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Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-06-2014, 02:27
Replies: 128
Views: 42,363
Posted By HappyCamp
I do have the 100 minute T-Mobile "Wal-mart"...

I do have the 100 minute T-Mobile "Wal-mart" plan. I use Skype's $2.50/month unlimited calling plan for most of my outgoing calling. I also have my incoming calls go to my Google Voice number and...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-06-2014, 23:16
Replies: 128
Views: 42,363
Posted By HappyCamp
That does require activation of a monthly plan at...

That does require activation of a monthly plan at $50 per month. Though you can cancel at anytime. But if I am going to go somewhere for one week, I don't think it is worth it.
Forum: France 21-04-2014, 03:56
Replies: 15
Views: 11,606
Posted By HappyCamp
Actually 500 MB (Mega Byte), not Giga Byte. ...

Actually 500 MB (Mega Byte), not Giga Byte.

Also has 50 SMS on it.

Downside is the 3.50 euros or something fee when you top-up for any amount.
Forum: Europe 21-04-2014, 03:52
Replies: 6
Views: 3,515
Posted By HappyCamp
The 11 countries got cut off. So it is kind of...

The 11 countries got cut off. So it is kind of hard to tell.
Forum: Europe 31-03-2014, 16:05
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
Auto works for me here in the US and everywhere...

Auto works for me here in the US and everywhere else I have traveled. But it can take a long time, like 5-15 minutes before it finally registers. Once it has registered, if I turn the phone off and...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 04:28
Replies: 16
Views: 10,699
Posted By HappyCamp
I see it here at the moment: ...

I see it here at the moment:
http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/prepaid-plans.aspx?did=1532285

Not sure if it is something they try to promote.
Forum: Americas 11-01-2014, 18:43
Replies: 16
Views: 10,699
Posted By HappyCamp
Not applicable for your friend as they don't use...

Not applicable for your friend as they don't use Internet, but....

T-Mobile also has the "Wal-mart plan". $30 per month for unlimited texting, unlimited data (after 5GB of usage throttled to 2G...
Forum: Americas 06-01-2014, 17:04
Replies: 16
Views: 10,699
Posted By HappyCamp
Another option could be Google Voice. If he is...

Another option could be Google Voice. If he is okay with only texting when on the Internet.
Forum: Americas 04-01-2014, 08:07
Replies: 16
Views: 10,699
Posted By HappyCamp
T-Mobile has a $15/month plan with unlimited...

T-Mobile has a $15/month plan with unlimited texting. Voice calls are $0.10/minute. No data.

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/prepaid-plans.aspx?WT.z_shop=Prepaid
Forum: Europe 30-11-2013, 07:49
Replies: 15
Views: 5,696
Posted By HappyCamp
I was able to use my Turkcell SIM card the entire...

I was able to use my Turkcell SIM card the entire time. Though I did get an SMS message that made me think that they would blacklist my phone's IMEI at some point in the future. I was only there...
Forum: Europe 20-11-2013, 06:19
Replies: 15
Views: 5,696
Posted By HappyCamp
Supposedly you can use your phone for up to 30...

Supposedly you can use your phone for up to 30 days before it would be blocked. But can happen much quicker. My two phones with foreign SIMs are still working after six days.

Some details here:...
Forum: Europe 19-11-2013, 10:24
Replies: 15
Views: 5,696
Posted By HappyCamp
My experience

I ended up going to a Turkcell shop. They are almost everywhere in Istanbul. I sometimes see 2-3 Turkcell stops while standing in one spot.

My experience was not great. I went to what appeared...
Forum: Europe 12-11-2013, 20:32
Replies: 15
Views: 5,696
Posted By HappyCamp
Thanks for the info. I had read that you should...

Thanks for the info. I had read that you should be able to use your device hopefully for up to 30 days without registering it. I will only be there for a week. So I am hoping it doesn't get...
Forum: Europe 12-11-2013, 20:02
Replies: 15
Views: 5,696
Posted By HappyCamp
Turkey suggestions?

I am going to Istanbul for a week and wonder if anyone has suggestions on a decent prepaid SIM to get. I would probably want 500MB of data, though I'm sure I could survive with 200MB.

Likely I...
Forum: Europe 27-10-2013, 17:21
Replies: 2
Views: 4,674
Posted By HappyCamp
Thanks, I will check it out!

