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Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 15-04-2015, 18:21
Replies: 2
Views: 2,699
Posted By snaimon
Seeking 2 German (T-Mobile) prepaid sim cards

Looking for 2 German prepaid SIM cards, preferably T-Mobile, standard size, but am willing to consider other providers.

In the past I have found USED cards plentiful on Ebay.de but don't see...
Forum: Germany 14-05-2012, 18:24
Replies: 3
Views: 2,210
Posted By snaimon
Can one buy a prepaid card for Turkey in Germany?

I know this is NOT Germany specific, but I think this might be the best place to ask this question.

I see various Turkcell cards offered on ebay.de, but none of those cards being offered are...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 17-04-2010, 23:09
Replies: 4
Views: 2,956
Posted By snaimon
ZAIN ? Uganda

My niece is going to Uganda at the end of May as a part of her nursing program. My brother bought her a PREPAID ZAIN SIM with a 254 (Kenya) country code.

I believe there are AT LEAST 2 web...
Forum: Europe 24-02-2010, 15:47
Replies: 6
Views: 1,915
Posted By snaimon
In Germany........

In Germany you will find services that offer lower cost "mobile to mobile" rates to the same SIM-service. Our German friends can point those out. Mind you this will only work INSIDE Germany when...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2009, 01:47
Replies: 56
Views: 17,378
Posted By snaimon
1. I suspect you can find a better deal than...

1. I suspect you can find a better deal than $16.99 per sim. A $10 top up gives you 30 minutes or maximum 10 days.

2. Not up to speed on this; some offerors say 10 minutes, some say $10 worth...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2009, 21:21
Replies: 56
Views: 17,378
Posted By snaimon
This is usually true for POSTPAID plans -- either...

This is usually true for POSTPAID plans -- either family plans or you pay for the 'feature', but I doubt you will find this offered in prepaid services. Perhaps another 'colonialist' with some ATT...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-07-2009, 20:49
Replies: 109
Views: 32,586
Posted By snaimon
May we review?

If UM is basically defunct, what options, if any, remain, to use our old UM cards?

Travelsim (Estonia) was sending out free SIM cards with a 5 euro balance; I did one of those.

Who else, if...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2009, 19:33
Replies: 56
Views: 17,378
Posted By snaimon
Need more specifics

So you will need 6 sim cards, PROBABLY all from the same provider. I take it you have 6 GSM phones suitable for use on 850/1900.

Ebay USA ususally has lots of ATT & T-mobile prepaid sim cards for...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-06-2009, 15:10
Replies: 19
Views: 6,023
Posted By snaimon
Fixed

Other than the automatic reply to my first "ticket," I have received nothing from TravelSIM. However, after I registered, I noticed an "ACTIVATE" tab on their site. After clicking in there, there...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-06-2009, 22:07
Replies: 19
Views: 6,023
Posted By snaimon
I see it now, but NO 5 Euro credit!

I see it now, but NO 5 Euro credit! Maybe if I can register the SIM the balance will change. I have emailed customer care.

Stan
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-06-2009, 22:05
Replies: 19
Views: 6,023
Posted By snaimon
I just received a new Travelsim card from Poland....

I just received a new Travelsim card from Poland. I cannot find the original post, however. I cannot register the SIM (some techical issue, I hope.) 099 shows I have a 0 balance. Can anyone point...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 15-06-2009, 17:20
Replies: 2
Views: 1,714
Posted By snaimon
Service in Kuwait?

Is there cell service in Kuwait? Sorry, must be blind; did not see it. Stan
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-04-2009, 18:55
Replies: 16
Views: 5,273
Posted By snaimon
Was better in the past

They used to do a much better job, but this was before the +44 option. Just my 2 euro-cents.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-03-2009, 22:38
Replies: 13
Views: 8,772
Posted By snaimon
Activated

You are now able to convert from GC to GV. You must sign up for a Google account. You have a $1 balance. Stan
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-03-2009, 19:48
Replies: 13
Views: 8,772
Posted By snaimon
Tell me it ain't so!

You mean Google will NOT be solving the world hunger problem or curing cancer anytime soon? Based on their stock price ($741), I certainly THOUGHT they would!
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-03-2009, 17:08
Replies: 16
Views: 5,480
Posted By snaimon
Thank you!

Thank you for this clarification. I never received that email. On this site under TravelSIM we read:

Card validity: At least 1 billed event every 24 month
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-03-2009, 02:03
Replies: 16
Views: 5,480
Posted By snaimon
I NEVER received a response to my email. You...

