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Forum: France 12-02-2018, 08:17
Replies: 254
Views: 119,692
Posted By woody1
40 euro for 2 weeks sounds expensive to me. I...

40 euro for 2 weeks sounds expensive to me. I don't know how I could possibly use 10gb in 2 weeks either. I generally use about 1gb in a month. I use wifi as much as possible. I guess this would...
Forum: France 13-06-2017, 13:34
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
Super! C'est parfait! Merci.

Super! C'est parfait! Merci.
Forum: France 11-06-2017, 14:52
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
Thanks for this information! I live in the US...

Thanks for this information! I live in the US and only use this card when I visit France occasionally. I guess that this new policy means that I won't be able to use my SIM card in the US to add a...
Forum: France 02-04-2016, 14:46
Replies: 5
Views: 2,768
Posted By woody1
So, I guess it's not possible to use Carte XL...

So, I guess it's not possible to use Carte XL plans with the B&You card? I wonder if they'd let me trade the B&You SIM for the Carte XL.
Forum: France 01-04-2016, 14:07
Replies: 5
Views: 2,768
Posted By woody1
So, you think I should use Lycamobile or lebara...

So, you think I should use Lycamobile or lebara instead of B&You? I already have a B&You/Simyo card with credit on it.
Forum: France 20-03-2016, 22:10
Replies: 5
Views: 2,768
Posted By woody1
B&You Prepaid data plan

I'm going to be in France in May for 25 days and I plan to use my existing B&You prepaid card. I'll need about 2Gb of data and will probably make very few telephone calls. The offers are a little...
Forum: France 19-03-2016, 21:43
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
I'll be in France for 25 days in May and I'm...

I'll be in France for 25 days in May and I'm trying to figure out how to get the best deal for this period. I have the old B&YOU/Simyo card which is now the Bouygues card. I'm mostly interested in...
Forum: Italy 06-10-2015, 13:16
Replies: 12
Views: 10,741
Posted By woody1
I'm in Sicily now and using the CoopVoce card I...

I'm in Sicily now and using the CoopVoce card I bought several years ago. It works well except periodically I can't get a data connection. It seems that the connection on my Android Galaxy S5 times...
Forum: France 02-09-2015, 14:06
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
Sorry, I don't know which APN to use. Can you...

Sorry, I don't know which APN to use. Can you tell me which app you're talking about. The only app I can find that lets you manage your account appears to be an unofficial one. What's the name of...
Forum: France 02-07-2015, 13:42
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
Maybe using the Bouygues website will be better. ...

Maybe using the Bouygues website will be better. I live in the US and It would be great if I could use a non-French credit card to recharge. I'm not familiar with the Bouygues website, so I don't...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 13-03-2015, 19:20
Replies: 6
Views: 5,721
Posted By woody1
I'm planning a trip to Greece in May and I'll...

I'm planning a trip to Greece in May and I'll need mobile internet for about 3 weeks.

I've seen a couple of posts mentioning Wind Non Stop Plus, but I can't find the offer anywhere. Is it still...
Forum: Germany 20-10-2014, 23:44
Replies: 5
Views: 4,685
Posted By woody1
Very good information! Thanks to you both for...

Very good information! Thanks to you both for your suggestions. I'll give ALDItalk a try. I might be able to also use it for roaming while on a short stay in Hungary.
Forum: Germany 19-10-2014, 23:59
Replies: 5
Views: 4,685
Posted By woody1
Good SIM for a short stay

I'm going to be in Munich for just 4 days before moving on the Austria. I'm looking for an inexpensive data plan for probably <500Mb or so of data use.

I would appreciate a recommendation for a...
Forum: France 23-09-2014, 19:22
Replies: 5
Views: 3,602
Posted By woody1
I got a B&You SIM card a couple of years ago...

I got a B&You SIM card a couple of years ago while I was in France. It was a major pain to acquire because I had to first get a French virtual prepaid card (with the assistance of willemijns), then...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 11-05-2014, 21:56
Replies: 1
Views: 14,301
Posted By woody1
Morocco update

I'm in Morocco now and have been using the Telecom Morocco card with the Jawal internet option for 10 days. It works reasonably well in most places.

I got the card at a kiosk at the airport in...
Forum: France 26-04-2014, 13:44
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
That's a good plan. One problem is that I can't...

That's a good plan. One problem is that I can't find anything on the website that shows when the card will expire or when the last call was placed. That means that you have to track the expiration...
Forum: France 25-04-2014, 19:53
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
Thanks much for your help! I was surprised that...

Thanks much for your help! I was surprised that it worked from the US, but it did work after I got connected to the Bouygues roaming network in the US.

