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Forum: Americas 10-10-2008, 00:57
Replies: 7
Views: 3,391
Posted By ticex
My experience in the USA 2008

Hi,

Just got back from a trip to the USA and thought I'd share my experiences with regard to prepaid SIM options. I managed to buy an AT&T prepaid SIM from one of the AT&T stores in Boston which...
Forum: France 07-03-2008, 04:41
Replies: 35
Views: 15,915
Posted By ticex
I've been living part of the time in France over...

I've been living part of the time in France over the past 7 months and the solution I've ended up using is o2 with the MyEuropeExtra add-on combined with returncall.co.uk for voice calls and a...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-08-2007, 20:23
Replies: 18
Views: 4,180
Posted By ticex
Great news! I just brought my callkey +44 7624...

Great news! I just brought my callkey +44 7624 sim out of retirement and caller ID is indeed working on outgoing and incoming calls. I've tested it in Belgium so far on Proximus, Mobistar and Base...
Forum: Europe 11-06-2007, 06:46
Replies: 20
Views: 6,956
Posted By ticex
Talking Well, I finally got this all setup. One thing to...

Well, I finally got this all setup. One thing to point out for the few of you that will do this: if you're going to port a mobile number over to o2 prepaid then make sure this is done before you...
Forum: Europe 16-05-2007, 20:26
Replies: 20
Views: 6,956
Posted By ticex
Smile Hey Andy, well I should have known you'd be one...

Hey Andy, well I should have known you'd be one step ahead of me! The idea of the WePay sim had never crossed my mind...even better than free when there is 3p/min leftover from calls! Excellent!
...
Forum: Europe 15-05-2007, 08:54
Replies: 20
Views: 6,956
Posted By ticex
Smile o2 My Europe Extra - Interesting Possibility

Up until now I've been using a Callkey IOM card around Europe which for me always had the major drawback of no caller ID and sometimes unreliable incoming calls. I just noticed o2 have launched an...
Forum: Italy 27-03-2007, 12:28
Replies: 28
Views: 6,982
Posted By ticex
I noticed that free night promo thing on Wind's...

I noticed that free night promo thing on Wind's website a few weeks ago but unfortunately it didn't have any effect on data abroad, at least when I tested it. :-(
Forum: Italy 26-03-2007, 19:32
Replies: 28
Views: 6,982
Posted By ticex
Oh dear...well dissapointing as this news is it...

Oh dear...well dissapointing as this news is it is kind of refreshing to hear a vaguely logical announcement by Wind. I guess that this will also apply to the WAP-pass option that, as far as I recall...
Forum: Italy 25-03-2007, 20:05
Replies: 28
Views: 6,982
Posted By ticex
Thumbs down This sounds like good news BUT I've checked just...

This sounds like good news BUT I've checked just now and my usage on Mega-15000 yesterday & today in Belgium, Germany and UK is (as far as I can calculate) being charged at EUR 0.90/kb. Here's a copy...
Forum: Italy 06-03-2007, 12:24
Replies: 17
Views: 5,689
Posted By ticex
Interesting. Think I'll drop the mega-15000 for...

Interesting. Think I'll drop the mega-15000 for this months renewal which I think is on 8/3 and try this wind pass one. Just to be sure I take the correct one - which of these two were you on when it...
Forum: BeNeLux 04-03-2007, 12:44
Replies: 9
Views: 3,253
Posted By ticex
Smile Interesting, I thought just as much! Perhaps...

Interesting, I thought just as much! Perhaps Simyo simply request this information to simply make it "more difficult" to obtain a sim because it's cheaper than even their own brand? Afterall, if you...
Forum: BeNeLux 03-03-2007, 11:53
Replies: 9
Views: 3,253
Posted By ticex
It's odd how things can change! I remember I...

It's odd how things can change! I remember I ordered a sim from simyo the 1st day they launched and I had it mailed to my UK address without any questions being asked. I've never sent them a passport...
Forum: Italy 03-03-2007, 11:46
Replies: 17
Views: 5,689
Posted By ticex
It seems Wind became semi-organised with their...

It seems Wind became semi-organised with their tariff changes over the past few weeks. I was on the Mega-15000 since it was introduced last year and until about 2.5 weeks ago I was still being...
Forum: BeNeLux 15-01-2007, 19:18
Replies: 9
Views: 3,253
Posted By ticex
Hi there, In my opinion the best value...

Hi there,

In my opinion the best value prepaid sim on the Belgian market is a MVNO on Base. You can order a sim online at: www.simyo.be

The rates are extremely good compared to most other...
Forum: Italy 10-01-2007, 11:41
Replies: 42
Views: 15,877
Posted By ticex
Angry Well, as expected the last attempt was "annulato"...

Well, as expected the last attempt was "annulato" too :-(:-(:-(

It seems my rather large amount of attempts on mondowind has actually resulted in a more definitive reply though - maybe even from a...
Forum: Italy 10-01-2007, 11:30
Replies: 42
Views: 15,877
Posted By ticex
Hi Andrea, I've just tried 1 final time to...

