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Forum: Italy 07-06-2013, 15:49
Replies: 1
Views: 2,860
Posted By BLC
Wind Coverage

Bought a new Wind card as their website claimed our village now had HSPDA reception. They lied about the reception but got the card for 7 euro a month for 120 minutes of talk and unlimited (throttled...
Forum: Italy 24-10-2012, 19:03
Replies: 3
Views: 2,550
Posted By BLC
They all seem to be the same. We are in Villa...

They all seem to be the same. We are in Villa Santa Lucia degli Abruzzi. L'Aquila is 30 km away and they have 4g! Any idea if TIM, WIND and Vodafone are upgrading their rural systems in the near...
Forum: Italy 19-10-2012, 20:42
Replies: 3
Views: 2,550
Posted By BLC
TIM Data Speeds

Any idea when TIM will upgrade their data speeds? We still have only GSM in our village and it is painfully slow!
Forum: Italy 19-06-2012, 19:16
Replies: 3
Views: 2,417
Posted By BLC
Wind Canada

Wind Canada uses 1700Mhz to transmit and 2100Mhz to recieve. Those are the only frequencies they use. They have no GSM frequencies but the phones they sell usually work on the GSM frequencies as well.
Forum: Italy 08-06-2012, 16:16
Replies: 3
Views: 2,417
Posted By BLC
New Option For Canadians

Wind Mobile Canada has introduced a new option where you can roam in Italy for 0.20 cents/minute for all calls including back to Canada. The option is free until september then it will be $8/ month....
Forum: Italy 21-03-2012, 16:07
Replies: 2
Views: 3,504
Posted By BLC
Recharge from abroad

TIM just sent an email saying you can use an American Express credit card to recharge from outside Italy by going to the American Express website! I don't have one but wondered if anyone had tried...
Forum: Italy 22-06-2011, 15:26
Replies: 217
Views: 100,104
Posted By BLC
Recharge

Up to a year ago I could recharge my Wind number with my Canadian credit card but no more. I now use Saveonroaming. They have a service charge (5 euro I think) but I only use them once a year to keep...
Forum: UK & Ireland 01-06-2011, 20:55
Replies: 14
Views: 10,969
Posted By BLC
Nomi Gone

Well I just learned Nomi has gone bankrupt. So much for cheap calls!
Forum: Italy 31-05-2011, 19:39
Replies: 217
Views: 100,104
Posted By BLC
I've had good luck with Save on Roaming. They...

I've had good luck with Save on Roaming. They charge but all you need is to add a little bit once a year to maintain the number then fill up when you arrive in Italy.
Forum: Italy 31-05-2011, 17:58
Replies: 217
Views: 100,104
Posted By BLC
The still have them but harder to find. You now...

The still have them but harder to find. You now go into the tobacco store, give them your phone number and they refill your card by machine (internet probably).
Forum: Italy 31-05-2011, 17:24
Replies: 217
Views: 100,104
Posted By BLC
I use to be able to top up my Wind card over the...

I use to be able to top up my Wind card over the internet with my Canadian visa card. About a year ago it stopped working. My wife's Tim card has never worked topping up with our credit cards. The...
Forum: Italy 10-01-2011, 17:49
Replies: 42
Views: 25,182
Posted By BLC
Saveonroaming was able to add 10 euro. I'am good...

Saveonroaming was able to add 10 euro. I'am good for another 12 months!
Forum: Italy 10-01-2011, 16:23
Replies: 42
Views: 25,182
Posted By BLC
Error

No matter if I try credit cards or Paypal I get "La richiesta di ricarica non e stata accettata" I paid saveonroaming 15 euro by paypal, no trouble, but they haven't added it to my Wind number yet....
Forum: Italy 10-01-2011, 00:28
Replies: 2
Views: 3,516
Posted By BLC
Have you checked to be sure your phones will...

Have you checked to be sure your phones will work. You will need quad band phones if you are coming from the US. Also their may not be 3g in the mountains so internet will be painfully slow. Maybe...
Forum: Italy 10-01-2011, 00:01
Replies: 42
Views: 25,182
Posted By BLC
I have verified by Visa and it comes up on the...

I have verified by Visa and it comes up on the site but after everything is entered they say they can't accept it and make other arrangements for payment. If it wasn't for the fact I've got 37 euros...
Forum: Italy 09-01-2011, 23:58
Replies: 42
Views: 25,182
Posted By BLC
They don't exactly say but I think it's the same...

They don't exactly say but I think it's the same as TIM, no non Italian credit cards. I had the same trouble with Vodafone UK but Nomi UK still accepts my Canadian credit cards. I topped up with Wind...
Forum: Italy 09-01-2011, 19:32
Replies: 42
Views: 25,182
Posted By BLC
Sold or merged with a Russian company. I don't...

