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Forum: Europe 09-05-2018, 15:10
Replies: 133
Views: 40,184
Posted By wco81
I've had SIMs in Spain, Austria and now Italy. ...

I've had SIMs in Spain, Austria and now Italy.

I got the TIM International SIM in Trapani for 20 Euros. I could have either 10 GB with some amount of voice and texts (forget how much) or 30 GB of...
Forum: Europe 13-09-2017, 17:13
Replies: 24
Views: 3,285
Posted By wco81
4G is good but 10 Mbps isn't that great. ...

4G is good but 10 Mbps isn't that great.

Like I said, when I was roaming on 3G, I was getting 7-8 Mbps.
Forum: Europe 08-09-2017, 10:04
Replies: 24
Views: 3,285
Posted By wco81
OK, maybe the customer support person didn't know...

OK, maybe the customer support person didn't know what she was talking about then.

Of course the carriers don't disclose what kind of roaming experience you can expect.
Forum: Europe 07-09-2017, 23:46
Replies: 24
Views: 3,285
Posted By wco81
I thought Tuenti was a Movistar MVNO. I...

I thought Tuenti was a Movistar MVNO.

I contacted A1 by Twitter and they said I should have 4G with all 3 carriers in Germany.

I tried Vodafone as well.

Maybe it's a problem with my device,...
Forum: Europe 06-09-2017, 14:51
Replies: 24
Views: 3,285
Posted By wco81
Well I'm 0 for 2 with RLAH. First I...

Well I'm 0 for 2 with RLAH.

First I purchased Tuenti SIM in Spain, got 4G there but then dropped to 3G as soon as I crossed the border into France. 3G in other European counties and 3G in the US....
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 06-09-2017, 14:28
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By wco81
Ok, Spar in Lermoos didn't have the B.free...

Ok, Spar in Lermoos didn't have the B.free Internet starter kit. I tried a gas station and they told me I would have to drive 20km to Reutte.

Tried M.Preis store in Lermoos and they had it.
...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 25-08-2017, 06:32
Replies: 24
Views: 12,046
Posted By wco81
Hey gaztelugatxe. I enjoyed my trip to...

Hey gaztelugatxe.

I enjoyed my trip to Basque country, though I stopped by the place your name references on my way back from Donastia to Bilbao.

Unfortunately, it was fogged over so the...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 25-08-2017, 06:29
Replies: 113
Views: 84,864
Posted By wco81
Back in the US, it roamed on T-Mobile and the...

Back in the US, it roamed on T-Mobile and the speeds were okay, nothing to write home about but I didn't have to tether to my iPhone or look for Wifi.

Now I'm in Austria via MUC and it's still...
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 02-08-2017, 21:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By wco81
I visited Zugspitze as a day trip out of Munich,...

I visited Zugspitze as a day trip out of Munich, went up and down the Eibsee cable car, which appears to be out of commission this summer.

I'm thinking about a Z-ticket, which includes one round...
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 02-08-2017, 17:47
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By wco81
Thanks, I'm going to Lermoos. The hotel says...

Thanks, I'm going to Lermoos.

The hotel says groceries and petrol stations but I'm not sure if he's talking about this specific brand.

Have you been topping off a few Euros to keep the SIM...
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 02-08-2017, 03:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By wco81
Any recent A1 B.free Internet experiences?

Any problems tethering?

Or adding credit online and a bundle with more data?

It may be possible to order the kit online and send to an Austrian hotel but I'm not sure if I can charge it to a...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 22-07-2017, 20:27
Replies: 113
Views: 84,864
Posted By wco81
Back in the US. Tuenti roams on T-Mobile 3G,...

Back in the US.

Tuenti roams on T-Mobile 3G, getting about 2.3/1.7 Mbps.

Oh well better than nothing.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 19-07-2017, 08:59
Replies: 113
Views: 84,864
Posted By wco81
Flying out of Spain back to the US, connecting in...

