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Forum: UK & Ireland 02-06-2012, 18:19
Replies: 3
Views: 2,960
Posted By MATHA531
Dispute the charge to your credit card company.

Dispute the charge to your credit card company.
Forum: UK & Ireland 02-03-2012, 14:53
Replies: 5
Views: 3,614
Posted By MATHA531
I was given a lebara UK sim card to try out....I...

I was given a lebara UK sim card to try out....I did discover that unlike most of the other UK sim cards, you cannot call a USA toll free number from the UK (note..I understand that calls to US toll...
Forum: Europe 11-09-2011, 12:18
Replies: 9
Views: 2,745
Posted By MATHA531
Aren't there caps on voice calls for receiving...

Aren't there caps on voice calls for receiving and making calls within the eu? And I do remember the lady head of the communications for the eu saying it was the goal that by 2015, roaming charges...
Forum: UK & Ireland 31-07-2011, 13:19
Replies: 2
Views: 2,735
Posted By MATHA531
Help with Prepaid data plans and smart phones

I joined this forum what is it now five or six years ago and learned quite a bit from the wonderful folks here and became a "pseudo" expert on gsm voice stuff (with emphasis on pseudo) and the source...
Forum: UK & Ireland 02-07-2011, 11:43
Replies: 8
Views: 3,276
Posted By MATHA531
Andy is right...I bought one for €10 with €10...

Andy is right...I bought one for €10 with €10 worth of credit at an O2-IE store.

It doesn't seem, however, unless things have changed recently that cheap international calls are available as is...
Forum: France 23-05-2011, 01:42
Replies: 6
Views: 4,812
Posted By MATHA531
I was just over on the topengo.fr web site and...

I was just over on the topengo.fr web site and while my knowledge of French is simply based on several years of high school French years ago, I did stagger through most of it and it does NOT seem to...
Forum: France 03-05-2011, 12:11
Replies: 9
Views: 4,585
Posted By MATHA531
Then why sell a foreigner a sim card in the first...

Then why sell a foreigner a sim card in the first place? Seems to me the eu which buts in on so many things could do somethng to end this practice at least within the eu.
Forum: France 03-05-2011, 10:26
Replies: 9
Views: 4,585
Posted By MATHA531
This seems to be a very common problem for...

This seems to be a very common problem for recharging many of the European sim cards in many different countries. Why this is so escapes me; the amounts involved are hardly all that much so is it the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-04-2011, 00:50
Replies: 153
Views: 41,901
Posted By MATHA531
This is personal...I don't like postpaid...if the...

This is personal...I don't like postpaid...if the sim card is lost, and I've heard many cases of lost sim cards say by a son or daughter who may not even realize the sim card has been lost, you are...
Forum: Europe 12-03-2011, 21:45
Replies: 2
Views: 1,530
Posted By MATHA531
...but the caller pays a premium to call a mobile...

...but the caller pays a premium to call a mobile phone...there's no free lunch.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-12-2010, 23:58
Replies: 8
Views: 2,330
Posted By MATHA531
In my opinion, and it's only an opinion, there...

In my opinion, and it's only an opinion, there were several factors and they were all covered. One has to be the introduction of the intra eu rates...it really took away a good portion of the...
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-11-2010, 21:15
Replies: 15
Views: 7,261
Posted By MATHA531
Doesn't Orange charge 6p/minute to call North...

Doesn't Orange charge 6p/minute to call North America on this plan? That's twice as much as you need to spend as Orange is also on YCW along with TMo and 3 for its 3p/minute for calls to North...
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-11-2010, 16:40
Replies: 15
Views: 7,261
Posted By MATHA531
I got you but say if my intent as a tourist is to...

I got you but say if my intent as a tourist is to spend 7 days in the UK (or even 14 days). For the most part, I need the phone to receive calls and to call home...now if I don't go over 60 minutes...
Forum: UK & Ireland 19-11-2010, 15:00
Replies: 15
Views: 7,261
Posted By MATHA531
Check my math on this...I'm thinking of the...

Check my math on this...I'm thinking of the vodafone plan (and I'm referring here about calls to the USA and Canada where all calls are considered landlines. 10 top up for 60 minutes...sounds...
Forum: UK & Ireland 19-11-2010, 14:44
Replies: 15
Views: 7,261
Posted By MATHA531
How about roaming within the eu for data? ...

How about roaming within the eu for data?

Also one other thing should be noted.....UK sim cards are for the most part FREE (or have been unless recently changed) and with the exception of O2, can...
Forum: UK & Ireland 03-10-2010, 03:51
Replies: 19
Views: 7,743
Posted By MATHA531
The web sites list the coverage pattern...for the...

