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Forum: UK & Ireland 05-06-2013, 23:34
Replies: 8
Views: 3,982
Posted By TheMadBrewer
I had a Lebara UK SIM a few years ago, but it had...

I had a Lebara UK SIM a few years ago, but it had to have activity every 80 days or so. I would send myself a text but forgot once and when I was in London last summer it was dead :( Don't know if...
Forum: UK & Ireland 30-01-2013, 08:51
Replies: 1
Views: 2,791
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Use a 3 UK SIM in Ireland?

Any special advantage other than the Eurotariff? I read somewhere that "3 Like Home" was gone for UK customers, but is there any other reason to use a 3UK sim? Normally, I'd just use my German SIM as...
Forum: Germany 20-10-2012, 15:38
Replies: 106
Views: 45,682
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Just an update: I bought and registered 5 Fonic...

Just an update: I bought and registered 5 Fonic SIMs -- used one pretty extensively for about a week with no problems. And my German friend just emailed me that he has 5 letters for me next time I...
Forum: Germany 13-10-2012, 08:33
Replies: 106
Views: 45,682
Posted By TheMadBrewer
My friend has a house with a Ferienwohnung on the...

My friend has a house with a Ferienwohnung on the ground floor. I'll ask him about the sticker, though.

Thanks for the help (Inquisitor -- I gave you a referral way back when, when I bought the...
Forum: Germany 10-10-2012, 21:55
Replies: 106
Views: 45,682
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Address Question

I am going to buy a couple of Fonic SIMs to replace the ones from Solomo.

When I bought the Solomo SIMs I had them sent to a friend, but I was able to specify a shipping address separately, e.g. "...
Forum: Germany 11-08-2012, 18:25
Replies: 21
Views: 16,308
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Well, it was a good run. I have a half...

Well, it was a good run.

I have a half dozen solomo pro sims that I use for an annual group trip to Europe (mostly Germany but also BeNeLux). Because of circumstances, they all have about...
Forum: Germany 25-11-2011, 23:34
Replies: 2
Views: 3,982
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Doesn't seem to work any more :(

Doesn't seem to work any more :(
Forum: Germany 25-09-2010, 20:37
Replies: 4
Views: 2,803
Posted By TheMadBrewer
I use a Solomo Pro SIM Pro: (from your list)...

I use a Solomo Pro SIM

Pro: (from your list)

* Can be purchased and topped up online with a non-German credit card
* Is good for 13 months after last top up
* Roams well in the EU
* Minimum...
Forum: Germany 27-08-2010, 14:10
Replies: 21
Views: 16,308
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Just an update: I ordered three solomo pro...

Just an update: I ordered three solomo pro startpackets the end of July. On August 2 I got an email that all three had shipped.

On Aug 18 one SIM arrived.

On Aug 25 another SIM arrived.
...
Forum: Germany 15-08-2010, 17:13
Replies: 21
Views: 16,308
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Thanks, Chris. The other two times I've ordered...

Thanks, Chris. The other two times I've ordered them they came within days. So I'll chill out, relax and have a beer...
Forum: Germany 13-08-2010, 04:40
Replies: 21
Views: 16,308
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Exclamation You can see from my earlier post (27 July) that I...

You can see from my earlier post (27 July) that I ordered 3 solomo pro startpackets.

I got an email that they shipped 2 August.

Here we are 10 days later and they have not arrived and emails to...
Forum: Germany 29-07-2010, 07:27
Replies: 21
Views: 16,308
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Just a quick update: I ordered 3 more solomo...

Just a quick update:

I ordered 3 more solomo SIMs (using the link -- I hope you are still getting credit )

I only got one email ("Ihre Bestellung wurde abgeschlossen") that had the order...
Forum: Germany 30-04-2010, 08:30
Replies: 12
Views: 13,911
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Cutting SIMS...

Somewhere I saw a picture of the new AT&T MicroSim for the iPad.

It was the usual credit card sized holder where you punch out the SIM. The twist was the SIM also had punch outs -- you could punch...
Forum: Mobile Phones 25-04-2010, 23:21
Replies: 30
Views: 17,941
Posted By TheMadBrewer
I'm sure it was done at the request of AT&T so...

I'm sure it was done at the request of AT&T so people didn't just take their iPhone SIM and put it in their iPad. But knowing Apple, probably didn't have to ask more than once :)
Forum: Germany 25-04-2010, 19:12
Replies: 12
Views: 13,911
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Micro SIMs in Germany

So I have a 3G iPad coming the end of the month and I'd like to use it when traveling to Germany (and leave my laptop behind). But it uses a Micro-SIM.

So is there any word on which carriers will...
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 10-09-2009, 18:56
Replies: 42
Views: 23,210
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Update on the Swisscom Natel Easy with 4 CHF/day...

