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Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 04-09-2014, 00:35
Replies: 7
Views: 4,761
Posted By VladS
Lycamobile PLUS Beligum needed

Hello folks,

I need to get my hands on a Belgian Lycamobile PLUS SIM card to replace my existing legacy Lycamobile card that's being phased out.

These cards are free, but only get mailed to...
Forum: Italy 26-01-2014, 13:04
Replies: 3
Views: 1,785
Posted By VladS
Mystery solved... A call into customer service...

Mystery solved... A call into customer service (in fact it took three calls to get an English speaking agent), fifteen minutes on hold and now the "La tua SIM" menu is back...
Forum: Italy 25-01-2014, 17:43
Replies: 3
Views: 1,785
Posted By VladS
Vodafone SIM credit validity

Is there a way to find the credit/card validity for a Vodafone SIM card? I tried 404/414, My Vodafone on the web and the Android app - can't find it anywhere...
Forum: Italy 25-01-2014, 17:40
Replies: 13
Views: 8,383
Posted By VladS
I just topped up my Italian Vodafone SIM with a...

I just topped up my Italian Vodafone SIM with a Canadian issued AMEX card. Went through right away...
Forum: Europe 20-11-2013, 16:36
Replies: 15
Views: 5,970
Posted By VladS
There's no registration requirement for roaming...

There's no registration requirement for roaming customers. IMEI blacklisting only takes place when used in conjunction with Turkish SIM cards.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-11-2013, 13:20
Replies: 431
Views: 97,965
Posted By VladS
I've seen this in the past with their core...

I've seen this in the past with their core network. The only way I could get reliable service in Chile and the Dominican was to lock the IMSI through subscription codes. This being said Piranha may...
Forum: Europe 13-11-2013, 12:16
Replies: 15
Views: 5,970
Posted By VladS
Back in 2010 Vodafone 'data only' SIM cards were...

Back in 2010 Vodafone 'data only' SIM cards were voice capable. I was told I had to register the modem so I ended up buying a Huawei E169 as it was cheaper than the registration tax.

As for VoIP,...
Forum: Europe 12-11-2013, 20:40
Replies: 15
Views: 5,970
Posted By VladS
Let us know how it works out for you!

Let us know how it works out for you!
Forum: Europe 12-11-2013, 20:25
Replies: 15
Views: 5,970
Posted By VladS
I'd go Vodafone, but you'll need to register your...

I'd go Vodafone, but you'll need to register your equipment in Turkey or buy a local device. I've done it in the past and it's a pain in the ar$e. Apparenly they've changed the rules yet again and...
Forum: France 31-10-2013, 13:17
Replies: 3
Views: 2,375
Posted By VladS
Virgin UK can't charge £5/MB for EU data roaming...

Virgin UK can't charge £5/MB for EU data roaming as the regulated cap is 46p/MB. This being said, they also have a 3 month, 100MB Travel Pass for £10. If 50MB is all you need, the travel pack sure...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-10-2013, 21:06
Replies: 50
Views: 18,088
Posted By VladS
In VoIP terms IVR stands for Interactive Voice...

In VoIP terms IVR stands for Interactive Voice Response (voice menu with DTMF input).
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 25-10-2013, 13:06
Replies: 30
Views: 18,304
Posted By VladS
Google Voice

Google Voice
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 13-10-2013, 15:09
Replies: 3
Views: 6,200
Posted By VladS
I have five active Raspberry Pi GSM gateways and...

I have five active Raspberry Pi GSM gateways and they're quite stable. The design of the SBC is in my opinion not very well suited for this purpose. The current version relies on micro USB power and...
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 11-10-2013, 23:07
Replies: 6
Views: 5,000
Posted By VladS
The credit expires 365 days after the last top-up.

The credit expires 365 days after the last top-up.
Forum: Europe 08-10-2013, 04:12
Replies: 580
Views: 149,345
Posted By VladS
Did you try to use Lycamobile US' APN? APN:...

Did you try to use Lycamobile US' APN?

APN: data.lycamobile.com
username: lmus
password: plus
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 02-10-2013, 14:35
Replies: 6
Views: 5,000
Posted By VladS
Reviving an old thread... I tried to buy Austrian...

Reviving an old thread... I tried to buy Austrian top-ups with foreign cards, from several online vendors and so far had zero luck.

Did anyone have better luck buying these?!
Forum: UK & Ireland 18-09-2013, 13:37
Replies: 15
Views: 8,127
Posted By VladS
Do you need a mobile number? There are plenty of...

Do you need a mobile number? There are plenty of UK VoIP providers who offer free landline numbers.
Forum: Europe 12-09-2013, 14:09
Replies: 133
Views: 40,758
Posted By VladS
Unless the whole EU market switches to the...

