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Forum: Spain & Portugal 08-07-2017, 13:39
Replies: 24
Views: 24,870
Posted By ggking7
Recharging with my US credit card in the app was...

Recharging with my US credit card in the app was one of my favorite things about Tuenti. I used Vodaphone this time but my US credit card always failed in their app.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 26-06-2017, 08:34
Replies: 24
Views: 24,870
Posted By ggking7
Great wiki, thanks!

Great wiki, thanks!
Forum: Spain & Portugal 18-06-2017, 07:35
Replies: 24
Views: 24,870
Posted By ggking7
That is sad but not applicable in this case. My...

That is sad but not applicable in this case. My wife is Spanish and she was the one trying to buy a Tuenti SIM.

Can you give me a link to the Prepaid Wikia?
Forum: Spain & Portugal 17-06-2017, 20:19
Replies: 24
Views: 24,870
Posted By ggking7
They have an incentive since I'll go to Vodaphone...

They have an incentive since I'll go to Vodaphone if they won't sell me Tuenti (which I did).
Forum: Spain & Portugal 17-06-2017, 09:40
Replies: 24
Views: 24,870
Posted By ggking7
I'm in Madrid at the moment and both Movistar...

I'm in Madrid at the moment and both Movistar stores I've tried here are also out of Tuenti. I think the word is out.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 04-03-2017, 14:08
Replies: 113
Views: 123,684
Posted By ggking7
I've had great luck with Tuenti the last few...

I've had great luck with Tuenti the last few times I've been to Spain. I haven't tried video streaming but I think the chances of it working on that network are excellent.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 16-06-2015, 17:34
Replies: 24
Views: 24,870
Posted By ggking7
What? None of what you posted addresses the...

What? None of what you posted addresses the issue of whether data can be refilled (not filled, refilled) more than once per month. When I walked into a Vodaphone shop and a Yoigo shop, they...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 16-06-2015, 08:26
Replies: 24
Views: 24,870
Posted By ggking7
You're still misunderstanding. All of the...

You're still misunderstanding. All of the carriers I talked to except for Happy Movil and Tuenti only allow you to buy more data allowance *once* per month. Happy Movil and Tuenti allow you to buy...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 14-06-2015, 09:04
Replies: 24
Views: 24,870
Posted By ggking7
Hard to say whether your English is weak or your...

Hard to say whether your English is weak or your Spanish (or both). But don't feel bad, I'm sure your German is excellent.

I've written twice (in English) that I'm looking for data which I can...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 13-06-2015, 10:20
Replies: 24
Views: 24,870
Posted By ggking7
I went to a Vodafone shop and a Yoigo shop and...

I went to a Vodafone shop and a Yoigo shop and was specifically told that the data allowance on those could only be refilled once per month. This was all communicated through my wife who is a native...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 11-06-2015, 16:44
Replies: 113
Views: 123,684
Posted By ggking7
Go with Tuenti. It has been excellent for me in...

Go with Tuenti. It has been excellent for me in every way.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 11-06-2015, 16:44
Replies: 24
Views: 24,870
Posted By ggking7
Tuenti is excellent

I always buy a Carrefour SIM when visiting Spain, but when I arrived this time I found out that they changed the service around and you can only refill your data allowance once per month. I asked...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 15-06-2013, 16:10
Replies: 0
Views: 7,884
Posted By ggking7
Carrefour now blocks tethering

I was tethering with Carrefour for 7 months last year in Spain. This year tethering is apparently blocked as it now doesn't work with my Android phone. I was able to get around this with...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 31-10-2012, 19:49
Replies: 9
Views: 11,279
Posted By ggking7
$0.06 to the US??? I paid about $0.10 to call...

$0.06 to the US??? I paid about $0.10 to call the US from the US with T-Mobile. How can calling the US from Australia be half the cost of calling within Australia?
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 30-10-2012, 18:20
Replies: 9
Views: 11,279
Posted By ggking7
I set up AmaySIM and I'm loving it so far. Their...

I set up AmaySIM and I'm loving it so far. Their online user interface and activation process is by far the best I've used anywhere in the world and I've used a lot.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 30-10-2012, 00:37
Replies: 9
Views: 11,279
Posted By ggking7
Australia SIM recommendation?

Can anyone recommend a SIM for voice and data in the Sydney area? I can get separate SIMs for voice and data if necessary. I'm looking for something that is a good value and also a data connection...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 07-05-2012, 18:20
Replies: 2
Views: 4,729
Posted By ggking7
Absolutely not. That SIM is only used in an old...

