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Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-07-2018, 01:03
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Stu
Definitely makes you think twice about...

Definitely makes you think twice about Knowroaming!
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-05-2017, 21:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By Stu
Truphone has always been a little high, but I...

Truphone has always been a little high, but I think for many countries they are ok except for data.
Forum: Europe 31-12-2016, 23:27
Replies: 580
Views: 144,775
Posted By Stu
Do the EU roaming rates cover promos and...

Do the EU roaming rates cover promos and specials? If not, I can see base rates going up but being offset by more promos or bundling of free wifi access in the home country.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-01-2016, 03:08
Replies: 13
Views: 7,609
Posted By Stu
Look at Telna's rates foe Bermuda now : ...

Look at Telna's rates foe Bermuda now :

http://www.telnamobile.com/index.php?include=telnamobile_rates&sid=&part=1check&country=31&x=18&y=11

Mexico has also gone up. Canada is no longer listed
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-12-2015, 20:10
Replies: 153
Views: 41,351
Posted By Stu
Piranha's website is down. Coincidence?

Piranha's website is down. Coincidence?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-11-2015, 04:31
Replies: 10
Views: 6,149
Posted By Stu
Cuba is going to be a tough run until there is a...

Cuba is going to be a tough run until there is a second player. Right now the Cuban carrier is going to not have the incentive to lower the prices. They have very limited internet access, have an...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-10-2015, 01:39
Replies: 1
Views: 2,258
Posted By Stu
Don't know, but Truphone emails WAV files to you...

Don't know, but Truphone emails WAV files to you with the message.
Forum: Mobile Phones 20-08-2015, 13:35
Replies: 44
Views: 31,712
Posted By Stu
I have no idea whether the Lumia had two...

I have no idea whether the Lumia had two idependent radios are some standby scheme. I didn't buy it. Expansys was liquidating at bunch at under $US 200 and the LTA support was interesting because...
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-08-2015, 12:05
Replies: 44
Views: 31,712
Posted By Stu
I going to give this a bump and ask what people...

I going to give this a bump and ask what people have come up with in the last year. There is a great Lumia dual SIM with great LTE coverage on both SIMs. I hear One Plus 2 will be dual SIM. What...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-08-2015, 11:59
Replies: 128
Views: 43,045
Posted By Stu
I had a problem when I tried it on an...

I had a problem when I tried it on an experimental basis. When I turned on Onavo on my phone it worked great.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-08-2015, 12:10
Replies: 10
Views: 6,149
Posted By Stu
There is some discussion going on about them over...

There is some discussion going on about them over on Flyertalk.com in the Travel Technology forum.
...
Forum: Italy 18-06-2015, 01:40
Replies: 10
Views: 9,226
Posted By Stu
Twillio.com has a really powerful and reliable...

Twillio.com has a really powerful and reliable gateway, but the target audience is business (not personal). It is still very affordable.
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-06-2015, 12:10
Replies: 18
Views: 11,809
Posted By Stu
I'm going to rekindle this old thread. Expansys...

I'm going to rekindle this old thread. Expansys has a good deal on a Windows Mobile Dual SIM phone which has just about every band you can think of. While I prefer IOS or Android, this looks like a...
Forum: Americas 31-05-2015, 19:13
Replies: 6
Views: 6,915
Posted By Stu
Alaska has multiple carriers and I think you...

Alaska has multiple carriers and I think you might be in a disadvantage using prepaid over contract because of the reduced roaming. I can see you are from Israel and don't know whether you are also...
Forum: Americas 27-05-2015, 21:09
Replies: 0
Views: 2,337
Posted By Stu
Off Topic: Rogers New Contract Roaming Deals for Canadians

http://www.rogers.com/consumer/wireless/travel

Pretty good given the "Canadian surcharge."
Forum: Europe 03-10-2014, 02:59
Replies: 25
Views: 15,739
Posted By Stu
Peter, With respect to Orange.ES, my concern...

Peter,

With respect to Orange.ES, my concern would be what happens when the SIM is rarely used in the home country. Many companies have a fair use test based on this. For example, TMobile USA...
Forum: Italy 13-09-2014, 21:24
Replies: 2
Views: 2,714
Posted By Stu
Thanks. Skip the wifi calling comment. It was...

Thanks. Skip the wifi calling comment. It was meant for another thread.
Forum: UK & Ireland 10-09-2014, 14:51
Replies: 2
Views: 3,287
Posted By Stu
If you have a prior recharge on a Three SIM, you...