Sold or merged with a Russian company. I don't know if it's gone through yet. Shouldn't make a difference but.... When we are in Italy this year I will pick up a debit card from our bank in Pescara....
Forum: Italy 08-01-2011, 23:48
Replies: 42
Views: 25,182
Posted By BLC
Wind Finally Caught Up With Me

Well after 4 years of being able to topup my Wind card from Canada, the website is now refusing to accept any of my credit cards or paypal. Giving saveonroaming.net a try and if it dosen't work I'll...
Forum: Italy 01-10-2010, 18:50
Replies: 217
Views: 100,104
Posted By BLC
They are quite clear on the website that the...

They are quite clear on the website that the option will automatically renew every month until discontinued. All it takes is a sms message to activate or deactivate. Sometimes I forget but Wind roams...
Forum: Italy 30-09-2010, 15:51
Replies: 5
Views: 3,258
Posted By BLC
Carrufo

We are in Carrufo, a frazione of Villa Santa Lucia, just down from Castel del Monte where they filmed that George Cluny movie The American and across the valley from Capestrano in the Abruzzo.
I was...
Forum: Italy 29-09-2010, 16:15
Replies: 5
Views: 3,258
Posted By BLC
So the chance of getting 3g in our village is...

So the chance of getting 3g in our village is slim. I have been sitting out in the piazza with my cell phone tethered to my laptop and taking a half hour to download a few emails up until now. They...
Forum: Italy 29-09-2010, 16:09
Replies: 10
Views: 6,842
Posted By BLC
Ah it's under computers and not mobile internet!...

Ah it's under computers and not mobile internet! Thanks
Forum: Italy 29-09-2010, 03:25
Replies: 10
Views: 6,842
Posted By BLC
So really the only option is No Stop. They still...

So really the only option is No Stop. They still have the time based at $0.50/15 min but that is expensive. I don't see the Mega Unlimited on their website now.
Forum: Italy 28-09-2010, 19:32
Replies: 5
Views: 3,258
Posted By BLC
Wind Italy

Is Wind expanding there 3g coverage? Any timetable?
We still don't have 3g in our village and I'am wondering if I should bite the bullet and get a landline installed mainly for ADSL (we don't have...
Forum: UK & Ireland 27-09-2010, 16:57
Replies: 14
Views: 10,969
Posted By BLC
Nomi

Well I have tried out Nomi in England. It works great! Long distance to Canada is now 3p/min. and best of all I can top up on line using my Canadian credit card.
Forum: Italy 08-09-2010, 17:34
Replies: 217
Views: 100,104
Posted By BLC
Codice Fiscale

Nobody seems to care. The stores make a copy of your passport and give you a sim card. The bank gave us ours when we opened a bank account in Pescara and it worked for buying a house.
Forum: Italy 23-08-2010, 16:22
Replies: 217
Views: 100,104
Posted By BLC
Unfortunately I haven't found a simple solution...

Unfortunately I haven't found a simple solution to the problem of maintaining a TIM sim. I suppose as we have an Italian bank account we could try and set up a periodic payment scheme but it dosen't...
Forum: Italy 20-08-2010, 17:32
Replies: 217
Views: 100,104
Posted By BLC
Telestial or Cellular Abroad will sell you a sim...

Telestial or Cellular Abroad will sell you a sim card and mail it to you. More expensive than doing it in Italy.
Forum: Italy 20-08-2010, 17:30
Replies: 217
Views: 100,104
Posted By BLC
Filling a TIM card

I have the same problem with my wife's Tim card. I have a Wind card and can fill it online from Canada with a Canadian credit card. I am buying my wife a Wind card to replace her Tim!
Forum: Italy 23-06-2010, 22:50
Replies: 217
Views: 100,104
Posted By BLC
Took less than an hour the last time I activated...

Took less than an hour the last time I activated a wind SIM. Is there enough money in the acct?
Forum: Italy 15-04-2010, 22:10
Replies: 1
Views: 2,685
Posted By BLC
Pieno Wind

It appears Wind Italy now restricts "call your country" to the 5 cent plan. This means I have to pay the 5 euro a month plus the 4 euro every 4 months?
It appears the rates to Canada have dropped to...
Forum: Italy 24-03-2010, 19:51
Replies: 13
Views: 11,168
Posted By BLC
Don't know anything about an iphone but with my...

Don't know anything about an iphone but with my old Motorola Z8 once the APN was set and I had activated the data plan everything just worked. I use gmail and there was nothing else to do. I could...
Forum: Italy 24-03-2010, 16:27
Replies: 13
Views: 11,168
Posted By BLC
To use data you'll have to configure your phone....

