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Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-10-2018, 11:54
Replies: 29
Views: 3,179
Posted By kctopitz
Koko store page:...

Koko store page: https://my.koko-mobile.com/myaccount/store

Koko seems to be the best option if you want a US number, since you can add one additional number free. Higher call rates with the US...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-08-2018, 01:00
Replies: 36
Views: 3,738
Posted By kctopitz
Google Voice for calls and SMS to the US/Canada....

Google Voice for calls and SMS to the US/Canada. FreedomPop, which is essentially a data-only SIM with their VOIP app for calls/SMS, and allows you to call certain countries outside the US. No SMS to...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-08-2018, 13:46
Replies: 91
Views: 13,089
Posted By kctopitz
Follow-up: My SIM arrived today in Germany, so I...

Follow-up: My SIM arrived today in Germany, so I can answer my own question and say that there was no notice that it was shipped out. Postage date is August 7th. Assuming they shipped a big batch the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-08-2018, 12:31
Replies: 91
Views: 13,089
Posted By kctopitz
Did they notify you that it had been shipped out?...

Did they notify you that it had been shipped out? I used the new replacement SIM request function well over a week ago. Haven't received the SIM or any updates about it.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-08-2018, 20:39
Replies: 91
Views: 13,089
Posted By kctopitz
Did they notify you when it shipped?

Did they notify you when it shipped?
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 07-08-2018, 11:28
Replies: 4
Views: 1,398
Posted By kctopitz
To answer my own question: support replied that...

To answer my own question: support replied that instructions for refunds will be sent out next week.
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 06-08-2018, 19:18
Replies: 4
Views: 1,398
Posted By kctopitz
FIshText shutting down

This probably affects few people, but virtual SMS provider FishText is shutting down. The email notice I just received mentions nothing about refunding credit for users with a remaining balance. I'm...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-07-2018, 11:13
Replies: 29
Views: 3,179
Posted By kctopitz
I believe it's a UK Jersey number like Koko, but...

I believe it's a UK Jersey number like Koko, but perhaps @wolfbln can confirm that.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-07-2018, 12:10
Replies: 29
Views: 3,179
Posted By kctopitz
Thanks. Nice that you can connect on LTE. That...

Thanks. Nice that you can connect on LTE. That could potentially solve the problems I've had with O2 MNVOs (no LTE access) in rural areas of Germany where I only get a 2G connection.

I still like...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-07-2018, 10:44
Replies: 36
Views: 3,738
Posted By kctopitz
Do you have a source for this?

Do you have a source for this?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-07-2018, 15:59
Replies: 36
Views: 3,738
Posted By kctopitz
Either they're dead, or they're completely...

Either they're dead, or they're completely failing to keeping their customers informed as to what's going on at a crucial time.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-07-2018, 12:23
Replies: 29
Views: 3,179
Posted By kctopitz
wolfbln, if you get a chance, I'm curious to know...

wolfbln, if you get a chance, I'm curious to know what network DrimSIM roams on in Germany. I've had some bad experience roaming on O2 in rural areas (getting a 2G signal but mobile data never...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-07-2018, 23:43
Replies: 91
Views: 13,089
Posted By kctopitz
Toggle Mobile comes with a UK number and allows...

Toggle Mobile comes with a UK number and allows you to have virtual numbers for the US, Australia, and 10 European countries. They're free for a month, or you can pay an annual fee to keep each...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-07-2018, 14:27
Replies: 91
Views: 13,089
Posted By kctopitz
Too true. We've now passed the June 30th "ship...

Too true. We've now passed the June 30th "ship by" date and I've received no word of a new SIM being shipped, or any sign of life from Piranha for that matter. I'm guessing no one else has either.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-06-2018, 12:21
Replies: 29
Views: 3,179
Posted By kctopitz
Yup, Koko clearly just hadn't added the list of...

Yup, Koko clearly just hadn't added the list of countries yet during the switch to the new page. Doing a quick comparison of data pricing between Koko's "World 1" packages and the pay as you go rates...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-06-2018, 12:59
Replies: 29
Views: 3,179
Posted By kctopitz
If that thanks was directed at me, I have to...

If that thanks was directed at me, I have to reject it, as I made no such suggestions about Naka. I only learned of these SIMs a few days ago. :) I did however add Koko to the wiki as I saw it wasn't...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-06-2018, 11:43
Replies: 29
Views: 3,179
Posted By kctopitz
First, thanks for all your work on the prepaid...

First, thanks for all your work on the prepaid data SIM wiki. It's a resource I use often, and I often refer others to it.

Koko may offer the best priced packages of the Naka SIMs that offer...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-06-2018, 10:42
Replies: 29
Views: 3,179
Posted By kctopitz
That it comes with an additional free number,...

