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Forum: Germany 20-10-2018, 03:21
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By rfranzq
Is that per month? Is this an MVNO? Are top...

Is that per month?
Is this an MVNO?
Are top ups easy to get?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-10-2018, 05:43
Replies: 27
Views: 1,784
Posted By rfranzq
About time I get a new SIM card to test/play with.

This is a good update.
I went to the web site and do not see anyplace to buy one.
You mention other brands that use NAKA in the background.

Are any of them advantageous for someone in the USA?...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-08-2018, 21:35
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By rfranzq
I think that depends on whether they are there...

I think that depends on whether they are there when you try.
So might be longer on weekends.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-08-2018, 07:16
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By rfranzq
question

Does anyone know what the number which starts 440??? under the column
Oragin[sic] is?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-08-2018, 22:32
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By rfranzq
Does anyone know any short codes?

Does anyone know any short codes?

For, like, balance or voicemail or............
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-08-2018, 22:29
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By rfranzq
Since Piranha Mobile seems to still exist and mail out SIMs and restore balances.....

Since Piranha Mobile seems to still exist and mail out SIMs and restore balances, maybe you should try to get the new SIM cards?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-08-2018, 06:17
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By rfranzq
Log into your account. Give them the SIM and PUK...

Log into your account. Give them the SIM and PUK numbers.
Choose a country for your phone number.

I was given a 213 area code----the area code I was born in.
Note sure if they chose it...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-08-2018, 04:11
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By rfranzq
OK. Got it today 8/23. Requested 8/15.

OK. Got it today 8/23. Requested 8/15.


Will report later.
Thank you to everyone who has posted about activation and issues.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-08-2018, 08:41
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By rfranzq
Well, I requested a replacement SIM card Tuesday...

Well, I requested a replacement SIM card Tuesday night.
Will report when I get it.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-08-2018, 02:41
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By rfranzq
Good to hear real world experiences.

Good to hear real world experiences.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-08-2018, 02:39
Replies: 91
Views: 10,232
Posted By rfranzq
Will everyone in the last three months who requested one be getting theirs now?

I first asked for a replacement SIM when this first became news.
I wonder if they are sending everyone who requested one a SIM or just more recent folk. If anyone requested the SIM more than a...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-08-2018, 05:02
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By rfranzq
Volume? I picked up two on ebay a while...

Volume?


I picked up two on ebay a while ago.
I don't recall details but they were both essentially new
and had over $20 on each.
One in dollars and the other in GB Pounds.


Why makes you...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-07-2018, 19:53
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By rfranzq
Do we need unlimited Data in the future?

NO.

We just need enough.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-07-2018, 00:49
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By rfranzq
2018 New Piranha Mobile Sim Card 2018 thread

Seems like a good time to start a new thread.
1 July 2018.
Anyone got the new SIM card yet?
Probably best to wait until you get one to respond.
A lot of no messages will be unsettling.
Forum: Americas 15-06-2018, 02:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By rfranzq
Is part of that that the rate were embarrassingly...

Is part of that that the rate were embarrassingly high??
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-05-2018, 00:58
Replies: 91
Views: 10,232
Posted By rfranzq
When did the VOIP disappear??

When did the VOIP disappear??
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-05-2018, 03:24
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By rfranzq
Is the need for an "International SIM" no longer needed?

By the tsunami of answers to your question I suspect it is a lot less than it used to be needed.
I am not qualified to give more than my impression.

Unless you have a specific need that an...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-05-2018, 23:49
Replies: 91
Views: 10,232
Posted By rfranzq
I requested a new SIM yesterday also.

Sounds like keeping a number is more trouble than it is worth.
Hope you did not like your number.
I requested a new SIM yesterday also.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 20-04-2018, 21:48
Replies: 1
Views: 3,912
Posted By rfranzq
Smart update 1 year expiration.

