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Forum: Europe 09-01-2017, 15:39
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
Has anyone recently roamed in the US? I realize...

Has anyone recently roamed in the US? I realize that Lycamobile supports 4G in the US and wonder if toggle SIM cards would be allowed onto T-Mobile's 4G network there.
Forum: Mobile Phones 29-08-2016, 17:57
Replies: 44
Views: 33,342
Posted By inquisitor
By the way there are a couple of phones available...

By the way there are a couple of phones available now that support 4G or 3G on the primary SIM slot and 3G on the secondary SIM slot simultaneously. For instance the OnePlus 3 does so which I've been...
Forum: Europe 04-06-2016, 13:07
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
I recently had the opportunity to speak to a...

I recently had the opportunity to speak to a senior Lycamobile representative who told me that it was decided to no longer actively market toggle and that it will probably be phased out at some point...
Forum: Europe 14-04-2016, 19:33
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
I'm in the US currently and incoming calls...

I'm in the US currently and incoming calls occassionally come with an incorrect caller ID where the international country code is simply omitted.
So a German number starting with +491573.... (a...
Forum: Europe 16-03-2016, 11:04
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
No. While Lycamobile obviously uses the...

No. While Lycamobile obviously uses the technology developed for and proven by the toggle project to evade roaming costs across their markets, Lycamobile has different tariffs which cannot compete...
Forum: Germany 15-03-2016, 22:30
Replies: 8
Views: 3,415
Posted By inquisitor
You should be able to activate the SIM card...

You should be able to activate the SIM card remotely from Canada but I would let your sister do it if she gets hold of it anyway. That will leave enough time for your account to be fully provisioned...
Forum: Germany 31-01-2016, 00:01
Replies: 5
Views: 3,356
Posted By inquisitor
Just for clarification: What used to be...

Just for clarification:

What used to be marketed as "Lidl Mobile" has been rebranded to "Fonic Mobile" (not to be mixed up with just "Fonic") since Lidl started partnering with Vodafone and...
Forum: Europe 28-11-2015, 01:01
Replies: 44
Views: 13,961
Posted By inquisitor
I guess that's either a teaser to attract new...

I guess that's either a teaser to attract new subscribers or another explanation could be that MTS UA is bartering airtime with European roaming partners in order to eliminate exchange rate...
Forum: BeNeLux 16-09-2015, 08:37
Replies: 5
Views: 5,300
Posted By inquisitor
During the past two days I've been using an...

During the past two days I've been using an Orange prepaid SIM which I bought for € 9.90 including € 10 of credit over the past two days. After an additional top up of € 5 I was able to subscribe to...
Forum: Europe 02-09-2015, 21:12
Replies: 22
Views: 18,553
Posted By inquisitor
By the way MTel offers a "Prima Data" SIM card...

By the way MTel offers a "Prima Data" SIM card without the need to register ("bez registraciya" / "без регистрация") which is limited to data only (no voice) but actually data packs are cheaper than...
Forum: Europe 02-09-2015, 13:14
Replies: 22
Views: 18,553
Posted By inquisitor
Registration is obligatory in Bulgaria and...

Registration is obligatory in Bulgaria and required by all operators. The whole process is pretty simple as the salesperson will do everything for you.
Forum: Germany 30-08-2015, 23:07
Replies: 5
Views: 3,741
Posted By inquisitor
"Unofficial" simply means that Lidl never made...

"Unofficial" simply means that Lidl never made mention of Fonic vouchers being accepted but as a matter of fact it has ever since been working.
Forum: Germany 30-08-2015, 21:10
Replies: 5
Views: 3,741
Posted By inquisitor
Yes, you can recharge a Lidl SIM with Fonic...

Yes, you can recharge a Lidl SIM with Fonic vouchers but keep in mind that the smallest available face value for Fonic is € 20.
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-08-2015, 14:07
Replies: 44
Views: 33,342
Posted By inquisitor
You mean there is Lumia supporting LTE for both...

You mean there is Lumia supporting LTE for both SIM slots simultaneously? Actually I have never seen that on any phone before.

As of LTE-capable DualSIM Android phones, I'm using the Samsung...
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-08-2015, 14:06
Replies: 44
Views: 33,342
Posted By inquisitor
You mean there is Lumia supporting LTE for both...

You mean there is Lumia supporting LTE for both SIM slots simultaneously? Actually I have never seen that on any phone before.

As of LTE-capable DualSIM Android phones, I'm using the Samsung...
Forum: Germany 22-06-2015, 11:47
Replies: 5
Views: 3,632
Posted By inquisitor
That is the checksum which you can calculate at ...

That is the checksum which you can calculate at http://www.prepaid-wiki.de/index.php5?title=%C3%9Cberweisung_O2#Pr.C3.BCfziffern_f.C3.BCr_Verwendungszweck where you simply need to enter your phone...
Forum: Europe 21-05-2015, 02:53
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
Thanks. What kind of software do you use to read...