Thanks, I will check it out!
Forum: Europe 27-10-2013, 12:38
Replies: 2
Views: 4,674
Posted By HappyCamp
Budapest, Hungary SIM cards

I will be going to Budapest, Hungary in a few days and I will be there for two weeks. Interested in buying two prepaid SIM cards with voice and data. Want to be able to call each other and...
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 18-10-2013, 19:25
Replies: 17
Views: 20,735
Posted By HappyCamp
Thanks for the info. Hopefully the next forum...

Thanks for the info. Hopefully the next forum member who buys an Austrian SIM card can take advantage of it :)
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 18-10-2013, 11:57
Replies: 17
Views: 20,735
Posted By HappyCamp
T-Mobile Austria

I am visiting Austria and I ended up going with T-Mobile.

Process was pretty painless. I was able to figure out the plans using Google Chrome to translate the website from German.

For 9.90...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-10-2013, 14:51
Replies: 7
Views: 4,619
Posted By HappyCamp
This made me decide to file a support ticket with...

This made me decide to file a support ticket with Localphone.com and they said that I needed a New York number to have SMS. Which is odd because when I did choose the number it said:

Which made...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-10-2013, 08:39
Replies: 7
Views: 4,619
Posted By HappyCamp
Overall I like Toggle mobile. Same issue...

Overall I like Toggle mobile.

Same issue trying to purchase a card, they sent me one for free. I use Paypal to top-up card.

But there have been issues for sure. Frankly the US # doesn't work...
Forum: Europe 03-10-2013, 10:42
Replies: 25
Views: 11,509
Posted By HappyCamp
Smile Tesco Mobile

I ended up buying this on my first day here in Prague. Using exchange rate as of 1-Oct-2013 of 18.948 CZK per USD

You can find out a lot of this info on their website at:...
Forum: Europe 21-09-2013, 08:20
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
+1 It appears that whenever I change...

+1

It appears that whenever I change countries all my APN settings are gone from my phone. This is using a Nexus 4 running Android 4.3.
Forum: Europe 19-09-2013, 16:45
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
Minimum top-up is now 20 pounds (GBP)

I went to add some credit to my Toggle Mobile account today and it didn't display the 10 GBP option any more. The smallest amount to top-up was 20 pounds. :( I did get 22 pounds of credit though...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-09-2013, 08:24
Replies: 7
Views: 2,322
Posted By HappyCamp
It looks like 3D Secure is also known as Verified...

It looks like 3D Secure is also known as Verified by Visa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3-D_Secure
Forum: UK & Ireland 18-09-2013, 06:08
Replies: 9
Views: 4,373
Posted By HappyCamp
I'm not an expert but I believe if you are not...

I'm not an expert but I believe if you are not roaming, for example you bought a local market SIM card. That incoming phone calls are free as the caller is the one who gets charged for the phone...
Forum: UK & Ireland 16-09-2013, 08:16
Replies: 9
Views: 4,373
Posted By HappyCamp
The same SIM should work throughout all of Great...

The same SIM should work throughout all of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Not sure about places like Isle of Man though.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-09-2013, 08:07
Replies: 7
Views: 2,322
Posted By HappyCamp
Just send them an email: cs@togglemobile.co.uk...

Just send them an email: cs@togglemobile.co.uk and say you couldn't order it. I guess you already did that, reading more closely.

When I did that they offered to send me one for free. Then I...
Forum: Europe 15-09-2013, 14:31
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
I did contact them. They got back to me and said...

I did contact them. They got back to me and said it was fixed. I tried it later on that same day and had the same issue. But today I tried it and my phone did ring. So at the moment it seems to...
Forum: Europe 13-09-2013, 04:46
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
My initial feedback on Toggle Mobile: I...

My initial feedback on Toggle Mobile:

I arrived in Amsterdam and was there for about an hour. And then flew to Copenhagen.

I used the SIM Toolkit Menu to set it manually to the country I am...
Forum: Europe 10-09-2013, 01:34
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
Lycamobile USA Rate Plans...

Lycamobile USA Rate Plans (http://www.lycamobile.us/en/national-plans)
Forum: Europe 09-09-2013, 22:07
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
Toggle Mobile uses T-Mobile for me in the US.

Toggle Mobile uses T-Mobile for me in the US.
Forum: Europe 09-09-2013, 04:39
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
Uh, why don't you test it and tell us :D ...

Uh, why don't you test it and tell us :D

Turn it on, check your email or something else. Turn it off. Then go check and see what you get charged on the site.