That it comes with an additional free number, which can be a US number, makes it more interesting, especially if incoming SMS are free on the US number, as there are very few prepaid SIMs available...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-06-2018, 11:18
Replies: 91
Views: 13,089
Posted By kctopitz
So Koko appears to be a Naka SIM (bottom of their...

So Koko appears to be a Naka SIM (bottom of their website lists NAKA AG). There's a whole section on them at the prepaid data wiki (http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/All_countries), though...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-06-2018, 10:58
Replies: 91
Views: 13,089
Posted By kctopitz
One week left...

We're now about a week away from the stated June 30th deadline for the new Piranha SIMs to be shipped. Has anyone heard anything? (Nothing here.)
Forum: Europe 23-02-2018, 15:30
Replies: 0
Views: 1,006
Posted By kctopitz
Other "freemium" SIMs that allow free EU roaming?

I'm aware of the following 2 SIMs:

Three UK - 200MB/month free plus EU roaming (and beyond)

Netzclub (Germany) - 100MB/month free (with ads by SMS/email) plus free EU roaming

Both are...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 06-09-2016, 20:01
Replies: 431
Views: 103,061
Posted By kctopitz
Did Piranha ever get back to you and resolve this...

Did Piranha ever get back to you and resolve this problem?

I'll share that, in trying to use my Piranha SIM in the US in the past few days, I've found that I'm not receiving incoming SMS -- and...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-06-2016, 11:15
Replies: 128
Views: 46,723
Posted By kctopitz
Truphone stops using T-Mobile in the U.S.

From https://support.truphone.com/s/article/Coverage-Checker



I'm a customer but haven't been contacted about this.

This sucks as I chose Truphone because of the combined AT&T and T-Mobile...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-04-2016, 18:22
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By kctopitz
Great news. Thanks for the report. Sounds like...

Great news. Thanks for the report. Sounds like I'll have to get myself one of these. Now if only the eBay sellers would offer the SIM-only package with shipping to the US!
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-04-2016, 02:45
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By kctopitz
You can find quite a bit of info on this...

You can find quite a bit of info on this Slickdeals thread (http://slickdeals.net/f/8585934-freedompop-global-gsm-3-in-1-sim-kit-free-mobile-phone-service-trial-1-free-shipping?v=1).

Note that the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-04-2016, 20:14
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By kctopitz
I look forward to your findings! Have you seen...

I look forward to your findings! Have you seen any indications that you can use any Three prepaid SIM for this offer?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-04-2016, 19:37
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By kctopitz
Can you confirm whether you need to top up first...

Can you confirm whether you need to top up first before you get the free data? If that's the case it's a minimum of £10, so that plus being outside the UK and having to buy it through a 3rd party...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-03-2016, 05:46
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By kctopitz
Andy, if you're in the UK, wouldn't it make more...

Andy, if you're in the UK, wouldn't it make more sense to use one of Three UK's SIMs which is basically the same thing (free 200MB data usable in Europe and the US)?

If you really want a US...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-03-2016, 20:12
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By kctopitz
I can recommend Piranha if you travel...

I can recommend Piranha if you travel internationally. While they won't match a local prepaid SIM, their rates are generally reasonable in pretty much every country, i.e. $.14/MB in Bermuda, which...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-03-2016, 18:56
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By kctopitz
I agree it has some catches, but getting 600 or...

I agree it has some catches, but getting 600 or 700 MB of data per month (by using the Freedom Friends program) for free (assuming you know how to disable their "catches") is still a good deal. 300ms...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-03-2016, 00:42
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By kctopitz
A quote...

A quote (http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=82502685&postcount=74) from a US user of the FreedomPop global hotspot:

"Speedtest.net identifies the location of the sim as being in London....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-03-2016, 00:19
Replies: 39
Views: 22,636
Posted By kctopitz
Interesting to see FreedomPop moving into the...

Interesting to see FreedomPop moving into the international data market. As a reader of a US deals forum, I'll state that their free service offerings in the US come with very mixed reviews, with...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-03-2016, 21:09
Replies: 1
Views: 2,157
Posted By kctopitz
Here's the reply from Mobal support. I've chosen...

Here's the reply from Mobal support. I've chosen to redact portions where they mention or push other Mobal products so I don't unwittingly make this thread into a mouthpiece for their marketing...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-03-2016, 17:29
Replies: 1
Views: 2,157
Posted By kctopitz
An open letter to Mobal

I'm sharing this letter I've written to Mobal. If they reply by email and address my questions, I'll post the reply here.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-08-2015, 18:26
Replies: 128
Views: 46,723
Posted By kctopitz
Truphone now works on AT&T 3G (formerly only 2G)

I don't think this has been reported in this thread so far, but it seems Truphone now works on AT&T's 3G network in the US. Formerly we were only able to connect to AT&T's 2G network, which was fine...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-03-2015, 22:55
Replies: 128
Views: 46,723
Posted By kctopitz
Google Voice app blocked?

