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Forum: Americas 13-03-2012, 19:44
Replies: 50
Views: 24,725
Posted By babble
My final post on prepaidgsm ...

A few abbreviations for non-Mexicans:

COFETEL (Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones) - the Mexican telecoms regulator.
SCT (Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes) - the Mexican Ministry...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2012, 22:13
Replies: 50
Views: 24,725
Posted By babble
Ignorance and bliss...

Amigo customers no longer have to worry about their roaming costs. They can now explore the world with complete ignorance and bliss...

Because Telcel has deleted all price details of its...
Forum: Americas 03-03-2012, 20:35
Replies: 50
Views: 24,725
Posted By babble
At Tesco, "Every little helps"

Is someone important at telcel reading this thread? I ask because the amigo blackberry international roaming charge has just been reduced!

The 30-day international blackberry roaming charge is now...
Forum: Americas 11-02-2012, 15:58
Replies: 50
Views: 24,725
Posted By babble
Amigo network expansion...

And the latest country to join the amigo roaming network is... let me open the envelope... Switzerland! ... Welcome Switzerland!
Forum: Americas 11-01-2012, 16:24
Replies: 50
Views: 24,725
Posted By babble
Mexican telephone tariffs are not intended to be affordable

Telcel's roaming tariffs are not intended to be affordable for the majority of its customers, and especially not for those who roam with a prepaid sim. However, amigo sims can receive SMS text...
Forum: Americas 08-01-2012, 21:51
Replies: 50
Views: 24,725
Posted By babble
Just in time for the Olympics...

Amigo mobiles can now also roam in the UK, and in Germany.
Forum: Americas 08-01-2012, 21:49
Replies: 4
Views: 4,958
Posted By babble
Amigo BIP

For a charge of about 100 pesos every 30 days, there is a service called "Amigo BIP", which allows an unlimited number of text messages to be sent either via a telcel web-page, or via a telcel...
Forum: Americas 08-01-2012, 21:46
Replies: 2
Views: 5,122
Posted By babble
Try making a USD top-up...

Decided to delete this message
Forum: BeNeLux 26-10-2011, 22:56
Replies: 2
Views: 7,126
Posted By babble
UK top ups while abroad

Online, Vodafone UK, T-Mobile UK, O2 UK, Tesco and Asda only accept credit/debit cards issued by UK banks.

However, vodafone UK accounts can be topped up over the phone using vouchers bought in...
Forum: UK & Ireland 28-08-2011, 16:20
Replies: 5
Views: 4,792
Posted By babble
O2 PAYG Blackberry Roaming

Info about O2 UK PAYG Blackberry Roaming:

As an O2 UK Pay & Go Blackberry customer you will receive 10MB free Blackberry data usage per day whilst roaming. This means you can use email, browsing...
Forum: Germany 21-07-2011, 15:38
Replies: 8
Views: 2,822
Posted By babble
Monthly, Free Data Allowance: 100+ MB

The monthly, free data allowance is actually more than 100 MB. For new members, the first 100 MB is provided at "high mobile data-transfer rates"; afterwards an (unspecified/unlimited?) amount of...
Forum: Germany 21-07-2011, 14:51
Replies: 8
Views: 2,822
Posted By babble
Old 200 MB tariff no longer available

The old 200 MB advert-sponsored tariff is no longer available to new members of Netzclub. This tariff has now been replaced by the 100 MB "Sponsored Surf - Basic" tariff, which has different...
Forum: Germany 15-07-2011, 11:08
Replies: 29
Views: 17,361
Posted By babble
Minimum top-up required to retain old data tariff

Inquisitor was correct: Netzclub are sending their customers an SMS message confirming that a top-up of at least 5 Euro is required to retain the old data tariff.
Forum: Americas 13-07-2011, 00:51
Replies: 50
Views: 24,725
Posted By babble
The start of Slim's Global Expansion

Prepaid telcel sims can also roam in France and Spain now!

Carlos Slim has finally spotted the market for roaming tourists in Europe!
Forum: Americas 13-07-2011, 00:17
Replies: 50
Views: 24,725
Posted By babble
Offer lots of money!

No, no chance outside Mexico! Wait until you arrive in Mexico and then search for someone who will activate it for you.

Offer lots of money! :)

P.S. You can only roam with prepaid telcel sim...
Forum: Germany 30-06-2011, 01:04
Replies: 7
Views: 6,270
Posted By babble
Vodafone "Callya Smartphone Blackberry" Chaos

Setting Up a Vodafone Callya Blackberry Account

The Vodafone "Callya Smartphone Blackberry" tariff is very, very difficult to activate! Vodafone employees will confirm the current chaos! Neither...
Forum: Germany 24-06-2011, 09:13
Replies: 29
Views: 17,361
Posted By babble
Successful top ups

How many of their customers are going to read their facebook page? In the end, I guess they will honour the text of their original upgrade offer:

Einmaliges Angebot für dich: Sichere dir weiterhin...
Forum: Germany 24-06-2011, 08:33
Replies: 29
Views: 17,361
Posted By babble
Maintaining a netzclub account

