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Forum: France 10-09-2014, 15:19
Replies: 8
Views: 3,228
Posted By UKSTEVE
Great stuff - don't forget to register a `local'...

Great stuff - don't forget to register a `local' number for 30 days in France with Toggle - allows you access to cheap calls in France...

+Steve :)
Forum: France 09-09-2014, 18:27
Replies: 8
Views: 3,228
Posted By UKSTEVE
Hi Jim, For data I'd suggest the Three...

Hi Jim,

For data I'd suggest the Three 3GB/90 day SIM card - costs around £20 on Amazon - gives you 3GB in the UK and the same in France under the data feel-at-home option.
...
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 04-09-2014, 13:38
Replies: 7
Views: 4,390
Posted By UKSTEVE
BTW Vlad - if you need this SIM card posting to...

BTW Vlad - if you need this SIM card posting to Canada, I can order and mail on - hope this helps / +Steve :)
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 04-09-2014, 12:04
Replies: 7
Views: 4,390
Posted By UKSTEVE
Hi Vlad, The Lyca Mobile Belgian SIM cards...

Hi Vlad,

The Lyca Mobile Belgian SIM cards are available on Amazon UK:
...
Forum: Europe 18-08-2014, 11:45
Replies: 580
Views: 140,849
Posted By UKSTEVE
I think we are going to have to agree to disagree...

I think we are going to have to agree to disagree here :)

Basically I've been using the EuropaSIM at 3 euro a day for 500 MB of data when I've been travelling outside of the UK and in Europe.

I...
Forum: Mobile Phones 15-08-2014, 19:28
Replies: 18
Views: 11,401
Posted By UKSTEVE
Thumbs up Zoiper is free for Windows phone - nice app, use...

Zoiper is free for Windows phone - nice app, use it on Android and iOS...

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/zoiper/9cc16f11-b78b-437d-87ec-578fa1660737

+Steve
Forum: Europe 15-08-2014, 19:02
Replies: 580
Views: 140,849
Posted By UKSTEVE
Red face It's worth remembering that the Toggle data deals...

It's worth remembering that the Toggle data deals are valid across country borders, so if you are country-hopping you pay for one 30-day session for the countries concerned.

In terms of...
Forum: Germany 15-08-2014, 18:51
Replies: 106
Views: 33,841
Posted By UKSTEVE
Thanks for the heads up - I shall grab an Aldi...

Thanks for the heads up - I shall grab an Aldi SIM when I'm Germany in October :)

I wasn't aware of the 1GB option on Aldi - they must have reworked the tariffs since I last looked at the deals...
Forum: Germany 14-08-2014, 20:00
Replies: 106
Views: 33,841
Posted By UKSTEVE
Just got back from Germany where we used two...

Just got back from Germany where we used two Fonic SIM cards on the 1.95 euro a day flat rate deal, mainly for data.

A great deal.

I was chatting to the the tech guys in Hamburg Saturn (an...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-07-2014, 12:21
Replies: 2
Views: 1,706
Posted By UKSTEVE
Aha - thanks for the clarification - worth...

Aha - thanks for the clarification - worth knowing as I think the EuropaSIM guy in Germany has also stopped selling SIMs...

+Steve :)
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-07-2014, 12:25
Replies: 2
Views: 1,706
Posted By UKSTEVE
EuropaSIM goes legacy...

SIMs no longer being sold - existing users wil be supported for the foreseeable future...

What a shame...

http://www.motorhomewifi.com/blog/europasim-press-release/

+Steve :(
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-05-2014, 14:32
Replies: 6
Views: 4,307
Posted By UKSTEVE
My Cubot GT90 allows 3G/2G slot swapping - more...

My Cubot GT90 allows 3G/2G slot swapping - more common than you might think...

+Steve :)
Forum: Europe 15-04-2014, 09:38
Replies: 133
Views: 36,766
Posted By UKSTEVE
Ah yes, I remember now. Doing that on a...

Ah yes, I remember now. Doing that on a pan-European basis would make sense, with customers expected to pay extra for unthrottled access.

