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Cool Telna Again? - 08-04-2011, 23:21

Just got a call from Telna advising that they are back up and running and that I should get replacement SIM cards next week. Shall we all cross our fingers and touch wood together?


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Just got a call from Telna advising that they are back up and running and that I should get replacement SIM cards next week. Shall we all cross our fingers and touch wood together?
That will be interesting to see. They charged me the annual fee about a day before they "temporarily" suspended service. That was about 9 months ago.
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Default 09-04-2011, 13:32

True. 9 months is a long time in this industry. Same thing happened to me (a week before suspending service), however I asked for, and got it refunded.

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That will be interesting to see. They charged me the annual fee about a day before they "temporarily" suspended service. That was about 9 months ago.


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Default 09-04-2011, 14:24

Theoretically no fees for the next year and well, look at my sig for how much a true believer I am these days

Never the less these cards have been useful to me in my travel business, I let clients use them provided they pay for the calls. The service costs me little and the benefits are relatively large. That said I had to say no to too many clients last year when these guys went on hiatus . . . I may not advertise the service quite as much in the future.


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Default 09-04-2011, 15:55

I am with you morayoo. Of all the international dims that I have used, the only one that has been somewhat reliable and consistent in terms of service is Ekit. The rest, Maxroam, Yackie, etc. Have changed so much that I can care less what they are offering now. The usefulness of these international sims has really diminished in recent years anyway.


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Default 11-04-2011, 02:46

Well, I ought to put my history in my sig. Swiss EasyRoam (†), Riiing x2 (†), UM (†), 09 (†), CelTrek (†), Telna Mobile (?), Mobal (*) It's a tough call to say that what I saved using the dead ones (†) was greater than what I lost when they went Tango Uniform or not. I'm no longer traveling the way I used to, so it's now all water over the dam.
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Default 11-04-2011, 19:34

Another question that remains is - how many people are still going to be willing to pay the $19 annual fee for the benefit of having a US number. Other sim cards, for example Ekit, offers the option to keep a US number for $0.50/month. OTOH, one can do the forwarding on their own. Anyway let's see what they offer in terms of rates. My credit card on file has expired and I have received several emails about updating it, however I am still debating if I should or not.


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Default Post paid is the benefit. - 11-04-2011, 22:32

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Another question that remains is - how many people are still going to be willing to pay the $19 annual fee for the benefit of having a US number.
Telna's claim to fame is that it is post paid. $19.00 is the price one pays for that. For some people that is doable and OK and others no so much.
   
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Telna's claim to fame is that it is post paid. $19.00 is the price one pays for that. For some people that is doable and OK and others no so much.
All things being equal, I don't mine paying a known $19/y fee. It really irks me to have a company go bankrupt and take my $100+ credit balance with them. One thing I liked about Telna is that they quickly implemented an incoming SIP address for their original SIMs when we here suggested it. I hope this feature will be retained in their new SIMs.
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Default 12-04-2011, 00:50

This is personal...I don't like postpaid...if the sim card is lost, and I've heard many cases of lost sim cards say by a son or daughter who may not even realize the sim card has been lost, you are responsible for all calls made till its reported lost. With prepaid, the most you can be out is the value on the card...the solution to the bankruptcy problem of so many of the international cards is to keep small balances and only top up when absolutely necessary.
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