Hi Andrea,

I've just tried 1 final time to topup on mondowind with the Visa & Amex. I expect it will fail within an hour or so as usual :-( I noticed you're allowed to have an address in commune...
Forum: Italy 10-01-2007, 07:21
Replies: 42
Views: 15,877
Posted By ticex
Well, I don't know if I'm getting somewhere but...

Well, I don't know if I'm getting somewhere but I've been trying mondowind over and over again. The usual email I get about 2 hours later seems to have changed because last time I received: "Carta...
Forum: Italy 10-01-2007, 05:21
Replies: 42
Views: 15,877
Posted By ticex
Unhappy Wind Topup abroad (problems again)

Hi,

I'm still using my WIND sim everyday for roaming data but I made a mistake and missed the deadline to topup in Germany before the renewal of the monthly Mega-15000 pack by a matter of hours....
Forum: Italy 03-01-2007, 19:44
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
I haven't been using the Wind so much the past...

I haven't been using the Wind so much the past week but I just logged into 155.it and I think I'm STILL being charged the old rate! As others report being charged the new rate it's a mystery to me!...
Forum: Italy 11-12-2006, 01:03
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
I've used the Wind in Poland, Germany,...

I've used the Wind in Poland, Germany, Netherlands and now Belgium the past 3 days and I can confirm it is still charging at the OLD rate. Here is a copy of the billing for the last sessions:
...
Forum: Italy 06-12-2006, 13:58
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
I also did a couple of test sessions yesterday...

I also did a couple of test sessions yesterday and they were debited at the old rates as well.

I think this is completely down to Wind being disorganised so it could go on for a matter of weeks or...
Forum: Italy 04-12-2006, 22:09
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
I was using my wind mega-15000 today in Poland....

I was using my wind mega-15000 today in Poland. I've just logged into the 155.it site and as an example my last data sessions were charged as shown below. By my reckoning it seems everything is being...
Forum: Italy 10-11-2006, 19:15
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
Thanks so much for the info! Really a great help ...

Thanks so much for the info! Really a great help B)

I'm going first to my friends place in Leszno tomorrow night then for work on Monday to Poznan, Tuesday to Wroclaw and Wednesday back to...
Forum: Italy 10-11-2006, 17:22
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
Thanks for that tip...that Polish sim sounds very...

Thanks for that tip...that Polish sim sounds very interesting. Is there a limited validity on it - ie. does it have to be topped up by a certain amount every now and then? If it lasts like a year I...
Forum: Italy 10-11-2006, 05:18
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
I cancelled the Mega-no-limit last night by...

I cancelled the Mega-no-limit last night by sending the SMS and received another SMS today informing me the option was now cancelled. However, I did have another 10 days left to use up the remaining...
Forum: Italy 08-11-2006, 20:40
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
Thanks Andrea....a great help! I'll sort that out...

Thanks Andrea....a great help! I'll sort that out just now...
Forum: Italy 08-11-2006, 06:17
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
As I mentioned quickly before the Mega 15000...

As I mentioned quickly before the Mega 15000 tariff isn't "so" bad even at the new prices for using when roaming at EUR 30 for +/- 16MB. In Belgium the cheapest and only prepaid GPRS deal is EUR 18...
Forum: Italy 04-11-2006, 16:46
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
It's strange to read this...I'm using my 20 eur...

It's strange to read this...I'm using my 20 eur mega pack as per usual and for the moment it's working as before and deducting from the 3000 eur at the old rate.

I just got the SMS informing me of...
Forum: Italy 02-11-2006, 00:56
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
Well, I'm sitting in The Netherlands right now...

Well, I'm sitting in The Netherlands right now roaming on Telfort and it's deducting from the 3000 Euro monthly allowance as per normal at the old rate. I didn't think the "new" rates applied until...
Forum: Italy 01-11-2006, 13:10
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
I really do believe that the original assumption...

I really do believe that the original assumption of the price rise to 90ct/kb is correct. Afterall the usage of the mega-no-limit abroad was kind of a loophole and must have been costing Wind money...
Forum: Italy 31-10-2006, 12:33
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
I think the actual cost really has little...

I think the actual cost really has little relevance to this situation and they simply wanted to stop the usage of these special packages outside Italy. The only reason I can see for them to do it in...
Forum: Italy 31-10-2006, 04:07
Replies: 90
Views: 21,264
Posted By ticex
Oh dear....this is bad news :thumbdown: I...

Oh dear....this is bad news :thumbdown:

I just read it too late as I was right beside the German border tonight visiting a friend down near Liege so went to Aachen especially to buy 60 euro of...
Forum: Europe 18-10-2006, 06:10
Replies: 13
Views: 3,514
Posted By ticex
Andy, hahaha...very true! However it kept trying...

Andy, hahaha...very true! However it kept trying to take me to Berlin and wouldn't stop saying "make a U-turn" so was driving me mad. These super complex modern cars are just so stupid (in my humble...
Forum: Europe 17-10-2006, 21:12
Replies: 13
Views: 3,514
Posted By ticex
I got it working just now!!! :D It seems I...

