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Forum: BeNeLux 29-12-2011, 14:51
Replies: 7
Views: 12,533
Posted By adam917
Cool Aldi Talk might be enough if I can get free WiFi...

Aldi Talk might be enough if I can get free WiFi in areas where I'm stationary for a while. I'm still learning my average data usage on Android & looking at ways to curtail that for when I'm on...
Forum: Europe 21-12-2011, 18:13
Replies: 7
Views: 2,528
Posted By adam917
I think this is a brilliant idea especially for...

I think this is a brilliant idea especially for people who aren't familiar with the language used in the city or cities in question.
Forum: BeNeLux 19-12-2011, 10:55
Replies: 3
Views: 9,467
Posted By adam917
Question Visiting the Netherlands & other countries--best SIM for very data-intensive devices?

In late January I am travelling to Iceland for 4 days and the Netherlands, possibly other countries in the region until I return home (looking to be 2nd Thursday in March).

The other countries are...
Forum: BeNeLux 13-12-2011, 05:23
Replies: 7
Views: 12,533
Posted By adam917
I know it's been a while but I saw something...

I know it's been a while but I saw something called Vodafone BloX on their site at Vodafone BloX - Tailor your rates -Vodafone - Prepaid (http://www.vodafone.nl/english/prepaid/blox/) where it says...
Forum: BeNeLux 26-10-2011, 03:44
Replies: 2
Views: 7,374
Posted By adam917
Question Topping up UK SIMs in Netherlands

Is this possible, and if so, how easy is it for an English speaker? Is it possible to pay cash or use a US credit card to buy the top-up needed to apply the re-load?
Forum: Americas 09-09-2011, 22:57
Replies: 7
Views: 5,071
Posted By adam917
Talking AT&T GoPhone (PAYG) now roams in Canada!

https://www.paygonline.com/websc/rateplans/rateplan_en.jsp - rates are shown here, but not bad at all for occasional use (don't touch data though!). Travellers to Canada now have yet another option...
Forum: Americas 13-06-2011, 05:56
Replies: 13
Views: 4,690
Posted By adam917
Same network.

Same network.
Forum: Americas 11-06-2011, 01:36
Replies: 15
Views: 7,169
Posted By adam917
About the T-Mobile option, it works on their...

About the T-Mobile option, it works on their prepaid SIMs & costs 1.49 for 24 hours which would be deducted out of the account's available balance. You would purchase a day pass every day when you...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 02-06-2011, 00:08
Replies: 10
Views: 12,258
Posted By adam917
What might the roaming agreements be like & how...

What might the roaming agreements be like & how much for SMS? ;-)
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-04-2011, 22:30
Replies: 16
Views: 5,206
Posted By adam917
3G does not seem to be available. Something else...

3G does not seem to be available. Something else I wonder about is if Tru will work on other GSM networks that are found across the US. While it is nice to have access to AT&T & T-Mobile now, there...
Forum: Americas 10-04-2011, 21:38
Replies: 8
Views: 3,556
Posted By adam917
Now it seems the Nokia Astound (US C7) will not...

Now it seems the Nokia Astound (US C7) will not have 1900 MHz UMTS. :-(
Forum: Americas 22-03-2011, 18:45
Replies: 8
Views: 3,556
Posted By adam917
So is the Samsung Vibrant (1900 & 1700 but no...

So is the Samsung Vibrant (1900 & 1700 but no 850).

There are probably several models that are partially compatible but since AT&T usually uses both bands in their markets w/ both bands, it...
Forum: Americas 22-03-2011, 07:49
Replies: 8
Views: 3,556
Posted By adam917
In case anyone is wondering about which phones...

In case anyone is wondering about which phones are fully compatible with both networks right now, there are: Nokia N8, C7-00 (aka Nokia Astound), E7, C6-01; & the Dell Streak 7 & Samsung Tab tablets....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-02-2011, 01:16
Replies: 6
Views: 4,076
Posted By adam917
Question Other UK networks won't register on your SIM?

Other UK networks won't register on your SIM?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-02-2011, 05:05
Replies: 6
Views: 4,076
Posted By adam917
Red face A friend of mine who has one of their SIMs can't...

A friend of mine who has one of their SIMs can't register on either AT&T or the former Unicel GSM coverage (now owned by Verizon). I doubt they'd easily get full access to AT&T though, as their data...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-02-2011, 00:10
Replies: 6
Views: 4,076
Posted By adam917
Question TruPhone networks questions

I know that TruPhone/Tru uses T-Mobile in the US & has no domestic roaming. Does anyone know if Tru in the UK & Australia are limited to certain networks there & if so, which ones?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-02-2011, 06:06
Replies: 3
Views: 2,691
Posted By adam917
http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities...