Update on the Swisscom Natel Easy with 4 CHF/day unlimited internet:

I bought the sim at the Swisscom store at the airport (ZRH) with no problem. Was CHF 19.95 and comes with CHF 20 credit (5 days...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 08-06-2009, 19:49
Replies: 1
Views: 2,786
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Just an update -- probably not all that useful...

Just an update -- probably not all that useful since "3 Like Home" is going away, but I had no problems at all. I went only line and converted my top up to the "Broadband Lite" addon and used...
Forum: Europe 06-06-2009, 01:07
Replies: 11
Views: 4,401
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Just a data point -- may not be useful as Three...

Just a data point -- may not be useful as Three Like Home is going away soon, but it may be useful to whatever replaces it.

To recap: I bought a UK Three data SIM for an upcoming trip to London...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 31-05-2009, 07:06
Replies: 1
Views: 2,786
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Using UK 3 SIM for data in Hong Kong

I am going to be spending some time in the UK this summer and bought a 3 SIM to use in my 3G USB Modem.

It turns out I'm going to be in Hong Kong next week and the "3 Like Home" promo will still...
Forum: Germany 04-05-2009, 21:00
Replies: 18
Views: 6,372
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Just a data point for anybody in the future: ...

Just a data point for anybody in the future:

I bought the Tchibo surf stick back in December (well, actually my brother bought it, but I have it now :) )

I arrived in Germany Friday night....
Forum: Germany 28-04-2009, 07:01
Replies: 9
Views: 12,440
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Its not an answer to the question asked, but you...

Its not an answer to the question asked, but you can use a credit card to pay for the Vodafone "Websessions" -- my American Amex works just fine for that.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-04-2009, 18:25
Replies: 173
Views: 47,389
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Both my +423 and +44 are showing as "Active" when...

Both my +423 and +44 are showing as "Active" when I logged on this morning.
Forum: Europe 21-04-2009, 12:59
Replies: 11
Views: 4,401
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Thanks for the suggestions.

Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: Europe 20-04-2009, 22:11
Replies: 11
Views: 4,401
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Another Three Like Home question: I'm...

Another Three Like Home question:

I'm spending a couple weeks in England this summer (Great British Beer Festival, of course!) and so was looking for a good PAYG data SIM. I ordered a Three mobile...
Forum: Germany 11-04-2009, 22:54
Replies: 85
Views: 52,511
Posted By TheMadBrewer
I thought I'd add my 2 cents to this. My...

I thought I'd add my 2 cents to this.

My brother and I bought one during the December promotion. We filled out a form, using our hotel address and returned to the Tchibo store. I seem to remember...
Forum: Germany 03-02-2009, 18:02
Replies: 29
Views: 20,925
Posted By TheMadBrewer
I am traveling and don't have it with me, but I...

I am traveling and don't have it with me, but I am pretty sure it was Huwawei -- it looked just like the picture on the web page you posted.
Forum: Germany 21-01-2009, 14:37
Replies: 1
Views: 2,282
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Now working...

Oops. Just after I posted this it started working. So maybe Vodofone fixed the problem, or I somehow fixed a setting...

or it was just good karma, from posting on PrePaidGSM.net :)

Thanks.
Forum: Germany 21-01-2009, 14:29
Replies: 1
Views: 2,282
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Question Problem with Vodofone.de WebSessions

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday I was able to use Vodaphone WebSessions with my Sierra Wireless modem and CallYa SIM.

Sometime in the night (after Midnight?) it appears everything other than port 80 is...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-12-2008, 17:48
Replies: 10
Views: 4,842
Posted By TheMadBrewer
What is strange is my +423 SIM hasn't been used...

What is strange is my +423 SIM hasn't been used in well over a year and it still works.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-12-2008, 07:04
Replies: 10
Views: 4,842
Posted By TheMadBrewer
It was probably terminated because of lack of use...

It was probably terminated because of lack of use -- and I have no argument about that. After the fact, I realized it had been more than a year since my father used it. It had about €3 on it before...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-12-2008, 21:47
Replies: 10
Views: 4,842
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Bad UM Experience

I have an original Riiing SIM (+423) and two of the newer +44 SIMS (one for me and one for my father).

I had bookmarked the "recharge" page on UM. It always asks me to logon and they asks me which...
Forum: Germany 14-12-2008, 21:36
Replies: 29
Views: 20,925
Posted By TheMadBrewer
An update on Tchibo: They told me that you...

An update on Tchibo:

They told me that you could not purchase then SIM alone, but only the €49.95 package with modem and SIM.

My brother bought one and had no problem using it on his PC.
...
Forum: Germany 28-11-2008, 23:01
Replies: 29
Views: 20,925
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Will one be able to turn it on and off on a month...

Will one be able to turn it on and off on a month to month basis?

I get to Germany about 3 times a year -- for less than a month but €20 is less than I usually end up paying for internet access....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-06-2008, 21:05
Replies: 21
Views: 7,012
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Thanks, inquisitor I'm going to order a...

