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Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 09-08-2018, 14:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,367
Posted By DRNewcomb
I got no notice of this. I have a 5.025 credit...

I got no notice of this. I have a 5.025 credit balance with FishText.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-08-2018, 14:50
Replies: 91
Views: 13,025
Posted By DRNewcomb
Since my Piranha SIM has been used mostly as a...

Since my Piranha SIM has been used mostly as a backup, in case T-Mobile doesn't work, I'll probably forgo the 50/mo US number.

I suppose that with the new SIM there is no VoIP calling? This is...
Forum: Americas 15-06-2018, 04:05
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By DRNewcomb
Maybe and there were a lot of complaints that it...

Maybe and there were a lot of complaints that it frequently didn't work, even at the high rates. Unlike much of the rest of the world, prepaid is still "second rate" service in the US.
Forum: Americas 15-06-2018, 03:39
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By DRNewcomb
T-Mobile (US) no longer touts prepaid...

T-Mobile (US) no longer touts prepaid international roaming. The subject comes up from time to time on their support forum and the official response is usually one of silence.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-04-2018, 16:34
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By DRNewcomb
So, it's about 1.30/day (US$1.60) for unlimited...

So, it's about 1.30/day (US$1.60) for unlimited roaming data on the days you use it? That's pretty good. Does it allow tethering? It looks like once you turn it on, you can't turn it off until you...
Forum: Germany 03-04-2018, 16:28
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By DRNewcomb
So, this would work as a VoIP service but have a...

So, this would work as a VoIP service but have a mobile (premium) incoming number. I assume it's not actually a cellular phone but works over WiFi?
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 17-03-2018, 04:20
Replies: 2
Views: 2,408
Posted By DRNewcomb
Getting junk PMs

I've been getting a bunch of junk PMs but don't see any way to report them to management.
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-09-2017, 03:32
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By DRNewcomb
Thanks for the suggestions. As it turns out, my...

Thanks for the suggestions. As it turns out, my friends left on their vacation before I could help them. They'll be paying AT&T for roaming.
Forum: UK & Ireland 11-09-2017, 00:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By DRNewcomb
Question Ireland?

A friend is going on a vacation to Ireland. The information on the Irish page is a bit dated. I was wondering if anyone has studied the market recently and noticed if any prepaid SIMs have a...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 30-06-2017, 12:43
Replies: 91
Views: 13,025
Posted By DRNewcomb
After setting the roaming profile to #2 online, I...

After setting the roaming profile to #2 online, I can roam AT&T with one phone but still can't get that iPhone 3GS to pick up any carrier. On boot-up it says "No Service" and if it put it into and...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-06-2017, 23:50
Replies: 91
Views: 13,025
Posted By DRNewcomb
I'm not interested in actually using the profile....

I'm not interested in actually using the profile. I just want to see if I can get this iPhone 3GS working with the Piranha SIM.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-06-2017, 17:06
Replies: 91
Views: 13,025
Posted By DRNewcomb
Does anyone know if Piranha roams AT&T in the US?...

Does anyone know if Piranha roams AT&T in the US? It looks like the preferred SIM profile only allows T-Mobile roaming but is there a different profile that kicks in if there's no T-Mobile signal?...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 28-06-2017, 13:47
Replies: 4
Views: 3,467
Posted By DRNewcomb
With European and American carriers offering...

With European and American carriers offering cheaper roaming rates, there's not as much demand for information about prepaid SIMs for travel.
Forum: Americas 28-06-2017, 13:46
Replies: 3
Views: 2,930
Posted By DRNewcomb
I just recycled and old CDMA Android phone which...

I just recycled and old CDMA Android phone which would have been good as an "iPod" and VoIP device. If you're looking for something like this, I suggest you look for old non-LTE CDMA phones. They'll...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-06-2017, 13:41
Replies: 91
Views: 13,025
Posted By DRNewcomb
I recently had to replace my Piranha SIM because...

I recently had to replace my Piranha SIM because both the phone (Moto G) and SIM were lost overboard. Since neither Piranha SIM wanted to work in my old unlocked iPhone 3GS, I decided to dust off my...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 29-05-2017, 12:50
Replies: 431
Views: 102,981
Posted By DRNewcomb
I use CSIPsimple. All I had to enter was the user...

I use CSIPsimple. All I had to enter was the user name, server and password and it worked.

I don't know if Piranha's server implements the G.729 VoIP CODEC or not. For all the SIP clients I know...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-05-2017, 16:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By DRNewcomb
I might suggest Piranha Mobile. It has both US &...

I might suggest Piranha Mobile. It has both US & UK numbers, has free incoming text and from what I understand only requires that you expend some small amount of your balance (e.g. 1p) every 400+...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-05-2017, 16:00
Replies: 431
Views: 102,981
Posted By DRNewcomb
I don't have my Piranha SIM right now but my STK...

