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Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-09-2010, 16:35
Replies: 53
Views: 22,555
Posted By kupe
LOL yes, I'm pretty happy with it. But just to...

LOL yes, I'm pretty happy with it. But just to be clear, the $65 is just for the Data plan. The total ATT monthly bill also requires a US Domestic voice plan, and of course we have Text...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-09-2010, 00:39
Replies: 53
Views: 22,555
Posted By kupe
Grampa- As Snidely said, ATT does not...

Grampa-

As Snidely said, ATT does not advertise this plan anywhere that I know of. Here's the stuff you need to know.

1) It is only available to Business customers. But don't worry- if...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-09-2010, 17:00
Replies: 53
Views: 22,555
Posted By kupe
Well, personally my use of my eKit International...

Well, personally my use of my eKit International Roaming SIM is down a bit since I obtained an unlimited world 3G Data plan for my ATT iPhone. I use Skype over 3G now for much of my routine...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-05-2010, 07:48
Replies: 9
Views: 10,434
Posted By kupe
Prepaid MicroSIM for iPad data?

Hey gang-

Considering the purchase of an iPad 3G. The ATT data rates for roaming abroad are insane...no surprise there. So is there an enterprising company looking at offering a prepaid...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-04-2010, 18:07
Replies: 10
Views: 6,689
Posted By kupe
Hi Bossman- I had similar poor results with...

Hi Bossman-

I had similar poor results with my eKit in the Caribbean last month- in our case the British Virgin Islands. Calls to my US number were not coming through. I've since been back...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-03-2010, 15:30
Replies: 10
Views: 6,689
Posted By kupe
Yep- three different ones. Made no difference. ...

Yep- three different ones. Made no difference. In any case, hopefully working now.

Kupe
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-03-2010, 17:04
Replies: 10
Views: 6,689
Posted By kupe
Just got back yesterday from Belgium, and eKit...

Just got back yesterday from Belgium, and eKit worked fine this time. I had lengthy discussions with the nice folks at eKit support, and they were not able to see anything that might have caused...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-02-2010, 17:28
Replies: 10
Views: 6,689
Posted By kupe
It's the Telestial Passport eKit sim. I've just...

It's the Telestial Passport eKit sim. I've just PMd details to eKit and I'll post what we find.

Thanks!

Kupe
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-02-2010, 20:06
Replies: 10
Views: 6,689
Posted By kupe
Thanks Matha. Yes I called customer service...

Thanks Matha. Yes I called customer service last week, and we got to the point where they needed me to call them on a landline so the eKit phone would be free. They give me an Italian toll-free...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-02-2010, 18:18
Replies: 10
Views: 6,689
Posted By kupe
eKit not receiving calls to US number when abroad

Hey gang-

I have an eKit dual-number SIM that has worked great until the past few weeks. Suddenly, none of my callers are able to reach me at my US number when I am in Europe. They report...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-06-2009, 22:37
Replies: 4
Views: 2,518
Posted By kupe
That and more is answered at the link I posted. ...

That and more is answered at the link I posted.

Quickly though...calls to the US number incur a 19 cent/minute charge. So if you are in a country with free incoming and somebody calls your US...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-06-2009, 20:44
Replies: 4
Views: 2,518
Posted By kupe
Well, the Telestial Passport by eKit would get...

Well, the Telestial Passport by eKit would get you free incoming to France and Brazil, along with a US number. Argentina is pricey, so while there I always buy a cheapy local sim. Here is the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-06-2009, 15:22
Replies: 201
Views: 78,962
Posted By kupe
Thanks JD! eKit worked perfectly in Germany! ...

Thanks JD! eKit worked perfectly in Germany! Hopefully just a brief glitch back in France.

Regarding the weather though.... ;) I was in Munich, where after 5 days of non-stop HEAVY rain, the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-06-2009, 20:48
Replies: 201
Views: 78,962
Posted By kupe
Hi JD- Email on the way! Unfortunately,...

Hi JD-

Email on the way!

Unfortunately, I'm no longer in France, but back in the US. Just as in my initial testing, my eKit seems to work fine here in the US, so I'm afraid that won't provide...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-06-2009, 03:07
Replies: 201
Views: 78,962
Posted By kupe
Well...just spent 3 days in Paris with my new...

Well...just spent 3 days in Paris with my new eKit sim and have to say it did NOT go well...

Inbound calls were a complete bust. Callers to my US number all reported that calls went straight to...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-06-2009, 20:15
Replies: 201
Views: 78,962
Posted By kupe
I don't believe so. I've written off my UM card...