I still have this SIM.
Today I chose to reload it at the Smart site and 300 Pesos [$5.76] now has a one year expiration. The exchange rate at Smart seems to be better than Ding* or CallingMart.
...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-04-2018, 20:46
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By rfranzq
And they say $25US:

And they say $25US:
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-04-2018, 01:26
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By rfranzq
WorldSIM US phone number expiration

In case anyone want to know the expiration of a WorldSIM US phone number is sixty days.
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 17-03-2018, 09:41
Replies: 2
Views: 1,820
Posted By rfranzq
I have not got any. I do not remember ever...

I have not got any.
I do not remember ever getting any here.
I wonder why you get them.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-02-2018, 01:32
Replies: 91
Views: 10,232
Posted By rfranzq
My SIM is from 3/12/2012 [best I can tell]. ...

My SIM is from 3/12/2012 [best I can tell].
What is the vintage of your SIM?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-02-2018, 06:19
Replies: 91
Views: 10,232
Posted By rfranzq
You sound like the problem I had earlier this...

You sound like the problem I had earlier this month.

ME:


Piranha:

ME:

Piranha:
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-01-2018, 20:23
Replies: 91
Views: 10,232
Posted By rfranzq
Piranha's response

[/SIZE] Piranha says:
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-01-2018, 02:11
Replies: 91
Views: 10,232
Posted By rfranzq
T-Mobile no longer used in USA?

For the last month or so I have tried to change my network here in California,
USA back to T-Mobile after switching it to AT&T to fool around.
I have not been able to change back to T-Mobile....
Forum: UK & Ireland 07-01-2018, 02:25
Replies: 0
Views: 871
Posted By rfranzq
Does anyone have any experience or thoughts about FreedomPop's UK product??

Does anyone have any experience or thoughts or opinions about FreedomPop's UK product??
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 01-01-2018, 02:15
Replies: 2
Views: 1,667
Posted By rfranzq
Well, 2018 is here.

Well, 2018 is here.
What is going on in Europe?
Anything new and wonderful on the prepaid front?
And International SIM cards. Are they relevant anymore?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-12-2017, 19:14
Replies: 91
Views: 10,232
Posted By rfranzq
Is Piranha still working for your needs?

Is Piranha still working for your needs?

What do you use it for?

Any 'strange' uses you use it for that others would be unaware of?
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 28-11-2017, 05:17
Replies: 8
Views: 3,659
Posted By rfranzq
Ahh, the good old days. I did not remember...

Ahh, the good old days.

I did not remember reading this article.
I guess it was before my time.
Forum: UK & Ireland 24-10-2017, 20:47
Replies: 22
Views: 4,042
Posted By rfranzq
Three UK changes prices for roaming in USA

I received a SMS from ThreeUK this morning.
It said "Wecome to the USA" where it has always been since activated in early June[?].
It was titled "Rate Advice".
It would appear that the rates have...
Forum: UK & Ireland 29-08-2017, 02:27
Replies: 22
Views: 4,042
Posted By rfranzq
I think you will be pleasantly surprised. ...

I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Unlike mere international SIM providers, this company
seems to be big enough to want to do this well and
to have the will to do it well.
If they were...
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 25-08-2017, 02:03
Replies: 14
Views: 9,861
Posted By rfranzq
Well, Summer is now past........

Thank you everyone for your contributions here.
Forum: UK & Ireland 22-08-2017, 20:48
Replies: 22
Views: 4,042
Posted By rfranzq
topping up?

I have used the first one that charges 15%.
I have not needed to top up a second time yet.
The second one charges 10%.
Forum: UK & Ireland 21-08-2017, 21:02
Replies: 22
Views: 4,042
Posted By rfranzq
Is data the big issue for them, then? If I...

Is data the big issue for them, then?

If I only use talk and text will they leave me alone?

If I use T&T and very little data am I going to be OK?


We might see in a few months.
Forum: UK & Ireland 21-08-2017, 20:20
Replies: 22
Views: 4,042
Posted By rfranzq
Well, 60 days was the start of August..........

