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Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-05-2018, 18:37
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By snidely
Please bring me up to date re: Intl. Roaming

I am in U.S. and have had no need for intl. SIM card since my long time carrier (T-Mobile) has included intl. roaming for 3-4 years to a vast majority of countries. Have made use of this feature in...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-06-2017, 00:29
Replies: 0
Views: 1,113
Posted By snidely
Here is a card for use in Cuba

Just visited Cuba for a few days. (46 minute flite from FLL -Miami area).
Cuba has almost no wifi. It is a POOR country. No cell phone stores I saw, altho there is cell service available, to...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 22-11-2016, 07:18
Replies: 0
Views: 1,963
Posted By snidely
Info about Myanmar

Is this where I post information about Myanmar - fka "Burma"?

Up until two years ago, very few people had cell phones. When the military gave the complete control of the country, cell phone...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-01-2016, 06:47
Replies: 7
Views: 3,218
Posted By snidely
Question: why would they block voip? You'd still...

Question: why would they block voip? You'd still have to pay for data.

Comment: one advantage of using T-Mobile US to roam in China was that it enabled us to leap the great Chinese firewall. We...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-01-2016, 07:17
Replies: 7
Views: 3,218
Posted By snidely
Project Fi rides T-Mobile international roaming...

Project Fi rides T-Mobile international roaming agreements. You have to use Nexus phones.

Wolfbin -
one correction, most countries the data speed is pegged at 110-112Kbps. in Canada and...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-01-2016, 20:58
Replies: 7
Views: 3,218
Posted By snidely
An alternative to prepaid SIM cards?

As many of you know, T-Mobile US includes international roaming in most countries. Unlimited text and data. Voice calls are $.20/min. For incoming or outgoing. Calls back to the US over Wi-Fi are...
Forum: Americas 23-01-2016, 20:32
Replies: 5
Views: 8,250
Posted By snidely
This is a non-issue. We in California have always...

This is a non-issue. We in California have always had these fees and taxes added to our bill. What this does is get the low end users who are on prepaid plans to also pay these charges. While prepaid...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-11-2015, 05:25
Replies: 13
Views: 9,566
Posted By snidely
I can't believe it costs UK phone users $2+/min...

I can't believe it costs UK phone users $2+/min to call the U.S.!!! When you are in the UK on cell tower - it costs 20 cents/min to call U.S., UK or any of the 120+ eligible countries. When on...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-10-2015, 23:14
Replies: 13
Views: 9,566
Posted By snidely
Are intl. pre-pay cards obsolete?

Roaming in the EU is now almost free and in 19 months will be completely free. Tmobile U.S. customers have had unlimited text and data in 120+ countries for 2 years. Voice calls - 20 cents/min.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-08-2015, 19:47
Replies: 10
Views: 6,651
Posted By snidely
It seems to be a partially completed website. If...

It seems to be a partially completed website. If you click on the order button, it just says "coming soon".
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-07-2015, 02:56
Replies: 3
Views: 2,923
Posted By snidely
It is only on "regular" plans. In the U.S.,...

It is only on "regular" plans. In the U.S., prepaid users are considered 3rd class. In fact, the main carriers here, didn't offer prepaid plans until the last 10 years or so. When the number of...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-07-2015, 20:01
Replies: 3
Views: 2,923
Posted By snidely
T-Mobile U.S. Does it Again - Free North American Roaming

TM U.S., 20 months ago started almost free intl. roaming in 120 countries. unlimited texting, unlimited data (at 112Kbps), and voice at 20/min.

Now they've basically expanded their "home area"...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-07-2015, 09:59
Replies: 0
Views: 1,740
Posted By snidely
EU to end roaming charges by June 15, 2017

On April 30, 2016 will drop to almost zero
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Europe to Scrap Roaming Charges

Published on: 30th Jun 2015

The European Parliament has provisionally agreed to proposals that will see...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-06-2015, 05:30
Replies: 3
Views: 1,979
Posted By snidely
Mobipassport.com -- Anybody hear of or use them?

Quick check of their rates seem good. Seem to cover lots of countries. Maybe I'm overlooking something
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-06-2015, 15:40
Replies: 11
Views: 4,530
Posted By snidely
I used Piranha a few times before TM instituted...

I used Piranha a few times before TM instituted its "free" intl. roaming for its customers. Worked quite well. Only minor problem was that sometimes it took 15 to 30 minutes to register the first...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-06-2015, 23:47
Replies: 11
Views: 4,530
Posted By snidely
If you are on the regular (not prepay) plan with...

If you are on the regular (not prepay) plan with T-Mobile U.S. -- all 3 countries are covered.
Unlimited data and text and 20/min. voice. (calls via wifi to U.S. are free)
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-04-2015, 23:02
Replies: 1
Views: 1,946
Posted By snidely
Project Fi - From Google - The first step towards Worldwide Roaming?

https://fi.google.com/about/

Right now will only be available for the Nexus 6 phone. Maybe just for U.S. customers, but hard to tell. About $30/mo covers use in 120 countries. Haven't read...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-04-2015, 16:15
Replies: 157
Views: 41,278
Posted By snidely
TMobile rates seem to be a lot lower than ATT. ...