I don't have my Piranha SIM right now but my STK is highly abbreviated compared to yours. As I recall, it has Trigger Mode, Forward and Balance. I remarked on how the landline callback was much more...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-05-2017, 16:41
Replies: 431
Views: 102,981
Posted By DRNewcomb
Update: I've tried calling...

Update: I've tried calling [US_number]@piranhavoip.net and [VoIP_ID]@piranhavoip.net. Neither connected. They both gave Not_Found errors.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-05-2017, 21:20
Replies: 431
Views: 102,981
Posted By DRNewcomb
VOIP? Has anyone ever "played around with"...

VOIP? Has anyone ever "played around with" Piranha's VoIP? You could call a TelnaMobile phone by its SIP address. You could also use Telna's SIP server to make free calls to other SIP addresses. I'm...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-05-2017, 14:34
Replies: 431
Views: 102,981
Posted By DRNewcomb
I can't help but believe that some of the...

I can't help but believe that some of the reported issues have to do with Piranha's multi-IMSI SIM technology. I suspect that if I took my iPhone 3GS with the Piranha SIM out of the US, where it...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-05-2017, 16:17
Replies: 431
Views: 102,981
Posted By DRNewcomb
It appears that it has to do with the default...

It appears that it has to do with the default crippled mode of AT&T phones. When I insert my T-Mobile PAYG SIM, after a few minutes it updates the settings and give me the manual carrier selection...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-05-2017, 04:44
Replies: 431
Views: 102,981
Posted By DRNewcomb
Does the Piranha Mobile SIM work in an iPhone...

Does the Piranha Mobile SIM work in an iPhone 3GS?

I have an old, unlocked iPhone 3GS. I've tested it with a T-Mobile SIM and it works fine. When I insert the Piranha SIM, it starts off with...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-05-2017, 16:15
Replies: 431
Views: 102,981
Posted By DRNewcomb
So, *110*0012345551212*00442034614444#<SEND> ...

So, *110*0012345551212*00442034614444#<SEND>
would connect a call from a hypothetical number in the US to the Bank of England's switchboard in UK?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-05-2017, 15:54
Replies: 431
Views: 102,981
Posted By DRNewcomb
Re: Piranha's Call-Off-Load feature. What format...

Re: Piranha's Call-Off-Load feature. What format is used for the too and from phone numbers? Canonical international? With or without dialing codes? Has anyone used this feature?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 29-04-2017, 02:56
Replies: 48
Views: 5,520
Posted By DRNewcomb
What constitutes "minimum traffic"? Receiving an...

What constitutes "minimum traffic"? Receiving an SMS? A 1p VoIP call?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-01-2017, 02:07
Replies: 1
Views: 2,691
Posted By DRNewcomb
The story continues. Apparently, iRoam's tech...

The story continues. Apparently, iRoam's tech support has been unable to find a way to make my TelnaMobile SIM send and receive texts. So, with no warning, on 12/22 they mailed me a new SIM and...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-12-2016, 15:20
Replies: 1
Views: 2,691
Posted By DRNewcomb
iRoam (ex Telna)

I still have my Telna SIM active, mostly because G3/iRoam hasn't charged me anything, so far. One issue I'm dealing with is that I've been unable to send or receive texts ever since iRoam took over...
Forum: Americas 30-10-2016, 14:54
Replies: 2
Views: 3,411
Posted By DRNewcomb
Project Fi - Sprint, T-Mobile & US Cellular

Project Fi - Sprint, T-Mobile & US Cellular
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-08-2016, 03:45
Replies: 153
Views: 45,081
Posted By DRNewcomb
Well, I checked out the iRoam site and I was all...

Well, I checked out the iRoam site and I was all set up with my G3 password, even though I don't recall ever visiting iroam.com before. I tested receiving and placing a call which seemed to work....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-07-2016, 03:32
Replies: 153
Views: 45,081
Posted By DRNewcomb
So far all I've gotten from G3 is evasion. They...

So far all I've gotten from G3 is evasion. They refuse to answer any questions about TelnaMobile.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-07-2016, 22:50
Replies: 153
Views: 45,081
Posted By DRNewcomb
I sent them an e-mail about a month ago asking...

I sent them an e-mail about a month ago asking about TelnaMobile. The response I got back said they needed my phone number(s) to provide information. When I replied with the numbers, I got no...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-05-2016, 02:01
Replies: 153
Views: 45,081
Posted By DRNewcomb
My Telna SIM still registers on T-Mobile (US), so...

My Telna SIM still registers on T-Mobile (US), so that at least is hopeful.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 24-04-2016, 23:42
Replies: 8
Views: 9,705
Posted By DRNewcomb
This summer a niece will be traveling to S. Korea...