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/roaming/docs/study_data_roaming.pdf - the document I was referring to earlier. It is from 2008-06-24 so some of the information may be inaccurate...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-02-2011, 04:55
Replies: 3
Views: 2,691
Posted By adam917
How would buying roaming data packages from...

How would buying roaming data packages from another operator other than one's own actually work in practice? When it comes to data, isn't one charged right from connected to the foreign operator's...
Forum: Mobile Phones 27-01-2011, 01:12
Replies: 69
Views: 19,724
Posted By adam917
Question Perhaps the 8-pin slot is an R-UIM slot (think...

Perhaps the 8-pin slot is an R-UIM slot (think SIM-look-alike card for CDMA phones - often used outside the Americas in the few non-western hemisphere countries that use CDMA)? I saw one on a Korean...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-01-2011, 08:35
Replies: 7
Views: 3,080
Posted By adam917
In 1999 was the minimum increment even that high...

In 1999 was the minimum increment even that high for typical GPRS rates (I think think this was available in the US yet, so how was it in, say, the UK)? Wasn't it all just pay per use & just simply...
Forum: Americas 20-12-2010, 02:06
Replies: 6
Views: 4,189
Posted By adam917
Have you tried using your phone's data connection...

Have you tried using your phone's data connection instead? I'm not sure if standard phone data will work on a laptop w/ these new plans, hence they mention separate mobile broadband plans below.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-12-2010, 01:59
Replies: 25
Views: 10,939
Posted By adam917
Right. You have to do some hacking to get it to...

Right. You have to do some hacking to get it to work. Also, some operators, like Rogers in Canada, doesn't sallow UMA abroad (they block it by IP address).
Forum: Americas 17-12-2010, 21:52
Replies: 6
Views: 4,189
Posted By adam917
In addition to this, their prepaid division has...

In addition to this, their prepaid division has data options for phones. There are several monthly options & one daily option. 2 GB + unlimited talk & messaging for 70 USD/month, 100 MB + unlimited...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-12-2010, 21:41
Replies: 25
Views: 10,939
Posted By adam917
In the US, this basically is every T-Mobile USA...

In the US, this basically is every T-Mobile USA BlackBerry that has WiFi. Models include the 8120, 8220, 8320, 8520, 8820, 8900, & 9700. There are a few other UMA-compatible handsets like the Samsung...
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-12-2010, 11:20
Replies: 6
Views: 11,469
Posted By adam917
Question Wondering if a GSM pager/beeper exists & is on the market

Does anyone know if a such thing as a pager-style device exists that instead of proprietary or non-working old pager networks, it uses standard SMS messages over the GSM network? I was thinking...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-12-2010, 01:19
Replies: 25
Views: 10,939
Posted By adam917
Plus, SMS works over UMA too.

Plus, SMS works over UMA too.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 06-12-2010, 20:45
Replies: 3
Views: 2,283
Posted By adam917
Wouldn't just getting an eKit Home & Roam SIM &...

Wouldn't just getting an eKit Home & Roam SIM & diverting (forwarding) your calls work? I can bet the problem is some mobile operators treat Isle of Man as a separate country while others don't.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 06-12-2010, 04:30
Replies: 12
Views: 9,764
Posted By adam917
Probably only Mobal & maybe TravelSIM clones like...

Probably only Mobal & maybe TravelSIM clones like OneSimCard would work, let alone at anything cheap. No US prepaid SIMs work on cruise ships IIRC. Stick to SMS w/ whatever you have that does work...
Forum: Americas 27-11-2010, 04:37
Replies: 12
Views: 9,776
Posted By adam917
Unfortunately, this is precisely the reason I end...

Unfortunately, this is precisely the reason I end up having to stay on postpaid even though prepaid pricing is looking pretty attractive now that both GSM operators in the US have data. I suppose...
Forum: Americas 16-11-2010, 04:49
Replies: 7
Views: 15,513
Posted By adam917
No exclamation points needed next to the 3 bands....

No exclamation points needed next to the 3 bands. Some Caribbean nations use all 4 bands, though usually split between 2 operators. IIRC, Aruba is another country that actually does use 3 bands with...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-11-2010, 09:30
Replies: 6
Views: 3,943
Posted By adam917
Guess it's time for me to log in to the account &...

Guess it's time for me to log in to the account & see which date was the last time I used each of my eKit SIMs. :-(
Forum: Americas 04-10-2010, 22:15
Replies: 7
Views: 4,333
Posted By adam917
You could buy a cheap BlackBerry on eBay,...

You could buy a cheap BlackBerry on eBay, activate the SIM in that unit then swap to the iPhone & switch the APN to blackberry.net or one from the operator that works (check w/ your operator for the...
Forum: Americas 25-09-2010, 22:14
Replies: 13
Views: 5,376
Posted By adam917
Maybe you might want to look into getting an AT&T...

