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Forum: UK & Ireland 13-10-2014, 00:02
Replies: 6
Views: 6,340
Posted By ronwi
Vodafone Ireland Red Roaming

The Vodafone Ireland Red Roaming now gives 200MB of data per day in Europe, US, and Canada for 2.99 Euro per day.

The charge for data is clear. The charge for calls is less clear.

It says...
Forum: UK & Ireland 17-07-2014, 22:15
Replies: 0
Views: 2,328
Posted By ronwi
Anyone Want to Send GiffGaff SIM to US?

A friend of mine is going to the UK in a few weeks. PM me if you are interested.
Forum: Germany 21-04-2014, 17:28
Replies: 64
Views: 25,866
Posted By ronwi
What Happens When You Exhaust Your Roaming Data Quota?

If one purchases the 120 MB/7 day data package, what is the charge for extra MB? Is it possible to buy a second package within the 7 day period?
Forum: Italy 21-04-2014, 16:52
Replies: 4
Views: 4,230
Posted By ronwi
Interesting - kind of strange that the Vodafone...

Interesting - kind of strange that the Vodafone IT offer is better outside Italy than inside, at least for casual use.

Your list down below is interesting - any idea of the practicalities of...
Forum: Italy 19-04-2014, 18:16
Replies: 4
Views: 4,230
Posted By ronwi
Vodafone Data Within Italy - 4 Euro Per Day?

I have had a Vodafone Italy SIM for a while, but it has been some time since I've used it in Italy. I use the Smart Passport rate at 3 Euro per day for European roaming.

I am lending it to my...
Forum: Italy 09-04-2014, 00:21
Replies: 8
Views: 7,707
Posted By ronwi
Vodafone now has a promotion where the Smart...

Vodafone now has a promotion where the Smart Passport is good within the US until June 15th. So, I assume that means that one can now call to and from the US.
Forum: Mobile Phones 07-03-2014, 21:20
Replies: 4
Views: 11,590
Posted By ronwi
I agree - but what wording would you suggest that...

I agree - but what wording would you suggest that Apple use that would be universally understood given that the vast majority of people in the US are not familiar with the term SMS? I would say that...
Forum: Mobile Phones 06-03-2014, 22:52
Replies: 4
Views: 11,590
Posted By ronwi
I know this is not the primary point of your...

I know this is not the primary point of your post, but as to the point below - I would hazard a guess that close to 90% of Americans are unfamiliar with the term SMS. While the term pops up in...
Forum: Europe 04-02-2014, 03:34
Replies: 7
Views: 4,253
Posted By ronwi
Actually, they are on the list. If you look at...

Actually, they are on the list. If you look at the right side of the page, the website claims 105 countries. If you click on the "i", Italy, UK, and Canada are listed.
Forum: Europe 03-02-2014, 04:20
Replies: 7
Views: 4,253
Posted By ronwi
Answering my Own Question

https://topup.orange.com/topup/

But, appears to be like many of these services - only works for limited countries.

I tries to recharge Italian, British, Canadian and Irish SIMs - and each time...
Forum: Europe 03-02-2014, 02:32
Replies: 7
Views: 4,253
Posted By ronwi
Can't find the URL - any idea where the site can...

Can't find the URL - any idea where the site can be found?
Forum: Italy 25-11-2013, 19:34
Replies: 13
Views: 7,712
Posted By ronwi
Vodafone.it No Longer Allowing Recharge with Foreign Credit Card

As recently as last week I was able to recharge my Vodafome Italy SIM with my US Amex card.

Today, I noticed they have a slightly different interface - and it now rejects my attempt to recharge...
Forum: Europe 20-11-2013, 04:30
Replies: 15
Views: 5,574
Posted By ronwi
If I go to Turkey and roam using another country...

If I go to Turkey and roam using another country SIM (I'm thinking Vodafone Italia), do I still have to do the whole registration/tax thing?
Forum: Europe 17-11-2013, 01:51
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
Automatic Provisioning of US Number?

I haven't used my toggle SIM for a while, and I just put it in my phone here in the US in anticipation of a trip.

I received a text with my local US number. I din't think I had a US number active...
Forum: Italy 29-10-2013, 23:07
Replies: 8
Views: 7,707
Posted By ronwi
A Few Questions on Vodafone Smart Passport from Vodafone.it

Vodafone Italia now has Vodafone Smart Passport: http://www.vodafone.it/portal/Privati/Tariffe-e-Smartphone/Tariffe/Estero/Dall-Estero/Vodafone-Smart-Passport

It states that for 3 euro per day you...
Forum: Europe 21-09-2013, 06:19
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
I can confirm that SMS was working (at least...

