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Default 29-12-2012, 10:57

I managed to get through to B&You on the phone, by entering a failed order number (despite failed orders not usually giving an order number). They assured me that any physical French Visa card or MasterCard (not an e-Carte Bleue for example) should work. Thanks to VladS, I am therefore planning to buy a Trans Cash prepaid Visa card for €9.90, which has the crucial French BIN. Fortunately I now have a French address at which I can receive post (but addressed only in my name), so I can make sure the Visa card works before paying for the mail forwarding service for everyone else's SIM cards. The disadvantage of the Trans Cash card is that they charge 3% for loading money on to it, but the advantage is that it's reloadable unlike La Poste's Carte Cadeau.

If you would like a B&You SIM card and haven't yet PM'd me with your e-mail address, please do so now.
   
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Default 03-01-2013, 07:44

Unfortunately I've hit two problems:
  • According to a thread in a French forum, you can't order more than 5 SIM cards in the same name or with the same payment card in a 90-day period.
  • A friend tried yesterday to use his French relatives' Carte Bleue to order a sim card for me, and even that failed with the same reason "Votre commande a été annulée".
   
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Default 03-01-2013, 15:28

It's incredible how restrictive they are...

Anyhow, I still think we should give it a go. Worst case scenario is that we loose the money that the card costs.
BTW, should there be a need to cash out a card in euro's without loosing value - I'm willing to help (I can do so here without any problems)


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INT: abroadband, NL: Simyo, *bliep, BE: Colruyt Mobile, MEDIONmobile, LUX: Orange, PL: mBank Mobile,
DE: Congstar, MEDIONmobile, IE: Vodafone, CH: OK Mobil, SwissCom, SE: Telia, ES: MásMovil,
GR: Cosmote, IT: TIM, RO: Vodafone, RS: mt:s, BY: Privet, UA: Kievstar, MD: Moldcell

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Default 03-01-2013, 22:06

My first experience with my b&you card wasn't stellar. I was in transit through Paris late last year and tried to use it to make a few local calls and check email. Even though my devices connected to the Bouygues network, both inbound and outbound calls failed and data sessions would not connect. I used my french Lycamobile card (also an Bouygues MVNO) and had no issues placing calls.

I just made it back to Paris tonight and the b&you card is back to life and works as expected.


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Mobile phones: iPhone 5, Blackberry 9900, Nexus S, Samsung S3322 duos
Mobile data cards: Huawei E587u-5, Huawei E583c, Huawei E160
Postpaid SIMs: CA: Fido, Wind; INTL: Telna
Prepaid SIMs: DE: Fonic, Lidl; AT: yesss!, bob; UK: O2; US: AT&T; RO: Orange, Vodafone; FR: b&you, Lycamobile; NL: Lycamobile; BE: Lycamobile, Jim Mobile; CL: Entel; MX: Telcel; INTL: eKit Blue, eKit Yellow
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Default 09-01-2013, 15:15

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Can't believe my eyes
lycamobile does the same since july 2011


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Delight mobile OK. Piranha mobile OK until now with a bad issue at the beginning.
   
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Default 09-01-2013, 15:17

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Can you pay with a foreign CC
i think no


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Default 09-01-2013, 15:37

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There's a huge amount of information about B&You in Forum LesMobiles. There's one thread specifically about the prepaid card that is fast approaching 1000 posts since it was launched only five weeks ago.
u right. i'm on it.


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Default 11-01-2013, 18:43

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lycamobile does the same since july 2011
Lycamobile charges €0.09/MB (rounded to the next megabyte), whereas B&You charges €0.05/MB (rounded to the next kilobyte). Also, you only need to use B&You once per year, whereas you have to use Lycamobile every 80 days to stop it from expiring.

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Default 11-01-2013, 21:01

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Also, you only need to use B&You once per year, whereas you have to use Lycamobile every 80 days to stop it from expiring.
you right i forgot this due to my use in France. soory.


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Default 17-01-2013, 11:55

Is it too late for me to join you all?
I also like one, and if possible, 2 cards.


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