If you have a prior recharge on a Three SIM, you can roam in France for no extra money.

http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phones/Feel_At_Home

That said, I'm wondering about an EE prepaid SIM for...
Forum: Italy 09-09-2014, 22:34
Replies: 2
Views: 2,714
Posted By Stu
Does a Vodafone IT Prepaid SIM work in the US?

I'm just getting ready for a trip and trying to see if the SIM is any good. I can't get it to log on to TMobile or ATT?

If iOS 8's wifi calling feature get widely adopted, it will be a godsend for...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-09-2014, 14:18
Replies: 1
Views: 1,826
Posted By Stu
Which Roaming SIM

I'm going to Portugal next week. I have an iPhone with ATT unlimited international data and a good VOIP/callback app so data is off the table and I'm not as concerned about outbound rates as...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-09-2014, 12:27
Replies: 7
Views: 3,220
Posted By Stu
TMobile USA's plan is great. I am grandfathered...

TMobile USA's plan is great. I am grandfathered on a very old ATT plan which gives me unlimited international data (high speed) in every country they have roaming with. If they ever pull it, I will...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-09-2014, 04:05
Replies: 7
Views: 3,220
Posted By Stu
Wind is offering its US roaming to prove a point....

Wind is offering its US roaming to prove a point. They were lobbying the Harper administration and Parliament to force RoBelUs to give them reasonable roaming rates. They wanted to use the US to...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 18-08-2014, 03:25
Replies: 30
Views: 17,417
Posted By Stu
This is a dumb question, but what about simply...

This is a dumb question, but what about simply getting an unactivated SIM card from your carrier and stashing it in your suitcase or some place else. If you lose your mobile, call your carrier,...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 17-08-2014, 05:33
Replies: 10
Views: 5,905
Posted By Stu
Makes sense. I just looked a second time at the...

Makes sense. I just looked a second time at the Roamer App in the appstore for iOS and its Google equivalent. They have lowered their price for international forwarding, added a VOIP module, a...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 15-08-2014, 01:54
Replies: 10
Views: 5,905
Posted By Stu
US 800 numbers have one problem: most US...

US 800 numbers have one problem: most US carriers won't let you forward calls to an 800 number.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-08-2014, 01:51
Replies: 50
Views: 17,583
Posted By Stu
They shut off his roaming. By the way, he was...

They shut off his roaming. By the way, he was not using the SIM to roam in Canada. It may have been plugged in on his dresser, but that was it.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-08-2014, 01:13
Replies: 431
Views: 94,199
Posted By Stu
Sophia: If you aren't using Wind or one of the...

Sophia: If you aren't using Wind or one of the other 1700mhz carriers, get a dual SIM Moto G and put one of these guys in Slot 2.

Question: How does Piranha's Canadian number work with SMS?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-08-2014, 01:11
Replies: 50
Views: 17,583
Posted By Stu
You can get the TMobile deal from...

You can get the TMobile deal from harbormobile.com for $30 a month.

For the folks who don't live in the US and are attracted to this plan: A Canadian friend of mine in Toronto got a TMobile...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 27-07-2014, 17:03
Replies: 5
Views: 3,797
Posted By Stu
They seem to have some sort of WiFi net. Have...

They seem to have some sort of WiFi net. Have you looked into it?

http://foneplus.sure.io/foneplus/login/
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 01:51
Replies: 3
Views: 2,844
Posted By Stu
They are local SIMs. It comes with translated...

They are local SIMs. It comes with translated manual and is not a bad package. You pay more than local prices but it is helpful when you are helping someone who is inexperienced or needs to hit the...
Forum: Americas 20-06-2014, 04:45
Replies: 3
Views: 2,844
Posted By Stu
I bought two SIMs from them. They deliver as...

I bought two SIMs from them. They deliver as promised, but there is n unlimited calls for $1 day. That is assuming you are using tricks covered elsewhere on this forum.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-06-2014, 13:05
Replies: 128
Views: 43,045
Posted By Stu
Let me take a stab at why a Yank would use a...

Let me take a stab at why a Yank would use a roaming SIM. My wife and I are grandfathered on ATT's international iPhone plan. I get unlimited (non-throttled) data worldwide on my iPhone. This...
Forum: Europe 08-06-2014, 02:59
Replies: 7
Views: 4,840
Posted By Stu
Roaming SIMs are pretty inexpensive for data in...

Roaming SIMs are pretty inexpensive for data in Israel. Piranha is roughly 20 US cents a meg. Calls are inexpensive as well. Whether that will be adequate depends on your data consumption. ...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2014, 01:13
Replies: 4
Views: 3,784
Posted By Stu
"Maritime" Cellular Network

I was on the US/Canadian border and the Detroit river today and did a manual network scan and in addition to the US networks (ATT/TMobile) and the Canadian ones (Rogers/Bell/Telus/Wind), I saw one...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-05-2014, 02:56
Replies: 128
Views: 43,045
Posted By Stu
Truphone has been busy. That added a bunch of...