Thanks. What kind of software do you use to read your SIM? I would like to cross check what that tool says for my SIM cards that according to my good old Nokia N95 have a EHPLMN list.
Forum: Europe 19-05-2015, 11:02
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
You are wrong. The suppression of the roaming...

You are wrong. The suppression of the roaming indication can only be achieved by the EHPLMN list (let's ignore the infeasible way of modifying handset operating systems as that usually is beyond the...
Forum: Europe 19-05-2015, 03:33
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
That error message, as many messages from...

That error message, as many messages from toggle's system, obviously is linguistically flawed. But it obviously tries to say what has been stated here before - toggle SIMs support a maximum of 9...
Forum: Europe 15-05-2015, 21:46
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
During the last 7 days I used my toggle SIM in...

During the last 7 days I used my toggle SIM in Chicago in my Samsung Galaxy S5 DuoS. As my German postpaid SIM includes 500MB of data for roaming including for the US, I used toggle for voice only...
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 26-04-2015, 08:24
Replies: 5
Views: 4,451
Posted By inquisitor
I've rarely seen such an ugly corporate design:...

I've rarely seen such an ugly corporate design: http://new.salt.ch/en
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 18-04-2015, 01:45
Replies: 2
Views: 2,867
Posted By inquisitor
LTE is inaccessible for T-Mobile's prepaid...

LTE is inaccessible for T-Mobile's prepaid subscribers. Prepaid LTE is only available to eplus customers (including all of their MVNOs) and Vodafone CallYa customers who do subscribe to an LTE tariff...
Forum: Europe 21-03-2015, 13:30
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
You missed my point. My understanding of these...

You missed my point. My understanding of these roaming packs is that they include voice minutes and SMS for usage abroad and data only for use within Germany - at least that is how I understand...
Forum: Europe 21-03-2015, 10:25
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
Interesting, though except for the "Sparspaket...

Interesting, though except for the "Sparspaket XS" for all the other packets it says "Deutschland" in brackets behind the data volume which suggests the data volume is only valid within Germany. On...
Forum: Germany 16-03-2015, 14:54
Replies: 21
Views: 12,128
Posted By inquisitor
The in-train repeaters in IC and ICE trains do...

The in-train repeaters in IC and ICE trains do only support the 900 and 1800 MHz band with few refurbished cars also covering the 2100 MHz band. That and given the strong attenuation caused by the...
Forum: Germany 11-03-2015, 21:26
Replies: 21
Views: 12,128
Posted By inquisitor
By the way, what I mentioned before is about to...

By the way, what I mentioned before is about to become reality from April 15th: o2 and eplus will open up their 3G networks for mutual roaming. Apparently SIM cards are already receiving OTA updates...
Forum: Europe 08-03-2015, 18:52
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
For the records: toggle through its Dutch...

For the records: toggle through its Dutch Vodafone IMSI ("Roaming") roams on AeroMobie (901-14) and outbound SMS are charged with 63p. Given that Lufthansa bars voice calls I couldn't test such....
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 19-02-2015, 22:37
Replies: 3
Views: 6,906
Posted By inquisitor
No, and I think these services are a pure...

No, and I think these services are a pure rip-off. You can easily enter your business in Google Places and any other directory yourself free of charge, but I don't see the point in using any other as...
Forum: Germany 19-02-2015, 22:33
Replies: 71
Views: 28,770
Posted By inquisitor
Australia is a totally different market with much...

Australia is a totally different market with much less competition than Germany sees. So you can't compare that, especially as in Germany AldiTalk is a service provided directly by an subsidirary of...
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 19-02-2015, 22:20
Replies: 4
Views: 3,492
Posted By inquisitor
It is legit and I have offered free Joe Mobile...

It is legit and I have offered free Joe Mobile SIM cards before myself: http://www.prepaidgsm.net/forum/showthread.php?t=8354
Forum: Germany 19-02-2015, 22:19
Replies: 10
Views: 4,886
Posted By inquisitor
As you might imagine I'm well aware of the fact...

As you might imagine I'm well aware of the fact that virtually every provider prohibits the use of GSM gateways in their T&Cs. However Fonic have neither blacklisted my kind of GSM terminal (which...
Forum: Germany 17-02-2015, 23:44
Replies: 4
Views: 2,533
Posted By inquisitor
For the records: there are no known cases of...

For the records: there are no known cases of legal actions against subscribers violating VoIP-prohibtions and the only conceivable legal consequences would be an immediate termination of the contract...
Forum: Germany 13-02-2015, 20:04
Replies: 10
Views: 4,886
Posted By inquisitor
Thank you for your effort of creating a new...

Thank you for your effort of creating a new account to provide this trivial piece of information!
Forum: Germany 12-02-2015, 17:43
Replies: 10
Views: 4,886
Posted By inquisitor
The point of still operating a GSM gateway for me...

The point of still operating a GSM gateway for me is a Lidl SIM card with some € 300 of credit accumulated through their referral programme. ;-)
Forum: Germany 12-02-2015, 00:00
Replies: 10
Views: 4,886
Posted By inquisitor
I should move my GSM gateway with its Lidl SIM to...