To use data you'll have to configure your phone. The Wind website has instructions specific to individual phones.
Forum: Italy 24-03-2010, 14:52
Replies: 13
Views: 11,168
Posted By BLC
You'll recieve an sms back confirming activation....

You'll recieve an sms back confirming activation. You should be able to add credit wherever you buy the card. The only problem is that most stores require the phone number to add credit so you can't...
Forum: Italy 22-03-2010, 16:29
Replies: 13
Views: 11,168
Posted By BLC
Wind Italy Internet No Stop

I just noticed this on Wind's website. It seems to say 1 gb data for 9 euro a month. Good deal if it's true.
Forum: Americas 05-03-2010, 22:18
Replies: 42
Views: 25,977
Posted By BLC
At&t

I made a mistake by activating it online from here so they messaged the account password to the phone which dosen't work in Canada! I picked up an online voucher and phoned them and they added the...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2010, 16:07
Replies: 42
Views: 25,977
Posted By BLC
At&t

My wife just got back from Cancun and the AT&T 0.25/min worked great.
A bit of a hassle adding money from Canada as the GoPhones don't roam here.
Forum: Italy 23-02-2010, 16:01
Replies: 217
Views: 100,104
Posted By BLC
As long as you add some money within a year. I...

As long as you add some money within a year. I have been able to keep my Wind number by setting up an account on their website and adding a few euro every 10 months or so with a Canadian credit card....
Forum: UK & Ireland 03-02-2010, 16:02
Replies: 14
Views: 10,969
Posted By BLC
OK I signed up for the cheap international calls...

OK I signed up for the cheap international calls but Vodafone still charges 20p/minute for local calls. I've ordered a Nomi sim and will see how it works next time we are through Gatwick.
Forum: UK & Ireland 02-02-2010, 20:49
Replies: 14
Views: 10,969
Posted By BLC
Then why am I with Vodafone! Ordering a new sim...

Then why am I with Vodafone! Ordering a new sim today!
Forum: UK & Ireland 02-02-2010, 15:51
Replies: 14
Views: 10,969
Posted By BLC
Don't you still have to pay the local call? 20p...

Don't you still have to pay the local call? 20p a minute on Vodafone
Forum: Italy 01-02-2010, 21:29
Replies: 14
Views: 12,847
Posted By BLC
It dosen't seem to be a problem topping up a Wind...

It dosen't seem to be a problem topping up a Wind sim from Canada on there website and it's free!
TIM is a different story, they don't seem to accept non Italian credit cards.
Forum: UK & Ireland 01-02-2010, 21:21
Replies: 14
Views: 10,969
Posted By BLC
I'am paying 20p/min with Vodafone UK and their...

I'am paying 20p/min with Vodafone UK and their long distance rate is .79p/min.

I think I'll order one of there sims and give it a try next time we are in England.
To bad they haven't fixed the...
Forum: UK & Ireland 31-01-2010, 23:33
Replies: 14
Views: 10,969
Posted By BLC
Nomi Mobile UK

Anyone tried this one. Rates are very low 5p/min in England and 5p/min long distance to call Canada. Sim cards from Telestial.
Forum: Americas 25-01-2010, 16:15
Replies: 50
Views: 26,474
Posted By BLC
Did you last out the month? From the other...

Did you last out the month?
From the other forums it dosen't look like there has been much improvement yet.
Forum: Italy 17-01-2010, 22:18
Replies: 42
Views: 25,182
Posted By BLC
I don't have any problem with Wind Italy. Just to...

I don't have any problem with Wind Italy. Just to be sure I added 15 euro using my Canadian credit card from here in Calgary and it went through with no problem. Recieved an email and a text message...
Forum: Americas 01-01-2010, 20:39
Replies: 50
Views: 26,474
Posted By BLC
Finally gave up and took the phone back. Nobody...

Finally gave up and took the phone back. Nobody buying in the store and lots of people returning their phones!
If they survive this fiasco I will give them another try in a year or so.
Just found a...
Forum: Italy 23-12-2009, 20:17
Replies: 26
Views: 11,901
Posted By BLC
Didn't know there were 2 Corvara's. Corvara I was...

Didn't know there were 2 Corvara's. Corvara I was thinking of is in Abruzzo just over the Forca di Penne pass in the mountains.
Forum: Americas 23-12-2009, 17:12
Replies: 50
Views: 26,474
Posted By BLC
My Wind Italy phone actually roams on Rogers 3g...

My Wind Italy phone actually roams on Rogers 3g network so it should work on Telus and Bell if they had agreements.
Forum: Americas 23-12-2009, 17:09
Replies: 50
Views: 26,474
Posted By BLC
At least yours is working! I had mediocre service...

At least yours is working! I had mediocre service for a half an hour and nothing since. Can't make or recieve calls. The only thing that works is messaging. I gave up talking to them as they don't...
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