Flying out of Spain back to the US, connecting in Amsterdam.

Tuenti roams on KPN 3G. Good signal strength but speed is less than 3 Mbps.

Looks like tethering will work, unlike in France. But...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 17-07-2017, 19:39
Replies: 113
Views: 84,864
Posted By wco81
So I've used my 12 GB summer bundle for 10 days,...

So I've used my 12 GB summer bundle for 10 days, used about 4 GB. Hotels have had good wifi so I haven't used it as much as I could. But current hotel room only gets 3G so using Wifi.

I drove...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 08-07-2017, 07:19
Replies: 24
Views: 12,046
Posted By wco81
I had no luck finding Tuenti SIM in Palma,...

I had no luck finding Tuenti SIM in Palma, Mallorca, back in April.

Two big Cortes Ingles stores, neither had any. In one, they had separate kiosks for Movistar, Vodafone and Orange. I couldn't...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 18-06-2017, 07:14
Replies: 24
Views: 12,046
Posted By wco81
Here it is: ...

Here it is:

http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Spain

And here's the account about Tuenti and foreigners:
Forum: Spain & Portugal 18-06-2017, 05:15
Replies: 24
Views: 12,046
Posted By wco81
Hmm, according to the Prepaid Wikia, it's shady...

Hmm, according to the Prepaid Wikia, it's shady the way they price-discriminate against foreigners on the Tuenti.

So I was going to try to order it online, not search for stores.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 17-06-2017, 16:45
Replies: 24
Views: 12,046
Posted By wco81
I think Movistar has no incentive to sell you the...

I think Movistar has no incentive to sell you the Tuenti vs. their own product, since Tuenti is more generous with the data at the same prices.

Plus the setup must be more cumbersome with the...
Forum: Europe 17-06-2017, 02:01
Replies: 133
Views: 40,184
Posted By wco81
Well I'm going to try to pick up a Tuenti SIM...

Well I'm going to try to pick up a Tuenti SIM which is suppose to have 12 GB.

Not sure how long that's good for but I will be in Spain for about 2 weeks in mid July.

Then, I'm going to MUC and...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 17-06-2017, 01:57
Replies: 24
Views: 12,046
Posted By wco81
Well I tried to see if I could buy a Tuenti SIM...

Well I tried to see if I could buy a Tuenti SIM on my trip to Mallorca in April.

The place I was staying at was an apartment in Palma but they didn't really have a secure mailbox so I couldn't...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 15-06-2017, 19:09
Replies: 113
Views: 84,864
Posted By wco81
Lot of data, just in time for no roaming charges...

Lot of data, just in time for no roaming charges too. I wasn't sure if I'd visit Biarritz from San Sebastian but I might do it now.


Anyone use Tuenti on an iPad, including tethering? Their...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 13-06-2017, 19:23
Replies: 113
Views: 84,864
Posted By wco81
Wow those are great deals. Mundo SIM gets your...

Wow those are great deals. Mundo SIM gets your full 4G/LTE?

Hopefully the other carriers improve their offerings.
Forum: Europe 02-05-2017, 17:46
Replies: 25
Views: 16,172
Posted By wco81
Ah true, but the EU roaming doesn't include...

Ah true, but the EU roaming doesn't include Switzerland or Norway?
Forum: Europe 29-04-2017, 22:45
Replies: 25
Views: 16,172
Posted By wco81
Some Americans are apparently buying Vodafone NL...

Some Americans are apparently buying Vodafone NL You SIM which are preactivated on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vodafone-YOU-Mini-Micro-Nano-SIM-NL-EU-No-roaming-in-whole-Europe-/282438519767
...
Forum: Europe 22-03-2017, 17:04
Replies: 133
Views: 40,184
Posted By wco81
4200 Euro?

4200 Euro?
Forum: Europe 18-03-2017, 18:51
Replies: 133
Views: 40,184
Posted By wco81
So another milestone, not necessarily the last,...

