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Default 21-10-2005, 07:03

Hi,

does anybody knows or is testing this ?

http://www.gt-sim.com/

is this a serious carrier or MVNO ?

Thanks for any feedback

Thomas Blob
www.blob-net.de
   
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Default 21-10-2005, 07:59

If you're searching for a new telephone number for your starter pack, numbers beginning with 44 (UK??) comes up. But the site is in German... And the Global Termination company registrered in Hong Kong?!
   
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Default 21-10-2005, 08:04

Incoming rates aren't that great, but outgoing looks okay and SMS from everywhere to everywhere for 0,09 EUR makes me pretty curious.
   
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Default 21-10-2005, 10:17

I've made another discovery! The number range +44.76241.xxxxx is of Manx Telecom, Isle of Man so, not England... another small "semi-country" after Liechtenstein and Monaco... So there should be free incoming calls only in the little island, and not in whole Britain, or am I wrong?

Other good thing is GPRS, 1cent/KB is not cheap, but usually roaming GPRS tariffs are even worse and SMS at 9 cent are relly good (with SMSbug could cost even less, thanks to GPRS connection).

There is voicemail you can set-up for free too.

It really looks interesting, only incoming calls are too expensive, but the rest is really good!


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Default 21-10-2005, 10:45

Unluckily SMSbug has "lost" every second SMS I send, no matter if per Java/GPRS or directly from their website.

Well, I made some testing and at least at the moment it is working fine for me. SMS to Vodafone DE, Eplus, o2 DE and Tim IT were delivered instantly. No, I didn't sent any SMS to myself. :whistle:
   
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Default 21-10-2005, 11:44

SMSbug seem to work fine in this last period, while it had problems in the past. Now also Wind is supported, and really works.


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Default 21-10-2005, 20:54

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Incoming rates aren't that great, but outgoing looks okay and SMS from everywhere to everywhere for 0,09 EUR makes me pretty curious.
The cost of SMS is similar to 10 US cents in Hop - I hope that functioning isn't :P
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Default 21-10-2005, 21:49

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Unluckily SMSbug has "lost" every second SMS I send, no matter if per Java/GPRS or directly from their website.

Well, I made some testing and at least at the moment it is working fine for me. SMS to Vodafone DE, Eplus, o2 DE and Tim IT were delivered instantly. No, I didn't sent any SMS to myself.* :whistle:
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Default 21-10-2005, 22:30

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I've made another discovery! The number range +44.76241.xxxxx is of Manx Telecom, Isle of Man so, not England... another small "semi-country" after Liechtenstein and Monaco... So there should be free incoming calls only in the little island, and not in whole Britain, or am I wrong?
It's possible but not obvious. After all, Riiing has no free incoming in its "home country" FL. Hop has no free incoming anywhere (though it might have in Kosovo - I checked Andrea's Hop number which he sent me for SMS tests and it's from Monaco Telecom Kosovo GSM network).
But the way of operation of GT-SIM seems similar to that of Mobal which roams on O2 UK and that's why it has free incoming in the UK.

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Other good thing is GPRS, 1cent/KB is not cheap, but usually roaming GPRS tariffs are even worse and SMS at 9 cent are relly good (with SMSbug could cost even less, thanks to GPRS connection).
If SMSes do work, that's great!


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There is voicemail you can set-up for free too.
It really looks interesting, only incoming calls are too expensive, but the rest is really good!
Yes, I agree. Here go my general impressions.

1) The service is not prepaid but "credit card charged" in fact - just like Mobal. The SIM is not free but the rates are much better than Mobal ones.
2) Unlike Riiing and Hop, GT covers the entire EU, but not entire Europe again: Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova missing . Coverage outside Europe is rather poor (but NZ included !)
3) http://212.227.87.187/websites/gt_sim/roam...ng.php?lang=eng and http://www.manxpronto.net/roamingpartners.asp don't fully conform but look similar....
4) http://212.227.87.187/websites/gt_sim/pric...SIM-eng-b2c.pdf says that calls to mobiles are 38 cents from everywhere. The question is if this includes calls to mobiles in countries like US/Canada in which receiving party pays the mobile surcharge and landline/mobile numbers are mixed
5) No rates for calls to satellite networks.
6) No rates for GSM-on-Ships roaming (none available?)
7) I wonder what technology lies behind the phone compatibility:
http://212.227.87.187/websites/gt_sim//dow...ibility_eng.pdf ? Is it some "hidden callback " or callback/camel combination?
They should decide what is surcharge for India: "only" 1 EUR like in http://212.227.87.187/websites/gt_sim/pric...SIM-eng-b2c.pdf
or 1.20 like in http://212.227.87.187/websites/gt_sim/roam...ng.php?lang=eng





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Default 21-10-2005, 23:01

http://global-termination.com/

read this:
:: These mobile devices, use 2 operator SIMs at the same time and offer termination rates of cents 26 to cents 38 to any worldwide phone number, from the mobile phone. - sophisticated - :whistle:
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