Credit remains available for an unlimited period, according to the FAQ answer to the question: "Wie lange ist das aufgeladene Guthaben für die Nutzung verfügbar?" - How long does the top up credit...
Forum: Germany 24-06-2011, 07:50
Replies: 29
Views: 17,361
Posted By babble
netzclub top ups

You can make a netzclub top up with any amount that you wish to retain the old 200MB tariff. Read the answer to the question: "Wie lade ich per Überweisung Guthaben auf?" in the netzclub FAQ list for...
Forum: Americas 13-06-2011, 22:12
Replies: 5
Views: 4,628
Posted By babble
Telcel prepaid "amigo blackberry" plans

If you speak spanish, the telcel blackberry site will answer most of your questions:

Micrositio BlackBerry de Telcel (http://www.mibb.tv/index_.php#blackberry)

Your Tour will work perfectly on...
Forum: Germany 25-05-2011, 17:08
Replies: 29
Views: 17,361
Posted By babble
Netzclub sms-ad test

Okay, if you wish, you can test another Netzclub link. Netzclub will send out an sms-ad for zaOza. The format of the ad-link is:

https://m.netzclub.net/X_X_X_XXX.html?src=ABCDEFGHIJ

This is...
Forum: Germany 24-05-2011, 17:10
Replies: 29
Views: 17,361
Posted By babble
Dear netzclubber, thank you for your understanding!

I travel backwards and forwards between Mexico and Europe. Netzclub sent the card to my german address.

I do not know how netzclub are checking for tethering, but they are definitely checking for...
Forum: Germany 24-05-2011, 16:12
Replies: 29
Views: 17,361
Posted By babble
Deep Packet Scanning on Netzclub Network

No, inquistor, the links do/did contain individual IDs. You can copy the link from your SMS-ad and type it into a normal web browser on a desktop/laptop. Then afterwards, if you look at your account...
Forum: UK & Ireland 18-11-2010, 21:06
Replies: 15
Views: 7,261
Posted By babble
O2 "Pay & Go" Tariffs and "Bolt Ons"

Great summary, Petkow. I would just like to add a little more information about the O2 "Pay & Go" Tariffs and the "Pay & Go Bolt Ons".

Some of the o2 "Pay & GO" Tariffs include "unlimited" access...
Forum: Americas 15-10-2010, 17:42
Replies: 50
Views: 24,725
Posted By babble
Another advantage of telcel sims...

@25jive1

Since you intend to return to Mexico, and because you already have two telcel sims, why not...

1. Spend 20 USD to keep one of your telcel sims alive for roughly a year.

Simply make...
Forum: Americas 13-10-2010, 13:46
Replies: 50
Views: 24,725
Posted By babble
How to register a telcel sim

25jive1, I am sorry to hear that you have had difficulties with both of your telcel sims. As you have discovered, it is now nearly impossible for a tourist to activate a mexican sim without help.
...
Forum: Americas 27-09-2010, 12:21
Replies: 50
Views: 24,725
Posted By babble
Telcel WAP APN configuration

APN: wap.itelcel.com
username: iesgprs
password: iesgprs2002
primary DNS: 0.0.0.0
secondary DNS: 0.0.0.0


WAP Gateway IP Address: 148.233.151.240
Forum: Germany 16-08-2010, 17:57
Replies: 8
Views: 6,565
Posted By babble
Introducing the O2 o40 Fixed Line Tariff

For those who are interested in german mobile tariffs, I have noticed an unannounced O2 tariff: "O2 o40 Fixed Line". I have a friend with such a tariff, which was obtained at the beginning of July,...
Forum: Germany 16-08-2010, 14:33
Replies: 21
Views: 12,340
Posted By babble
A curious business strategy?

Partners of vistream seem to routinely introduce new tariffs with the long-term intention of later "herding" their new customers into solomo. This is a curious business strategy and I have been...
Forum: Germany 10-08-2010, 21:21
Replies: 21
Views: 12,340
Posted By babble
Solomo is in a mess right now

Solomo screwed up an upgrade last Thursday, which will "hopefully be fixed within one or two weeks". The solomo phone system is in a real mess right now - customers have started to notice and are now...
Forum: Germany 29-07-2010, 18:45
Replies: 21
Views: 12,340
Posted By babble
Ominous Indeed

Yes, I agree with you. Over on the solomo forum, a software developer admitted their voip server is "seriously [over]loaded" and that there is no date for installing the replacement. This is...
Forum: Germany 18-07-2010, 20:54
Replies: 8
Views: 6,565
Posted By babble
The tariffs can be found via O2online.de

The consumer "O2 on" tariffs (valid from 07.07.2010 until 19.07.2010) are listed here:

www.o2online.de/nw/assets/blobs/tarife/preisliste-mobilfunk-postpaid.pdf


And I found the equivalent...
Forum: Germany 17-07-2010, 21:28
Replies: 8
Views: 6,565
Posted By babble
Correct details about "O2 on" and "O2 on Upgrade"

I have looked at the o2online.de website and found the correct information about the two tariffs that I mentioned earlier in this thread.

