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Forum: Europe 17-09-2011, 09:22
Replies: 25
Views: 6,238
Posted By mrbarlow
Thanks for your help, Zvoneb. These are the...

Thanks for your help, Zvoneb. These are the settings technical support gave me but I could not get any results. The phone was showing data symbols but no data was forthcoming.

I cannot make calls...
Forum: Europe 15-09-2011, 16:26
Replies: 25
Views: 6,238
Posted By mrbarlow
Thanks for your help. :) Am in Split now & have...

Thanks for your help. :) Am in Split now & have Bonbon Sim but do not know settings for data on Android phone. Can you help?
Forum: Europe 31-07-2011, 09:14
Replies: 25
Views: 6,238
Posted By mrbarlow
Smile Prepaid SIM for Dalmation coast/islands in Croatia

Hi all!

Sorry, I know there are a few posts here about Croatia but here goes...

We're going to Split in September and will be spending a week on the Dalmation Coast & islands. I want to buy a...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 12-07-2008, 09:32
Replies: 2
Views: 3,113
Posted By mrbarlow
Question Yoigo tariff change

Hi folks.

After some reading around, I've decided to get myself a Yoigo PrePay SIM when I arrive in Spain next week.

Actually, the default tariff will initially suit me, but I wonder whether it...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 20-04-2008, 15:58
Replies: 30
Views: 22,304
Posted By mrbarlow
Question Simyo vs Yoigo for Spain

Hi all.

Recently visited the site after a gap of a few months and noticed that Spain seems to have yet more MVNOs.

I am planning to go to Spain in July (Barcelona, Sevilla & Madrid) for just...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 07-01-2008, 11:34
Replies: 10
Views: 4,534
Posted By mrbarlow
Do you know whether it's available in shops or is...

Do you know whether it's available in shops or is it online-only? I could probably get one of my family members to purchase one for me...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 04-01-2008, 11:57
Replies: 10
Views: 4,534
Posted By mrbarlow
Question Spain in 2008: best SIM for a 10-14 day stay?

Although nothing is booked thus far for 2008, I am hoping to make it a year of plentiful trips; one of which being a visit to Spain to see family in Barcelona and Sevilla.

The last time I was...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2008, 11:30
Replies: 2
Views: 2,176
Posted By mrbarlow
Experiences from travelling Part III - Ontario, Canada

May 2007 saw our first ever trip to Canada when we went to Toronto.

I certainly wouldn't have fancied the high roaming fees for even minimal usage but I realised that my girlfriend and I would...
Forum: Europe 28-12-2007, 11:00
Replies: 1
Views: 1,405
Posted By mrbarlow
Experiences from travelling Part II - A 3UK user in Eire

My second trip of 2007 was a weekend in & around Dublin for the Ireland v Wales football match. (For the record, the weekend was good fun but the game was bloody terrible!) This little entry isn't...
Forum: France 28-12-2007, 10:09
Replies: 0
Views: 1,835
Posted By mrbarlow
Experiences from travelling Part I - France

I've been a regular visitor of this great site for a while now, but only ever really taken (i.e. searched/asked for help) rather than given, so with the end of 2007 approaching I thought I'd share...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-12-2007, 10:27
Replies: 22
Views: 6,366
Posted By mrbarlow
Strikes me that United Mobile is the only outfit...

Strikes me that United Mobile is the only outfit than can be trusted for International SIMs, or am I wrong?
Forum: BeNeLux 21-11-2007, 23:00
Replies: 10
Views: 4,755
Posted By mrbarlow
Many thanks - I might get one but I may also just...

Many thanks - I might get one but I may also just swallow roaming for Friday (I'm only there a day) and hopefully I'll have the simyo for next time.

I will drop you a line about the above though,...
Forum: BeNeLux 21-11-2007, 22:57
Replies: 10
Views: 4,755
Posted By mrbarlow
To be fair, if you email them (as per their site)...

To be fair, if you email them (as per their site) they reply with a simple form to complete and return. This then enables you to buy one and have it sent outside of Belgium.

I did this today,...
Forum: BeNeLux 19-11-2007, 20:54
Replies: 10
Views: 4,755
Posted By mrbarlow
Question Belgian SIM for this Friday

Hi all,

I'm going to Belgium on Friday and although I'm only there for a day, I think there's a good chance I'll be going there regularly so I think having a prepaid SIM would be a good idea.
...
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 13-11-2007, 14:12
Replies: 0
Views: 6,213
Posted By mrbarlow
Question Buying Nintendo Wii in Northern France/ Belgium/ Netherlands?

Hi there guys.

Many of you may/may not know that right now people are MAD for Nintendo Wii in the UK but they are very thin on the ground.

My brother and a number of friends and colleagues are...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 12-11-2007, 11:26
Replies: 2
Views: 2,298
Posted By mrbarlow
Question Calling China/Asia via VOIP - a bit ropey?

