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Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-11-2015, 00:44
Replies: 13
Views: 9,338
Posted By squawk1200
Would it be possible to have them message you...

Would it be possible to have them message you (text or WhatsApp, etc) when they are ready for a voice call? That would save the cost of dialing back to the US...???
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-11-2015, 04:36
Replies: 13
Views: 9,338
Posted By squawk1200
I am/was on the fence but with VZ's travel pass...

I am/was on the fence but with VZ's travel pass program announced this week I'm being pushed away from International SIMs... For basically the price I would pay for the international SIM usage, I can...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-08-2015, 02:24
Replies: 10
Views: 6,397
Posted By squawk1200
GLocalMe

Anyone have experience with this company? Looks like a data only device with a backup battery capability....

http://en.glocalme.com/?___store=english
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-07-2015, 16:06
Replies: 2
Views: 2,798
Posted By squawk1200
Mobal - Global Unlimited SIM

We'll, it looks like Mobal was the first to bring T- Mobile's international roaming plan to those of us that are not T-Mobile customers.... Anyone dive in yet? I am sure tempted...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-07-2015, 02:16
Replies: 153
Views: 42,436
Posted By squawk1200
I gotta say that not being able to credit your...

I gotta say that not being able to credit your account is bogus. I'd call my credit card company and tell them the story. I bet you'll get your refund.... I have to admit that I'm a bit down on the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 06-06-2015, 20:17
Replies: 11
Views: 4,344
Posted By squawk1200
If you are looking for prepaid SIM, look here: ...

If you are looking for prepaid SIM, look here:

http://www.piranha-mobile.com/

You will find them highly recommended throughout this forum... I do have their SIM and have used it with good...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-04-2015, 00:01
Replies: 11
Views: 4,344
Posted By squawk1200
Telna Caribbean Experience

Went to Jamaica, Cayman and Cozumel last week and only encountered two issues with the Telnamobile SIM. The first was my issue as I didn't have the APN set right when we were in Jamaica, so no data...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-03-2015, 02:37
Replies: 18
Views: 9,683
Posted By squawk1200
Harbor Mobile does claim to provide the $.20 per...

Harbor Mobile does claim to provide the $.20 per minute calling... It just requires a $25 deposit. They suggest that you use WiFi calling but it is not clear if this is the T-Mobile voice over WiFi...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-11-2014, 03:51
Replies: 9
Views: 4,553
Posted By squawk1200
I would recommend calling the MVNOs and see of...

I would recommend calling the MVNOs and see of you can leverage you business needs. I know that Mobal claims that they work with some US TV networks for international roaming. I am absolutely sure...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-11-2014, 15:00
Replies: 431
Views: 96,895
Posted By squawk1200
I was listed on their website before I left... So...

I was listed on their website before I left... So not sure what issues Piranha may be having with the local providers... What was weird is that my other Piranha SIM (I have two) registered just...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-11-2014, 02:59
Replies: 431
Views: 96,895
Posted By squawk1200
Was in Bermuda last week and I couldn't get the...

Was in Bermuda last week and I couldn't get the Piranha SIM to register on either of the two networks there... Not sure what was up with that... My Telna SIM worked with no issues... I guess we'll...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-10-2014, 02:29
Replies: 431
Views: 96,895
Posted By squawk1200
I went to both Telna and Piranha's websites...

I went to both Telna and Piranha's websites earlier today. Telna's site was just flat down. Prianha's site was responding, but when I logged in I just got a bunch of HTML... Guessing they might still...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-10-2014, 22:39
Replies: 431
Views: 96,895
Posted By squawk1200
Is it just me or are others experiencing service...

Is it just me or are others experiencing service issues with Piranha and Telna today?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-09-2014, 03:19
Replies: 431
Views: 96,895
Posted By squawk1200
Not sure if any else has noticed, but used my...

Not sure if any else has noticed, but used my Piranha SIM a bit this weekend on AT&T and the charge was $0.20 for outgoing and $0.15 for incoming voice... $0.15 for SMS outgoing... Published rate is...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-07-2014, 02:27
Replies: 128
Views: 43,946
Posted By squawk1200
Wow! Like some of their new voice rates... Data...