I NEVER received a response to my email. You would think that with the number of times this has happened, they might think they have a SYSTEM problem!

I had to call them -- TWICE until they...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-03-2009, 15:00
Replies: 13
Views: 8,772
Posted By snaimon
Same here

As of last night my account was also not yet ready for conversion. I did not use GC at all. I must say I am not one who WANTS to be "always reachable." My cell is off and the wife is at home while...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 06-03-2009, 12:39
Replies: 16
Views: 5,480
Posted By snaimon
!

As of this morning, my balance of 14+ Euros is restored! Hooray! Email ticket was submitted 2-24. Took long enough.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-03-2009, 13:44
Replies: 16
Views: 5,480
Posted By snaimon
The saga continues.....

On Saturday I was told technical support would call on Monday.... and it is Wednesday, so I called back. Again, after a brief wait, < 30 seconds, their customer support answered.

Seems there was...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-02-2009, 16:27
Replies: 16
Views: 5,480
Posted By snaimon
Travelsimshop customer support

Still no response to my email. No live help was available. So I called. After < 40 seconds on hold (all agents busy), my call was answered. Seems my SIM is also locked. Matter being referred to...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-02-2009, 19:03
Replies: 16
Views: 5,480
Posted By snaimon
Thanks, Olev. I did not try to recharge. ...

Thanks, Olev.

I did not try to recharge. I still have no answer from them. It is after normal working hours on the continent as I write. So, the have one full day to work the issue. Let's...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-02-2009, 12:45
Replies: 16
Views: 5,480
Posted By snaimon
Ditto

I last USED the TravelSIM in August 2008. I recently (January, 2009) checked my balance and it was > 10 Euros. I did this because I was going to loan the SIM out to a friend whose son was heading...
Forum: Americas 24-02-2009, 21:08
Replies: 17
Views: 10,634
Posted By snaimon
What is a centro? Is that a gophone? I have no...

What is a centro? Is that a gophone? I have no clue what bands the centro has. For Europe you will need 900 and 1800. AFAIK, VZW standard phones are CDMA (esn); you need a GSM phone, quandband...
Forum: Europe 24-02-2009, 20:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,979
Posted By snaimon
If

If you would be traveling abroad again in the next year or so, the TravelSIM might be a good, more versatile option. I have one and found it quite reliable in FR and DE. Of course, conditions can...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-02-2009, 20:07
Replies: 63
Views: 14,357
Posted By snaimon
Sorry, I don't understand.

Sorry, I don't understand.

You must mean OUTGOING only. It should be quite clear that using the US SIM portion outside the US is not going to work. Since Canada is also "1", there might be...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-02-2009, 21:01
Replies: 3
Views: 2,106
Posted By snaimon
Solomo and Sunsim are two older brands. Was it...

Solomo and Sunsim are two older brands. Was it something new?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-02-2009, 23:15
Replies: 11
Views: 4,724
Posted By snaimon
?

I take it you are referring to the new 44/1 dual SIM. What GREAT advantage do you see in that? TRUE, friends, family and business partners will be able to reach you at US domestic rates while you...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-02-2009, 19:06
Replies: 63
Views: 14,357
Posted By snaimon
US market probably NOT large

PERSONALLY, I am luke warm on the idea for the US market.

1. Most US travelers, business and private, already have a POSTPAID service as their main phone (like me and MOST people I know).

2. ...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-02-2009, 21:32
Replies: 11
Views: 4,724
Posted By snaimon
Sunk costs

I share your concerns about recharging either. However, suggest you consider the initial cost of the SIM and compare it to a new purchase.

If you are going to mulitple countries, you will want an...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-02-2009, 17:14
Replies: 33
Views: 13,690
Posted By snaimon
Of COURSE they get the termination fees. ...

Of COURSE they get the termination fees.

Leads me to believe that their partner carriers and - or whoever doles out the "termination fees" have changed the rules, formula or whatever - and - or...
Forum: Germany 03-02-2009, 16:31
Replies: 29
Views: 17,936
Posted By snaimon
Sorry!

Sorry, already sold out.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-02-2009, 13:26
Replies: 26
Views: 5,461
Posted By snaimon
Top up special offer?!

Did any of you receive an email from UM today with a special offer to top up and they will throw in 5 euros more?

Looks pretty desperate to me? I can't see throwing good money after bad at this...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-01-2009, 01:30
Replies: 26
Views: 5,461
Posted By snaimon
more evidence

Article posted on telefon-treff.de confirms email.