I got it working just now!!! :D

It seems I had to switch over to the o2 network then call the 4242 number directly instead of using that code. It then gave me a menu in Italian which gave the...
Forum: Europe 17-10-2006, 20:51
Replies: 13
Views: 3,514
Posted By ticex
That was what I thought too but there isn't any...

That was what I thought too but there isn't any option as far as I can see to topup with a foreign voucher :wacko: I've tried all the options in the Wind menu but the only one that will even let me...
Forum: Europe 17-10-2006, 20:34
Replies: 13
Views: 3,514
Posted By ticex
Hey, Well, I;m sitting at the side of the...

Hey,

Well, I;m sitting at the side of the autobahn in Germany where I just purchased a 30 euro German o2 topup. However, when I call *124*4242# on the wind phone and select option 1 for topup with...
Forum: Europe 17-10-2006, 10:58
Replies: 13
Views: 3,514
Posted By ticex
Hi guys, Just thought I'd mention I'm...

Hi guys,

Just thought I'd mention I'm getting the old favourite failed authorisation's when trying to topup my Wind card online with my UK based credit card. I've tried my Visa and AMEX and both...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-10-2006, 17:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,712
Posted By ticex
Oh dear...this is rather bad news :( I'm in and...

Oh dear...this is rather bad news :( I'm in and out of The Netherlands at least twice a week so this will be a bit of a pain for me.

However, it seems my Callkey based sim (now handled by...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-07-2006, 01:36
Replies: 6
Views: 1,681
Posted By ticex
This sounds like the problem I had a couple of...

This sounds like the problem I had a couple of months ago with the callkey while travelling Belgium > France > UK. I sent a fault report via their website and somebody quite senior at callkey phoned...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-07-2006, 12:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,681
Posted By ticex
It's strange to hear this. I've been using my...

It's strange to hear this. I've been using my callkey sim loads the past weeks in Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and the UK without any real issues. I mainly use it for incoming calls but on...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-04-2006, 07:43
Replies: 41
Views: 8,611
Posted By ticex
I have been playing around with the Finarea...

I have been playing around with the Finarea (voipdiscount in particular) and diversion to my UM FL mobile. While the outgoing rates for routing to the UM were quite good and Finarea provided a...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-04-2006, 12:11
Replies: 13
Views: 4,068
Posted By ticex
Hi, The company I am using is voipfone...

Hi,

The company I am using is voipfone (www.voipfone.co.uk). I don't know if you've already read it but I've discussed this setup at some length in another thread.

Here's a link:
...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-04-2006, 18:46
Replies: 41
Views: 8,611
Posted By ticex
Hi everybody, I've been away travelling the...

Hi everybody,

I've been away travelling the past weeks and haven't had much time to get online. Anyway, I just thought I'd share my extended roaming experiences with using the callkey sim in...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-04-2006, 18:17
Replies: 13
Views: 4,068
Posted By ticex
I suspect the previous posters were correct. I...

I suspect the previous posters were correct. I used to used my UM +423 sim in combination with an "07010" number from flextel in the UK which allowed forwarding for free to the UM number. The...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-02-2006, 10:58
Replies: 41
Views: 8,611
Posted By ticex
Ah, Mint! A blast from the past that one... ...

Ah, Mint! A blast from the past that one...

Interesting...I hadn't heard of this "callblue" service before. However, I notice to have free incoming calls outside the UK and within Europe you have...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-02-2006, 18:56
Replies: 41
Views: 8,611
Posted By ticex
Hi Andy, This is an interesting idea about...

Hi Andy,

This is an interesting idea about the call-me-back button. I hadn't actually thought of this option and this certainly would simplify things. I'll have a play around with this over the...
Forum: Italy 18-02-2006, 11:03
Replies: 32
Views: 7,741
Posted By ticex
Just a quick update....as I expected the credit...

Just a quick update....as I expected the credit has now dropped by the extra 16 euro to cover the missing mega no limit payment from the other day.

Anyway, I suspect if such an obvious loophole...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-02-2006, 10:44
Replies: 41
Views: 8,611
Posted By ticex
I've been working on this system the past few...

I've been working on this system the past few days and thought I'd share what I've managed to get setup.

The problem I had with using the voipfone internet trigger was that I always had to type my...
Forum: Italy 18-02-2006, 10:00
Replies: 32
Views: 7,741
Posted By ticex
Andrea, well, it wouldn't be surprising if it was...

Andrea, well, it wouldn't be surprising if it was because of your email. Afterall it was with reference to people trying to pay them money - something most companies are usually quite interested in...
Forum: Italy 18-02-2006, 09:32
Replies: 32
Views: 7,741
Posted By ticex
Incredible!!! Good news - IT WORKED!! :thumbup: ...

Incredible!!! Good news - IT WORKED!! :thumbup:

The status just changed to "Consegnato al Cliente" and I just logged into 155.it and the credit is on my account plus also showing when I do *123#...
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