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Forum: Greece and Cyprus 28-09-2018, 10:33
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By peterdoo
Please don't give hints which will give headache...

Please don't give hints which will give headache to the user. Delivery to Greece takes 2 to 8 days. They will probably not stay 8 days in the same place and wait all the time inside that place for...
Forum: Germany 31-08-2018, 11:53
Replies: 71
Views: 28,742
Posted By peterdoo
I have topped up a Vodafone UK SIM about three...

I have topped up a Vodafone UK SIM about three weeks ago using a German VISA on https://topup.vodafone.co.uk/topup/ There was no problem.

Please note that the EU regulation 2018/302...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-08-2018, 16:30
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By peterdoo
@svenn : Who has the time to use unlimited data?...

@svenn : Who has the time to use unlimited data? There are more important things in the world than a smartphone ;)

If you need 4 SIM cards with unlimited data, maybe you should consider an...
Forum: France 21-02-2018, 08:55
Replies: 254
Views: 119,539
Posted By peterdoo
If you really need a lot of data, there are also...

If you really need a lot of data, there are also 100 GB and 200 GB tariffs for the EU, some of them including unlimited calls:
https://www.somos4g.com/tarifas-somos-4g_c123319/
Forum: Europe 08-09-2017, 01:24
Replies: 24
Views: 3,413
Posted By peterdoo
Tuenti is Telefónica owned MVNO. That means that...

Tuenti is Telefónica owned MVNO. That means that they operate with their own 21432 IMSIs in Spain and buy services from Telefónica and Movistar under more or less the same conditions like other MVNOs...
Forum: Europe 07-09-2017, 11:00
Replies: 24
Views: 3,413
Posted By peterdoo
A1 is a Vodafone partner. Normally it prefers...

A1 is a Vodafone partner. Normally it prefers Vodafone networks in roaming. Maybe that is why they try to keep you out of Telekom and o2 in Germany. You might try to select Vodafone manually.
...
Forum: Europe 01-08-2017, 23:43
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
I have tested calls in some EU countries without...

I have tested calls in some EU countries without local identity. Although the roaming info texts received still indicate old pricing, there was no charge for incoming calls.

Outgoing calls are...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 19-07-2017, 09:14
Replies: 113
Views: 85,384
Posted By peterdoo
Tuenti uses a different IMSI in roaming, not the...

Tuenti uses a different IMSI in roaming, not the Movistar one. So it is possible that they limit roaming to 3G and have different roaming partners.

According to the EU Regulation...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 04-07-2017, 19:46
Replies: 113
Views: 85,384
Posted By peterdoo
Simyo has improved the pricing: 700MB 3 € ...

Simyo has improved the pricing:
700MB 3 €
1.7GB 6 €
4GB 10.50 €
10GB 12,5 €
20GB 17 €
25GB 28 €
Forum: Europe 24-06-2017, 00:34
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
You are right. Incoming calls are free when a...

You are right. Incoming calls are free when a local identity is used. This seems to be the only difference as compared to the roaming identity, as far as EU/EEA to EU/EEA calls are concerned.

I...
Forum: Europe 23-06-2017, 11:35
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
New prices have been published. For usage in...

New prices have been published.

For usage in any EU/EEA country and calls/SMS from there to any EU/EEA country. It does not matter whether a country-local or a roaming profile is used:
Making...
Forum: Europe 19-06-2017, 20:55
Replies: 24
Views: 3,413
Posted By peterdoo
The goal is to offer free EU roaming to...

The goal is to offer free EU roaming to inhabitants of Sweden just like Telia does it. An address in Sweden or work contract or university inscription should normally be accepted.

EU is not trying...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 15-06-2017, 09:04
Replies: 113
Views: 85,384
Posted By peterdoo
Yes, Mundo is full 4G/LTE, like Simyo Tuenti and...

Yes, Mundo is full 4G/LTE, like Simyo Tuenti and Vodafone yu.

There are many other good prepaid offers in Spain, like 5GB / 10€ or 10GB / 20€. Read after "Mejor tarifa de tarjeta prepago" on the...
Forum: Europe 20-04-2017, 10:17
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
However the most expensive call rates are...

However the most expensive call rates are generally charged in the EU countries where Toggle has no local identity available and the only option is real roaming. There they have no excuse that it...
Forum: Europe 19-04-2017, 11:54
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
The published Toggle rates often do not match...

The published Toggle rates often do not match what is really charged.

19p incoming per call in the EU countries has not been charged in that way since many months.

It is however not clear to...
Forum: Europe 22-03-2017, 23:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By peterdoo
It says "2 months within 12 month period". Going...

It says "2 months within 12 month period". Going to UK will not reset anything. You will have to wait 10 months after using it for 2 months before you can use the SIM again in roaming.
Forum: Europe 22-03-2017, 23:01
Replies: 133
Views: 40,680
Posted By peterdoo
Yes, 4200 Euro per 1 GB! ...