Unless the whole EU market switches to the 'stick', the few brave "alternative roaming providers" that choose to come online don't stand much of a chance in the long term and will likely end up in...
Forum: Mobile Phones 09-09-2013, 01:36
Replies: 44
Views: 33,384
Posted By VladS
I've heard pretty good things about the LG E455...

I've heard pretty good things about the LG E455 Optimus L5 II Dual SIM. Quad band GSM and UMTS.

Details are sketchy on the LG site but I plan on taking a look at it next time I'm in Europe.
...
Forum: Europe 06-09-2013, 12:57
Replies: 580
Views: 149,345
Posted By VladS
I got the same text in the Netherlands, however...

I got the same text in the Netherlands, however all calls placed between 9/2-3 were still rated at 3p/minute.
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 22-07-2013, 15:10
Replies: 5
Views: 3,720
Posted By VladS
Just a heads-up that sipgate is discontinuing...

Just a heads-up that sipgate is discontinuing their Austrian service on December 31st of this year.
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 30-06-2013, 21:06
Replies: 222
Views: 126,983
Posted By VladS
I'm not aware of a EUR5/500MB data option on...

I'm not aware of a EUR5/500MB data option on Vodafone Greece SIM cards.
Forum: Europe 21-06-2013, 00:05
Replies: 580
Views: 149,345
Posted By VladS
Fair enough, this works, however you're locked to...

Fair enough, this works, however you're locked to one MSISDN per Betamax account. If on the other hand you used the Betamax trunk in Asterisk to place outbound calls to multiple numbers, your CID...
Forum: Europe 20-06-2013, 23:52
Replies: 580
Views: 149,345
Posted By VladS
Betamax retail brands are outbound CID locked -...

Betamax retail brands are outbound CID locked - you can either use pre-registered outbound CIDs or no CID, there's no option for per call outbound CID. Even some of their semi-wholesale brands, such...
Forum: Europe 19-06-2013, 23:31
Replies: 580
Views: 149,345
Posted By VladS
It's just latency in the marketplace. Your short...

It's just latency in the marketplace. Your short term solution would be to port a number from O2/Vodafone/Orange over to your Lyca/Toggle or Telna/Piranha SIM(s) and the problem is gone.

Going...
Forum: Europe 19-06-2013, 20:48
Replies: 580
Views: 149,345
Posted By VladS
When it comes to UK mobile termination, rate caps...

When it comes to UK mobile termination, rate caps only apply at the wholesale level. No regulation is in place at the retail level.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-06-2013, 21:27
Replies: 3
Views: 1,949
Posted By VladS
I would have to agree with this. I spent a few...

I would have to agree with this. I spent a few hours trying to buy a Lyca US SIM in both the DC and Baltimore areas. None of the five stores I got off of Lyca's web site have even heard of it, let...
Forum: BeNeLux 06-06-2013, 01:07
Replies: 4
Views: 4,595
Posted By VladS
Lyca moved its customers from one network to the...

Lyca moved its customers from one network to the other. The new network is the "PLUS". This is a fairly recent change as a card I activated last December is a non-PLUS one.
Forum: Europe 05-06-2013, 17:58
Replies: 580
Views: 149,345
Posted By VladS
I heard back from Toggle support - expired IMSIs...

I heard back from Toggle support - expired IMSIs don't get removed from the STK menu.

It is up to the user to keep track of the active IMSIs through the web site.
Forum: BeNeLux 05-06-2013, 12:22
Replies: 4
Views: 4,595
Posted By VladS
I don't know if Lycamobile provides nano SIMs,...

I don't know if Lycamobile provides nano SIMs, but they now offer data as part of their Belgian service at €0.10/MB.

No top-ups are required, just a chargeable activity every 120 days.
Forum: Europe 04-06-2013, 01:51
Replies: 580
Views: 149,345
Posted By VladS
Is there a way to remove expired local IMSIs from...

Is there a way to remove expired local IMSIs from the Toggle STK menu?

I find it quite difficult to remember which local countries are still active without having to check the online account...
Forum: Europe 28-05-2013, 14:07
Replies: 15
Views: 6,328
Posted By VladS
A bit offtopic, but there's at least one MiFi...

A bit offtopic, but there's at least one MiFi type device that covers all five UMTS frequencies (850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz) and that's the Huawei E587u-5. It was available from both Telus in Canada...
Forum: France 25-05-2013, 20:55
Replies: 198
Views: 58,841
Posted By VladS
I can't say about roaming in the US, but B&You...

I can't say about roaming in the US, but B&You cards roam just fine in Canada on all three incumbent networks (Rogers, Bell and Telus).
Forum: Germany 21-05-2013, 13:25
Replies: 2
Views: 3,425
Posted By VladS
Give Fonic or Lidl a try. All you got to do is...

Give Fonic or Lidl a try. All you got to do is use the SIM every 6 or 12 months to keep it active.