The web sites list the coverage pattern...for the most part the 3g coverage of the major providers pretty much is the same as their regular (2g?) coverage....I know I researched this very thoroughly...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-09-2010, 12:51
Replies: 53
Views: 15,164
Posted By MATHA531
....and don't forget the dirt cheap international...

....and don't forget the dirt cheap international calls available on most of the UK networks or through third party entities!
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-09-2010, 01:21
Replies: 53
Views: 15,164
Posted By MATHA531
And remember, Ms. Redding (I think that's her...

And remember, Ms. Redding (I think that's her name) is on record that her ultimate goal is to totally remove any roaming charges within the eu similar to what happened in the USA.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-09-2010, 17:52
Replies: 17
Views: 15,243
Posted By MATHA531
I thought the de-activation of the US number...

I thought the de-activation of the US number period was supposed to be 4 months of inactivity....also in checking my history on 03 August I received text messages on both my ekit US numbers and was...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-07-2010, 18:27
Replies: 14
Views: 4,910
Posted By MATHA531
BTW yes and no to the question of the value of...

BTW yes and no to the question of the value of international sim cards....yes when it comes to receiving, a sim card from most any eu supplier will do fine. You know if you're doing one of those if...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-07-2010, 16:43
Replies: 14
Views: 4,910
Posted By MATHA531
BTW...just for the record, Norway is not part of...

BTW...just for the record, Norway is not part of the eu either.
Forum: UK & Ireland 31-05-2010, 10:12
Replies: 27
Views: 19,226
Posted By MATHA531
I recently used the site to top up an Orange UK...

I recently used the site to top up an Orange UK sim....no problem whatsoever......
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-05-2010, 00:04
Replies: 201
Views: 60,149
Posted By MATHA531
I've had some trouble with Sony Ericsson models...

I've had some trouble with Sony Ericsson models in the USA with e-kit but never with nokia phones...don't know why....
Forum: Europe 22-05-2010, 06:25
Replies: 3
Views: 4,583
Posted By MATHA531
Can't you use vodafone New Zealand vouchers to...

Can't you use vodafone New Zealand vouchers to top up the other vodafone accounts while in New Zealand or is New Zealoand not part of this program?
Forum: UK & Ireland 27-04-2010, 10:16
Replies: 3
Views: 2,812
Posted By MATHA531
Stick modem & service in london

Hi guys...I need your help. Now that I have a small notebook, it now is much easier for me to bring it with me for my trips to London (2 or 3 times a year)...but unlike in the USA where almost every...
Forum: UK & Ireland 22-04-2010, 22:18
Replies: 28
Views: 27,467
Posted By MATHA531
There is a way to make this somewhat cheaper....a...

There is a way to make this somewhat cheaper....a firm called localphone is offering direct dial numbers with just about any US and I believe Canadian area code your heart might desirte...they only...
Forum: UK & Ireland 21-04-2010, 13:42
Replies: 28
Views: 27,467
Posted By MATHA531
Agreed with one small exception noted. If you...

Agreed with one small exception noted. If you buy the phone from a vodafone store, chances are it will be locked. And yes, of course, phone can be unlocked yada yada yada. And I think we can...
Forum: UK & Ireland 21-04-2010, 01:33
Replies: 28
Views: 27,467
Posted By MATHA531
It was meant as a joke....don't take any of my...

It was meant as a joke....don't take any of my wisecracks as anything other than my feeble efforts at humor.
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-04-2010, 23:46
Replies: 28
Views: 27,467
Posted By MATHA531
Incoming texts will be free...I think, but am not...

Incoming texts will be free...I think, but am not sure, outgoing texts while in the UK are 35p at most (although they might be less)...the vodafone sim card comes I believe with 1 of credit, enough...
Forum: Europe 20-04-2010, 22:39
Replies: 10
Views: 11,107
Posted By MATHA531
Go to ebay and take a look at the ekit simple...

Go to ebay and take a look at the ekit simple card for the USA and Canada; all 45 of these countries are considered to be in their zone 1 which means....

1. You get both a +44 and a +1 number. ...
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-04-2010, 15:34
Replies: 28
Views: 27,467
Posted By MATHA531
I'm still hoping vodafone will go mad again this...

I'm still hoping vodafone will go mad again this summer and offer free roaming throughout Europe like they did last summer...did they make money on that or did they lose their shirts? Oh well, a...
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-04-2010, 15:18
Replies: 28
Views: 27,467
Posted By MATHA531
You have to sign up for vodafone international to...

You have to sign up for vodafone international to get 5p/minute to the USA. See International Calling - Vodafone (http://internationalcalls.vodafone.co.uk/)

Lebarra as suggested above is...
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-04-2010, 14:48
Replies: 28
Views: 27,467
Posted By MATHA531
Probably not a big difference but I'm not...