Yes, 4200 Euro per 1 GB!

https://www.vodafone.de/infofaxe/397.pdf

See page 5. Zone 1 (Switzerland) costs 0,20 Euro per 50 kB which equals 4,10 Euro per each MB or 4194 Euro per each GB.
Forum: Europe 22-03-2017, 10:15
Replies: 133
Views: 40,680
Posted By peterdoo
Yes, sad but true. Vodafone Germany charging 4200...

Yes, sad but true. Vodafone Germany charging 4200 Euros per GB in Switzerland although Vodafone big boss claims, that Vodafone group treats Switzerland as a part of EU:

“We treat Switzerland,...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 07-03-2017, 10:54
Replies: 113
Views: 85,384
Posted By peterdoo
As far as I know there is still no free roaming...

As far as I know there is still no free roaming included on spanish prepaid offers.


You might try Simyo.es which gives 10GB @ €30 for max. 30 days. One can buy a new data pack (same or different...
Forum: Europe 02-01-2017, 13:56
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
Yes, promos and specials count for EU roaming....

Yes, promos and specials count for EU roaming. What you would pay for a call/text from your home network to another network in the same country (the actual price, does not matter whether discounted...
Forum: Europe 21-12-2016, 12:41
Replies: 133
Views: 40,680
Posted By peterdoo
To be able to get a contract, one normally has to...

To be able to get a contract, one normally has to prove the links to the country of the operator (credit rating, address, bank account...). In most of the cases it is not possible for people not...
Forum: Europe 18-12-2016, 21:09
Replies: 133
Views: 40,680
Posted By peterdoo
The rules are there now. The regulation is there...

The rules are there now. The regulation is there since long time already and the implementing act that defines the fair use policy (FUP) has been approved last week as published in your link. The...
Forum: Europe 21-09-2016, 15:01
Replies: 25
Views: 16,309
Posted By peterdoo
There is already a new proposal. It talks about...

There is already a new proposal. It talks about no limits. However at the same time it seems to give the decision about when one gets over the limit to the operators:
...
Forum: Europe 19-09-2016, 12:04
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
Of course the regulator does not mandate price...

Of course the regulator does not mandate price increase. However there are other limitations that come from regulation and affect prices. Here are two examples:

1.
The new EU roaming regulation...
Forum: Europe 11-09-2016, 13:51
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
I haven't checked it lately, however in May the...

I haven't checked it lately, however in May the German Telekom prepaid (including Congstar) and Spanish Orange and Movistar had these prices without the need to book any domestic package. The German...
Forum: Europe 04-09-2016, 12:13
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
Toggle has finally published the rates to adapt...

Toggle has finally published the rates to adapt to the new EU roaming regulation valid since April 30th. Although the rate list shows various rates for the same item, the rates from most Toggle...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-09-2016, 10:35
Replies: 39
Views: 21,064
Posted By peterdoo
The spanish FreedomPop offers 10 GB monthly at...

The spanish FreedomPop offers 10 GB monthly at €25, according to them valid in more than 25 countries without any roaming surcharge (confirmed in blogs of various users):
...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 08-07-2016, 11:49
Replies: 1
Views: 2,918
Posted By peterdoo
I would be careful with that. The last time...

I would be careful with that. The last time Orange had a similar promotion, they simply increased the allowance to everybody on the first day of the promotion without the need to restart the cycle...
Forum: Europe 04-06-2016, 11:47
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
You should be able to login into foreign networks...

You should be able to login into foreign networks using local identities like in the case of Toggle. Maybe the phone does not support SIM toolkit correctly. In such a case you should select manually...
Forum: Europe 21-05-2016, 09:50
Replies: 25
Views: 11,228
Posted By peterdoo
Another reason, why to change to Dutch VF SIM...

Another reason, why to change to Dutch VF SIM would be if you need to call from Germany to other EU countries. While German CallYa does not include those calls within the packs, the VF NL probably...
Forum: Europe 10-05-2016, 10:12
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
Toggle has always been late implementing...

Toggle has always been late implementing EU-regulated tariffs. Probably waiting until somebody complains with Ofcom.

In any case, as the calls from UK to UK (and to many EU-landlines) cost 3p/min,...
Forum: Europe 10-05-2016, 09:46
Replies: 25
Views: 11,228
Posted By peterdoo
Unfortunately it looks like in RED Start only 100...

Unfortunately it looks like in RED Start only 100 minutes, 100 SMS and 100 MB per day are included in price.

Click on "+Estero" on the following page:...
Forum: Europe 28-04-2016, 21:04
Replies: 25
Views: 11,228
Posted By peterdoo
That were the times when E-Plus was the small...

That were the times when E-Plus was the small operator, ready to fight. Now O2 is the largest one, not so flexible anymore. The other operators also do not have a pan-European network of...
Forum: Europe 28-04-2016, 17:48
Replies: 25
Views: 11,228
Posted By peterdoo
We've got the next prepaid one from Germany:...