In fact, I wouldn't put it past the cellcos to introduce...
Forum: Mobile Phones 15-04-2014, 09:35
Replies: 44
Views: 30,373
Posted By UKSTEVE
I think there are now dual SIM adapters for the...

I think there are now dual SIM adapters for the Lumia series, although the ones I have seen are external and you cannot have both SIMs `live' at the same time - flipping between the two is as easy as...
Forum: Europe 14-04-2014, 19:50
Replies: 133
Views: 36,766
Posted By UKSTEVE
I was chatting to a friendly UK dealer last week...

I was chatting to a friendly UK dealer last week - he says that, when imposed free roaming comes in, the European networks will copy the US (AT&T/T-Mobile?) flat-rate global roaming deal and offer...
Forum: Mobile Phones 14-04-2014, 19:43
Replies: 44
Views: 30,373
Posted By UKSTEVE
I can heartily recommend the Cubot GT90 for...

I can heartily recommend the Cubot GT90 for around £60.00 on Amazon :)

It's dual SIM and dual core (1.2MHz). Camera is quite basic at 3.2 MP - but otherwise the handset is snappy performer.
...
Forum: UK & Ireland 08-03-2014, 14:29
Replies: 1
Views: 3,681
Posted By UKSTEVE
Yes, this appears to be a NEW VODA POLICY - no...

Yes, this appears to be a NEW VODA POLICY - no tethering on Mobile BB SIM cards...

I have a back-up Voda dongle that I used to use when you got 1Gb for £15 non-time limited.

Voda changed the...
Forum: Italy 02-03-2014, 18:01
Replies: 8
Views: 7,750
Posted By UKSTEVE
Voda IT recharges...

Just to report that, after a few short trips to Poland and Germany, my Voda IT SIM needed recharging.

I was able to successfully recharge - using Paypal - today - using...
Forum: France 11-02-2014, 09:42
Replies: 15
Views: 11,453
Posted By UKSTEVE
Have you considered EuropaSIM - it's 3 euros per...

Have you considered EuropaSIM - it's 3 euros per day across most of the EU for 500GB - and 25 mins inbound and outbound calls as part of the deal.

12 months lifetime between topups.

That's...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-02-2014, 15:13
Replies: 6
Views: 2,430
Posted By UKSTEVE
54 cents a MB? Rather like using a 50 euro...

54 cents a MB?

Rather like using a 50 euro note to light a smoke - expensive! :)
Forum: Europe 02-02-2014, 17:14
Replies: 580
Views: 140,849
Posted By UKSTEVE
It's as Peter Doo says - worked perfectly in the...

It's as Peter Doo says - worked perfectly in the UK, but because he failed to register the SIM card online (I bought it on FleaBay) it didn't work. I DID tell him to register the card... :)
Forum: Europe 30-01-2014, 13:55
Replies: 580
Views: 140,849
Posted By UKSTEVE
As an interesting aside, I gave a friend a Toggle...

As an interesting aside, I gave a friend a Toggle SIM card with £10 credit on it for use when calling Poland from the UK - saved him a lot, and he used up £3 worth of credit.

He didn't register...
Forum: Europe 29-01-2014, 13:32
Replies: 7
Views: 4,279
Posted By UKSTEVE
Here you go for the full info: Orange...

Here you go for the full info:

Orange launches Orange Top-Up, a solution for topping-up mobile credit from abroad, in over 100 countries

Orange has announced the launch of Orange Top-Up, an...
Forum: Germany 26-01-2014, 18:12
Replies: 106
Views: 33,841
Posted By UKSTEVE
Interesting - thanks Inquisitor... The 9c...

Interesting - thanks Inquisitor...

The 9c calling deal across Europe looks good, though shall be dual-SIM-ing on a Toggle SIM for voice calls whilst in Germany :)

+Steve :)
Forum: Germany 26-01-2014, 15:05
Replies: 106
Views: 33,841
Posted By UKSTEVE
Fonic day data rate down to 1.95 euros for 500MB

Just prepping for a visit to Germany next month and was pleasantly surprised to find that the charge has dropped from 2.50 euros a day to 1.99 euros for 500MB of data.
...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 26-01-2014, 15:00
Replies: 36
Views: 42,751
Posted By UKSTEVE
Thanks for the report on Barca/Spain NFH. ...

