel75
Unfortunately, I just received an SMS warning me...

Unfortunately, I just received an SMS warning me that my line would expire in one month - on the date listed on the website.

"Info 630. Votre ligne est valable jusq'au 19/10/2015. Rechargez en...
Forum: France 03-09-2015, 11:16
Replies: 198
Views: 57,784
Posted By Motel75
Looks like validity is extended by recharging...

Looks like validity is extended by recharging only. So far, placing a call and sending an SMS haven't changed the expiration date, even though the remaining credit changes on the Bouygues website.
...
Forum: Europe 25-05-2015, 09:00
Replies: 16
Views: 10,082
Posted By Motel75
After several months using Klucz, I've noticed...

After several months using Klucz, I've noticed one annoying and expensive trait: If you book an internet package, and it runs out, Klucz keeps going, charging your internet use at the normal rate,...
Forum: UK & Ireland 01-05-2015, 11:29
Replies: 8
Views: 12,460
Posted By Motel75
Unfortunately Which? articles aren't available to...

Unfortunately Which? articles aren't available to non-subscribers. Could you summarize what it says?

BTW, Giffgaff has a goodybag including 5 GB (and unlimited texts and 1000 min) for 15 pounds.
Forum: Americas 26-02-2015, 08:26
Replies: 3
Views: 4,562
Posted By Motel75
Slightly OT, but I was able to activate...

Slightly OT, but I was able to activate Lycamobile US SIMs outside the US. Haven't tried it with TMO, but using WMA might work if it's still supported.
Forum: UK & Ireland 22-02-2015, 07:58
Replies: 2
Views: 3,232
Posted By Motel75
Not surprising, since BT is buying EE, and it...

Not surprising, since BT is buying EE, and it will have nothing to do with its former parent companies any more.
Forum: Europe 29-10-2014, 10:30
Replies: 12
Views: 6,606
Posted By Motel75
I've transferred my Heyah number to Klucz Mobile...

I've transferred my Heyah number to Klucz Mobile - it was no trouble and is working fine. One thing I noticed was that when I called my Ukrainian mobile to test, the number that displayed wasn't mine...
Forum: Europe 22-10-2014, 15:13
Replies: 12
Views: 6,606
Posted By Motel75
That's true of the old tariff, which you can't...

That's true of the old tariff, which you can't activate anymore. The one-year validity (rok ważność konta) is not available at all with the Dniówka/daily tariff. What's worse is:

- On Dniówka,...
Forum: Europe 21-10-2014, 14:55
Replies: 12
Views: 6,606
Posted By Motel75
Another reason to avoid Heyah, and presumably...

Another reason to avoid Heyah, and presumably other T-Mobile brands, is they used to give you your credit back if you let the outgoing-calls period expire but then topped up during the incoming-only...
Forum: Europe 20-10-2014, 07:57
Replies: 16
Views: 10,082
Posted By Motel75
There's a new-ish operator in Poland that has...

There's a new-ish operator in Poland that has very cheap international calls and data and 365-day expiration after every topup: Klucz Mobile. It uses Plus infrastructure. http://www.klucz.net/
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 15-09-2014, 13:22
Replies: 51
Views: 18,579
Posted By Motel75
Ill be in Israel in two weeks, and I was...

Ill be in Israel in two weeks, and I was wondering if anything has changed. Is Orange still the best SIM for a visitor who wants cheap international calls, cheap data, and an account that's easy to...
Forum: Mobile Phones 26-08-2014, 20:09
Replies: 18
Views: 11,960
Posted By Motel75
Tempting. I've already got a Samsung ATIV S and a...

Tempting. I've already got a Samsung ATIV S and a Lumia 520 (and may end up with a Lumia 521 as well) but there's always room for more. Considering how terrible cheap dual-SIM Android phones like the...
Forum: Italy 22-08-2014, 07:24
Replies: 3
Views: 2,666
Posted By Motel75
You could always try sending an email to Vodafone...

