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Forum: Italy 24-04-2015, 18:42
Replies: 8
Views: 3,991
Posted By raywright1
I have trimmed five SIMS using a cutter, from...

I have trimmed five SIMS using a cutter, from MINI (2FF) to MICRO (3FF), all without problems. The problem is with NANO (4FF) because they are also thinner.
Forum: Italy 30-04-2014, 18:20
Replies: 7
Views: 3,200
Posted By raywright1
WIND top up card

Here's an update...

I used http://www.rechargemysim.de/ and relucatantly paid the fee to top up from abroad. Once I had credit, I was able to call *124*4242# and top up using the scratch off card...
Forum: Italy 29-04-2014, 14:37
Replies: 7
Views: 3,200
Posted By raywright1
i would be interested to PM with someone to...

i would be interested to PM with someone to exchange my recharge code for a top up credited to my number. my number will expire soon. thanks.
Forum: Italy 29-04-2014, 13:57
Replies: 7
Views: 3,200
Posted By raywright1
Unhappy WIND scratch card top up from abroad

unfortunately it responds:
digiti *148*+39 seguito dal numero e da per richiedere l'addebito al chiamato: il suo credito residuo non sufficiente per effettuare la telefonate
so it wants me to call...
Forum: Italy 29-04-2014, 02:23
Replies: 7
Views: 3,200
Posted By raywright1
I have a WIND sim which is expiring in two weeks....

I have a WIND sim which is expiring in two weeks. I bought a top up scratch card to recharge from abroad to extend the life of my sim prior to the expiry date, for an upcoming trip. However it seems...
Forum: Europe 29-01-2014, 10:45
Replies: 7
Views: 4,445
Posted By raywright1
Orange Romania launches online topup

Orange Romania launches online topup service to send mobile credit to and from abroad. http://www.romania-insider.com/orange-launches-online-service-to-send-mobile-credit-to-and-from-romania/113961/...
Forum: UK & Ireland 06-06-2013, 21:16
Replies: 3
Views: 3,643
Posted By raywright1
Tesco add on bundles

ok but which option is the auto-renewable one, and which one is the one-time purchase (using SMS or website)?


thanks for the answer. i based my (uninformed) choice simply on availability on...
Forum: UK & Ireland 03-06-2013, 18:21
Replies: 3
Views: 3,643
Posted By raywright1
TESCO Ireland data bundle

1. What's the difference between adding a data bundle by navigating the website to "Monthly Add-Ons" then choosing PayAsYouGo Data (kb), compared to texting "data" to 174211?

2. What's the...
Forum: Italy 18-05-2013, 22:09
Replies: 1
Views: 5,258
Posted By raywright1
WIND & TIM @ Roma Termini

I recently spent two days in Rome and purchased both a WIND and TIM card at Termini train station. I chose to get both as a learning experience, having used Vodafone once in the past. Here are my...
Forum: Italy 25-04-2013, 20:35
Replies: 14
Views: 20,027
Posted By raywright1
mobile carriers on termini website

Termini rail station has a website with some stores represented, including TIM, WIND, 3. Link is here (http://www.romatermini.com/en/store/index/hi-tech). Drill down and there is some contact info...
Forum: Italy 03-02-2013, 17:43
Replies: 4
Views: 2,587
Posted By raywright1
Italy SIM: time needed to activate

Going to Roma in May 2013. Lots of great information here and lots of thanks and appreciation to all taking the time to supply the info.

In getting the SIM, I assume either FCO or Termini will be...
Forum: Europe 02-10-2012, 18:29
Replies: 20
Views: 7,689
Posted By raywright1
that's a galaxy S

if they added these features they'd have to call it a Galaxy S :p
Forum: UK & Ireland 28-09-2012, 19:28
Replies: 3
Views: 3,131
Posted By raywright1
re: T-Mobile UK

I thought it was 90 days.

I don't think topping up counts, but I'm interested in the answer to this as well, as I just spent 40p sending a text to keep my SIM alive.

My SIM might be older with...
Forum: Italy 25-07-2012, 18:36
Replies: 13
Views: 6,318
Posted By raywright1
I like vodafone because the account can be...