Roaming is enabled by default so you can just pop it in a phone a send a text.
Forum: Germany 20-05-2013, 04:39
Replies: 3
Views: 1,976
Posted By VladS
BB10 uses roughly 7-10 times more data than a...

BB10 uses roughly 7-10 times more data than a BIS/BES based BB device (streaming traffic excluded - on legacy systems only traffic routed through the blackberry.net APN gets compressed).
Forum: Germany 19-05-2013, 15:08
Replies: 3
Views: 1,976
Posted By VladS
BB10 devices don't require BIS plans. Any full...

BB10 devices don't require BIS plans. Any full internet option will do just fine.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-04-2013, 04:11
Replies: 431
Views: 97,965
Posted By VladS
Even though Ofcom regulates mobile termination...

Even though Ofcom regulates mobile termination rates, smaller UK mobile carriers are still quite pricey to terminate to even at the wholesale level.

A way around the higher termination rates is to...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-04-2013, 19:30
Replies: 26
Views: 7,099
Posted By VladS
You should be good with it as long as the...

You should be good with it as long as the thermostat is not one of the new Honeywell WiFi ones. I've got one, love it, but it's a chatterbox. It keeps talking to mother ship all the time.
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 12-04-2013, 13:24
Replies: 3
Views: 3,440
Posted By VladS
You can also go for Telna Mobile as their...

You can also go for Telna Mobile as their Canadian numbers are free (or at least were when I got my cards). You can use the link above so that the forum can benefit from the referral credit.

Since...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-04-2013, 20:56
Replies: 12
Views: 3,669
Posted By VladS
I use a Huawei E587u-5. It's a pentaband...

I use a Huawei E587u-5. It's a pentaband HSPA/quadband GSM puck. Cost in Canada is roughly $150.
Forum: Americas 20-03-2013, 18:42
Replies: 27
Views: 21,419
Posted By VladS
Lycamobile US

Lycamobile have launched their US service... Lycamobile | Low Cost international calls | Best international SIM card | Free SIMs (http://www.lycamobile.us)

Preliminary data point to Lyca being a...
Forum: BeNeLux 13-03-2013, 14:52
Replies: 2
Views: 4,708
Posted By VladS
You can buy Dutch Lycamobile SIM cards from any...

You can buy Dutch Lycamobile SIM cards from any GWK Travelex exchange booth at Schiphol. They're EUR10 and come with some credit.

You can also order a free one off their web site and have it sent...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-03-2013, 22:40
Replies: 8
Views: 2,726
Posted By VladS
There are plenty more UK mainland mobile...

There are plenty more UK mainland mobile exchanges that are on par with or more expensive than those in the IoM, Guernsey and Jersey. Mundio and Telna are just a couple of examples.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-03-2013, 20:22
Replies: 8
Views: 2,726
Posted By VladS
International Numbering Plans, 2001-2013...

International Numbering Plans, 2001-2013 (http://www.numberingplans.com)
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 06-03-2013, 16:36
Replies: 21
Views: 7,544
Posted By VladS
I just noticed EuropaSIM's daily 100MB plan is...

I just noticed EuropaSIM's daily 100MB plan is not EUR2.50, up from EUR2.

Does the rate change affect all users or just new ones, with legacy users being grandfathered?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-02-2013, 12:13
Replies: 153
Views: 42,979
Posted By VladS
My telna SIMs have two IMSIs - one from Telna's...

My telna SIMs have two IMSIs - one from Telna's MO network and the other from TIM IT. While there's no specific pulldown to select IMSIs, they thave the 'Set subscription' menu where you can enter...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-02-2013, 03:32
Replies: 21
Views: 7,544
Posted By VladS
Apparently it's an old Vodafone Passport Data...

Apparently it's an old Vodafone Passport Data option that's now been withdrawn from the Vodafone IT portfolio but is still grandfathered for those who managed to get it activated.

The card I got...
Forum: Germany 08-02-2013, 13:15
Replies: 4
Views: 5,499
Posted By VladS
If you're going to be in major metropolitan...

If you're going to be in major metropolitan areas, O2 MVNOs such as Fonic and Lidl Mobile is great.

If, on the other hand, you need data in remote areas, then Vodafone is a better choice.
Forum: France 07-02-2013, 23:11
Replies: 254
Views: 119,694
Posted By VladS
Slightly off topic, but why bother using Orange's...

Slightly off topic, but why bother using Orange's very restrictive Internet Max in a MiFi, when for you can get an SFR data card with 3 days worth of unlimited usage for EUR10?!
Forum: France 07-02-2013, 20:19
Replies: 254
Views: 119,694
Posted By VladS
It's still there... And it's still EUR9. les...

It's still there... And it's still EUR9.

les bons plans internet de mobicarte - Boutique mobile - Orange.fr (http://sites.orange.fr/shop/forfaits_mobiles/options/fiches/option_BPN.html)
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