"O2 on": an airbag + Handy-Surf-Flatrate + Internet Packet...
Forum: Germany 17-07-2010, 00:54
Replies: 8
Views: 6,565
Posted By babble
Not quite identical to the initial UK offer

There are a couple of important differences to the initial O2 offer in the UK:

1. So far there are no incoming DIDs back to Germany.
2. There are a wide range of identical O2-o airbag tariffs -...
Forum: Germany 10-07-2010, 12:03
Replies: 15
Views: 5,825
Posted By babble
Radius of O2 Home Zone reduced

O2 seems to have now reduced the radius of a home zone to about 1.43 km (for new home zone contracts).

Here is an example:

Patricks GSM-Seiten...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 05-07-2010, 19:11
Replies: 6
Views: 4,335
Posted By babble
Thanks, Petkow!

Great! Thank you, Petkow, for answering my question.
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 03-07-2010, 11:30
Replies: 6
Views: 4,335
Posted By babble
Rynga question

Back in November 2009, Georg said that the voipbuster client did not work with rynga. Does anyone know if the client works with rynga now?
...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 25-03-2010, 21:21
Replies: 6
Views: 2,113
Posted By babble
Bye Bye Tescointernetphone

Today, Tescointernetphone sent this email to its customers:

We are writing to let you know that from 27th April 2010, we will no longer be providing Tesco internet phone and Talk Wi-fi services....
Forum: Americas 24-03-2010, 18:18
Replies: 50
Views: 24,725
Posted By babble
Don´t forget to register your mexican mobiles

Don´t forget to register your prepaid and postpaid mexican mobiles in the RENAUT database. COFETEL, the Mexican Telecoms Authority, is advising that unregistered mobiles may be disconnected after...
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 10-03-2010, 17:15
Replies: 4
Views: 3,376
Posted By babble
Thanks for the tip

petkow,

Thanks for the tip and clear explanation.

babble
Forum: Spain & Portugal 09-03-2010, 20:21
Replies: 113
Views: 84,254
Posted By babble
Despierta tu móvil ;) llama gratis al 1473

Take a look at the top right-hand corner of this page:
https://clientes.masmovil.es/MasVidaMovilSelfcare/es/yasoycliente.html

In spanish it says: "Despierta tu móvil ;) llama gratis al 1473"
...
Forum: Germany 09-03-2010, 09:31
Replies: 30
Views: 9,599
Posted By babble
Disable call forwarding TO YOUR MAILBOX

Sorry! Just in case I confused anyone, I should have written:

Don´t forget to disable call forwarding TO YOUR VOICE MAILBOX before you leave the UK!
Forum: Germany 09-03-2010, 09:12
Replies: 30
Views: 9,599
Posted By babble
Don´t forget the EU euro-sms rate of 11p/text

If you want to keep everything simple, you could use a UK sim to send texts back to the UK. For example, 3UK would charge 11p (12c) per sms. Just don´t forget to disable call forwarding before you...
Forum: Germany 08-03-2010, 22:21
Replies: 30
Views: 9,599
Posted By babble
Texts back to UK cost 29c/message

I've just noticed that SMSes from Germany to UK cost 29c/message.

It should be possible to find something cheaper than this. Perhaps someone else has another suggestion.
Forum: Germany 08-03-2010, 22:11
Replies: 30
Views: 9,599
Posted By babble
pick-n-mix german sim cards

If you can provide a german postal address, at the moment, otelo (Vodafone-DE) is probably the most suitable for you.

Alternatively, you could also pick-n-mix german sim cards from this list:
...
Forum: UK & Ireland 16-09-2009, 20:00
Replies: 2
Views: 2,282
Posted By babble
Three UK - No usage policy

Pay As You Go customers are required to use their account (whether it be chargeable or free, including Skype usage) once every 180 days, or "Three" reserve the right to terminate or suspend their...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 09-06-2009, 20:00
Replies: 9
Views: 4,742
Posted By babble
Did I exaggerate about the death of mobile voip?

For 19.90 euros a month, Kabel Deutschland (KD) offers its customers:

- a 6 MBit/s broadband connection
- 3 landlines
- a sim card which can be used to call other KD sims and KD landlines for...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 09-06-2009, 14:31
Replies: 9
Views: 4,742
Posted By babble
Fritzbox voip credential question

dg7feq and inquisitor,

I wasn´t aware of the 1&1 and Alice products. The german press is so saturated with 1&1 and Alice advertisements that I ignore them automatically.

What really surprises...
Forum: Germany 09-06-2009, 09:12
Replies: 8
Views: 4,923
Posted By babble
Simultaneous freshtel calls

inquisitor

Simultaneous outgoing calls can be made from two different voip telephones, connected to the same router or switch, and sharing a single freshtel account. However, calls cannot be made...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 07-06-2009, 18:58
Replies: 9
Views: 4,742
Posted By babble
Mobile voip now dead in Germany

In Germany, Kabel Deutschland has launched it´s own "Mobile Phone" sim card that effectively "kills" all previous tariffs for mobile voip if you have your own Asterisk server, or a Fritz Box 7270,...
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