I don't believe so. I've written off my UM card to the "school of hard knocks" account. ;(

Kupe
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-06-2009, 22:31
Replies: 201
Views: 78,962
Posted By kupe
Just got back from first Europe trip...

Just got back from first Europe trip (Switzerland) with my Telestial eKit sim. Very very pleased. Received calls via my US number with 100% reliability. Sending and receiving texts worked...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-06-2009, 16:47
Replies: 201
Views: 78,962
Posted By kupe
John- It sounds like the eKit I just got...

John-

It sounds like the eKit I just got from Telestial is one of the older ones- i.e. the pre-programmed shortcodes don't work in US mode. Is this something we can manually reprogram, or will...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-06-2009, 23:26
Replies: 201
Views: 78,962
Posted By kupe
Hey gang- Got my eKit SIM from Telestial...

Hey gang-

Got my eKit SIM from Telestial today. Trying it out here in the US and seems to work great!

Quick Voicemail question for eKit...Does anyone know if you can access Voicemail...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-06-2009, 21:20
Replies: 201
Views: 78,962
Posted By kupe
Wow! An employer that reimburses for business...

Wow! An employer that reimburses for business calls! Where do I sign up?

Kupe...who spends two weeks per month in Europe for his employer and gets zero reimbursement (which is why I'm always...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-06-2009, 21:55
Replies: 19
Views: 5,184
Posted By kupe
Jeff- Sounds like you've pretty well done...

Jeff-

Sounds like you've pretty well done your homework. The only thing I might add is that the rate your family would pay to call a European mobile number is probably higher than the .17/min. ...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-05-2009, 21:13
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
Hey gang- Just walked in from Zurich. Alas...

Hey gang-

Just walked in from Zurich. Alas I could not get away to UM on this visit. And as others said, I got home to see their website down. Not good.

Kupe
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-05-2009, 03:15
Replies: 77
Views: 33,190
Posted By kupe
Hello? Hello? Oh dear- just as this was getting...

Hello? Hello? Oh dear- just as this was getting interesting, Easyroam has gone missing?

Kupe

PS- Going to be in Zurich Kloten tomorrow. Wondering if I should drop by UM? ;)
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-05-2009, 17:50
Replies: 19
Views: 9,277
Posted By kupe
Interesting. Is that a Prepaid or contract-type...

Interesting. Is that a Prepaid or contract-type card? Can you buy one without a Swiss permanent address? I get there quite a bit for work and could buy one next month, but my permanent address is...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-05-2009, 20:37
Replies: 77
Views: 33,190
Posted By kupe
Hi Easyroam- I'm thinking of sending in my...

Hi Easyroam-

I'm thinking of sending in my UM sim for your free exchange offer. If I wait a little bit, will this offer include the new DUAL number Travelsim?

Thanks!

Kupe
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-05-2009, 19:24
Replies: 17
Views: 7,709
Posted By kupe
For me, Callback rates aren't the problem, it's...

For me, Callback rates aren't the problem, it's connection reliability. During my last few months using UM, Callback World callbacks to my UM +423 had stopped working completely, and callbacks to...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-05-2009, 16:08
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
LOL and for travel SIM users as well! ;) ...

LOL and for travel SIM users as well! ;)

Great article... thank you.

As you may have seen in my other thread, I was in UM's Kloten office on April 15. The place looked nearly abandoned, but...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-05-2009, 17:10
Replies: 6
Views: 3,495
Posted By kupe
Just got back from France. Wow- how nice to...

Just got back from France. Wow- how nice to once again have a working phone! Sent and received calls on all networks in Paris area. After several months of little or no service with UM,...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-04-2009, 23:34
Replies: 6
Views: 3,495
Posted By kupe
Sim4Travel: First Impressions

Hey gang-

Got my Sim4Travel in the mail today. So far, it seems promising. I can't do extensive testing here in the US due to the costs, but I'll give it a full workout this week in France.
...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-04-2009, 15:19
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
Now that is interesting! My balances yesterday...

Now that is interesting! My balances yesterday were all zero, but my +44 is now correct again.

Perhaps "I'm not dead yet?" ;)

Kupe
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 27-04-2009, 00:07
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
Financial press and telecom industry media would...

Financial press and telecom industry media would normally pick up on this sort of thing quite quickly...and Google shortly thereafter. So the silence is strange.




Yikes! That's it- no more...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-04-2009, 15:56
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
Or at least there will be a footnote citation at...

Or at least there will be a footnote citation at the bottom. But no source I can find.

Sadly, it's probably true, but strange that still nothing official.

