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Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 30-08-2014, 02:18
Replies: 7
Views: 5,015
Posted By Sophia
Ah I missed that, that makes it more realistic. I...

Ah I missed that, that makes it more realistic. I wonder how all these companies are going to fare when countries finally bring their roaming fees down. We already see it with Wind in Canada, who...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-08-2014, 23:00
Replies: 7
Views: 5,015
Posted By Sophia
Oof, Canada (I always check those first) :D rates...

Oof, Canada (I always check those first) :D rates $1.99 outgoing (or "outcoming" as they say) and $1.69 incoming. That is about 4 times what Piranha charges :eek:
Might as well just enable roaming...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-08-2014, 00:20
Replies: 431
Views: 156,320
Posted By Sophia
Wind is not available where we live :( We didn't...

Wind is not available where we live :( We didn't get a Canadian number, just a US one and that works fine on all major carriers (Telus/Bell & Rogers where we live) :)
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-08-2014, 05:04
Replies: 431
Views: 156,320
Posted By Sophia
Nice :D Piranha has been hubby's main carrier for...

Nice :D Piranha has been hubby's main carrier for a year now, and he couldn't be happier. Obviously he is an extremely light user (emergency calls/Internet only) and it hasn't failed him once.

In...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 30-05-2014, 15:37
Replies: 128
Views: 64,082
Posted By Sophia
New rates for Truphone:...

New rates for Truphone: https://www.truphone.com/us/lp/hello-world/

Shame their data fees are so outrageous in Canada, if Piranha manages to charge 10x less why can't Tru?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-05-2014, 03:29
Replies: 19
Views: 6,609
Posted By Sophia
Not sure what you're looking for now, cirus5,...

Not sure what you're looking for now, cirus5, since you seem to jump from Piranha to eKit to OneSimCard - my advice is to test them all and pick the one you like best :D I like Truphone as well,...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-04-2014, 04:25
Replies: 431
Views: 156,320
Posted By Sophia
No, he chose to just use a US#. I did enquire...

No, he chose to just use a US#. I did enquire when I bought the Piranha SIM last year, and a Canadian number would be 1.50 pounds per month with a 5 pounds setup fee.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-04-2014, 02:37
Replies: 431
Views: 156,320
Posted By Sophia
Prepaid rates in Canada are around $0.25/min and...

Prepaid rates in Canada are around $0.25/min and $10 per 100MB on most plans. But he is such a terribly light user, that this is overkill for him... Telus is the only provider to offer pay per use...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-04-2014, 00:32
Replies: 431
Views: 156,320
Posted By Sophia
I just ordered another one. My husband is now...

I just ordered another one. My husband is now using one as his "regular phone" (he only makes calls in semi emergencies anyway) and one for me when I'm travelling, also it will be useful on our...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-04-2014, 02:11
Replies: 431
Views: 156,320
Posted By Sophia
Nice news, thanks gkeeper :D On to the 10kb...

Nice news, thanks gkeeper :D On to the 10kb increments :p Piranha is getting better and better, can't fault them in any way so far :)
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 19-03-2014, 00:39
Replies: 431
Views: 156,320
Posted By Sophia
You created a whole forum account just to share...

You created a whole forum account just to share that? Some people have too much time on their hands :whistling:
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 23-02-2014, 00:01
Replies: 431
Views: 156,320
Posted By Sophia
Hahaha! Actually it gave me a good giggle, it was...

Hahaha! Actually it gave me a good giggle, it was like reading one of those "if you can read this" jokes.

All jokes aside I do like Piranha and it's comforting to see you got in this thread on the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-02-2014, 18:54
Replies: 431
Views: 156,320
Posted By Sophia
I do however think they might benefit from a...

I do however think they might benefit from a spell checker, just received this trust inspiring mail:



:eek:
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-02-2014, 02:21
Replies: 431
Views: 156,320
Posted By Sophia
Oh I agree with you Bossman. NEVER put more than...

Oh I agree with you Bossman. NEVER put more than the minimum top up amount on any of those cards, believe me I learned that the hard way (find my Celltrek / Nexus One drama thread right here in these...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-02-2014, 23:21
Replies: 431
Views: 156,320
Posted By Sophia
For Canada I don't think you can do much better...

For Canada I don't think you can do much better than Piranha. In fact somebody in my family uses it now as their main cell phone. Reason is the top up requirement (none) compared to the $100 top up...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-02-2013, 19:26
Replies: 431
Views: 156,320
Posted By Sophia
I've been away for too long :D I'm afraid I...