Thanks for the report on Barca/Spain NFH.

This is one of the reasons why I switched to using a EuropaSIM about 18 months ago for my European travels.

The new offer of 500MB + 25m...
Forum: France 21-01-2014, 13:50
Replies: 254
Views: 114,969
Posted By UKSTEVE
Some resellers claim that Voda Italy credit does...

Some resellers claim that Voda Italy credit does not expire - I have my doubts, so I make a chargeable event (sadly at a cost of 3 euros) every six months.

This usually involves travel outside of...
Forum: Europe 07-01-2014, 19:21
Replies: 580
Views: 140,849
Posted By UKSTEVE
You really should not believe what Toggle CSRs...

You really should not believe what Toggle CSRs tell you...

That having been said, the service is pretty good as a basic Toggle 20-country-plus voice facility ...

+Steve :)
Forum: Americas 06-01-2014, 17:24
Replies: 16
Views: 10,619
Posted By UKSTEVE
Odin are a T-Mobile USA MVNO... :)

Odin are a T-Mobile USA MVNO... :)
Forum: France 05-01-2014, 17:50
Replies: 254
Views: 114,969
Posted By UKSTEVE
EuropaSIM were quite helpful - they suggested...

EuropaSIM were quite helpful - they suggested using up the spare credit on the old SIM...

BTW, I noticed that MotorhomeWifi have stopped selling SIMs on their own - this makes EuropaSIM the only...
Forum: France 04-01-2014, 15:46
Replies: 254
Views: 114,969
Posted By UKSTEVE
Sadly not - that's on the old 50/150MB tariff. ...

Sadly not - that's on the old 50/150MB tariff.

I had one of those, but after trying to register on the Vodafone ITA site to create an account (necessary to change tariff) I went round in circles...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-01-2014, 15:42
Replies: 2
Views: 1,663
Posted By UKSTEVE
J2 change the rules every six months or so. ...

J2 change the rules every six months or so.

I used to have a free number with them, but had so many problems...

+Steve :(
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-01-2014, 15:41
Replies: 431
Views: 90,225
Posted By UKSTEVE
I have a EuropaSIM (Voda Italy repackage) which...

I have a EuropaSIM (Voda Italy repackage) which gives me 500MB a day across Europe for 3 euros.

Interestingly on a trip to Germany last year I was only able to get on to 2.5G services, but the...
Forum: France 30-12-2013, 23:50
Replies: 254
Views: 114,969
Posted By UKSTEVE
I seem to recall this happening a few years back...

I seem to recall this happening a few years back - also over the Xmas/New Year holiday - I think they are just indicating they are closed for the holidays.

Motorhome WiFi are open for business -...
Forum: UK & Ireland 26-12-2013, 05:03
Replies: 15
Views: 10,007
Posted By UKSTEVE
EE seems disjointed in what you can and cannot do...

EE seems disjointed in what you can and cannot do with their vouchers. I use PAYG EE 6GB SIM cards but have learned to use them and throw them :)
Forum: France 26-12-2013, 04:59
Replies: 254
Views: 114,969
Posted By UKSTEVE
No, 500 megabytes. Not gigabytes :)

No, 500 megabytes. Not gigabytes :)
Forum: France 25-12-2013, 16:35
Replies: 254
Views: 114,969
Posted By UKSTEVE
French mobile data on pre-pay is always...

French mobile data on pre-pay is always problematic. At 3 euros a day for 500MB the EuropaSIM service is a doddle to use. No brainer really :)

+Steve :)
Forum: UK & Ireland 21-10-2013, 10:27
Replies: 15
Views: 10,007
Posted By UKSTEVE
You can also pick up pre-paid 4G data SIM cards...

You can also pick up pre-paid 4G data SIM cards in eBay and Amazon for between £20 and £30.

These are valid for three months and/or 6GB of data.