So another milestone, not necessarily the last, for EU-wide free roaming.

EU agrees on wholesale roaming charges on Feb 1, 2017:



http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38825154

But it still...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 04-03-2017, 17:38
Replies: 113
Views: 84,864
Posted By wco81
Does Vodafone ES offer any kind of roaming option...

Does Vodafone ES offer any kind of roaming option for data?

I'm going for 10 days in Spain and a couple of days at the end in France.

I thought Vodafone in other countries offered this as an...
Forum: Europe 18-12-2016, 21:29
Replies: 133
Views: 40,184
Posted By wco81
Well in that case, guess no point in roaming with...

Well in that case, guess no point in roaming with prepaid, might as well just get a local SIM if one plans to use a lot of data.

The other term they're using is "stable links" as in the user has...
Forum: Europe 17-12-2016, 22:10
Replies: 133
Views: 40,184
Posted By wco81
OK, another update. It's still on schedule for...

OK, another update. It's still on schedule for 15 June 2017. Remember that it was originally to be in 2016 if not earlier.

They just released an update, where they're wrangling with "Fair Use...
Forum: Greece and Cyprus 12-03-2016, 19:23
Replies: 3
Views: 7,877
Posted By wco81
Can this coverage map for Wind 4G be trusted? ...

Can this coverage map for Wind 4G be trusted?

https://www.wind.gr/en/wind/support/coverage/mobile-telephony-network/4g/
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 11-03-2016, 00:59
Replies: 5
Views: 4,371
Posted By wco81
This appears like the best prepaid offer, 10 CHF...

This appears like the best prepaid offer, 10 CHF for 20 CHF credit, 2 CHF a day for unlimited 4G with no speed throttling?

As opposed to Swisscom limiting it's 4G to 2 Mbps/.5Mbps for their 2...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 03-03-2016, 02:09
Replies: 19
Views: 7,113
Posted By wco81
Well I only had Vodafone 3G when I was in...

Well I only had Vodafone 3G when I was in Wellington.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 03-03-2016, 00:37
Replies: 24
Views: 12,046
Posted By wco81
So Tuenti requires an initial €25 Euro outlay and...

So Tuenti requires an initial €25 Euro outlay and then you spend €7 to get the 1 GB pack and you're left with a €18 balance?

And for a short visit, 1 or 2 weeks, you can add €7 packs again or else...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 28-02-2016, 08:42
Replies: 19
Views: 7,113
Posted By wco81
Must have been the profile on the Vodafone Sim,...

Must have been the profile on the Vodafone Sim, which always was 3G while Spark was LTE and 3G.

My USA T-Mobile sim got both networks, including Vodafone LTE in the bigger towns.

iOS Settings...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 15-02-2016, 20:14
Replies: 19
Views: 7,113
Posted By wco81
Well for whatever reason, Spark gets me LTE but...

Well for whatever reason, Spark gets me LTE but Vodafone is stuck on 3G.

But I drove from Fanz Josef to Wanaka yesterday and most of the time, neither had coverage. Maybe Vodafone was slightly...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 10-02-2016, 07:48
Replies: 19
Views: 7,113
Posted By wco81
Went to a mall in Chistchurch which has both...

Went to a mall in Chistchurch which has both Spark and Vodaphone stores.

First, the Vodaphone store tried and still couldn't get LTE or 4g on my iPad Air 2.

Then I went to the Spark store, told...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 08-02-2016, 10:37
Replies: 19
Views: 7,113
Posted By wco81
http://www.apple.com/ipad/LTE/ My iPhone 6s...

http://www.apple.com/ipad/LTE/

My iPhone 6s Plus gets Vodaphone LTE in Wellington and Nelson using a USA t mobile sim.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 04-02-2016, 08:29
Replies: 19
Views: 7,113
Posted By wco81
Arrived late into Wellington airport and in the...

Arrived late into Wellington airport and in the baggage claims area was a Verizon kiosk so I bought the 5GB bundle with the nano sim for 85 NZD.