TMobile rates seem to be a lot lower than ATT. My carrier in the U.S. IS TM. I have used TM all over the U.S. and, unless you will be in rural areas a lot, coverage should be fine. ATT has...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-04-2015, 03:02
Replies: 4
Views: 2,468
Posted By snidely
Yeah - You Northerners don't even have Google...

Yeah - You Northerners don't even have Google Voice. We can use it to call both U.S. AND Canadian numbers for free.
At least w. TMobile we can roam w. free data and SMS and make 20/min. calling.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-04-2015, 03:50
Replies: 4
Views: 2,468
Posted By snidely
Off Topic - But Certainly of Interest [Google, Intl Roamin]

From: Cellular-news.com

Google in Talks with Hutchison Whampoa

Published on: 6th Apr 2015

Web giant Google is reportedly in talks to secure free international roaming services for USA mobile...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-04-2015, 18:08
Replies: 2
Views: 1,697
Posted By snidely
Wolfbin - Thanks for your detailed reply. ...

Wolfbin -
Thanks for your detailed reply.
One "error". TM, in the U.S., actively pushes the fact they have wifi calling built in to the phone and their system. They didn't very actively...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-04-2015, 01:50
Replies: 2
Views: 1,697
Posted By snidely
Need Answer for technical Question

Am ready to buy a Data SIM card when I land overseas. Will get country specific one(s) since as was pointed out to me in other thread - they are VERY cheap as compared to intl. SIMS.

The ones I...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-04-2015, 01:31
Replies: 3
Views: 3,033
Posted By snidely
Thanks. 1. The throttled data speed from TM...

Thanks.
1. The throttled data speed from TM ranges a solid 110-112Kbps in almost all the countries we've been in. So solid, used Google GPS navigation for 8 days driving around Romania last August...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-04-2015, 07:46
Replies: 3
Views: 3,033
Posted By snidely
Need Data SIM for 2 or 3 countries

We will be driving around several countries that are not on most tourists travel lists.
Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, and, maybe, Bosnia, and Montenegro

I can make use of T-Mobile (U.S.) free...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-03-2015, 18:56
Replies: 18
Views: 9,936
Posted By snidely
Ken - TM is making a big push to expand...

Ken -
TM is making a big push to expand coverage in many areas in U.S. in 2015. Note that with Harbor Mobile you get the intl text and data - but do NOT get the 20/min calling. I don't know if...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-02-2015, 19:13
Replies: 18
Views: 9,936
Posted By snidely
rfranzq - It appears you are based in U.S. ...

rfranzq -
It appears you are based in U.S. Question, why not switch to T-Mobile as your carrier which includes unlimited intl. roaming data and text and 20/min. voice calling.? (Free when on...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-02-2015, 04:07
Replies: 18
Views: 9,936
Posted By snidely
Ken - How often do you travel out of the...

Ken -
How often do you travel out of the country?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-02-2015, 03:06
Replies: 4
Views: 3,911
Posted By snidely
What speeds were you getting on that?

What speeds were you getting on that?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-01-2015, 20:52
Replies: 8
Views: 3,226
Posted By snidely
Powerlifter - I see you are in U.S. If you...

Powerlifter -
I see you are in U.S. If you are a T-Mobile customer here on the regular plan, you get unlimited texts and data in 120+ countries. That means you could do regular texts and...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-11-2014, 22:01
Replies: 9
Views: 4,645
Posted By snidely
If you can get a U.S. T-Mobile SIM (about $60/mo)...

If you can get a U.S. T-Mobile SIM (about $60/mo) you get free data roaming in 120 countries.
I might not work for you. Data speeds are capped at 110-113Kbps. Also, there is (supposedly) a 3...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-11-2014, 18:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,831
Posted By snidely
If you know someone who would add a line to their...

If you know someone who would add a line to their acct. on T-Mobile U.S., temporarily for $10/mo. - you would have unlimited text and data and 20./min. calling. Vietnam is one of their 120 "free"...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-09-2014, 05:14
Replies: 7
Views: 3,370
Posted By snidely
And, of course, TMobile U.S., offers roamers in...

And, of course, TMobile U.S., offers roamers in Canada unlimited text and data (data at 120-130Kbps) and 20/min. voice to both Canada and U.S. (and 100+ other countries).
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-08-2014, 02:42
Replies: 10
Views: 4,082
Posted By snidely
In the U.S. you can get a free number from Google...

In the U.S. you can get a free number from Google Voice. You do have a vast choice of numbers - but the first 3 digits (area code) is identified as being from a particular geographic area.
...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-07-2014, 05:27
Replies: 4
Views: 10,012
Posted By snidely
Welcome to the forum. I would doubt you could...