Wow! Like some of their new voice rates... Data pricing has a lot to be desired. Always had real good luck with Truphone. But have let my SIM account lapse... Would buy another SIM if they could...
Forum: Americas 22-06-2014, 03:26
Replies: 3
Views: 2,945
Posted By squawk1200
I'm assuming that the prices quoted are for using...

I'm assuming that the prices quoted are for using SIP. Is it a Digicell SIM or something else? Not really interested in another re-branded international SIM...
Forum: Americas 16-06-2014, 02:46
Replies: 3
Views: 2,945
Posted By squawk1200
Bermuda SIM

Hi, have an opportunity to go back to Bermuda and am looking at local SIM options. Would like to investigate getting a local SIM but would like to get the SIM before I travel, if possible... Anyone...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-06-2014, 14:38
Replies: 2
Views: 1,661
Posted By squawk1200
Sprint provides the SIMs for the multi-mode...

Sprint provides the SIMs for the multi-mode handsets that they sell... Years ago the CDMA providers had very few choices for a CDMA and GSM capable handsets, but I think the technology has worked...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-06-2014, 20:40
Replies: 2
Views: 1,661
Posted By squawk1200
Eastern Caribbean SIM experience

Just returned from a cruise to St. Marten, St. Kitts, San Juan and Grand Turk. Took my Telnamobile SIM as well as my Mobal and my US carrier SIM is Sprint... Unfortunately I left my Piranha SIM at...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-05-2014, 03:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,796
Posted By squawk1200
No experience with them, but data prices don't...

No experience with them, but data prices don't seem to be too bad... Interesting that their web site says they have been in bunsiness since 1999, but there's been no chatter on here... Also...
Forum: Mobile Phones 24-04-2014, 15:48
Replies: 8
Views: 4,765
Posted By squawk1200
Don't remember exactly. It was a Samsung clam...

Don't remember exactly. It was a Samsung clam shell phone. Think it came with a TruePhone SIM... As soon as it came back from SA we sent it off to be recycled.
Forum: Mobile Phones 24-04-2014, 13:10
Replies: 8
Views: 4,765
Posted By squawk1200
I'm not sure that debating the carrier is really...

I'm not sure that debating the carrier is really the focus of the question. I do agree it is a good statement to make, but I am familiar with both companies sharing at least some infrastructure. The...
Forum: Mobile Phones 22-04-2014, 23:16
Replies: 8
Views: 4,765
Posted By squawk1200
Phone for Telna/Piranha

Looking for a reasonably priced unlocked 'smartphone' (under $100 USD) that is preferably quad band, has a keyboard (QWERY or soft ), can do email, texting and is callback compatible for use with my...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-10-2013, 17:34
Replies: 13
Views: 7,993
Posted By squawk1200
Unfortunately I don't use T-mobile. Their plans...

Unfortunately I don't use T-mobile. Their plans are attractive for sure, but changing carriers is just not an option for me at this time... Best I can hope for now is that my current provider might...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-10-2013, 17:31
Replies: 13
Views: 7,993
Posted By squawk1200
Great idea! Just did some back of the napkin...

Great idea! Just did some back of the napkin calculations and you are correct, that would have been much cheaper... Not sure if my VOIP provider would have been allowed by the carrier though, but...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-10-2013, 21:45
Replies: 13
Views: 7,993
Posted By squawk1200
Telnamobile in Bermuda

Spent the last week in Bermuda and I have to say that Telna worked flawlessly for both voice and data... I compared their rates to the local Digicel and CellOne carriers prepaid rates. For calling...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-05-2013, 21:08
Replies: 2
Views: 1,480
Posted By squawk1200
My experience travelling with Piranha, Telna, Mobal....

Last week I went on a trip to Gibraltar, Spain, France and Italy and got to play a bit with Piranha, Telna and Mobal as well as my home carrier Sprint (have a world phone from them).

Sprint and...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 06-03-2013, 16:31
Replies: 431
Views: 96,895
Posted By squawk1200
Cool I'm truly beginning to see a floor in the...