Absolutely not. That SIM is only used in an old GSM phone which can't go on the internet.

I just got an explanation from Carrefour though. According to them, they charge $0.50(Euro)/minute for...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 03-05-2012, 20:27
Replies: 2
Views: 4,729
Posted By ggking7
Carrefour = RIP OFF

I'm in Spain and I added 70 Euros to my Carrefour SIM card on the 30th. Today they say my balance is 3 Euros and I don't talk more than an hour per day, all within Spain. My wife is Spanish and she...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 26-09-2011, 02:33
Replies: 5
Views: 3,814
Posted By ggking7
Japan for voice?

I'll be in Tokyo and the outer Okinawa Islands of Ishigaki, Iriomote, and Miyako in October. It sounds like buying a SIM for data in Japan is very expensive, especially since wifi is said to be...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 26-07-2011, 23:32
Replies: 2
Views: 3,701
Posted By ggking7
Thanks Rob. Has anyone ever used it or does...

Thanks Rob. Has anyone ever used it or does anyone have any more info?
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 26-07-2011, 02:26
Replies: 2
Views: 3,701
Posted By ggking7
SIM card for Tahiti?

Can I buy a SIM card that will work in Tahiti? If I can't buy one before I go, can I buy one there?
Forum: Italy 10-07-2009, 12:04
Replies: 1
Views: 3,514
Posted By ggking7
TIM in Sardinia, Italy a good choice?

I've done my research and I think I'll buy a TIM SIM card when I get to Alghero, Sardinia, Italy. I'll be there for 8 nights and I'll only use the card for tethering to my laptop. The rates look...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 28-06-2009, 00:39
Replies: 1
Views: 2,688
Posted By ggking7
Prepaid data in the Seychelles?

Does anyone know of a prepaid data service available in the Seychelles?
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 16-05-2009, 00:11
Replies: 0
Views: 2,207
Posted By ggking7
Prepaid data in Tanzania?

I need a small amount of prepaid data for tethering to a laptop in Tanzania. Vodacom has info here which looks like 1GB for ~$55USD which would be more than enough. Does anyone have advice for me...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 12-03-2009, 22:00
Replies: 5
Views: 4,693
Posted By ggking7
BINGO. Thank you so much.

BINGO. Thank you so much.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 12-03-2009, 08:12
Replies: 5
Views: 4,693
Posted By ggking7
Here in Sydney I'm getting the "2-year contract"...

Here in Sydney I'm getting the "2-year contract" response from every phone shop I stop in, so I could really use any info on prepaid or similar SIM data access.

P.S. AMAZING city and country.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 27-02-2009, 17:32
Replies: 5
Views: 4,693
Posted By ggking7
Yes, there is no data information there but there...

Yes, there is no data information there but there are links to carrier websites. Does anyone use prepaid data in Australia?
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 26-02-2009, 18:40
Replies: 5
Views: 4,693
Posted By ggking7
Australian SIM for data

I'm off to Sydney soon and I've discovered that a lot of the apartments down there don't have internet service. Is there a prepaid SIM provider with good data service? Malkav has said that Virgin...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 16-02-2009, 17:51
Replies: 1
Views: 2,856
Posted By ggking7
Prepaid for 2 weeks in Sydney, Australia?

Can anyone recommend a prepaid SIM for 2 weeks in Sydney, Australia?
Forum: Americas 12-02-2009, 18:01
Replies: 8
Views: 5,459
Posted By ggking7
This is confirmed working!

This is confirmed working!
Forum: Americas 31-01-2009, 18:08
Replies: 8
Views: 5,459
Posted By ggking7
I wonder if it would work to buy 100MB from AT&T...

I wonder if it would work to buy 100MB from AT&T and then add 1MB each month to keep it active. That would be a really slick way to keep access open.
Forum: Americas 25-01-2009, 02:57
Replies: 8
Views: 5,459
Posted By ggking7
I didn't mean to say we shouldn't be discussing...

I didn't mean to say we shouldn't be discussing non-GSM, and I appreciate your info on alternatives.
Forum: Americas 24-01-2009, 15:36
Replies: 8
Views: 5,459
Posted By ggking7
Is anyone else disappointed with our current...

Is anyone else disappointed with our current options? AT&T's old $20/month for unlimited internet was good, but their new plans are so expensive. Sprint, Verizon, and Boost aren't GSM as you guys...
Forum: Americas 20-01-2009, 03:10
Replies: 8
Views: 5,459
Posted By ggking7
Unlimited or cheap cell phone internet in the US

I'm looking for an unlimited or cheap cell phone internet service for prepaid GSM for tethering to a laptop once in a while in the US. Does such a thing exist? I understand that AT&T just...
Forum: Americas 20-01-2009, 03:08
Replies: 18
Views: 20,211
Posted By ggking7
Thanks for reporting all of this, it's very...