I can confirm that SMS was working (at least partially, her mother who uses AT&T in the US got the SMS, my Sprint phone did not, but Sprint frequently is flaky with incoming international SMS,...
Forum: Europe 21-09-2013, 06:16
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
Yes, she verified the APN settings after the...

Yes, she verified the APN settings after the phone did not work in NL, and they were the Toggle settings that I had given her earlier (and which worked in France.)
Forum: Europe 20-09-2013, 21:44
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
Their Customer Service and Forward Facing People are Really Bad...

When the service works, it's great. When it doesn't god help you.

I gave my step-daughter a Toggle SIM. She was recently using it in France with no problem. She went onto the website and added...
Forum: France 14-09-2013, 00:30
Replies: 9
Views: 14,751
Posted By ronwi
Thanks for responding. I'm going to France...

Thanks for responding.

I'm going to France in November, would be curious to know if the unlimited data really works as advertised. If you top up (apparently as little as 5 EUR should work) let us...
Forum: France 13-09-2013, 19:11
Replies: 9
Views: 14,751
Posted By ronwi
According to the website, you should have...

According to the website, you should have received unlimited data if you topped up in the calendar month. I'm assuming you arrived in September, had you topped up in September?
Forum: Europe 10-09-2013, 07:44
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
I double-checked before I posted - I called...

I double-checked before I posted - I called myself on my Lyca US SIM from another phone and my balance decremented by 2 cents.

Your analysis omits that when one calls someone on Lyca US the call...
Forum: Europe 09-09-2013, 22:56
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
Lycamobile in the US charges the same for...

Lycamobile in the US charges the same for incoming calls as outgoing calls.
Forum: Europe 09-09-2013, 19:18
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
USA Testing

Just added a US number to my SIM, used it in the US and found the following:

It does indeed charge 3p per minute for outgoing calls (test call to US number), and no charge for incoming number.
...
Forum: Europe 08-09-2013, 23:19
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
This is Strange and in the Too Good to be True Category...

No US carriers offer free incoming calls, unless as part of an unlimited calling package.

Although the website is not specific on this, presumably incoming calls on the US number are free. I...
Forum: France 05-09-2013, 16:59
Replies: 6
Views: 3,987
Posted By ronwi
I guess I call it confusing because it is so...

I guess I call it confusing because it is so anomalous that it suggests that whoever wrote it might not have understood the meaning of calendar month (it says mois calendaire in the French version so...
Forum: France 04-09-2013, 22:58
Replies: 6
Views: 3,987
Posted By ronwi
The language re the data is confusing, in that it...

The language re the data is confusing, in that it says it is valid for the "calendar month" only - which would mean that if you top up on September 29th, your free data would end at midnight of...
Forum: France 04-09-2013, 00:05
Replies: 6
Views: 3,987
Posted By ronwi
Lycamoible France Now Has Free Unlimited Data for 5 Topup

Prepaid mobile data has always been expensive in France, especially for those without French bank accounts or credit cards from neighboring countries.

Lycamobile has a new offer that seems too...
Forum: France 08-08-2013, 18:38
Replies: 72
Views: 35,088
Posted By ronwi
Thanks - discovered that last night, used my...

Thanks - discovered that last night, used my British passport (actually my stepdaughter's, she is going to be in France for 2 months so the card was ordered for her.) It accepted the order and...
Forum: France 07-08-2013, 17:27
Replies: 72
Views: 35,088
Posted By ronwi
OK then, 2 questions: Are the monthly...

OK then, 2 questions:

Are the monthly payments with Joe made by credit card?

I went part of the way through the Joe process, and it seemed that it wanted a French ID card or French passport -...
Forum: France 06-08-2013, 20:03
Replies: 72
Views: 35,088
Posted By ronwi
Responding to my own post - I went online to...

Responding to my own post - I went online to Virgin and started placing an order to see how far it would let me go. It appears that it requires a French bank account for the monthly debit of the...
Forum: France 06-08-2013, 18:35
Replies: 72
Views: 35,088
Posted By ronwi
It appears that Virgin has a plan that matches...

It appears that Virgin has a plan that matches the Joe 20 EUR plan - Forfaits Sans engagement Idol - Virgin Mobile (http://www.virginmobile.fr/nos-offres/forfaits-sans-engagement-idol.htm) - and I...
Forum: Europe 23-06-2013, 18:51
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
I did, it didn't work. I think they treat...

I did, it didn't work.

I think they treat Voipyo differently, they do no offer SIP access or PC application. At the time I signed up, that was fined because I did not intend to use VOIP and their...
Forum: Europe 21-06-2013, 20:56
Replies: 132
Views: 36,111
Posted By ronwi
But, the UK operators might not want that...