I'm truly beginning to see a floor in the international SIM niche. Sure my home carrier may have ridiculous rates as compared to a Piranha, but 'it works'. I'm not sure if it has to do with the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-02-2013, 16:52
Replies: 431
Views: 96,895
Posted By squawk1200
Piranha Mobile SIM - Battery Life

Anyone else notice that the battery life with a Piranha SIM is greatly reduced? My Tru and Telna SIMs can sit in idle mode for about a week... My Piranha SIM, the battery only lasts a day and a half...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 30-01-2013, 03:29
Replies: 128
Views: 43,946
Posted By squawk1200
Had this issue with them for voice and text while...

Had this issue with them for voice and text while in the UK... Sent them a spreadsheet with the call details and corrections and they refunded me the difference with no issue. Would like to think...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-01-2013, 19:57
Replies: 431
Views: 96,895
Posted By squawk1200
Piranha Mobile Data pricing

Noticed a few folks posting here on how good the Pirhana data prices are. Maybe it's the engineer in me, but can anyone confirm that? I see on their web site that they show they charge by the Mb. In...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-12-2012, 17:33
Replies: 431
Views: 96,895
Posted By squawk1200
I would be interested in your experience with...

I would be interested in your experience with Piranha. In the Piranha thread there are claims that Piranha uses Telna as their infrastructure provider. Unless it's a SIM issue, I would expect the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-09-2012, 15:28
Replies: 153
Views: 42,436
Posted By squawk1200
I apologize for the confusion. The L6 does work...

I apologize for the confusion. The L6 does work in the US. I (personally) have not seen much success with using SMS with Telna, regadless of handset used with the SIM.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-09-2012, 15:15
Replies: 153
Views: 42,436
Posted By squawk1200
Had a similar issue. Found a Motorola L6, which...

Had a similar issue. Found a Motorola L6, which Telna recommends on their website, but haven't really had an opportunity to try it outside the US. I have occasionally tested SMS with the L6 and have...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-07-2012, 03:08
Replies: 18
Views: 5,643
Posted By squawk1200
Bossman, did you ever get a resolution to this?...

Bossman, did you ever get a resolution to this? About to head off to the UK and hoping I get billed for what is published on their website....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-06-2012, 19:41
Replies: 153
Views: 42,436
Posted By squawk1200
Unfortunately I have to agree. Sent a few folks...

Unfortunately I have to agree. Sent a few folks to South Africa a few weeks ago with the Telna SIM and they didn't have much luck, experienced what you described... Telna CS was nice, but was hard to...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-02-2012, 15:00
Replies: 153
Views: 42,436
Posted By squawk1200
Interesting, the Telna website states that...

Interesting, the Telna website states that callback is used in the countries that I plan on visiting... If callback is no longer a factor, all the better!!!
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-02-2012, 03:10
Replies: 153
Views: 42,436
Posted By squawk1200
Telna, Android and callback

Anyone have any experience with Telna SIM and Android? Can't find a whole lot on google if the Android phones support callback.... Have an older HTC mytouch that I'd like to use on an upcoming trip...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-10-2010, 19:27
Replies: 5
Views: 3,547
Posted By squawk1200
Any guesses when Telna will be back? Looks like...

Any guesses when Telna will be back? Looks like the 'outage' is coming up on 2 months....??????
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-02-2010, 01:43
Replies: 68
Views: 19,824
Posted By squawk1200
Any further feedback on Telna?

Am thinking about using Telna, but have a few questions... Have they gotten SMS to work? Also, they state that inbound SMS is free, but I have not seen on their site what outbound SMS costs are......
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-11-2009, 01:19
Replies: 211
Views: 45,906
Posted By squawk1200
Yep, works fine here! :) In my part of the US...

Yep, works fine here! :) In my part of the US they roam on T-Mobile... Really does not matter to me as I don't use it much at home...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-05-2009, 22:12
Replies: 211
Views: 45,906
Posted By squawk1200
Just to follow up with a status on my earlier...

Just to follow up with a status on my earlier post, CelTrek has sorted out the issue with my $50 top up and all is well...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-05-2009, 16:40
Replies: 211
Views: 45,906
Posted By squawk1200
Same response I'm getting... I put $50 on my...

Same response I'm getting... I put $50 on my account and it has not posted yet... I paid with PayPal, so maybe I need to get them involved as I am not getting the product I purchased and it's been a...
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