Right smack in the middle of Wellington cbd, no...
Forum: Europe 22-01-2016, 19:04
Replies: 133
Views: 40,184
Posted By wco81
Well .05€ per megabyte is much better than .20€...

Well .05€ per megabyte is much better than .20€ per MB.

But we're still talking €50 for a gigabyte.

So still use Wifi or buy prepaid if you're planning to use a lot of data on your devices.

...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 27-11-2015, 07:35
Replies: 19
Views: 7,113
Posted By wco81
Yeah I don't now if I will count on the Spark...

Yeah I don't now if I will count on the Spark Wifi or not. There aren't as many Wifi spots in even the bigger cities as one might suspect. Seems they didn't convert all the public phones to Wifi...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 27-11-2015, 05:06
Replies: 19
Views: 7,113
Posted By wco81
After doing some research, I found out that many...

After doing some research, I found out that many hotels in even the big cities don't offer free Internet.

So I'm leaning towards Spark since it includes wifi at some pay phones in the cities in...
Forum: Europe 28-10-2015, 19:30
Replies: 133
Views: 40,184
Posted By wco81
Hmm, okay, I had a TIM SIM earlier this month. ...

Hmm, okay, I had a TIM SIM earlier this month. Had about 3 GB left when I left Italy.

Went to Frankfurt, turned it on when I landed.

50 MB was consumed right on the tarmac of the airport as...
Forum: Europe 28-10-2015, 17:25
Replies: 133
Views: 40,184
Posted By wco81
So I wonder about this fair use restriction,...

So I wonder about this fair use restriction, which they have yet to spell out.

Someone living in SE France could cross over into Italy and get a TIM SIM for 30-35 Euro which would give them 10 GB....
Forum: Europe 28-10-2015, 05:43
Replies: 133
Views: 40,184
Posted By wco81
The EP passed the end of roaming and net...

The EP passed the end of roaming and net neutrality rules today.

So it's suppose to happen after 15 June 2017. From April 2016, the roaming charges for data will be .05€ per MB, not including...
Forum: Italy 07-10-2015, 17:07
Replies: 4
Views: 2,881
Posted By wco81
Well I don't think I've ever seen "LTE" displayed...

Well I don't think I've ever seen "LTE" displayed on TIM, including in the center of Rome.

My iPad is suppose to include the LTE bands used by TIM.

Flew from Italy to Frankfurt. Soon as I...
Forum: Italy 07-10-2015, 03:14
Replies: 4
Views: 2,881
Posted By wco81
Tim "4g"

Is it LTE or Some HSPA variant?

I get speeds of 35-40 Mbps, sometimes higher, sometimes lower.

My iPad always shows "4G" but wondering if other devices ever displays "LTE" on TIM.

They also...
Forum: BeNeLux 29-08-2015, 15:03
Replies: 6
Views: 7,911
Posted By wco81
Just a data point for Belgium. First I...

Just a data point for Belgium.

First I started with US T-mobile roaming for 3 days in Brugge. It got Proximus with LTE in many locations. Some times worked better than others as it shifted to 3G...
Forum: France 20-08-2015, 17:44
Replies: 15
Views: 12,102
Posted By wco81
It would be ideal to have a phone number but I...

It would be ideal to have a phone number but I noticed some local businesses don't even want to call or text mobile numbers, even local ones.

Email should work just as well as SMS at least.
Forum: Italy 11-08-2015, 20:23
Replies: 1
Views: 2,220
Posted By wco81
Bigger question is whether competition is...

Bigger question is whether competition is diminished and prices go up.

Wind definitely was underpricing TIM and I assume 3 was as well.

I haven't tried Wind in a long time, not since before 4G...
Forum: France 05-08-2015, 17:31
Replies: 15
Views: 12,102
Posted By wco81
Even if you can get it to work on a phone, it...

Even if you can get it to work on a phone, it doesn't include voice or SMS does it?
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