A friend of mine is currently in Beijing, China. He's got a pre-paid SIM (not sure which operator) but I rang him the other day via VOIP. The quality was so-so but there was a shocking delay which...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 17-03-2007, 10:00
Replies: 0
Views: 1,775
Posted By mrbarlow
Question Travelling to India (Goa)

Hi folks,

It looks pretty certain that my brother will be travelling to Goa in India next month for 3 weeks. He will be taking a computer with him and will generally have internet access so...
Forum: France 13-02-2007, 08:41
Replies: 2
Views: 2,290
Posted By mrbarlow
Many thanks. I was able to get the info from the...

Many thanks. I was able to get the info from the web portal.
Forum: France 11-02-2007, 14:23
Replies: 2
Views: 2,290
Posted By mrbarlow
Question How to find out credit on NRJ France?

I'd really appreciate it if someone from France (or decent grasp of French) could tell me a simple way for me to find out how much credit is left on my NRJ SIM?

Any help greatly appreciated.
Forum: UK & Ireland 07-02-2007, 15:05
Replies: 27
Views: 19,408
Posted By mrbarlow
Sure, I'd be happy to anyone that needs help from...

Sure, I'd be happy to anyone that needs help from the UK (or an Estonian SIM) like Jibku kindly helped me out with the NRJ French SIM.
Forum: Europe 03-02-2007, 14:12
Replies: 10
Views: 2,856
Posted By mrbarlow
I suppose this may depend on the SIM, but...

I suppose this may depend on the SIM, but generally these can be quite expensive to call (stupid, I know). Without looking I would say that they would be at least as expensive (if not far more so)...
Forum: Europe 03-02-2007, 13:53
Replies: 10
Views: 2,856
Posted By mrbarlow
Orange does have a "Call Abroad" pre-pay SIM and...

Orange does have a "Call Abroad" pre-pay SIM and some of the rates are quite good, but there seems to be a limited number of countries mentioned. Whether these are the only countries you can call or...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 22-01-2007, 16:49
Replies: 10
Views: 3,900
Posted By mrbarlow
I looked at Voxbone and their rates are cheap but...

I looked at Voxbone and their rates are cheap but in their TOCs it mentions a minimum monthly spend of something like $50 per month.

They recommended me a couple of resellers including callcentric...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 18-01-2007, 17:27
Replies: 3
Views: 2,325
Posted By mrbarlow
Unhappy Skype Pro & New SkypeOut Rates - anyone seen them?

After all the waiting and hype, it seems Skype's announcement today seems a bit light on detail and doesn't really say all that much:

http://www.skype.com/products/skypepro/

There are now...
Forum: France 18-01-2007, 10:04
Replies: 6
Views: 3,196
Posted By mrbarlow
Merci! That is indeed very kind you. I will PM...

Merci! That is indeed very kind you. I will PM you asap.
Forum: France 17-01-2007, 20:15
Replies: 6
Views: 3,196
Posted By mrbarlow
Thanks ], GSM-Fan. Effendi kindly mentioned the...

Thanks ], GSM-Fan. Effendi kindly mentioned the Auchan and from what I can see it looks appealing. Having said that, for such a short trip I'd rather have the card with me before I travel and it...
Forum: France 16-01-2007, 21:04
Replies: 6
Views: 3,196
Posted By mrbarlow
Question Some help with a French SIM?

Bonsoir Monsiers et Madames!

Given that 1/ I am not travelling overseas as frequently as many of you and 2/ that one (and potentially a second) of my trips is taken care of by virtue of 3...
Forum: UK & Ireland 16-01-2007, 20:40
Replies: 6
Views: 2,601
Posted By mrbarlow
Are you trying to call Orange in the UK? You...

Are you trying to call Orange in the UK? You should be able to call them via Skype and for free.
Forum: Europe 16-01-2007, 16:16
Replies: 6
Views: 2,093
Posted By mrbarlow
Ah right - I had not spotted that but it's still...

Ah right - I had not spotted that but it's still interesting.

Danke.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 16-01-2007, 12:31
Replies: 9
Views: 6,256
Posted By mrbarlow
You do a good job and it's much appreciated,...

You do a good job and it's much appreciated, Effendi. BTW I really freaked out my friend in Ancona when I used Rebeltel to call him - he thought I was in Roma!
Forum: Spain & Portugal 16-01-2007, 11:25
Replies: 9
Views: 6,256
Posted By mrbarlow
Interesting. Looks like your Spain page will...

Interesting. Looks like your Spain page will need updating Effendi ;)
Forum: Europe 16-01-2007, 09:59
Replies: 6
Views: 2,093
Posted By mrbarlow
Thanks very much for this, it looks very...

Thanks very much for this, it looks very appealing. My German is very poor so could you confirm that I've understood the roaming rates correctly? For example am I correct in saying that I would pay...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 16-01-2007, 09:28
Replies: 5
Views: 2,319
Posted By mrbarlow
As an update to this: I've since contacted...

As an update to this: I've since contacted Voicestick by e-mail twice and never received a reply. Either they're having some problems or are running a bit of a poor show. Either way I'm a little...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-01-2007, 20:25
Replies: 21
Views: 6,351
Posted By mrbarlow
Question Any opinions on eKit SIMs?