We've got the next prepaid one from Germany: LIDL-Connect (MVNO on Vodafone).
Home allowances can be used within the EU without surcharges. Also includes roaming calls to all EU countries, but no...
Forum: Europe 26-04-2016, 22:18
Replies: 25
Views: 11,228
Posted By peterdoo
In theory the same EU regulation valid from April...

In theory the same EU regulation valid from April 30th is supposed to enforce some kind of net neutrality. German Telekom called that in their blog: "technically equal treatment of all internet...
Forum: Europe 22-04-2016, 23:45
Replies: 15
Views: 13,347
Posted By peterdoo
That is very good news! For data both should...

That is very good news!

For data both should be OK. One has to keep in mind that the phone number for receiving calls is either from Germany or from the Netherlands. The calls included in the...
Forum: Europe 21-04-2016, 13:33
Replies: 15
Views: 13,347
Posted By peterdoo
Not everything is getting better. The well known...

Not everything is getting better. The well known Vodafone Italy SIM is changing the Vodafone Smart Passport conditions from June 12th on:

Instead of 50 minutes + 50 SMS + 500 MB it will have
60...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-04-2016, 15:59
Replies: 39
Views: 21,064
Posted By peterdoo
Starting soon in Spain: ...

Starting soon in Spain:
http://es.freedompop.com

Looks like the underlying network will be Yoigo (data only) without the possibility to use the Movistar national roaming.
Forum: Europe 14-04-2016, 22:36
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
This happens to me when receiving calls from the...

This happens to me when receiving calls from the USA on my German non-mobile number. They very often appear as xxx-xxx-xxxx without the one or 001 in front of them.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 12-04-2016, 13:20
Replies: 24
Views: 12,256
Posted By peterdoo
.Tuenti (4G coverage on Movistar network) seems...

.Tuenti (4G coverage on Movistar network) seems to have a new tariff offering 2 GB per 7 euros. The offer is available until the end of September.
Forum: Europe 05-04-2016, 22:24
Replies: 15
Views: 13,347
Posted By peterdoo
Vodafone Germany also revealed its new roaming...

Vodafone Germany also revealed its new roaming prices:

https://www.vodafone.de/hilfe/im-und-ins-ausland/eu-roaming-regulierung.html#was-kostet-eu-roaming-in-meinem-tarif

The interesting part...
Forum: Europe 03-04-2016, 22:52
Replies: 15
Views: 13,347
Posted By peterdoo
It seems that most prepaid platforms are not able...

It seems that most prepaid platforms are not able to distinguish between having a domestic bundle active or not in order to apply different roaming price. Therefore most operators seem to set prices...
Forum: Europe 20-03-2016, 16:57
Replies: 25
Views: 16,309
Posted By peterdoo
As wolfbln mentioned, Orange has a same name...

As wolfbln mentioned, Orange has a same name tariff for postpaid contracts. On some places they use wrong links to that postpaid option also on prepaid. Do not worry. There is no monthly charge on...
Forum: Europe 16-03-2016, 23:30
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
I would say that also with Toggle, a local...

I would say that also with Toggle, a local identity (if present or loaded on the SIM) is used in all 19 Lyca countries. However they do not give you Toggle-Country pricing in all countries, but only...
Forum: Europe 15-03-2016, 02:48
Replies: 580
Views: 149,107
Posted By peterdoo
I have seen a recent Lycamobile SIM. In the SIM...

I have seen a recent Lycamobile SIM. In the SIM toolkit menu there are the following 20 selections preloaded:

Roaming
Spain
Netherlands
Australia
UK
Norway
Denmark
Sweden
Forum: Spain & Portugal 03-03-2016, 14:57
Replies: 24
Views: 12,256
Posted By peterdoo
Orange Spain also allows renewals of the data...

Orange Spain also allows renewals of the data allowance of their prepaid plans (Mundo, Ballena, Ardilla) at any time:...
Forum: Europe 03-03-2016, 14:35
Replies: 15
Views: 13,347
Posted By peterdoo
You can find a very good overview on the...

You can find a very good overview on the following page:

http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/European_Union
Forum: Europe 29-02-2016, 11:12
Replies: 44
Views: 13,951
Posted By peterdoo
www.ipay.ua sais: Holders of Visa and...

www.ipay.ua sais:

Holders of Visa and MasterCard issued by any world bank can use iPay.ua to:
• pay for services of all Ukrainian mobile providers (МТС, Kievstar etc.);

The commission fee...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-02-2016, 10:45
Replies: 3
Views: 2,732
Posted By peterdoo
There is also an online possibility paying a...

There is also an online possibility paying a small service charge:
https://topup.orange.com/en
Users reported earlier that this one works using UK credit cards.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-02-2016, 17:21
Replies: 39
Views: 21,064
Posted By peterdoo
As far as I could understand F-POP UK is a MVNO...

As far as I could understand F-POP UK is a MVNO on Three UK. Somewhere in their FAQs they mention that they will only sell you when there is Three 3G/4G coverage at your address.

Also it seems to...
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