Thanks, inquisitor

I'm going to order a bunch of the Solomo Pro SIMs for a beer trip a bunch of us are doing in the fall.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-06-2008, 03:22
Replies: 21
Views: 7,012
Posted By TheMadBrewer
OK, I am really interested in the Solomo offer --...

OK, I am really interested in the Solomo offer -- I emailed them and they said there should be no problem using a US credit card and shipping to a German friend.

So has anybody here actually used...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-06-2008, 07:00
Replies: 21
Views: 7,012
Posted By TheMadBrewer
When I went thru to the ordering page they only...

When I went thru to the ordering page they only had the choice of a few European countries -- Belgium and Poland where on there, but no US :(
Forum: Europe 06-10-2007, 08:42
Replies: 17
Views: 4,568
Posted By TheMadBrewer
No mea culpa required, not trying to be a...

No mea culpa required, not trying to be a dickhead, just explaining why Switzerland was excluded.

Its hard keeping up with this stuff -- soon we might see Alba and Vlaanderen and Euskadi as EU...
Forum: Europe 06-10-2007, 08:07
Replies: 17
Views: 4,568
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Sweden and Denmark are in the EU (but not in the...

Sweden and Denmark are in the EU (but not in the Euro). Switzerland (along with Norway and Iceland and Lichtenstein) is in the EFTA (European Free Trade Assoc.). Picking nits here, but its one of the...
Forum: Europe 06-10-2007, 01:10
Replies: 17
Views: 4,568
Posted By TheMadBrewer
I'll bump this since I have the similar question:...

I'll bump this since I have the similar question: If somebody calls my TMO (D1 -- Xtra Classic, I believe) number while I am in the Netherlands (for example). Will I just pay the Eurotariff of 24...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-10-2007, 06:38
Replies: 15
Views: 3,959
Posted By TheMadBrewer
I think we talking past each other -- one...

I think we talking past each other -- one commenter was unclear what the German message said, I was just trying to clarify. I too would like to be able to setup voice mail remotely, but I remember I...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-10-2007, 00:48
Replies: 15
Views: 3,959
Posted By TheMadBrewer
It says that the voice mail box has not been...

It says that the voice mail box has not been setup so you can't leave a message.

The good news is my call using VoipBuster only cost €.10
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-10-2007, 16:25
Replies: 0
Views: 1,579
Posted By TheMadBrewer
UM+ Voice Mail

Just got an email that it is online. Since I'm sure I'd have to pay the high US rates to check, I'd appreciate if somebody in a GSM friendly country tries it and lets us know. TIA
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-09-2007, 00:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,908
Posted By TheMadBrewer
I guess I misread that -- I thought it was the...

I guess I misread that -- I thought it was the voice mail problem when the phone was off would be fixed in a few months. Need to work on my reading comprehension skills :) Thanks.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-09-2007, 19:53
Replies: 2
Views: 1,908
Posted By TheMadBrewer
UM+ Voice Mail

I know about the problems when the phone is turned off, but I usually leave mine on anyway, so while in Germany and Belgium the past week I tried to set up the voice mail. I tried dialing 077 on the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-08-2007, 07:49
Replies: 376
Views: 95,826
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Finally got thru to CS. The guy said the were...

Finally got thru to CS. The guy said the were having (have had?) problems with the web activations where it didn't always go thru properly and it leaves the SIM somehow blocked. So he cleared the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-08-2007, 02:34
Replies: 376
Views: 95,826
Posted By TheMadBrewer
I now get that on my new UM+ -- it sounds to me...

I now get that on my new UM+ -- it sounds to me like a slow busy signal but with every other tone a slightly higher pitch. Still get "invalid number" on the upgraded UM+ (whether phone is on or off)....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-08-2007, 21:43
Replies: 376
Views: 95,826
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Thumbs down Another Frustrated Customer

Count me among the frustrated! My future use for UM (post CallBackWorld) was to be UM to UM calls and the occasional "I'm fine" call back the the states from Belgium or Netherlands (have local SIMs...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-08-2007, 00:49
Replies: 376
Views: 95,826
Posted By TheMadBrewer
Got mine today (Los Angeles). There was a zip...

Got mine today (Los Angeles). There was a zip code but no state on the address in European format, e.g. 900xx Los Angeles

Date was July 27.

I have about Euro 11 on the +423 SIM. She Who Must Be...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-07-2007, 07:07
Replies: 376
Views: 95,826
Posted By TheMadBrewer
My reading of the announcement and website is...

My reading of the announcement and website is that you will get a whole new number. But I have no inside info on that.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-07-2007, 06:40
Replies: 17
Views: 5,488
Posted By TheMadBrewer
As for O9, rates to Iceland Mobile are in the .59...

As for O9, rates to Iceland Mobile are in the .59 Euro range -- the sticky says there is a .25 Euro setup charge but I can't find mention of that on their website. That would make it way more...
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