The SIM was activated in California on May 31.
82 days since activation. I have not left California.
I have sent a lot of SMS to UK and USA [& a few to a Philippine]SIMs.
I have not used data. I...
Forum: UK & Ireland 19-08-2017, 04:31
Replies: 22
Views: 4,042
Posted By rfranzq
Here is a newer one.

Here is a newer one.
http://www.three.co.uk/termspdf/PAYG_Price_guide_010817.pdf

Dated August 1, 2017.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-08-2017, 22:35
Replies: 91
Views: 10,232
Posted By rfranzq
Piranha as VOIP provider?

[/B]


You both seem to be happy/satisfied with using Piranha as your Voip provider.
[inertia?? you had the SiM and it works well enough so why bother changing something that is working OK?].
...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 05-08-2017, 06:06
Replies: 2
Views: 1,164
Posted By rfranzq
CallingMart has refunded my money.

CallingMart has refunded my money.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 02-08-2017, 00:51
Replies: 2
Views: 1,164
Posted By rfranzq
To do Smart PIN by phone you need balance of P22.5

Forgot about this post.
I wanted to top up last night and my usual provider [Aryty] did not seem to show any top ups for Smart. I sent an email and they said Smart was having issues and that until...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-06-2017, 21:00
Replies: 91
Views: 10,232
Posted By rfranzq
Plan ahead.

Well, of course there is.
You need to go online and change the Current Roaming Profile to #2.

Check out the rates though, AT&T is more expensive.
Choose wisely.

You can only do it online on...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-06-2017, 19:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By rfranzq
Have you considered Three UK?

My experience with Piranha in California is that the UK phone number is flaky for receiving SMS.

Have you considered Three UK?

Here is a source for UK SIM cards. You can order 2 of the same...
Forum: Americas 26-06-2017, 19:13
Replies: 3
Views: 2,499
Posted By rfranzq
Howardforums might be a good place to ask.

Howardforums might be a good place to ask.

General Prepaid Discussion (http://www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php/249-General-Prepaid-discussion)

This would be my suggestion. Join and ask...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 26-06-2017, 05:01
Replies: 2
Views: 1,164
Posted By rfranzq
Top-Up for Philippines SIM card.

I am a resident of California.
Since 2009 I have had a Smart Buddy SIM card that I have used Aryty for topups. It has never occurred to me to price shop my top ups.
Until today. Any suggestions...
Forum: UK & Ireland 24-06-2017, 03:48
Replies: 22
Views: 4,042
Posted By rfranzq
Found another option for buying UK topup outside of UK

Found another option for buying UK topup outside of UK.

With all the turmoil of EU roaming starting June 15th, I was doing some research.
I stumbled across another option in buying UK top-ups....
Forum: Europe 24-06-2017, 00:32
Replies: 24
Views: 3,479
Posted By rfranzq
Thanks for your efforts.

Thank you for your efforts.
Forum: Europe 19-06-2017, 23:05
Replies: 133
Views: 40,878
Posted By rfranzq
So this means there is no more roaming?

So this means there is no more roaming?

It would seem that this is a major option that some carriers are going to implement.
This Website and International Roaming SIM cards are suddenly ...
Forum: Europe 19-06-2017, 23:01
Replies: 24
Views: 3,479
Posted By rfranzq
No EU roaming fees===== no roaming (anymore)

So suddenly, THIS website and International Roaming SIMs become super relevant again.

Why did we not see this coming?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-06-2017, 06:34
Replies: 91
Views: 10,232
Posted By rfranzq
Good to know. Is it their own towers?

Good to know.
Is it their own towers?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-06-2017, 02:43
Replies: 91
Views: 10,232
Posted By rfranzq
GCI[?] is no longer available to use with Piranha.

If the rate table can be trusted,
the Alaskan operator GCI[?] is no longer available to use with Piranha.
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