I've been away for too long :D I'm afraid I crumbled and joined "the enemy" (=local Canadian prepaid sim lol)

However I was looking for a SIM card to rarely check email on an additional smartphone...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-12-2010, 16:58
Replies: 20
Views: 7,933
Posted By Sophia
Just to wrap up a "moan" I started earlier in...

Just to wrap up a "moan" I started earlier in this thread :) I got the nicest reply from Tru, and they transferred the $15 without a hassle... also they found out why I could not top up. All is well...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-12-2010, 23:47
Replies: 20
Views: 7,933
Posted By Sophia
They charged the credit card on file :)

They charged the credit card on file :)
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-12-2010, 20:35
Replies: 20
Views: 7,933
Posted By Sophia
Haha thanks for the quick reply and PM :) I...

Haha thanks for the quick reply and PM :) I promise not to hijack this thread but I asked them to transfer the $15 to my credit, since I am unable to upgrade using the site :)

They really do have...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-12-2010, 20:05
Replies: 20
Views: 7,933
Posted By Sophia
Hmm... this morning I got an SMS asking me to...

Hmm... this morning I got an SMS asking me to confirm renewing my "local membership"... and foolishly, I replied "YES" thinking I had missed my monthly call last month (I had). All of a sudden I...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-11-2010, 01:31
Replies: 52
Views: 19,301
Posted By Sophia
You know... I just tried to add some credit to my...

You know... I just tried to add some credit to my account, for the heck of it. I did so in the past with no problems, my credit card is on record, but now the system flatly refuses to even show an...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-11-2010, 00:53
Replies: 52
Views: 19,301
Posted By Sophia
Well look for yourself at the Rogers, Bell or...

Well look for yourself at the Rogers, Bell or Telus site... don't take my word for it :)
Subscriptions are even worse, you are locked into a 3 year contract and the minimum is $30 per month. At...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-11-2010, 16:45
Replies: 52
Views: 19,301
Posted By Sophia
You too, thanks :) I forgot to mention that you...

You too, thanks :) I forgot to mention that you can't roam outside of Canada with the local prepaid sims here (though I believe you can with WindMobile, but it'll be years before we get to have it...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-11-2010, 05:13
Replies: 52
Views: 19,301
Posted By Sophia
Haha fishy :D Nope as rfranzq said, I HATE the...

Haha fishy :D Nope as rfranzq said, I HATE the local companies here :D What I like about Truphone is you pay per second, and my calls are always short and sweet... I usually pay less than 70 cents...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-11-2010, 01:56
Replies: 52
Views: 19,301
Posted By Sophia
I have used Truphone local anywhere since early...

I have used Truphone local anywhere since early this year, I love it. Absolutely no problems whatsoever, and their rates are awesome (here in Canada). In fact for the use I make of cell phones (on a...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-06-2010, 18:42
Replies: 201
Views: 76,812
Posted By Sophia
I succumbed... the pressure was too much.......

I succumbed... the pressure was too much.... ordered a $9 eKit set from eBay :D That means that soon I will be able to compare Truphone local anywhere and eKit SIMple USA/Canada - apart from the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-05-2010, 18:45
Replies: 8
Views: 6,799
Posted By Sophia
Well, what surprises me more than anything, is...

Well, what surprises me more than anything, is how native providers can all offer cheap(ish) plans. For example in the Netherlands you pay about €7 to €15 per month for unlimited Internet, on top of...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 30-05-2010, 17:10
Replies: 8
Views: 6,799
Posted By Sophia
Thanks for the tips :) It is amazing how phone...

Thanks for the tips :) It is amazing how phone and data both go through the same channels (assumedly) and calls can be cheap, yet data so expense. Perhaps there is a golden market somewhere for this...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 30-05-2010, 04:27
Replies: 8
Views: 6,799
Posted By Sophia
Data plan only sim?

I have a question: why is data roaming so terribly, wickedly expensive? I mean the cheapest international sims offer data services for $3/mb... whereas some of them offer phone calls for as little as...
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 05-05-2010, 17:12
Replies: 1
Views: 3,684
Posted By Sophia
Update: Dropbox for Android is now in the Market,...

Update: Dropbox for Android is now in the Market, so you can download it freely and for free, no need to sign up for the beta anymore :) Works great on the Nexus One! You still need an account first...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-05-2010, 19:46
Replies: 73
Views: 29,333
Posted By Sophia
From a Dutch mobile phone (T-Mobile) I receive...

From a Dutch mobile phone (T-Mobile) I receive SMS without problems :) Not sure why it doesn't work for you?
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 02-05-2010, 19:36
Replies: 1
Views: 3,684
Posted By Sophia
For the ones with Android phones: Dropbox beta is out

Good news for Dropbox lovers! Android beta is out, and tomorrow (Monday) they will open more spots to download the beta app.

