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Forum: Americas 17-08-2012, 02:11
Replies: 16
Views: 5,386
Posted By alect
Close but no cigar

So my wife went into a NYC AT&T store and bought the SIM card kit. They apparently tried and tried to make it work with the HTC ONEXL but couldn't (not sure if they couldn't turn off LTE or what?)...
Forum: Americas 09-07-2012, 02:17
Replies: 16
Views: 5,386
Posted By alect
so the $50 monthly plan which states "unlimited...

so the $50 monthly plan which states "unlimited data" - does that still need to have a data pack added? what then does "unlimited data" mean?
...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2012, 00:54
Replies: 16
Views: 5,386
Posted By alect
I thought it was the 8181 but we did get it from...

I thought it was the 8181 but we did get it from Telstra so I guess you're right (and it has been used successfully in the US before which supports the 8183 assumption).

The desire is only a...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2012, 00:52
Replies: 16
Views: 5,386
Posted By alect
Is this the optimal walmart AT&T pack? Does it...

Is this the optimal walmart AT&T pack? Does it come with a SIM?

AT&T Prepaid Mobile Broadband - Walmart.com...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2012, 00:33
Replies: 16
Views: 5,386
Posted By alect
Thanks all. Calls back to Aust is not an issue...

Thanks all. Calls back to Aust is not an issue as we have both US and AUst VoiP numbers which can be used over data. She will mainly be using it for local calls and data.

The HTC ONEXL has the...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2012, 07:19
Replies: 16
Views: 5,386
Posted By alect
USA visit for 15 days

My wife is visiting the US for 15 days in August, with her Aust GSM phone(s) .

When she did this last year she got the AT&T prepaid pack. Are these still available - either $2 per day unlimited...
Forum: Americas 23-09-2011, 01:59
Replies: 29
Views: 7,898
Posted By alect
Phone definitely doesn't have SIM lock as it was...

Phone definitely doesn't have SIM lock as it was recently used in Italy and Netherlands with local SIMs.
Forum: Americas 23-09-2011, 01:53
Replies: 29
Views: 7,898
Posted By alect
That's what I said to my wife. Apparently the...

That's what I said to my wife. Apparently the guy in the store put in a demo prepaid SIM into the phone and it didn't work so they told her not to buy since there is no refund and it doesn't seem to...
Forum: Americas 23-09-2011, 01:46
Replies: 29
Views: 7,898
Posted By alect
So what is their problem? Is there a data issue?...

So what is their problem? Is there a data issue? HSDPA?
Forum: Americas 23-09-2011, 00:48
Replies: 29
Views: 7,898
Posted By alect
So my wife went into a AT&T store and they told...

So my wife went into a AT&T store and they told her it won't work - apprently they even tested it and it didn't work.

Not sure why - HTC Desire is:

HSPA/WCDMA: 850/2100 MHz
GSM:...
Forum: Americas 18-09-2011, 06:17
Replies: 29
Views: 7,898
Posted By alect
So what are the options for a data plan add on to...

So what are the options for a data plan add on to a smart phone? I don't see a $25 pack ...... is 5gb for $60 the only option?
Forum: Americas 18-09-2011, 00:06
Replies: 29
Views: 7,898
Posted By alect
Thanks - seems the data plans are new - no $25...

Thanks - seems the data plans are new - no $25 data plan for mobiles. Any reason an "iPad" data plan won't work for a smartphone (I don't understand data plans specific to devices????).
...
Forum: Americas 16-09-2011, 02:03
Replies: 29
Views: 7,898
Posted By alect
Brief visit to US

My wife is visiting the US for approx 16 days in Sep/Oct.

We have unlocked HTC Desires in Australia.

I have looked and seems like the AT&T GoPhone pay as you go plans are the go - probably the...
Forum: Italy 28-05-2011, 04:04
Replies: 19
Views: 5,972
Posted By alect
hey Kuba. It now seems I am going with vodafone...

hey Kuba. It now seems I am going with vodafone in italy. I don't suppose I can keep using the same vodafone SIM in holland and just buy some dutch data packs for it?

Also can you point me to...
Forum: Italy 23-05-2011, 07:20
Replies: 19
Views: 5,972
Posted By alect
since we are in Italy for 2 weeks only, the...

since we are in Italy for 2 weeks only, the Vodafone pack seems more economical.

Thanks for your help!
Forum: Italy 23-05-2011, 02:29
Replies: 19
Views: 5,972
Posted By alect
but the Mobile Internet Plus is ok and allows...

but the Mobile Internet Plus is ok and allows VoIP??

I don't see why carriers block VoIP - it doesn't really use all that much data.....
Forum: Italy 21-05-2011, 11:24
Replies: 19
Views: 5,972
Posted By alect
Does the Vodafone Semre Smart data pack have any...

Does the Vodafone Semre Smart data pack have any other restrictions which wouldn't make it suitable for my needs? (eg voip, smartphone, etc)
Forum: Italy 21-05-2011, 05:45
Replies: 19
Views: 5,972
Posted By alect
Btw has anyone who is visiting followed the fast...

Btw has anyone who is visiting followed the fast way of getting the fiscal code? And did you have any problems?
Forum: Italy 14-05-2011, 10:15
Replies: 19
Views: 5,972
Posted By alect
So seems like this is where I am: TIM...

So seems like this is where I am:


TIM has some good data packs but VoIP not allowed so out of the question
Vodafone - seems like the Mobile Internet Plus data pack for 8/week is a good option...
Forum: Italy 14-05-2011, 09:59
Replies: 19
Views: 5,972
Posted By alect
I believe the Australia Desire is 850/2100 UMTS -...

I believe the Australia Desire is 850/2100 UMTS - so sounds like it will work
Forum: Italy 12-05-2011, 21:36
Replies: 19
Views: 5,972
Posted By alect
Does the Vodafone "mobile internet" data option...

Does the Vodafone "mobile internet" data option allow VOIP? PrePaidGSM: Vodafone (Italy) (http://www.prepaidgsm.net/en/italia/voda.html) says "(wap/smartphone navigation only)" - how restrictive is...
Forum: Italy 12-05-2011, 21:31
Replies: 19
Views: 5,972
Posted By alect
I don't think my phone is UMTS compatible.

I don't think my phone is UMTS compatible.
Forum: Italy 12-05-2011, 20:25
Replies: 19
Views: 5,972
Posted By alect
Any other comments or suggestions re Italy?

Any other comments or suggestions re Italy?
Forum: Italy 08-05-2011, 13:36
Replies: 19
Views: 5,972
Posted By alect
What is involved in "registering" it? Does...

What is involved in "registering" it?

Does this 250mb data pack allow use of VOIP?
Forum: Italy 08-05-2011, 13:14
Replies: 19
Views: 5,972
Posted By alect
Visiting Italy in June

We are coming for a holiday in Italy - Venice, Tuscany, Rome.

We are in Italy total of 12 days.

we have Android (HTC Desire) phones and want to get local SIMs to use our phones in Italy (and...
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