But, the UK operators might not want that business - it would likely not be an economic proposition for Tmobile UK for someone in Italy to buy a cheap UK Tmobile SIM and use it solely to make...
Forum: Europe 21-06-2013, 18:54
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
Answering my own question - I see that...

Answering my own question - I see that Freevoipdeal has a Windows application with a forwarding option. Voipyo does not have a Windows application, so I'll need to get another Betamax account if I...
Forum: Europe 21-06-2013, 18:10
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
I'd like to try that. Could you be a bit more...

I'd like to try that. Could you be a bit more specific as to where you set up the forward in the Betamax application? I am using Voipyo, and I have looked in the Voipyo Android app as well as...
Forum: Europe 21-06-2013, 17:59
Replies: 132
Views: 36,111
Posted By ronwi
The big difference with the US is that for the...

The big difference with the US is that for the most part the cell phone companies are national - a California user travelling 2500 miles to New York is still utilizing the same carrier.

Vodafone...
Forum: Europe 20-06-2013, 18:35
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
It's more of an academic question for me - as...

It's more of an academic question for me - as much easier than porting in another UK number is simply to activate a French number which Localphone bills at 3.9 US cents per minute.

I am aware...
Forum: Europe 19-06-2013, 21:02
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
I understand that. But, a price differential at...

I understand that. But, a price differential at the retail level usually suggests that there is also a differential at the wholesale level.
Forum: Europe 19-06-2013, 20:14
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
Inquisitor, as discussed earlier, may services...

Inquisitor, as discussed earlier, may services charge higher fees for calls to Lyca, e.g., Localphone.

Do you know if the regulated termination rates that you refer to apply to VOIP and other...
Forum: Europe 19-06-2013, 20:10
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
And, I doubt they would charge calls to the US...

And, I doubt they would charge calls to the US number at 2c/min for roaming in Europe or the other free incoming countries.
Forum: Europe 19-06-2013, 03:18
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
As I think I have mentioned elsewhere, if they...

As I think I have mentioned elsewhere, if they have US numbers, they will have to change their system a bit.

I doubt they will allow free incoming calls for the US numbers, given that in the US...
Forum: Europe 12-06-2013, 21:52
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
Bear in mind that the menu can show up in strange...

Bear in mind that the menu can show up in strange places. On my Sony Ericsson Z750a (non-smartphone), it shows up under the entertainment menu.
Forum: Europe 07-06-2013, 20:10
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
I wonder where the "order" to send the SMS...

I wonder where the "order" to send the SMS originates? I would have a hard time believing that the phone issues the order, given that Iphones are sold around the world and I doubt that an Iphone in...
Forum: Europe 07-06-2013, 18:52
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
Toggle (and Other Multiple IMSI Cards) Don't Play Well With Google/Gmail Products

Google has an annoying security feature on Android phones- every time you change the SIM card, you have to log into Google again. So, no Gmail, no Play Store, etc. until you log back in.

Of...
Forum: Europe 06-06-2013, 23:23
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
Which country are you in? From what I've...

Which country are you in?

From what I've read here (and my own experience), in the Toggle countries it will only register on the localized IMSI for the country you are in. If you are not in one...
Forum: Europe 06-06-2013, 21:02
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
Also, I wonder how the SIM knows which IMSI to...

Also, I wonder how the SIM knows which IMSI to use when in auto mode. If it is trial and error, then it might take longer to cycle through.

I do know that using a SIM in the US the first time (as...
Forum: Europe 04-06-2013, 18:16
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
I am in the US - and the Toggle SIM will only...

I am in the US - and the Toggle SIM will only roam on Tmobile, not AT&T. And yes, I have tried selecting AT&T multiple times in a row to overcome steering.

Lycamobile US uses Tmobile only as well,...
Forum: Europe 31-05-2013, 19:05
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
Or use Localphone to forward to a French Toggle...

Or use Localphone to forward to a French Toggle number at 3.9 cents per minute. In my experience Localphone passes through the caller ID while the Dellmont carriers usually do not.
Forum: Europe 31-05-2013, 18:32
Replies: 580
Views: 139,066
Posted By ronwi
I had written to Localphone last week and said...

I had written to Localphone last week and said that in light of the fact the UK mobile carriers were no longer charging extra for calls to Lyca UK, perhaps they were not either and they might want to...
Forum: Europe 30-05-2013, 22:06
Replies: 6
Views: 3,790
Posted By ronwi
You might want to get a Vodafone Italy SIM in...

You might want to get a Vodafone Italy SIM in Italy. Vodafone Italy has Smart Passport for travel in Europe outside of Italy - 3 euro per day gives you 50 MB of data plus 25 minutes of incoming and...
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