Maybe you might want to look into getting an AT&T GoPhone SIM. I believe voice in Mexico is only 0.25 $/minute.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-09-2010, 20:06
Replies: 53
Views: 15,533
Posted By adam917
International SIMs with a generous expiration...

International SIMs with a generous expiration like eKit can still be a good deal for voice for people who travel to the EU but don't live there. eKit's Home & Roam seems like a good deal even in the...
Forum: Americas 29-08-2010, 22:26
Replies: 6
Views: 4,710
Posted By adam917
Question Are they still restricted to their own hardware...

Are they still restricted to their own hardware (making BYOD useless)?
Forum: Europe 20-08-2010, 07:41
Replies: 1
Views: 1,907
Posted By adam917
It is possible that BBM use will be covered under...

It is possible that BBM use will be covered under T-Mobile's Unlimited International E-mail plan that's 19.99/month (prorated). Perhaps you could change your APN to blackberry.net & see if that can...
Forum: Americas 31-07-2010, 04:20
Replies: 6
Views: 4,757
Posted By adam917
From what I understand, when 3G was 1st rolled...

From what I understand, when 3G was 1st rolled out in the US, it was at 1900 MHz only, with 850 added later on (especially after the analogue shutdowns of 2008). Many cities that has only 1900 got...
Forum: Mobile Phones 20-07-2010, 14:22
Replies: 2
Views: 3,883
Posted By adam917
Question Well I have multiple SIMs. How do I find out...

Well I have multiple SIMs. How do I find out which support that voltage? When did that change-over from 5 V to 3.3 V take place?
Forum: Mobile Phones 16-07-2010, 08:23
Replies: 2
Views: 3,883
Posted By adam917
Question Trying to get old Motorola Select 2000e unlocked

Hello. Does anyone here have any idea as to where I can get an old Motorola Select 2000e (one of the first GSM phones released in North America) unlocked?

The operator that it is locked to is...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 26-06-2010, 06:48
Replies: 4
Views: 2,285
Posted By adam917
Yes, all T-Mobile USA SIMs work fine with it & at...

Yes, all T-Mobile USA SIMs work fine with it & at least for now, unlike some other UMA carriers, you CAN use the feature anywhere in the world & get home rates (as it acts as if you are home whenever...
Forum: Italy 24-06-2010, 23:11
Replies: 3
Views: 3,178
Posted By adam917
Maybe you can force your equipment to 3G-only, so...

Maybe you can force your equipment to 3G-only, so it doesn't bounce back to 2G. I do this with my BlackBerry (via engineering menu) and Nokia N95 which has this feature by default).
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-06-2010, 01:43
Replies: 201
Views: 62,619
Posted By adam917
Isn't it 154 that activates the US IMSI?

Isn't it 154 that activates the US IMSI?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-06-2010, 02:15
Replies: 8
Views: 5,650
Posted By adam917
We are in that process of getting it all resolved.

We are in that process of getting it all resolved.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-06-2010, 02:07
Replies: 8
Views: 5,650
Posted By adam917
You may close this thread. I have contacted...

You may close this thread. I have contacted support as told in the last post.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-06-2010, 01:22
Replies: 8
Views: 5,650
Posted By adam917
Angry You said 'an SMS'. What about CHECKING MY...

You said 'an SMS'. What about CHECKING MY BALANCE? I seemed to have been charged for doing that! I just checked my account on-line and one of the SIMs I have shows I was charged 40 cents for each...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-06-2010, 03:45
Replies: 6
Views: 2,857
Posted By adam917
It is unlikely that any one SIM will serve you...

It is unlikely that any one SIM will serve you all that well due to the countries in question. In Europe there are plenty of options but elsewhere, you're better off just getting local SIMs in each...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-06-2010, 03:42
Replies: 8
Views: 5,650
Posted By adam917
So what's the matter with it then? Why have I...

So what's the matter with it then? Why have I lost almost 2 USD on both SIMs? Do you get charged when doing the SMS method through the menu? Or does it cost more to send SMS within the US without...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-06-2010, 01:01
Replies: 14
Views: 5,092
Posted By adam917
Red face The US (and Canadian) market is different in that...

The US (and Canadian) market is different in that we don't have Calling/Sending Party Pays, hence no way to have 'free incoming' like is possible elsewhere. We don't even have free incoming SMS!...
Forum: Americas 13-06-2010, 03:48
Replies: 1
Views: 3,702
Posted By adam917
Talking GSM unlimited voice/msg/data is finally available in the US

Success with Simple Mobile! (http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1649340-Success-with-Simple-Mobile)! - As long as you're in an area with native T-Mobile coverage, this might be something to...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-06-2010, 02:09
Replies: 8
Views: 5,650
Posted By adam917
Unhappy OneSimCard overcharges?

I recently got a OneSimCard global SIM and sent a single text message from it (with delivery report & reply request on, which is fine with every other company I used so far) but got charged 2 USD. I...
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