I like vodafone because the account can be managed nicely on the website for each of the places (countries) I travel. Is there good website account management for the other carriers in Italy?
...
Forum: Italy 23-07-2012, 20:58
Replies: 13
Views: 6,318
Posted By raywright1
then this is the problem. it is 13 months since...

then this is the problem. it is 13 months since my last top up. thanks for the information.
Forum: Italy 23-07-2012, 19:27
Replies: 13
Views: 6,318
Posted By raywright1
vodafone italy: benefits of registering on website

but getting back to the situation as it stands now - is it true that...
1. if i have the SIM's phone number i can register it on the website
2. if it's registered on the website, i can top up and...
Forum: Italy 23-07-2012, 18:05
Replies: 13
Views: 6,318
Posted By raywright1
you might be right about that. so if i have the...

you might be right about that. so if i have the phone number, can i theoretically register the SIM on the website, top up, enable roaming, etc, all before going to italy? is it correct that if it is...
Forum: Italy 23-07-2012, 17:41
Replies: 13
Views: 6,318
Posted By raywright1
Vodafone Italy: sim card is not provisioned mm#2

in july 2011 i purchased a vodafone prepaid SIM in Mestre, Italy and used it until no funds were left. this year i would like to use it again, but i get error "sim card is not provisioned mm#2". i...
Forum: Europe 14-05-2012, 15:25
Replies: 2
Views: 2,030
Posted By raywright1
EUROPE: mandatory single tariff

Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere yet, but some changes in European regulations (capped tariffs) are coming into play this summer. Here is a link to a news story and snippets. Apparently you...
Forum: Americas 19-02-2012, 21:54
Replies: 13
Views: 6,757
Posted By raywright1
purchased roaming data

I ended up buying some roaming data from my carrier before departure. They told me that the price is pro-rated for the time it is enabled (in my case, one week), but the quantity of data is not. I'll...
Forum: Americas 03-02-2012, 14:41
Replies: 13
Views: 6,757
Posted By raywright1
re: international sim for cruise

I will be on a cruise. I have a OneSIM card but that is just voice and the rates are very expensive, not to mention the call-back complexity.

What international SIM do you have that would work...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2012, 22:24
Replies: 13
Views: 6,757
Posted By raywright1
Question Bahamas: Data & Voice - any recent info?

I've been reading the few existing threads but they seem outdated. Anyone have any new information on local SIM in the Bahamas, data and voice? Any success stories? Anyone want to sell or lend a SIM?
Forum: Italy 22-07-2011, 15:53
Replies: 5
Views: 2,865
Posted By raywright1
re: Italy SIM card

I purchased a Vodafone SIM last month in Venice and it took nearly 24 hours to activate, even though they told me it would be closer to one hour.

I could not get the voice nor on-screen menus to...
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 23-05-2011, 13:17
Replies: 6
Views: 3,732
Posted By raywright1
tapatalk is now activated

it seems to work fine for me on Android 2.2

thanks so much for doing this!
Forum: Italy 12-04-2011, 15:27
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By raywright1
Effendi + Google Maps = awesome

Effendi + Google Maps = awesome
Forum: Italy 12-04-2011, 15:17
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By raywright1
re: mestre, italy

thanks for the reply. i will pick up a SIM, both out of necessity as well for hobby. i made a codice fiscale and want to use it :)

i was simply wondering if either the airport or train station has...
Forum: Italy 12-04-2011, 14:12
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By raywright1
Mestre, Italy

flying to marco polo airport, somehow getting to mestre to stay at a hotel opposite the train station in mestre for convenient visits to venice.

do any of these locations offer a convenient...
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 25-03-2011, 20:48
Replies: 6
Views: 3,732
Posted By raywright1
can admins revisit this?

just checking back to see if the moderators or administrators would consider enabling the forum software to allow for the forum reader apps to work on mobile handsets? if technical assistance is...
Forum: Europe 27-10-2010, 21:50
Replies: 27
Views: 10,931
Posted By raywright1
SIM kiosk at Ferihegy 2?

I'll be in Hungary in December 2010 - is there a SIM kiosk for any of the carriers at airport Ferihegy 2 ?
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 27-10-2010, 20:46
Replies: 6
Views: 3,732
Posted By raywright1
there's an app for that

i've been using TapaTalk to access many of the forums i follow. it's a smartphone native app that gives a very user friendly way to read threads and post to forums.

it supports vBulletin (this...
Forum: Italy 13-10-2010, 14:24
Replies: 10
Views: 9,208
Posted By raywright1
re: sms/email gateway: costs

agreed, but AT&T charges $.50 each for my family to reach me when i'm overseas and that adds up quickly. but thanks for pointing me to MobiSMS.

actually, doesn't mobile skype (chat only) or...
Forum: Italy 13-10-2010, 13:19
Replies: 10
Views: 9,208
Posted By raywright1
email-sms gateway advantage(?)