Stan


[edit by andy: link removed - see posts below by Effendi and me]
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 29-01-2009, 20:12
Replies: 26
Views: 5,461
Posted By snaimon
?

I saw no pertinent recent postings on teltarif, onlinekosten or telefon-treff.de. Does not necessarily mean the statements are false. Usually the Germans are on top of news like this, however.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-01-2009, 23:27
Replies: 11
Views: 4,673
Posted By snaimon
I can't answer you about data. And I can only...

I can't answer you about data. And I can only give you my perspective on calling and SMS.

The turf has changed quite a bit over the last 2 - 3 years. At one time international SIM users were...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-01-2009, 12:57
Replies: 19
Views: 5,415
Posted By snaimon
Agreed

Yes, I saw that, too. Caveat emptor.

PERSONALLY, I believe honesty IS the best policy. I would HOPE the error of omission was just an oversight rather than intentionally misleading...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-01-2009, 00:13
Replies: 19
Views: 5,415
Posted By snaimon
Read it and weep!

From the bottom of their RATES page

"* Call set up rate for all calls (one time) EUR 0.19"

United Mobile - Rates & Coverage - Low rates for calls and internet worldwide....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-01-2009, 20:19
Replies: 26
Views: 7,369
Posted By snaimon
Yes, very interesting article. I was having...

Yes, very interesting article.

I was having problems sending SMS to my FL SIM from T-MO USA, my home carrier. I like to test things out BEFORE a trip. I cannot remember exactly when this was,...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-01-2009, 18:44
Replies: 26
Views: 7,369
Posted By snaimon
As for the low rates to Jersey mobiles.... I...

As for the low rates to Jersey mobiles....

I just translate. I suspect it is as Prion suggests. In any event, most rates to Jersey mobiles are lower than to FL mobiles.

Stan
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-01-2009, 18:02
Replies: 26
Views: 7,369
Posted By snaimon
partial "naimon" translation

Google translations are unintelligible.

Try this for a partial:

Rate change at UM: 19 cents setup fee on every call.

Incoming fees applied for a short time even if the phone was off
......
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-01-2009, 13:26
Replies: 26
Views: 7,369
Posted By snaimon
Teltarif.de is a little late

teltarif.de News: Tarifwechsel bei United Mobile: 19*Cent Aufschlag für jeden Anruf (http://www.teltarif.de/arch/2009/kw02/s32575.html)

Of course they are a little late. Article does offer...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-01-2009, 19:01
Replies: 26
Views: 7,369
Posted By snaimon
At one time neither calls nor SMS to FL were not...

At one time neither calls nor SMS to FL were not permitted on the US T-Mobile network. FL was listed as one of several countries blocked because of FRAUD suspicion.

Stan
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-01-2009, 17:24
Replies: 2
Views: 1,720
Posted By snaimon
Specifically....

Are you SPECIFICALLY suggesting that the globals have been and ARE losing any traction or advantage they may have had? And, as a result, they are either closing their operations or raising their...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 06-01-2009, 16:29
Replies: 33
Views: 524,730
Posted By snaimon
Has anyone of us called or written to complain? ...

Has anyone of us called or written to complain? And what did you receive as an answer?

I (the family) only use(s) the SIM once a year and usually it is only to dial out from Europe. This year my...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 06-01-2009, 15:53
Replies: 33
Views: 524,730
Posted By snaimon
Remember these are SUNK costs. Unlike in some...

Remember these are SUNK costs. Unlike in some countries (DE, for instance), UM will NOT pay out the remaining balance on your accounts. You have paid IN ADVANCE for the service and cannot recoup...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-01-2009, 13:48
Replies: 33
Views: 524,730
Posted By snaimon
I stand corrected on EU membership, but the...

I stand corrected on EU membership, but the PRINCIPLE is the same. They (UM) sell their goods & services to EU citizens. And don't CH or FL have similar laws?

I believe the EU filed (an won) a...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-01-2009, 13:14
Replies: 33
Views: 524,730
Posted By snaimon
What is the definition of FREE?

Don't you EU-folks have "truth in advertising laws"? I suppose one could make the case the truth in advertising is an oxymoron (self-contradictory).

My suggestion would be to replace the word...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 29-12-2008, 19:29
Replies: 34
Views: 8,385
Posted By snaimon
I see NOTHING about call setup fees anymore. ...

I see NOTHING about call setup fees anymore. Have they disappeared or are they just hidden?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-12-2008, 17:57
Replies: 34
Views: 8,385
Posted By snaimon
We have to wait OFFICIALLY until 1-1-2009.

We have to wait OFFICIALLY until 1-1-2009.
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