One thing to add to your instructions:
...
Forum: France 25-04-2014, 18:56
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
I'm in the US and my Simyo credit is about to...

I'm in the US and my Simyo credit is about to expire. I have a Bouygues recharge number I bought from a tobacco store in France last year, but I don't know if there's a way to use it from the US. ...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 16-04-2014, 22:47
Replies: 1
Views: 3,073
Posted By woody1
Nobody has any recent experience in Morocco?

Nobody has any recent experience in Morocco?
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 26-12-2013, 23:19
Replies: 1
Views: 3,073
Posted By woody1
Best Voice/Data SIM for Morocco

Most of the threads on Morocco are pretty old. Does anybody have any recent experience with a prepaid voice/data SIM in Morocco? I'm going to be there for about 12 days in May. I expect to use...
Forum: France 26-12-2013, 20:01
Replies: 254
Views: 119,692
Posted By woody1
I looked at the EuropaSIM website and it says...

I looked at the EuropaSIM website and it says that they're sold out of sim cards for 2013. That doesn't really tell me much. Does anybody know how long they've been sold out? Are they likely to...
Forum: France 30-07-2013, 22:59
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
Oh, I didn't look too closely at the date of your...

Oh, I didn't look too closely at the date of your post. I see that it was today!



So, you are saying that it is possible to use a Bouygues topup on the Simyo account? That's good, because I...
Forum: France 30-07-2013, 22:28
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
B&You Prepaid is dead...

So, I got an email today about B&You moving its prepaid customers to Simyo. This was the first time I heard about this, although I see that willemijns discussed it here a few days ago.

I'm not...
Forum: France 24-07-2013, 14:45
Replies: 254
Views: 119,692
Posted By woody1
It's not too clear, but it sounds like Orange is...

It's not too clear, but it sounds like Orange is not able to process your credit card for some reason. They're saying that you can try again or use another mode of payment (whatever that would be). ...
Forum: France 11-06-2013, 13:50
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
But my question is, if I don't make any calls for...

But my question is, if I don't make any calls for a year, but I add money to the account just before expiration date, will the account be extended for another year? When you say 'X weeks ago', what...
Forum: France 10-06-2013, 18:04
Replies: 254
Views: 119,692
Posted By woody1
nokitsch: Your plan will probably work, but...

nokitsch: Your plan will probably work, but personally, I think it would be easier just to walk into an Orange shop and have them sell you a sim card and set up your phone. There's usually a wait...
Forum: France 25-05-2013, 19:05
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
OK, FYI, here's my report on using the BandYou...

OK, FYI, here's my report on using the BandYou card.

I just got back from a trip to France a couple of days ago, and I used my BandYou SIM card quite a bit while I was there. I also had an Orange...
Forum: France 25-05-2013, 18:51
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
I assume you mean the Bougyes recharge slips that...

I assume you mean the Bougyes recharge slips that you buy in the stores? The only ones I was able to buy were for 10€, anyway.
Forum: France 10-05-2013, 17:54
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
Can't top up

I'm in France now. to get the card sent to my hotel, so it was here when I arrived.
The problem I have is that I get an error message when I try to top up using my US credit cards. The message...
Forum: France 03-05-2013, 20:17
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By woody1
Thanks to willemijns who kindly provided me with...

Thanks to willemijns who kindly provided me with a virtual credit card that I was able to use to purchase a B&You sim. Now, I just hope that it will arrive in the mail at my hotel and that they will...
Forum: France 03-05-2013, 15:53
Replies: 254
Views: 119,692
Posted By woody1
Some good ideas. Unfortunately, my last Orange...

Some good ideas. Unfortunately, my last Orange card has expired, so my account access is gone. My plan is to purchase a B&You card and an Orange card. The Orange card will provide better coverage...
Forum: France 25-04-2013, 15:20
Replies: 254
Views: 119,692
Posted By woody1
So, what's the best data card now?

So, assuming that the Internet Max option is gone for good, what's the best sim card to get now for data? I'm going to be traveling in France next month for about 15 days and I was counting on using...
Forum: France 24-04-2013, 20:09
Replies: 254
Views: 119,692
Posted By woody1
Bad news: Internet Max seems to gone

I was just checking the Orange website and it appears that the Internet Max monthly option for 9 Euro is gone. They now show only a daily option at 2 Euro. I may need to get a different card for my...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 03-02-2013, 10:56
Replies: 3
Views: 3,794
Posted By woody1
After a lot of time on the line with TrueMove, it...