For the ones who don't have a Dropbox account yet, or don't know what...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-04-2010, 12:32
Replies: 73
Views: 29,333
Posted By Sophia
I just tested sending an SMS from my Google Voice...

I just tested sending an SMS from my Google Voice account to my Truphone number, no problems there. I'm in the Netherlands right now.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-04-2010, 20:31
Replies: 73
Views: 29,333
Posted By Sophia
Thanks for the explanation :) BTW I am in...

Thanks for the explanation :)

BTW I am in the Netherlands right now, and Truphone treats roaming as "local" even though I have a USA number. It also says vodaphone.nl in the APN, so I guess it...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-04-2010, 18:44
Replies: 73
Views: 29,333
Posted By Sophia
What is SMSC?

What is SMSC?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-04-2010, 12:32
Replies: 81
Views: 47,781
Posted By Sophia
They give you $10 credit with it, not a bad deal....

They give you $10 credit with it, not a bad deal. I got mine about a month ago, and so far I've been happy with OneSimCard.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-04-2010, 01:36
Replies: 73
Views: 29,333
Posted By Sophia
Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks for sharing :)
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-03-2010, 00:39
Replies: 17
Views: 8,192
Posted By Sophia
Ooooh ok, NOW I understand, thanks!

Ooooh ok, NOW I understand, thanks!
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-03-2010, 18:27
Replies: 17
Views: 8,192
Posted By Sophia
You're right, they are expensive except for their...

You're right, they are expensive except for their data roaming really, $3/mb is not bad here in Canada. (at least I think that is pretty good? am I wrong?)
Actually they don't have a monthly fee...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-03-2010, 17:15
Replies: 17
Views: 8,192
Posted By Sophia
A new kid on the block is Truphone Local...

A new kid on the block is Truphone Local Anywhere, and they currently offer local rates in the USA, UK and Australia...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-03-2010, 00:22
Replies: 73
Views: 29,333
Posted By Sophia
Great :) I saw Australia got added too as local...

Great :) I saw Australia got added too as local place, so the ones heading there are in a bit of luck then :D
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-03-2010, 04:08
Replies: 4
Views: 3,700
Posted By Sophia
I did not find their rates very good for Canada,...

I did not find their rates very good for Canada, $2 for outgoing and incoming calls, YIKES! Or am I overlooking something? Not that I need yet another sim card, I got two, but it's nice to keep...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-03-2010, 20:37
Replies: 81
Views: 47,781
Posted By Sophia
Would it work with Google Voice? I know they...

Would it work with Google Voice? I know they forward to a 403 (Calgary) number...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-03-2010, 03:10
Replies: 73
Views: 29,333
Posted By Sophia
I think they all do, snidely, and that is why I...

I think they all do, snidely, and that is why I call BS on that statement, as well as a few other lies in this thread that were easily proven wrong. I really don't understand why some people feel the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-03-2010, 21:50
Replies: 73
Views: 29,333
Posted By Sophia
Haha, well it's a bit of a silly "argument"...

Haha, well it's a bit of a silly "argument" really... point is Truphone does NOT say it doesn't work, and I see no reason to take 'm to task just for the sake of proving some dealer wrong who is...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-03-2010, 21:43
Replies: 81
Views: 47,781
Posted By Sophia
Problem solved :D Today I went to town, and...

Problem solved :D Today I went to town, and reception was flawless there, thanks also for the technical help from Axel F of the support team trying to sort this problem :)
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-03-2010, 17:11
Replies: 73
Views: 29,333
Posted By Sophia
Much lower, it's only EDGE, but then again I...

Much lower, it's only EDGE, but then again I don't think where I am right now there is any 3g available at all, it's rather out in the bush and I was surprised to get a signal at all, but in a few...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-03-2010, 20:16
Replies: 81
Views: 47,781
Posted By Sophia
I got 2 sims, I ordered the Truphone after...

I got 2 sims, I ordered the Truphone after Celtrek went belly up, and then I traded the Celtrek sim for the OneSimCard because I had nothing to lose anyway :) That is enough, one can be used by my...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-03-2010, 17:52
Replies: 73
Views: 29,333
Posted By Sophia
One thing I must say about Truphone: their data...

One thing I must say about Truphone: their data rates are not bad at all. I played with that yesterday, looked up a few web pages, checked email, logged into Nimbuzz, and total cost was $0.22. For...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-03-2010, 17:46
Replies: 81
Views: 47,781
Posted By Sophia
I received my OneSimCard in the mail yesterday...

I received my OneSimCard in the mail yesterday and activated it online. I put it in my old K700i phone, which is a triband (800, 1800 and 1900) but so far, it cannot find any networks. My Nexus One...
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