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Default 26-01-2006, 18:37

wow, THAT was fast.

When I said it wouldn't last, I thought maybe it would be a marketing ploy for at least a couple of months.

Ah well, at least I can predict the future.
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Default 27-01-2006, 05:49

That was quick! I went away for a few days and look what happened...

Looks like they read this forum.

Anyway, that does make the 0044 of almost no use for me, although the free incoming in New Zealand will be useful for some people (waiting now to see how long that lasts.. )

Those sort of quick tariff changes would be a killer if you were on a trip without internet access.


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Default 27-01-2006, 10:01

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That was quick!* I went away for a few days and look what happened...
I wonder what idea was REALLY behind these few days of free incoming in the USA. IHMO, it might have been a kind of short promotion, but it wasn't advertised at all...

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Looks like they read this forum.
They didn't need to read anything. IMHO everything was under control - there were free incoming both in the price list and in the real world.

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Anyway, that does make the 0044 of almost no use for me, although the free incoming in New Zealand will be useful for some people (waiting now to see how long that lasts.. )
But OTOH it's the only international SIM which works in the entire EU and has free incoming in all EU countries. And don't forget about cheap SMSes...

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Those sort of quick tariff changes would be a killer if you were on a trip without internet access.
If you want stable tariffs, choose Hop or gt-sim
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Default 27-01-2006, 14:57

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Please note; Tariff rates will occasionally change. Thankfully this is a rare occurrence and more often than not the prices actually decrease. For the most up to date information please refer to the tariff calculator above. Last change: 23/01/06.
hmm i dont think they ever intended to have free incoming in USA :ranting2:


/also whats up with their offer ? i thought it was meant to be postpayed ?

looking at the calculator it states "The Global SIM card has 12 month validity and the life extends for 12 months once topped up within that time."

Where is the place to top-up ?
   
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Default 27-01-2006, 21:39

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hmm i dont think they ever intended to have free incoming in USA* :ranting2:
They might just have temporary problems with their billing system or something like that...

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/also whats up with their offer ? i thought it was meant to be postpayed ?
Why did think this? They say: "The Global SIM card works on a Pay-As-You-Go basis (...)"
http://www.0044.co.uk/global-sim-card.htm

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looking at the calculator it states "The Global SIM card has 12 month validity and the life extends for 12 months once topped up within that time."

Where is the place to top-up ?
I always wanted to know it but I was afraid to ask
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Default 28-01-2006, 00:43

From the FAQ:

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How do I recharge my account?

Additional credit can be added to your account 24/7 by calling customer service or by accessing the website.
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Don't see a possibility to top up on the site, however. Only buy a new one.



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Default 28-01-2006, 09:45

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Additional credit can be added to your account 24/7 by calling customer service or by accessing the website.
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Don't see a possibility to top up on the site, however. Only buy a new one.
I know the clause you quoted.
To be more precise, my question (and 0700700's, I suppose) was about online top-ups.

It all looks like a reverse of the old Riiing site - on riiing.com there were online top-ups but no SIMs on sale. OTOH 0044.co.uk sells SIMs but not top-ups
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Default 02-02-2006, 02:42

when logged into the account, there is a page to top up, in $5 steps from $20 to 100, then $50 steps

looking at the CallKey site, I'd say the 0044 site's tariffs are overstated a bit; they seem to have used an exchange rate of ?1 = $1.50 [it's $1.78 so deduct about 15%]


edit - hmmm, I think my brain has just woken up - maybe the 15% is the VAT. If so the 0044 rates are inclusive of tax, and on the CallKey site the rates are quoted without
   
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when logged into the account, there is a page to top up, in $5 steps from $20 to 100, then $50 steps

looking at the CallKey site, I'd say the 0044 site's tariffs are overstated a bit; they seem to have used an exchange rate of ?1 = $1.50 [it's $1.78 so deduct about 15%]
OK, I understand know how to buy top-ups. But does this mean that top-ups are sold in dollars, not pounds or euros? What is the "native" curremcy for 0044?
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OK, I understand know how to buy top-ups. But does this mean that top-ups are sold in dollars, not pounds or euros? What is the "native"* curremcy for 0044?
It seems to be somewhere in the middle - the SIM came from 0044 with ?5 on it; on the CallKey website this was shown as $8.62*, and the post-call balance advice sms is in $. CallKey lists $ top-ups, and I expect 0044 will be in ?s then converted. Maybe Globalsim will charge round number of ?s then convert to $s


* edit - $10.13 was also shown, and it has at last dawned on me that one rate is shown without tax (CallKey), and one with (0044). The tax is deducted at the beginning then the balance on the account is shown without tax
   
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