After a lot of time on the line with TrueMove, it seems that their TrueMove SIM only works on a 2G network and requires special settings on my phone, which they could not figure out. They told me to...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 03-02-2013, 07:23
Replies: 3
Views: 3,794
Posted By woody1
TrueMove in Thailand - Need assistance

I'm in Chiang Mai, Thailand and I've got an AOT/Truemove SIM card that they gave away free at the airport. I added a 200 baht topup and subscribed to the 129 baht/200 Mb data package.

Everything...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 15-01-2013, 23:47
Replies: 2
Views: 2,970
Posted By woody1
Nobody has any info about prepaid in Vietnam??

Nobody has any info about prepaid in Vietnam??
Forum: France 10-01-2013, 15:22
Replies: 254
Views: 119,692
Posted By woody1
Sorry, but I didn't see your post until now. I'm...

Sorry, but I didn't see your post until now. I'm pretty sure that the same microSIM that works in an iPhone will also work in other kinds of phones. I don't think there's anything special about the...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 09-01-2013, 00:17
Replies: 2
Views: 2,970
Posted By woody1
3G Provider in Chiang Mai, Thailan

I'm going to be in Chiang Mai, Thailand for about 2 weeks next month and I'm looking for a good deal on sim card with 3G (and voice) coverage for that area. From what I can figure out i-Mobile3GX...
Forum: Italy 04-11-2012, 13:56
Replies: 12
Views: 10,741
Posted By woody1
I don't know if you have to be a resident, but...

I don't know if you have to be a resident, but you do have to have a document called a "Codice Fiscale". You can make yourself one at this website:
Codice Fiscale .us - Codice fiscale Calculation...
Forum: France 04-09-2012, 14:45
Replies: 254
Views: 119,692
Posted By woody1
Just to clarify, are you able to tether this...

Just to clarify, are you able to tether this particular phone on other networks? On my AT&T Galaxy S3, tethering was originally blocked on the phone software until I patched it to make it work.
...
Forum: France 11-08-2012, 12:58
Replies: 254
Views: 119,692
Posted By woody1
I was able to tether freely on Orange in France...

I was able to tether freely on Orange in France when I was there in 2009. I can't remember if I tethered any time after that. I guess they tightened up their detection since then.

I would be...
Forum: Europe 16-06-2012, 14:36
Replies: 6
Views: 4,358
Posted By woody1
Another update

Here's another update on Telenor in Sweden. Telenor has a very useful Android app that lets you monitor your usage etc. My version came up in English. You can also monitor usage on their website,...
Forum: Europe 16-06-2012, 14:28
Replies: 13
Views: 10,547
Posted By woody1
Yes, my phone has been unlocked for years. I've...

Yes, my phone has been unlocked for years. I've used it in 7 or 8 different countries, including Lithuania and Latvia. In fact, I'm using the phone in Sweden right now. I created new APNs using...
Forum: Europe 14-06-2012, 16:47
Replies: 6
Views: 4,358
Posted By woody1
Telenor Sweden Update

I'm in Stockholm now and I just bought a Telenor prepaid SIM at the Telenor store at the Gallerian shopping center.

The entry for Telenor under "National Operators" needs to be updated, because it...
Forum: Europe 14-06-2012, 16:38
Replies: 13
Views: 10,547
Posted By woody1
Update: After trying everything I could think...

Update: After trying everything I could think of, I was never able to get a data connection with the Elisa SIM card. I don't know if this was some odd incompatibility with my phone or something...
Forum: Europe 12-06-2012, 14:43
Replies: 13
Views: 10,547
Posted By woody1
Can't get Elisa data to work

I'm in Estonia now, and I have an Elisa prepaid SIM. I have not been able to get the data connection to work. I went to an Elisa shop at a mall today, and the people who worked there couldn't get...
Forum: Italy 14-04-2012, 20:59
Replies: 12
Views: 10,741
Posted By woody1
You are correct! I thought it was 12 months, but...

You are correct! I thought it was 12 months, but it actually turned out to be 2 years! That works out great!
Forum: Italy 14-04-2012, 20:57
Replies: 3
Views: 1,778
Posted By woody1
I thought that it expired in 12 months, but when...

I thought that it expired in 12 months, but when I added my credit, it did indeed push me out to another 2 years. What a great deal!
Forum: Italy 13-04-2012, 17:47
Replies: 12
Views: 10,741
Posted By woody1
Update: It's now a year later and my card was...

Update: It's now a year later and my card was about to expire. I went on the CoopVoce website to recharge and found that I needed to setup an account first. In order to do that, I had to receive a...
Forum: Italy 13-04-2012, 17:42
Replies: 3
Views: 1,778
Posted By woody1
Never mind. I was able to get connected to a...

Never mind. I was able to get connected to a roaming partner in the US and I was able to receive an SMS and get my account established. For 5 Euro, I was able to extend the life of the sim for...
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