You could always try sending an email to Vodafone explaining the situation and giving the SIM number (printed on it), your dad's full name, date of birth, etc. There's always a chance they have the...
Forum: Mobile Phones 17-08-2014, 10:10
Replies: 3
Views: 4,094
Posted By Motel75
OTOH, one huge benefit of Windows Phone you might...

OTOH, one huge benefit of Windows Phone you might not have noticed yet is its offline maps capability. You can download any maps you want and store them on the phone to save data charges. The only...
Forum: Mobile Phones 17-08-2014, 07:53
Replies: 3
Views: 4,094
Posted By Motel75
AFAIK, no. There is an app called Bluetooth GPS,...

AFAIK, no. There is an app called Bluetooth GPS, which does this - but only for external GPS devices. Ironically, GPS Test was written for Windows Mobile, but it hasn't been updated. This is, for me...
Forum: UK & Ireland 14-08-2014, 16:28
Replies: 15
Views: 7,901
Posted By Motel75
I've got a backup giffgaff card that I forgot...

I've got a backup giffgaff card that I forgot about that lasted much longer than six months without being cut off. But obviously, this is not something worth risking, especially if keeping your phone...
Forum: Mobile Phones 14-08-2014, 08:09
Replies: 18
Views: 11,960
Posted By Motel75
Surprised by the lack of love for Windows Phone...

Surprised by the lack of love for Windows Phone here. In my experience, it's a lot more tightly coded and in many ways better-thought-out than Android. Among other things, having your start screen...
Forum: Germany 08-08-2014, 22:39
Replies: 10
Views: 5,571
Posted By Motel75
YEs, Germany's totally stupid legal situation is...

YEs, Germany's totally stupid legal situation is the main reason for this - and it hasn't changed since that article was written. And mobile data often doesn't provide an answer. There is still very...
Forum: Americas 22-07-2014, 12:40
Replies: 4
Views: 4,423
Posted By Motel75
T-Mobile and AT&T also still have prepaid offers,...

T-Mobile and AT&T also still have prepaid offers, but they are also well hidden. I suspect they're afraid Americans will discover they don't need to pay $50 or more each month to have a mobile phone.
Forum: Europe 17-07-2014, 18:34
Replies: 16
Views: 10,082
Posted By Motel75
Several offers would meet your needs. If you want...

Several offers would meet your needs. If you want a lot more data than that, T-Mobile has a card for 5 zloty (=1.20 EUR) with 1 GB to start off, and 30 zl for 6 GB. I THINK they allow VOIP, but don't...
Forum: Europe 13-07-2014, 14:41
Replies: 12
Views: 6,606
Posted By Motel75
In fact, Heyah is even worse. The account...

In fact, Heyah is even worse. The account validity is now from the day of the topup - and is non-cumulative. What's more, after that you have only one month to receive calls before service is cut...
Forum: Italy 19-06-2014, 13:22
Replies: 2
Views: 6,673
Posted By Motel75
Dial 404. The call will not complete, but you...

Dial 404. The call will not complete, but you will soon receive an SMS with the balance. AFAIK, VF IT does not support USSD codes for balance checking.
Forum: Europe 11-06-2014, 20:22
Replies: 4
Views: 5,692
Posted By Motel75
Thanks. I assumed the old thread was out of date...

Thanks. I assumed the old thread was out of date (no 3G?), but it sounds like it hasn't. So it sounds like I'd be best off with Kyivstar and just relying on Wi-Fi for data.
Forum: Europe 10-06-2014, 08:29
Replies: 4
Views: 5,692
Posted By Motel75
Best SIM for visitors to Ukraine?

I'll be in UA for a few days and will be returning every few months. It's been a while since I was last there, and our UA page is a little out-of-date. I'm looking for a SIM that has:

- Long...
Forum: Germany 17-05-2014, 19:54
Replies: 2
Views: 1,608
Posted By Motel75
Unfortunately, reception in trains in Germany is...