but if the sender is roaming with a data plan (sunk cost) and faces paying for each outbound SMS, then there would be an advantage, right?
Forum: Europe 12-10-2010, 19:14
Replies: 13
Views: 3,787
Posted By raywright1
clear explanation of PAYG terms

Here is quite probably the clearest explanation that I have read regarding the conceptual terms of PAYG SIMs as it relates to the SIM's active and dormant lifetimes, and a link to a top-up website...
Forum: Europe 22-08-2010, 21:03
Replies: 11
Views: 16,099
Posted By raywright1
your apn settings?

those are all great destinations. glad you enjoyed it. i was at Balea Lac for the first time this year, 2034m high!



i confirm that the speed was very fast.

just curious - what were the APN...
Forum: Europe 11-08-2010, 01:38
Replies: 13
Views: 3,787
Posted By raywright1
re: SIM lifetime

Schlips1,

thanks for the very helpful answer. some follow up questions:

if the SIM is extended only according to the top up amount, it seems useless to keep a SIM since I cannot justify topping...
Forum: Europe 10-08-2010, 19:20
Replies: 13
Views: 3,787
Posted By raywright1
SIM lifetime

I must admit, even though I am an experienced traveler, I too am confused about how these PAYG plans work. For example, I have a SIM from Vodafone Romania purchased 7/14/10. I have a permanent local...
Forum: Europe 26-07-2010, 01:03
Replies: 11
Views: 16,099
Posted By raywright1
romania vodafone PAYG SIM

i decided to start the procedure over entirely based on the assumption that i wasn't crazy, that the vodafone clerks don't always know everything about data offers and APN, and that the internet is...
Forum: Europe 18-07-2010, 13:37
Replies: 11
Views: 16,099
Posted By raywright1
RO vodafone prepaid

I'm in Romania now. I've been to 3 vodafone shops. They have each told me that the voice SIM card is not the same as a GPRS data SIM. You can get WAP and Internet on the voice SIM. I paid 4 EUR for...
Forum: UK & Ireland 28-06-2010, 13:04
Replies: 0
Views: 2,095
Posted By raywright1
Question SMS/Email gateways (TMO:UK)

Are PAYG accounts by default restricted from SMS-email gateways? I have yet to use my TMO:UK card on it's local network but it does not work when trying it out while roaming at home. This SMS...
Forum: France 25-05-2010, 02:22
Replies: 26
Views: 13,759
Posted By raywright1
Question SIMs at Paris Gara du Nord?

is it possible to purchase a PAYG SIM at Gara du Nord in Paris?
Forum: UK & Ireland 21-05-2010, 19:44
Replies: 12
Views: 14,261
Posted By raywright1
personal data usage / TMO booster

when i use my mobile phone for data, i do not stream media and i rarely surf a web page. my usage is client email, contact & calendar synchronization (google), and some rss (some rss usage does...
Forum: UK & Ireland 21-05-2010, 15:05
Replies: 7
Views: 5,019
Posted By raywright1
active but unregistered?

can you explain what it means to be active but unregistered? i'm new to the prepaid world but plan to accumulate a few local cards on my trip and keep them for future use. still not clear on all the...
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-05-2010, 00:04
Replies: 7
Views: 5,019
Posted By raywright1
re: TMO prepaid data card

thanks for that helpful reply. the confusion stemmed from other places where i've read that it's a soft limit, implying one could go over that amount for the same price.

i considered ordering...
Forum: UK & Ireland 19-05-2010, 22:25
Replies: 7
Views: 5,019
Posted By raywright1
T-Mobile UK Web 'n' Walk HSDPA 3G BROADBAND data SIMCARD

can anyone make sense out of this run-on sentence snippet from the GOSIMCARDS description of it's EBAY item "T-Mobile Web 'n' Walk HSDPA 3G BROADBAND data SIMCARD".

specifically, why are they...
Forum: Europe 19-05-2010, 17:29
Replies: 1
Views: 1,388
Posted By raywright1
general GPRS question

I'm having a hard time understanding why the GPRS vendors are making a distinction between email, internet, and WAP services. I've even looked through some configuration instructions and notice IP...
Forum: Europe 18-05-2010, 22:02
Replies: 11
Views: 16,099
Posted By raywright1
re: vodafone.ro mobile internet

Vlad,

the vodafone website isn't exactly clear on the cost. the price tiers you mentioned seem to be for the USB card:
...
Forum: Europe 18-05-2010, 19:24
Replies: 11
Views: 16,099
Posted By raywright1
re: romania prepaid internet

this is great and timely news. i will be there in july and am not happy with the options i've found on the internet. in fact i haven't seen anything near those prices - are you sure those rates are...
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