Thanks for reporting all of this, it's very helpful.
Forum: Americas 05-12-2008, 15:39
Replies: 4
Views: 3,838
Posted By ggking7
Thank you very much for your response. It...

Thank you very much for your response.


It looks like eBay has the SIM cards and activation codes available. When I was activated a year ago, a T-Mobile rep told me on the phone that it was...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2008, 02:33
Replies: 4
Views: 3,838
Posted By ggking7
T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T in California

I have a T-Mobile SIM card and I love it. I'd like to set my girlfriend up with the same thing, but there is no T-Mobile store within 4 hours of where we live. Can we activate a new SIM without...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2008, 02:24
Replies: 6
Views: 6,033
Posted By ggking7
I've had good luck with Telcel in Mexico and my...

I've had good luck with Telcel in Mexico and my Telcel card worked just fine in Tulum.
Forum: Americas 07-07-2008, 00:45
Replies: 2
Views: 4,339
Posted By ggking7
Thank you very much RTuesday, telcel it is.

Thank you very much RTuesday, telcel it is.
Forum: Americas 05-07-2008, 19:48
Replies: 2
Views: 4,339
Posted By ggking7
Mexico - Puerto Vallarta / Sayulita

I'm headed to Sayulita just north of Puerto Vallarta soon and I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a SIM card?

I have T-Mobile pre-paid for here in the US, but their roaming rates in Mexico are...
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 19-04-2008, 22:49
Replies: 13
Views: 7,941
Posted By ggking7
The phone number for each too, plus the customer...

The phone number for each too, plus the customer service number wouldn't hurt to have.
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 19-04-2008, 01:40
Replies: 13
Views: 7,941
Posted By ggking7
What do you mean the section is wrong? Do...

What do you mean the section is wrong?

Do you just write down the necessary info for each on a piece of paper in the bag? Don't tell me you memorized the "check balance" function for 24 cards.
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 18-04-2008, 22:50
Replies: 13
Views: 7,941
Posted By ggking7
Organizing SIM cards

How do you organize and keep track of your SIM cards and their pertinent information? I'd like something to physically keep my SIM cards safe, as well as a method for keeping track of each of their...
Forum: Americas 18-04-2008, 14:26
Replies: 5
Views: 3,603
Posted By ggking7
Thanks Effendi, it looks like $1.43/minute to...

Thanks Effendi, it looks like $1.43/minute to call the US from Brazil with Oi. Wouldn't it work to buy a calling card like this:

http://callingcards.callingmart.com/p/info.php/Continental
...
Forum: Americas 17-04-2008, 17:26
Replies: 5
Views: 3,603
Posted By ggking7
Very nice. I'm looking at Brazilian Sim card...

Very nice. I'm looking at Brazilian Sim card info and I can't find anything about calling rates to the US though.
Forum: Americas 17-04-2008, 16:36
Replies: 5
Views: 3,603
Posted By ggking7
Determining SIM rates

I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out how much this or that local SIM card charges for calls. In foreign countries, the local SIM card companies often have local-language-only websites. Is there...
Forum: Americas 24-03-2008, 17:47
Replies: 6
Views: 3,701
Posted By ggking7
Thanks, I've already got one though. Can't use...

Thanks, I've already got one though. Can't use it until they allow me to transfer my number to them though. International (paid) call forwarding is the other feature I need.
Forum: Americas 23-03-2008, 21:31
Replies: 6
Views: 3,701
Posted By ggking7
What I really need is Grand Central to allow...

What I really need is Grand Central to allow transferring of phone numbers to their service.
Forum: Americas 23-03-2008, 20:03
Replies: 0
Views: 2,858
Posted By ggking7
Brazil (Florianopolis) SIM card

I'll be going to Florianopolis, Brazil soon and I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a SIM card for that area.

Also, I've used a T-Mobile SIM in the US and a Movil SIM in Panama. Both have...
Forum: Americas 23-03-2008, 20:00
Replies: 6
Views: 3,701
Posted By ggking7
T-Mobile forwarding to VOIP

I have T-Mobile pre-paid service and I'd like to forward calls to my computer VOIP number when I'm in front of the computer to save T-Mobile airtime. Is anyone else doing something like this? How...
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