Welcome to the forum. I would doubt you could use either one - BUT - someone else with more knowledge will have to answer.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-06-2014, 06:33
Replies: 3
Views: 2,106
Posted By snidely
They are the only 2 nationwide GSM carriers. ...

They are the only 2 nationwide GSM carriers. There are a couple that serve just local areas.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-06-2014, 06:30
Replies: 128
Views: 45,410
Posted By snidely
Yes - And thanks to you (or someone here) bought...

Yes - And thanks to you (or someone here) bought that $20 deal! Now that I can roam for free on TMobile- that phone is useless!
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-06-2014, 03:11
Replies: 128
Views: 45,410
Posted By snidely
"Happy Camp" who posted before you only uses less...

"Happy Camp" who posted before you only uses less than 100 min./mo. when at home! Says he has a 100 min. prepaid plan from Walmart.
He is right that the first line on a TM account (which gives...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-06-2014, 00:07
Replies: 128
Views: 45,410
Posted By snidely
Lots of posts in the last few days from U.S....

Lots of posts in the last few days from U.S. users.
I am confused. Why would a U.S. user bother with Truphone (or any other intl card) since they can use a T-Mobile U.S. account and roam...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-05-2014, 00:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,857
Posted By snidely
Jarek - As I mentioned above, your rates are...

Jarek -
As I mentioned above, your rates are quite good. Your marketing "problem" towards U.S. customers is: 1. I think at least one U.S. carrier (Verizon?) has a Canadian package available. ...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-05-2014, 21:27
Replies: 128
Views: 45,410
Posted By snidely
OFF topic: Yeah - just read in today's NYTimes...

OFF topic: Yeah - just read in today's NYTimes about how far to the right some countries are going. Isolationism now seems to be quite popular in some countries. Can't understand Greece which was...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-05-2014, 22:31
Replies: 128
Views: 45,410
Posted By snidely
Maybe "International" SIMS are now yesterday's technology

Can't UK (and all users in "Euro"" countries) now roam in each others countries very cheaply? Maybe I have misinterpreted what has happened "over there".
U.S. users can now roam 95% of the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-05-2014, 01:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,857
Posted By snidely
Seem to be based in Toronto. They provide...

Seem to be based in Toronto. They provide Canadian or U.S. numbers. Of course with TMobile users now having free roaming in most countries, I would guess they are primarily focused on Canadian...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-04-2014, 03:56
Replies: 19
Views: 4,421
Posted By snidely
Except for Japan any phone that has the 4 basic...

Except for Japan any phone that has the 4 basic bands (800,900, 1800, 1900) will work overseas in Asia.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-04-2014, 02:54
Replies: 3
Views: 2,166
Posted By snidely
T-Mobile U.S. has the following: === If you...

T-Mobile U.S. has the following:
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If you have the Simple Choice plan, you already have the Stateside International Text feature, which allows you to send and receive unlimited text messages to...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-03-2014, 03:44
Replies: 50
Views: 18,438
Posted By snidely
Mr. Prof - The speeds are only supposed to be at...

Mr. Prof - The speeds are only supposed to be at 128Kbs (Edge) on this plan. Most of us who have reported speeds from diff. countries and done speed tests get 127-128Kbs, exactly. IF you are on...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-02-2014, 05:50
Replies: 7
Views: 5,243
Posted By snidely
Of course the sales person, above, doesn't point out itt is a high cost Estonian SIM

I know nothing about the service - but the web site doesn't make this obvious ANYWHERE.
At one point some American LD carriers refused to complete calls to various high cost numbers. Don't know if...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-01-2014, 02:15
Replies: 157
Views: 41,278
Posted By snidely
Don't forget, since you are a U.S. person, if you...

Don't forget, since you are a U.S. person, if you get T-Mobile service- unlimited texts and data (at about Edge speeds) and 20 calling (in and out) in 100+ countries.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-01-2014, 07:16
Replies: 431
Views: 100,281
Posted By snidely
Several of us made use of the incl intl roaming...

Several of us made use of the incl intl roaming right after it went into effect when we were in China for a wedding end of Oct. for a week and then stopped in Hong Kong for 4 days. There were 5 or 6...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-01-2014, 23:44
Replies: 431
Views: 100,281
Posted By snidely
David - Since you are in U.S., wouldn't it...

David -
Since you are in U.S., wouldn't it be much cheaper to switch to T-Mobile which includes among its 100 roaming partners all the EU for free data and text and 20/min. voice in and out to...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-12-2013, 17:32
Replies: 3
Views: 1,966
Posted By snidely
pondmobile.com ??

While it mainly seems designed for users in Russia/U.S. (I think you get numbers in both countries) -- It seems to have world roaming included as well. Didn't look too closely.
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