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Default When did the VOIP disappear?? - 26-05-2018, 00:58

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Once that VOIP feature stopped working, and the indication from them was that, that's the end of that feature, I started thinking the same myself.

When did the VOIP disappear??
   
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Default 26-05-2018, 01:09

It last worked for me about 4 months ago or so. The funny thing is, Piranha was aware of this but they never warned or informed their customers about it. Only when you contact them, will you find out what the deal is.

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Default 26-05-2018, 11:45

The piranha rep. must have seen our postings here. Anyway, my ticket got a response
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Dear Customer, all new cards will be dispatched by 30th June 2018, all balances will remain the same, new numbers will be issued. Please make sure your deliver address records are up to date in your online account. You will be notified once SIM has been dispatched.


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Default 28-05-2018, 07:10

Got the same ticket response. I fly to Bermuda on June 24th and Piranha is promising replacement sim cards to be mailed by June 30th.

So I ordered the Koko Mobile sim card from Switzerland. The FAQ on their website says they mail out orders the same day received weekdays before 10 AM CET.


Phones/Wireless Devices: Doogee S90, Isatphone Pro, Amazon Kindle 3G, SkyRoam MiFi device, Karma MiFi device, AT&T Liberate MiFi device
Sim Cards: T-Mobile (Mint), AT&T (Mifi device or Kindle), Koko
Satphone: InMarSat
Broadband US Wireless Data: AT&T postpaid, Sprint (Karma Mobility prepaid)
Broadband International Data: SkyRoam
VOIP: Skype
   
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Default 28-05-2018, 16:15

And my Koko Mobile sim card order has been marked as completed/shipped.

Once I get the Koko card and try it out, maybe I'll start a thread on it.


Phones/Wireless Devices: Doogee S90, Isatphone Pro, Amazon Kindle 3G, SkyRoam MiFi device, Karma MiFi device, AT&T Liberate MiFi device
Sim Cards: T-Mobile (Mint), AT&T (Mifi device or Kindle), Koko
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Default 04-06-2018, 05:31

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But yes, I'm seeing a recurring theme here on international sim cards that go into existence and then vanish a few months or years later (I'm developing a collection of them).
Hop Mobile, Globe, Celtrek, GT-Sim, O9 Mobile, Riiing!, United Mobile

Yeah itís recurring.

Only ones I use that have stuck around are Truphone and Mobal.
   
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Default 07-06-2018, 15:37

Koko mobile card came in the mail today. No sign of new Piranha card. Will take old Piranha card out tonight, put in Koko and activate it and add some CHF.


Phones/Wireless Devices: Doogee S90, Isatphone Pro, Amazon Kindle 3G, SkyRoam MiFi device, Karma MiFi device, AT&T Liberate MiFi device
Sim Cards: T-Mobile (Mint), AT&T (Mifi device or Kindle), Koko
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Default 07-06-2018, 19:50

I took a few minutes and put the Koko Mobile card in the second sim slot of my phone instead of the Piranaha sim.

Activation online initially showed an activation error, but the fault apparently fixed itself (got welcome to USA message on the phone a few minutes later, so it obviously was working). Added CHF20 to my account online and made a successful test call on AT&T in 4G mode on my phone. Call quality was very good and it went through as a direct dial call. Background carrier for sim card in USA is apparently JT (Jersey Telecom) in the UK Channel Islands (it comes with one UK number you can choose from a list)...not sure if that changes if one of the other roaming profiles for the sim card is used. Didn't set up data yet for the sim chip yet, and probably will normally keep that off since my mifi devices have cheaper rates. Will also have to set up voicemail, decide if I want a second phone number and add additional credit for my upcoming trip.

Bottom line is I now have a functional international roaming sim in the second slot of my phone (the first slot is a USA only prepaid sim).

Glad I didn't wait for Piranha to ship a new sim card. When and if Piranha ships new cards, I'll keep my replacement card as a spare, and put the other sim card in my father's spare phone he keeps as a backup.


Phones/Wireless Devices: Doogee S90, Isatphone Pro, Amazon Kindle 3G, SkyRoam MiFi device, Karma MiFi device, AT&T Liberate MiFi device
Sim Cards: T-Mobile (Mint), AT&T (Mifi device or Kindle), Koko
Satphone: InMarSat
Broadband US Wireless Data: AT&T postpaid, Sprint (Karma Mobility prepaid)
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VOIP: Skype
   
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Default 07-06-2018, 19:56

Good to see this option is working out for you. Thanks for the update.

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Bottom line is I now have a functional international roaming sim in the second slot of my phone (the first slot is a USA only prepaid sim).

Glad I didn't wait for Piranha to ship a new sim card. When and if Piranha ships new cards, I'll keep my replacement card as a spare, and put the other sim card in my father's spare phone he keeps as a backup.


Phones: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Samsung Galaxy A50, ASUS zenfone 3,
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Default One week left... - 22-06-2018, 09:58

We're now about a week away from the stated June 30th deadline for the new Piranha SIMs to be shipped. Has anyone heard anything? (Nothing here.)
   
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