I've just spotted someone selling a variety of these on ebay (uk). The rates look ok (though I'm not sure yet about the billing increments) and they are selling for a fair bit less than a number of...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 15-01-2007, 12:58
Replies: 7
Views: 4,285
Posted By mrbarlow
I've just stumbled across this and I must admit...

I've just stumbled across this and I must admit it intrigued me so I thought I'd sign up and give it a go, especially since they are currently offering a 1month holiday on the $1 fees.

The UI via...
Forum: Americas 14-01-2007, 13:45
Replies: 21
Views: 7,421
Posted By mrbarlow
Agree, Prion. I signed up with Voicestick and...

Agree, Prion. I signed up with Voicestick and have been unable to make successful calls to two different countries (landline and cellular). In fact test calls to UK numbers have worked but that's...
Forum: Americas 14-01-2007, 13:43
Replies: 21
Views: 7,421
Posted By mrbarlow
Thanks for that information, Stu. I will...

Thanks for that information, Stu. I will certainly take a better look at both of those sites. It would seem that Rogers pre-pay loads quite a bit on to call USA from Canada although Fido does as...
Forum: Europe 12-01-2007, 10:19
Replies: 28
Views: 7,125
Posted By mrbarlow
Yes, officially three UK charge 10 (€15) for a...

Yes, officially three UK charge 10 (€15) for a SIM with no credit: such SIM-only no-credit deals I've always considered a bit naughty but I dare say they will have a few takers now they've announced...
Forum: Europe 12-01-2007, 08:59
Replies: 28
Views: 7,125
Posted By mrbarlow
Thanks for this, Andy. I've recently moved to 3...

Thanks for this, Andy. I've recently moved to 3 so this is good news. Admittedly 3 don't seem to be in anywhere near as many markets as Vodafone, Orange etc but this is a good start.
Forum: Americas 10-01-2007, 17:27
Replies: 21
Views: 7,421
Posted By mrbarlow
That would be cool!

That would be cool!
Forum: Americas 10-01-2007, 17:27
Replies: 21
Views: 7,421
Posted By mrbarlow
Thanks very much for your help, PhotoJim. Yes,...

Thanks very much for your help, PhotoJim. Yes, I'm aware of the incoming call charges in North America - it seems bizarre to most of us in this part of the world, but there we are...

I've had a...
Forum: Americas 10-01-2007, 14:04
Replies: 21
Views: 7,421
Posted By mrbarlow
Thanks very much for such a comprehensive reply,...

Thanks very much for such a comprehensive reply, PhotoJim.

The T-Mobile US idea is an intriguing one especially with such a long validity period and I would consider that were I to know for...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-01-2007, 09:16
Replies: 9
Views: 2,641
Posted By mrbarlow
Thanks for all your comments, guys. I think...

Thanks for all your comments, guys.

I think despite the initial high cost of the SIM I am now leaning toward GEOSIM since I have also been impressed by their customer service (swift e-mail replies...
Forum: Americas 09-01-2007, 09:12
Replies: 21
Views: 7,421
Posted By mrbarlow
Question Best option for travelling to Canada?

Hi all.

We've just booked a 10-day trip to Canada (Toronto) in May and I wondered if anyone here has had any experiences of using a pre-paid SIM there?

I'm not too worried about obtaining the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-01-2007, 14:35
Replies: 9
Views: 2,641
Posted By mrbarlow
I think this is possibly to do with the fact that...

I think this is possibly to do with the fact that you're not a resident of the EU where we have to pay varying rates of VAT (a bit like sales tax except usually quite a bit more!)
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-01-2007, 11:35
Replies: 9
Views: 2,641
Posted By mrbarlow
Thanks for all your replies, guys; food for...

Thanks for all your replies, guys; food for thought.

I've just noticed that Geosim states that rates do NOT include VAT - but there is no mention of VAT on Globalsim: does anyone know whether...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-01-2007, 11:51
Replies: 9
Views: 2,641
Posted By mrbarlow
Experiences of Globalsim?

I'm going to Paris next month which will be the first of a number of jaunts to continental Europe this year.

Due to the short length of stay, I don't think I can justify buying a local SIM so...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 26-12-2006, 11:21
Replies: 5
Views: 2,319
Posted By mrbarlow
Question Voicestick - doesn't seem to work all that well

After reading about it here, I signed up for Voicestick as it looked like a good service and I thought it would be helpful to use as a call through for when I visit the USA next year.

I've made a...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 19-12-2006, 11:27
Replies: 37
Views: 12,676
Posted By mrbarlow
Voicestick i2Bridge & forwarding - how well does it work

I just signed up for Voicestick after hearing about them on these forums (you guys really are a mine of information - thanks).

My plan is to use the service occasionally to make some calls (they...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-12-2006, 15:46
Replies: 3
Views: 1,744
Posted By mrbarlow
Right, so as long as you add credit every 6...

Right, so as long as you add credit every 6 months you don't lose any credit or the sim?
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