Probably not a big difference but I'm not familiar with the areas of England you will be in...certainly in the cities there shouldn't be much of a difference; that is where, as I said in my first...
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-04-2010, 05:11
Replies: 28
Views: 27,467
Posted By MATHA531
Do yourself a favor...I just did a quick ebay...

Do yourself a favor...I just did a quick ebay search and saw oodles of listings for phones (new ones at that) quad bands unlockedfor less than $50...choose any one you want (saw what seems a nice...
Forum: UK & Ireland 19-04-2010, 07:50
Replies: 28
Views: 27,467
Posted By MATHA531
No problem with the charger...they're almost all...

No problem with the charger...they're almost all dual voltage now anyway today. You will need an adapter plug for the UK...readilly available almost everywhere (on ebay too...UK plugs are very large...
Forum: UK & Ireland 19-04-2010, 03:12
Replies: 28
Views: 27,467
Posted By MATHA531
Well the dirt cheapest phone would probably be...

Well the dirt cheapest phone would probably be something you could pick up in the UK along with a sim card..they tell me there are many places that sell the required gsm phones with the 900/1800 mhz...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-04-2010, 16:36
Replies: 35
Views: 7,530
Posted By MATHA531
Bossman...you hit my "problem". My landline...

Bossman...you hit my "problem". My landline doesn't time calls within NYC so I can forward a call to a NYC area code and only pay 9 or whatever it costs for as long as I talk...any other area code...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-04-2010, 11:44
Replies: 35
Views: 7,530
Posted By MATHA531
I know the e-kit guy monitors this board; or at...

I know the e-kit guy monitors this board; or at least he or she did at one time in the past. If so, that is the one big downer of e-kit. Why can't people choose their area code from those...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-04-2010, 23:45
Replies: 35
Views: 7,530
Posted By MATHA531
The US simple card is so cheap ($9 + $3 shipping...

The US simple card is so cheap ($9 + $3 shipping on ebay) that it almost doesn't really matter (you get $10 worth of credit with a purchase) but I suppose you don't want to have to keep reminding...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-04-2010, 09:45
Replies: 35
Views: 7,530
Posted By MATHA531
How about just receiving a text message which...

How about just receiving a text message which costs 10 I believe? Won't thaty do it?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-04-2010, 12:23
Replies: 35
Views: 7,530
Posted By MATHA531
Not to rain on your parade, congratulations are...

Not to rain on your parade, congratulations are in order I suppose, but does it really matter unless the area code is in your local calling area? I mean here in New York (I wanted a NY number too...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-04-2010, 01:30
Replies: 127
Views: 34,443
Posted By MATHA531
.....and you still have the records of people who...

.....and you still have the records of people who have unexpired credit on your previous sim cards?
Forum: Europe 31-03-2010, 07:29
Replies: 2
Views: 2,651
Posted By MATHA531
The UK part is easy for Q3....the France part not...

The UK part is easy for Q3....the France part not so easy.

There are many excellent UK sim cards. Competition is very very keen in the UK and the companies are literally giving the sim cards...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 30-03-2010, 23:11
Replies: 16
Views: 3,286
Posted By MATHA531
Okay...here is a way around it although it will...

Okay...here is a way around it although it will cost you a bit....go to www.localphone.com....for (http://www.localphone.com....for) $3 plus $0.99 (US funds although you can get UK funding), they...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 30-03-2010, 21:03
Replies: 16
Views: 3,286
Posted By MATHA531
Have you looked on the web sites for the call...

Have you looked on the web sites for the call rates?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-03-2010, 16:15
Replies: 17
Views: 5,658
Posted By MATHA531
Hi... We conferred on a forum regarding...

Hi...

We conferred on a forum regarding cruises. As a reasonable alternative, at least on the receiving end, go to ebay and look up e-kitg simple card (they have two on ebay, I prefer the simple...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-03-2010, 03:24
Replies: 39
Views: 20,413
Posted By MATHA531
Their literature does indicate that after 7 days...

Their literature does indicate that after 7 days of inactivity, the US portion of the sim is deactivated for making calls and receiving calls in the USA....but the claim is that it remains valid if...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-02-2010, 18:49
Replies: 10
Views: 4,856
Posted By MATHA531
Did you call ekit customer service? Have you...

Did you call ekit customer service? Have you tried to make a quick call to the US number from where you are?

Just curious.
Forum: Germany 18-02-2010, 12:18
Replies: 4
Views: 3,281
Posted By MATHA531
Too bad they don't have an English version of the...

Too bad they don't have an English version of the web site to figure out how to fill out the form eh.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-02-2010, 10:10
Replies: 39
Views: 20,413
Posted By MATHA531
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Isn't this it?

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