I'd be interested in knowing. My...
Forum: Europe 09-09-2013, 01:10
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
As far as I can tell it is now.

As far as I can tell it is now.
Forum: Europe 08-09-2013, 21:31
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
Not when I did it. You just request a US number...

Not when I did it. You just request a US number with no indication where it will come from.
Forum: Europe 06-09-2013, 08:35
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
US Numbers are now available :D Very cool. ...

US Numbers are now available :D

Very cool. I may not have to use localphone.com anymore to forward calls to the Denmark phone # I had got.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-09-2013, 19:23
Replies: 157
Views: 38,181
Posted By HappyCamp
For my trip to Europe I ended up getting a Toggle...

For my trip to Europe I ended up getting a Toggle Mobile card, which seemed like the best deal for this trip. It has free incoming calls in 20 countries and in 16 additional countries there is a 19...
Forum: Europe 31-08-2013, 21:04
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
I'm not sure how competitive they are in the...

I'm not sure how competitive they are in the Toggle Mobile "local number" countries. Outside of those countries they are competitive though..

But Toggle Mobile seems to be a much better deal in...
Forum: Europe 31-08-2013, 17:02
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
I had something similar happen. I purchased two...

I had something similar happen. I purchased two SIMs. First SIM worked just fine and registered with the network. Put the 2nd SIM into the same phone and it would not register and I left it on for...
Forum: Europe 31-08-2013, 07:17
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
Well I tried a few hours later and it now works. ...

Well I tried a few hours later and it now works. So yes you can register for a local # while you are in the US. :D
Forum: Europe 31-08-2013, 06:23
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
Yeah, I'm not going to travel to the UK to...

Yeah, I'm not going to travel to the UK to register for a Denmark number :D

I've emailed Toggle Mobile customer support. I'll see what they say.
Forum: Europe 31-08-2013, 04:28
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
I only have the UK number that it comes with. No...

I only have the UK number that it comes with. No others.
Forum: Europe 31-08-2013, 03:08
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
Sorry if this has been asked before. I did look,...

Sorry if this has been asked before. I did look, really I did!

Can you register for a Toggle Mobile "local number" in a non-Toggle Mobile country? For example can I register for a Denmark number...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-08-2013, 17:59
Replies: 157
Views: 38,181
Posted By HappyCamp
You can find that out on Windows from the command...

You can find that out on Windows from the command prompt with 'nslookup'


On Linux systems you can use 'nslookup', 'dig' or 'host' to find it.

Here is an example on Linux:
$ nslookup...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-08-2013, 00:45
Replies: 157
Views: 38,181
Posted By HappyCamp
Do you get Caller ID Forwarded?

Do you get Caller ID Forwarded?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-08-2013, 00:43
Replies: 157
Views: 38,181
Posted By HappyCamp
localphone.com does. Though they require an...

localphone.com does. Though they require an actual IP address as opposed to a DNS name. So you can use foo@127.0.0.1 but not foo@example.com
Forum: Europe 25-08-2013, 23:07
Replies: 580
Views: 142,382
Posted By HappyCamp
One thing I noticed is that Toggle Mobile uses a...

One thing I noticed is that Toggle Mobile uses a +44 74 XXXX-XXXX number which seems to be more expensive to call. localphone.com charges 2.3 cents per minute to call a lot of mobile networks in the...
Forum: Germany 16-08-2013, 15:55
Replies: 3
Views: 2,332
Posted By HappyCamp
Thanks for the feedback. Can I assume Lidl...

Thanks for the feedback.

Can I assume Lidl does a better job with their data?
Forum: Germany 16-08-2013, 15:35
Replies: 3
Views: 2,332
Posted By HappyCamp
Lycamobile

Does anyone have any thoughts on Lycamobile? I was initially looking at Lidl, which still looks like a good deal. But I noticed Lycamobile.

Lycamobile | National Rates...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-08-2013, 13:44
Replies: 157
Views: 38,181
Posted By HappyCamp
MBK, actually I appreciate your comments. It is...

MBK, actually I appreciate your comments. It is interesting to learn about different options. I'll be honest and admit I likely will not use your technique of a +372 SIM card plus a VOIP provider. ...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-08-2013, 00:54
Replies: 157
Views: 38,181
Posted By HappyCamp
+1 I can't see this rate or understand how...

+1

I can't see this rate or understand how this works.
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