They seem to be the result of dealers box...
Forum: France 09-10-2013, 10:11
Replies: 9
Views: 14,879
Posted By UKSTEVE
I have a spare Lyca SIM card pack - only used to...

I have a spare Lyca SIM card pack - only used to see if working - 7.30 euros credit (of 7.50) left after test outgoing call.

[Just got back after a trip to Paris and my Europasim had expired :( ]...
Forum: Mobile Phones 20-09-2013, 16:21
Replies: 44
Views: 30,373
Posted By UKSTEVE
DC-HSPA is - I think - only in Release 8 version...

DC-HSPA is - I think - only in Release 8 version at the moment Mr I - all is does is to double the data rates by doubling the bandwidth to 10 MHz (2×5 MHz).

In theory, DC-HSDPA can support up to...
Forum: Mobile Phones 17-09-2013, 16:37
Replies: 44
Views: 30,373
Posted By UKSTEVE
I have a Star W007 (for sale - see for sale on...

I have a Star W007 (for sale - see for sale on here).

It's to stop any signal conflicts - one SIM is on 3G, the other on 2G - means they can both have best signal reception/transmission...
Forum: France 25-08-2013, 23:05
Replies: 4
Views: 7,870
Posted By UKSTEVE
France is almost as bad as France for having to...

France is almost as bad as France for having to jump through hoops to get a working data SIM card :)

Myself I use EuropaSIM (Europa SIM-Card - Mobiles Internet in Europe, jederzeit, überall - ab ?...
Forum: Europe 25-08-2013, 22:58
Replies: 580
Views: 140,849
Posted By UKSTEVE
Yes, Lyca were notorious a few years back...

Yes,

Lyca were notorious a few years back for making all sorts of claims to the press, but failed to keep to them... :)

I suspect this was due to over-keen management - and then leaving it to...
Forum: Italy 26-07-2013, 17:03
Replies: 11
Views: 3,714
Posted By UKSTEVE
EuropaSIM may be the solution: Europa...

EuropaSIM may be the solution:

Europa SIM-Card - Europa SIM-Card (http://www.europasim.com/epages/63355149.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/63355149/Categories/%22Europa%20SIM-Card%20Italy%22)

BR /...
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 04-06-2013, 15:04
Replies: 10
Views: 5,282
Posted By UKSTEVE
I suspect you won't get the SIM to authenticate...

I suspect you won't get the SIM to authenticate in the US without a credit to the account, as it would be roaming using `conventional' inter-carrier signalling.

When you say a `300 number' - what...
Forum: UK & Ireland 02-06-2013, 15:59
Replies: 8
Views: 2,838
Posted By UKSTEVE
Most carriers allow configuration these days...

Most carriers allow configuration these days Lizzie.

That should work - some smaller mobile virtual network operators may need some manual configging....

Hope this helps / Steve :)
Forum: Europe 29-05-2013, 19:36
Replies: 580
Views: 140,849
Posted By UKSTEVE
When I signed up to Toggle earlier in the year,...

When I signed up to Toggle earlier in the year, the helpline lady told me that they can enable/disable IMSIs from their console position on request. Takes a couple of hours...

This suggests our...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 29-05-2013, 19:31
Replies: 12
Views: 4,140
Posted By UKSTEVE
There will always be a need for good...

There will always be a need for good international SIM deals.

I was talking to a cellco in Germany recently who told me a number of MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) are planning to offer...
Forum: Mobile Phones 28-05-2013, 16:12
Replies: 11
Views: 6,122
Posted By UKSTEVE
Three are pretty good for mobile data Lizzie -...

Three are pretty good for mobile data Lizzie - they only have a 3G (2100) network, however, although it has the best coverage of the 3G network.

You can get a 1month/1GB SIM for about £8.00 on...
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade 28-05-2013, 16:05
Replies: 10
Views: 5,282
Posted By UKSTEVE
My HTC One X Plus takes a nano-SIM - it was a...

My HTC One X Plus takes a nano-SIM - it was a pre-release unit sent to journalists on loan.

I liked it, so I bought it at a discount. I realised when a colleague got a handset that there were...
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