Kupe
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-04-2009, 23:14
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
Ugggh- mine seemed like it was hanging in there. ...

Ugggh- mine seemed like it was hanging in there. It still showed my full balance on Friday night. But today it's showing zero for both +423 and +44.

LOL! I even printed a copy of the page when...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 25-04-2009, 23:08
Replies: 23
Views: 7,102
Posted By kupe
Hmmm. I saw the info about their daily cost...

Hmmm. I saw the info about their daily cost within about 15 seconds of my first visit to their website. It's right there on the page when you click the "Rates" tab.

And as for their shipping...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-04-2009, 20:29
Replies: 14
Views: 7,117
Posted By kupe
LOL you may be right! ;) Kupe

LOL you may be right! ;)

Kupe
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-04-2009, 20:31
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
I just ordered Sim4Travel for US delivery, and...

I just ordered Sim4Travel for US delivery, and the shipping charge was £6.95. I elected the card with £15 credit for £10, so total charge was £16.95.

Offer is here:
SIM4travel - Global...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-04-2009, 16:23
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
Is Sim4Travel working right now? Curious since...

Is Sim4Travel working right now? Curious since they also use Jersey Telecom.

Kupe
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-04-2009, 23:28
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
Ahhh- so was Jersey Telecom the cause of this...

Ahhh- so was Jersey Telecom the cause of this latest outage then? Very interesting. Why indeed??



OMG that is so sleazy! Like I said, the sharks wasted no time!


Oh no! After all I...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-04-2009, 22:28
Replies: 1
Views: 1,887
Posted By kupe
Yes, you could say that. UM is completely shut...

Yes, you could say that. UM is completely shut down as of Wednesday afternoon. We are hopeful of it's return, but we've heard nothing. See...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-04-2009, 15:51
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
Wow- the sharks waste no time: I don't know...

Wow- the sharks waste no time:

I don't know anything about "Onesimcard", but a link to this was on Howard Forums:
OneSIMcard welcomes United Mobile customers - International SIM Card, Prepaid SIM...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-04-2009, 15:38
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
Yikes- I hope transferring my balance from my...

Yikes- I hope transferring my balance from my +423 to my +44 didn't push them over the edge! ;)

Gosh, now I wish I had taken pictures of my visit to UM. Who would have thought it would be their...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-04-2009, 20:08
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
Yikes- same here. Not good. ;( Kupe

Yikes- same here. Not good. ;(

Kupe
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-04-2009, 19:56
Replies: 16
Views: 6,843
Posted By kupe
LOL I swear I didn't do it! ;) Mine was...

LOL I swear I didn't do it! ;) Mine was working fine when I left UM offices, but today it won't register at all.

Yes I would highly encourage you to drop by the UM offices- but be warned if...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-04-2009, 19:38
Replies: 16
Views: 6,843
Posted By kupe
Hey gang- Wow! Back in the US and needless...

Hey gang-

Wow! Back in the US and needless to say I don't quite know what to make of the bizarre turn my thread has taken! I can only surmise that somewhere there was a special sale on grouchy...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-04-2009, 12:48
Replies: 16
Views: 6,843
Posted By kupe
My Visit to UM Headquarters!

Hey gang-

So, here I am in Zurich for work with the afternoon free. After weeks of trying without success to get any response from UM about my inoperative +423 UM sim, and trying to get my...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-04-2009, 21:46
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
LOL! If only it were that easy! I have asked...

LOL! If only it were that easy! I have asked them to do this every other day for more than two weeks now! No response and no transfer.

Kupe
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-04-2009, 22:00
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
Ugggh- that hurts because I bought a +44 UM sim...

Ugggh- that hurts because I bought a +44 UM sim two weeks ago due to the constant "Network Busy" issues on my UM +423 sim.

Kupe
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-04-2009, 15:18
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
Grrrr- UM really MUST start replying to open...

Grrrr- UM really MUST start replying to open support tickets! The balance on my +44 sim is now down to 33 euro cents, but with a large balance remaining on my +423 sim. I've asked them repeatedly...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-04-2009, 14:54
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
Thanks for the update. Do you know, are they...

Thanks for the update. Do you know, are they actually issuing new +44 Sims to existing +423 customers, or are they changing the phone numbers on existing +423 sims to +44 numbers?

Thanks!

Kupe
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-04-2009, 18:28
Replies: 173
Views: 50,801
Posted By kupe
I can confirm that. I just returned from Paris...

I can confirm that. I just returned from Paris where I could make no calls on my +423 sim. Continuous "Network Busy" messages.



I can't get them to reply to any tickets on any subject. ...
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