Has anyone else had problems running the Google Voice app on Android while using Truphone? It works fine while I'm connected via Wi-Fi, but when I try connecting via mobile data I get a login error....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-07-2014, 16:54
Replies: 431
Views: 103,061
Posted By kctopitz
They (still) don't beat Truphone's rates in...

They (still) don't beat Truphone's rates in Truphone EU countries (UK, Germany, Spain, Poland, Netherlands) especially with free incoming calls in those countries and $.09 per minute/SMS/MB.

In...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-07-2014, 13:27
Replies: 128
Views: 46,723
Posted By kctopitz
Confirmed the free incoming calls here in Germany...

Confirmed the free incoming calls here in Germany last night. I'll definitely be using my Truphone SIM more, especially in the US. Interesting strategy they have going focusing on these select...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-06-2014, 16:41
Replies: 128
Views: 46,723
Posted By kctopitz
Just heard back from Truphone regarding an...

Just heard back from Truphone regarding an inquiry I made about the upcoming rate change and whether there might be a change in support for AT&T's 3G:

"Once we apply the rate changes in July AT&T...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-06-2014, 16:32
Replies: 128
Views: 46,723
Posted By kctopitz
You might check out the T-Mobile LG Optimus F6...

You might check out the T-Mobile LG Optimus F6 which has been selling for $100 or less in the past couple months though Newegg and Target. Do a search on slickdeals.net forums. Easily unlocked for...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-05-2014, 13:30
Replies: 128
Views: 46,723
Posted By kctopitz
Whoa. Thank you. I hadn't caught that, and that's...

Whoa. Thank you. I hadn't caught that, and that's definitely a big deal. No US providers do free incoming calls on prepaid, and I never thought that would change.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-05-2014, 13:24
Replies: 128
Views: 46,723
Posted By kctopitz
For anyone with a Truphone SIM in the US: can you...

For anyone with a Truphone SIM in the US: can you confirm whether you can use AT&T's 3G network now? Last I knew you could only use AT&T's 2G data, so I emailed asking if this would change with the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-05-2014, 13:07
Replies: 128
Views: 46,723
Posted By kctopitz
Their cheapest plan is $50 for 300 MB, 300 min,...

Their cheapest plan is $50 for 300 MB, 300 min, 300 sms. I'd barely use the minutes or SMS, so I'd be paying $50 for 300MB, which is 16.7 cents per MB. I'd be better off pay for pay-as-you-go data at...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-05-2014, 00:24
Replies: 128
Views: 46,723
Posted By kctopitz
The 9 cent flat rate for Truphone countries is...

The 9 cent flat rate for Truphone countries is definitely impressive, and it apparently includes tax, which resolves a previous gripe I had with them.

$.09 per minute or SMS is even less than the...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 31-05-2014, 00:02
Replies: 113
Views: 87,996
Posted By kctopitz
Lyca Mobile seems to have the best deal on...

Lyca Mobile seems to have the best deal on prepaid data packs in Spain right now.



They'll also ship you a SIM card for free, even in another country (or at least I just requested 2 Spanish...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-11-2013, 22:59
Replies: 26
Views: 7,464
Posted By kctopitz
Note for anyone looking to buy a Lyca SIM in the...

Note for anyone looking to buy a Lyca SIM in the US: If you add $5 of credit to your SIM, shipping will be free. Once you do this you can also get up to 3 other SIMs shipped free.

From the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-11-2013, 22:42
Replies: 431
Views: 103,061
Posted By kctopitz
Good point, MBK. It's obvious though that you're...

Good point, MBK. It's obvious though that you're someone who prefers keeping in touch by voice. Personally, when I'm traveling, I almost never make calls and data access (for email, but also SMS...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-11-2013, 15:50
Replies: 50
Views: 19,002
Posted By kctopitz
As I see it, this is a great perk if you're a US...

As I see it, this is a great perk if you're a US resident already on or considering T-Mobile's monthly plan ($50/month), especially for it's unlimited data. Even if it isn't at full 3G speeds, that...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-11-2013, 13:53
Replies: 431
Views: 103,061
Posted By kctopitz
Data rates within Europe are looking good. I...

Data rates within Europe are looking good. I checked Spain and Germany, both which have 17 cents (US) per megabyte. Piranha may just become my default SIM when traveling in Europe.
Forum: Americas 14-10-2013, 13:05
Replies: 11
Views: 8,577
Posted By kctopitz
For others looking at prepaid data in Costa Rica,...

For others looking at prepaid data in Costa Rica, here's Kolbi's page with prepaid internet packages...
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