Unfortunately, reception in trains in Germany is generally terrible with all networks. Not what you'd expect.
Forum: Europe 26-04-2014, 09:54
Replies: 12
Views: 6,606
Posted By Motel75
Unfortunately, Heyah is no longer great for...

Unfortunately, Heyah is no longer great for account validity. (The 365-day expiration is gone, only retained for existing customers, who have to pay 3 zloty per month for it.) In fact, they have now...
Forum: Mobile Phones 15-04-2014, 14:53
Replies: 44
Views: 32,261
Posted By Motel75
A bit OT again, but I discovered a major drawback...

A bit OT again, but I discovered a major drawback of a quad-SIM phone when I lost my iPro FX3 and had to replace four SIMs from three countries. Multiple SIMs are convenient, but you really are...
Forum: Mobile Phones 13-04-2014, 11:59
Replies: 44
Views: 32,261
Posted By Motel75
Slightly OT, but Nokia is readying a dual-SIM...

Slightly OT, but Nokia is readying a dual-SIM Windows Phone, the Lumia 630. This is an entry-level model, but (speaking as a WP user) I'd expect the experience to be quite a lot nicer than with cheap...
Forum: Germany 16-02-2014, 16:51
Replies: 64
Views: 27,517
Posted By Motel75
I hope other German prepaids soon copy this. In...

I hope other German prepaids soon copy this. In fact, I'd be surprised if they didn't.
Forum: Americas 17-12-2013, 14:50
Replies: 12
Views: 5,647
Posted By Motel75
So they're a billion-dollar company with 5000...

So they're a billion-dollar company with 5000 employees expecting 200 percent growth over the next 12 months. How come their websites - the core customer interface of their business - contain such...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 10-12-2013, 21:31
Replies: 18
Views: 7,892
Posted By Motel75
You would think any company "investing" in North...

You would think any company "investing" in North Korea would know that a closed society with fake money that restricts the product you are trying to sell would be a bad investment - especially one...
Forum: Italy 26-11-2013, 21:43
Replies: 13
Views: 8,122
Posted By Motel75
Since when has it stopped doing this? Do you have...

Since when has it stopped doing this? Do you have a link? As I mentioned in another thread, I'd had no problem with a foreign (German) CC when I topped up (about six weeks ago).
Forum: Italy 25-11-2013, 19:28
Replies: 8
Views: 7,964
Posted By Motel75
FWIW, lately I have been able to recharge Vf IT...

FWIW, lately I have been able to recharge Vf IT with a foreign credit card. Though the validity period is really 11 months + 1 month grace period.
Forum: France 07-10-2013, 07:47
Replies: 9
Views: 15,379
Posted By Motel75
If the other Lycamobile web sites are anything to...

If the other Lycamobile web sites are anything to go by, it doesn't work, and they're unlikely to fix it.
Forum: UK & Ireland 19-09-2013, 07:00
Replies: 15
Views: 7,901
Posted By Motel75
I have activated giffgaff SIMs from overseas...

I have activated giffgaff SIMs from overseas without any trouble.

Before you activate yours, PM me and I'll give you my number for the extra recommendation credit. (Or you can just use my...
Forum: UK & Ireland 18-09-2013, 19:31
Replies: 9
Views: 4,472
Posted By Motel75
Correct. And there couldn't be a termination fee...

Correct. And there couldn't be a termination fee (= calls to mobile numbers are more expensive) unless the mobile numbers were different. So the recipient gets to pay the premium instead.
Forum: UK & Ireland 18-09-2013, 08:42
Replies: 9
Views: 4,472
Posted By Motel75
In Europe, incoming calls are free, unless you...

In Europe, incoming calls are free, unless you are roaming in another country. Paying for incoming calls is a peculiarity of the North American telephone system, where mobile and landline phones...
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