This summer a niece will be traveling to S. Korea to visit a schoolmate. I was looking at KT's olleh rates and it seems pretty clear except data, which is priced at ₩ 0.01 per unit. I have no idea...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-04-2016, 23:17
Replies: 153
Views: 45,081
Posted By DRNewcomb
Well, my Telna SIM still registers on T-Mobile....

Well, my Telna SIM still registers on T-Mobile. Not in any big rush to sort out the issues. Having lost plenty of $ on prepaid SIMs that went TU (e.g. 09, Riiing, etc.), I've been reasonably pleased...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 30-01-2016, 23:42
Replies: 7
Views: 3,300
Posted By DRNewcomb
Depending on the VoIP application, one should be...

Depending on the VoIP application, one should be able to circumvent blocks by creative (non-standard) port assignments. I think snidley's point was not that T-Mobile's free (but slow) international...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-01-2016, 02:15
Replies: 13
Views: 8,489
Posted By DRNewcomb
My son took my TelnaMobile phone to Jamaica in...

My son took my TelnaMobile phone to Jamaica in October. He didn't make any calls but sent several texts, which according to the rate table were supposed to be free. The texts were charged a something...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-12-2015, 00:36
Replies: 153
Views: 45,081
Posted By DRNewcomb
We've also used Telna for the 1+ long distance...

We've also used Telna for the 1+ long distance service on our landline (which amounts to about $1/year). I've received an e-mail concerning the change from Telna to G3. Nothing about TelnaMobile.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-11-2015, 14:32
Replies: 10
Views: 6,869
Posted By DRNewcomb
I've read someplace that until 1992 the major...

I've read someplace that until 1992 the major communications link between Cuba and the rest of the world was an old tropospheric scatter link to south Florida, operated by AT&T. This had been in...
Forum: Americas 09-11-2015, 18:31
Replies: 7
Views: 6,137
Posted By DRNewcomb
Yeah. What happened is that AT&T bought the...

Yeah. What happened is that AT&T bought the Mexican carrier Iusacell, which is now "AT&T Mexico". This sort of forced Telecel to align with T-Mobile (US) to create a big North American free roaming...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-11-2015, 20:57
Replies: 13
Views: 9,742
Posted By DRNewcomb
There are still many countries where T-Mobile's...

There are still many countries where T-Mobile's rates are outlandish (e.g. $4.19/min in French Polynesia, $2.99/min in Jordan).
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 28-10-2015, 15:04
Replies: 8
Views: 9,705
Posted By DRNewcomb
The links in the 2nd post from the top appear to...

The links in the 2nd post from the top appear to be dead.
Forum: Europe 31-07-2015, 13:31
Replies: 5
Views: 2,855
Posted By DRNewcomb
Well, I think a SIM is a SIM. It's the plan that...

Well, I think a SIM is a SIM. It's the plan that regulates the data vs voice issue. I don't read Icelandic very well but it seems at least one shop at the Keflavik airport sells Siminn SIMS. They...
Forum: Europe 30-07-2015, 15:06
Replies: 5
Views: 2,855
Posted By DRNewcomb
Sensorly.com has some coverage data for Iceland.

Sensorly.com has some coverage data for Iceland.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-07-2015, 14:44
Replies: 3
Views: 3,000
Posted By DRNewcomb
There are currently a number of complaints that...

There are currently a number of complaints that T-Mobile customers with this feature activated are not getting high-speed data connections in either Canada or Mexico. It appears there are some bugs...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-07-2015, 13:10
Replies: 153
Views: 45,081
Posted By DRNewcomb
If you wrote them, citing the Fair Credit Billing...

If you wrote them, citing the Fair Credit Billing Act, explaining the double billing, they would have to figure out a way to credit your account.
Forum: Europe 02-07-2015, 21:32
Replies: 133
Views: 43,292
Posted By DRNewcomb
Like the entire country of Belgium?

Like the entire country of Belgium?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-07-2015, 03:15
Replies: 11
Views: 4,658
Posted By DRNewcomb
USSD. You enter the 'to' and 'from' phone numbers...

USSD. You enter the 'to' and 'from' phone numbers and press 'Go'. The 'from' phone rings, you answer, it asks you to wait, then rings to the 'to' phone. When I asked Telna about this feature, they...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-07-2015, 20:51
Replies: 11
Views: 4,658
Posted By DRNewcomb
Does anyone else have a Telna SIM that has a SIM...

Does anyone else have a Telna SIM that has a SIM application that will initiate a callback between any two numbers? (e.g. landline-landline) Mine has this but when I asked about it they said I was...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-07-2015, 17:20
Replies: 11
Views: 4,658
Posted By DRNewcomb
1) I had occasion to ask Telna why I was charged...

1) I had occasion to ask Telna why I was charged for data when the APN on my phone was not correct for their SIM. They told me that their service has a way to work regardless of an incorrect APN and...
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