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Default 07-07-2009, 20:03

so let me get this straight.
even if i send an a regular sms from the phone to another cell, that itself won't keep the sim card active? so even using the phone won't keep a sim with credit active? the only way to keep it active is to recharge within the 12months?!

if so, that is ridiculous...
   
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Thumbs down 07-07-2009, 20:50

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so let me get this straight.
even if i send an a regular sms from the phone to another cell, that itself won't keep the sim card active? so even using the phone won't keep a sim with credit active? the only way to keep it active is to recharge within the 12months?!

if so, that is ridiculous...
yes, excluding 3it ( ), to keep alive a sim you have to recharge it (like the majority of european operators do)
   
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Default 07-07-2009, 23:21

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so let me get this straight.
even if i send an a regular sms from the phone to another cell, that itself won't keep the sim card active? so even using the phone won't keep a sim with credit active? the only way to keep it active is to recharge within the 12months?!

if so, that is ridiculous...
I know, but in Italy there are a lot of things ridiculous


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Default 09-07-2009, 16:42

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Italian operators don't have a public policy on recharging with foreign credit cards or from abroad. It's a total mess. Another mess was done by eBayers selling prepaid cards with no registration or false registration. In Italy we have a very stupid law for registering prepaid cards: it makes things complicated for foreigners and doesn't stop any "crime" (yes, it's supposed to be an anti-crime law).
So, as I always said, unless you are very lucky, or you visit Italy at max every 11 months, forget your cards and buy a new one every time you come here back.
The problem is I still have 50 euro on the card which I hate to lose! We will be in Italy a week after my 12 months is up on Wind, if I recharge then do I retain my credit on the phone?

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Default 09-07-2009, 18:28

Yes, you can bring it on new sim or obtain your credit by check


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Default Success - 22-07-2009, 23:34

The 155.it site accepted my Canadian Visa Card! I was able to recharge so I won't lose my number before we get back to Italy in September.

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