I should move my GSM gateway with its Lidl SIM to outside Germany where I would get cheaper rates for calls to foreign mobile networks than from Germany (9 vs 29 ct/min).
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 14-01-2015, 23:34
Replies: 2
Views: 4,757
Posted By inquisitor
I'm sad to hear about this tragic news. I had no...

I'm sad to hear about this tragic news. I had no idea that he was such a renowned and respected journalist in his field.

May he rest in peace.
Forum: Germany 12-01-2015, 17:10
Replies: 21
Views: 12,128
Posted By inquisitor
An additional neutral and more up-to-date...

An additional neutral and more up-to-date indication for network coverage is http://en.netmeterproject.com/ - after selecting Germany in the upper left corner you can view coverage maps of all four...
Forum: Germany 12-01-2015, 14:38
Replies: 21
Views: 12,128
Posted By inquisitor
Nano SIM card cutters are available for $6.28...

Nano SIM card cutters are available for $6.28 from US based sellers including domestic shipping and are an essential tool for travelling iPhone owners:...
Forum: Germany 01-11-2014, 13:32
Replies: 5
Views: 4,452
Posted By inquisitor
I would recommend picking up an AldiTalk SIM at...

I would recommend picking up an AldiTalk SIM at an Aldi supermarket, as discussed recently in the following thread:
http://www.prepaidgsm.net/forum/showthread.php?t=8624

AldiTalk is extraordinary...
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 24-10-2014, 13:24
Replies: 6
Views: 10,613
Posted By inquisitor
The E3272 is the predecessor based on the older...

The E3272 is the predecessor based on the older HiSilicon Hi6920 chipset while the E3372 comes with the newer HiSilicon V7R2 chipset, the latter which is said to provide better reception.
Also...
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 24-10-2014, 11:16
Replies: 6
Views: 10,613
Posted By inquisitor
I can't say much about this particular device as...

I can't say much about this particular device as I haven't received my own one yet, but in general you can switch the device from HiLink mode to the vintage serial interface mode where all the...
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 24-10-2014, 10:28
Replies: 6
Views: 10,613
Posted By inquisitor
Thumbs up FS@eBay: Brandnew Huawei E3372-153 LTE (cat. 4) USB modem for 33 incl. shipping

Hello world,

Just wanted to make you aware of the following Latvian eBay seller called "director.lv" who sells the Huawei E3372-153 ("153" discloses the frequency configuration listed below), a...
Forum: Germany 20-10-2014, 12:19
Replies: 5
Views: 4,681
Posted By inquisitor
An AldiTalk SIM card available at Aldi...

An AldiTalk SIM card available at Aldi supermarkets would cost you 12.99 including 10 credit. 500MB of data valid for 30 days cost 6.99 and will be deducted from the initial credit.

calls...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-10-2014, 20:34
Replies: 12
Views: 10,271
Posted By inquisitor
Congratulations to your first posting, dear...

Congratulations to your first posting, dear Danidw! Reads like fabricated PR writing though.

There's nothing explicitly cheap nor sensational in Swiss Mobile. The only innovation I can see is that...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-10-2014, 00:05
Replies: 12
Views: 10,271
Posted By inquisitor
Actually there are a couple of hints on the web...

Actually there are a couple of hints on the web that Achilles Rupf is behind Naka, such as the SOA record for the domain name nakamobile.com:

nakamobile.com
SOA 86400
MNAME:...
Forum: Europe 16-10-2014, 21:40
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
You seem to have confused threads as this is the...

You seem to have confused threads as this is the toggle mobile thread not Lebara!
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-10-2014, 17:01
Replies: 12
Views: 10,271
Posted By inquisitor
This time our friends from United Mobile have put...

This time our friends from United Mobile have put a lot of efforts to hide their identity.

That NAKA AG in Buchs (coincidentially located just next to Liechtenstein) is registered with the Swiss...
Forum: Europe 06-10-2014, 00:08
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
Upon arrival in Moscow yesterday toggle send me...

Upon arrival in Moscow yesterday toggle send me this confusing text:

I haven't tested if they also confuse Russia with Abkhazia when it comes to billing. Tariffs in Russia should be slightly...
Forum: Europe 05-10-2014, 23:51
Replies: 16
Views: 12,192
Posted By inquisitor
Just a short update: Yesterday I straighlty...

Just a short update:

Yesterday I straighlty walked into an MTS shop here in Moscow and got a prepaid SIM card (data only) with a data allowance of 4GB valid for 30 days for just 400 Rubels (€ 8 )....
Forum: Europe 29-09-2014, 23:51
Replies: 580
Views: 149,161
Posted By inquisitor
The rates at which MVNOs buy airtime from MNOs...

The rates at which MVNOs buy airtime from MNOs cannot be that much discounted for the following simple reason: Regulatory authorities set mobile termination rates based on an assessment of Capex and...
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