Truphone has been busy. That added a bunch of countries to their plans.

https://gigaom.com/2014/05/21/international-mobile-carrier-truphone-expands-its-footprint-from-8-to-66-countries/

I...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-04-2014, 03:35
Replies: 19
Views: 4,213
Posted By Stu
South Korea requires HSPA well.

South Korea requires HSPA well.
Forum: Europe 15-04-2014, 04:52
Replies: 133
Views: 38,862
Posted By Stu
TMoibile doesn't offer edge. It throttles 3G at...

TMoibile doesn't offer edge. It throttles 3G at 128k up and down. People can still run google Maps, stream music or do VOIP over 3G. Not everything at once, but it works.
Forum: Germany 14-02-2014, 00:09
Replies: 64
Views: 27,056
Posted By Stu
The days of the roaming SIM may be quickly ending.

The days of the roaming SIM may be quickly ending.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-02-2014, 04:29
Replies: 7
Views: 5,142
Posted By Stu
Sonnyjohn has been spamming xxsim. It was...

Sonnyjohn has been spamming xxsim. It was pointed out on the thread on Piranha. It is best to ignore him.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 06-02-2014, 02:00
Replies: 431
Views: 94,199
Posted By Stu
Mexico looks like pretty good: ...

Mexico looks like pretty good:


http://www.piranha-mobile.com/index....rican%20Dollar

9 cents a minute inbound on Movistar. I wish they had Telcel, but beggars can't be choosers.
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 19-01-2014, 23:44
Replies: 2
Views: 6,280
Posted By Stu
I have never succeeded in finding Canadian topups...

I have never succeeded in finding Canadian topups online other than from the carriers. They require Canadian credit cards which is amazing since Rogers happily let me pay my contract with a U.S....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-01-2014, 18:21
Replies: 157
Views: 38,995
Posted By Stu
There are two camps you see on this forum with...

There are two camps you see on this forum with respect to incoming calling rates. The first group wouldn't care if the roaming SIM provider gave you a country code 8816 prefix (iridium satellite...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 17:43
Replies: 16
Views: 10,823
Posted By Stu
Telna Mobile includes 1,000 US texts a month when...

Telna Mobile includes 1,000 US texts a month when you are in the US.
Forum: Mobile Phones 02-01-2014, 16:33
Replies: 1
Views: 8,533
Posted By Stu
If you have internet, look at Les.net or...

If you have internet, look at Les.net or freephoneline.ca's home phone service:

http://www.freephoneline.ca/optionalServices#
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-12-2013, 17:47
Replies: 3
Views: 1,859
Posted By Stu
It is monthly and it is only for someone who is...

It is monthly and it is only for someone who is all over the globe every month. My question is do they mean it when they say GPRS or do they mean HSPA where available?
Forum: Americas 23-12-2013, 00:51
Replies: 12
Views: 5,587
Posted By Stu
There are a number of problems with Lyca's roll...

There are a number of problems with Lyca's roll out and I would probably not be satisfied with them with then as my core provider. I live twenty minutes from the Canadian border and have had roughly...
Forum: Americas 17-12-2013, 13:06
Replies: 12
Views: 5,587
Posted By Stu
It is too bad that using roaming data switch is a...

It is too bad that using roaming data switch is a yes/no option and that you can't say treat certain partners as non-roaming. For example, I live in the US State of Michigan. I'm 20 minutes from...
Forum: Americas 17-12-2013, 03:45
Replies: 12
Views: 5,587
Posted By Stu
Let me ask you about Lyca's 18 US states. Let's...

Let me ask you about Lyca's 18 US states. Let's assume that I am visiting another state which TMobile has towers. Won't I still be able to use the phones in those jurisdictions even though Lyca...
Forum: Americas 16-12-2013, 22:28
Replies: 12
Views: 5,587
Posted By Stu
Coming Soon Lycamobile Canada

With credits to Hartie over on Howard forums. Lyca's corporate site was just upgraded to say:

[Fluff deleted]

"Perhaps most significantly, 2013 saw us activate our biggest market launch to...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-12-2013, 15:53
Replies: 7
Views: 5,142
Posted By Stu
Another reason why I wouldn't want to charge on...

Another reason why I wouldn't want to charge on incoming calls in that manner is that caller-ids often get scrambled. I don't want to tell you how many UK calls I've received from "Bermuda," e.g....
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