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Forum: Europe 11-08-2010, 23:00
Replies: 8
Views: 5,434
Posted By vegemite
Question Anyone know how to check usage? I have a...

Anyone know how to check usage? I have a broadband prepaid SIM seems to be working ok in my phone with 1GB pack, but no phone capability of course. Does anyone know how check usage?
Forum: Italy 11-07-2010, 06:54
Replies: 13
Views: 4,698
Posted By vegemite
My HTC Desire has an option to turn off mobile...

My HTC Desire has an option to turn off mobile data so it should be safe to leave it running. I was concerned that any background data access would just kill the credit and cause all the issues...
Forum: France 11-07-2010, 06:53
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By vegemite
Thumbs up OK looks like LeClerc is the option then as it is...

OK looks like LeClerc is the option then as it is A-GPS and Google Maps that we need it for most, as well as day to day email or whatever, so small data blocks very frequently will cause issues with...
Forum: Italy 09-07-2010, 05:55
Replies: 13
Views: 4,698
Posted By vegemite
Oh.. how can you tell if it's activated? So we...

Oh.. how can you tell if it's activated? So we have to wait almost 2 days for the SIM to be fully activated and usable? I have read here that you do NOT want to use the card before it is activated...
Forum: Italy 09-07-2010, 05:53
Replies: 217
Views: 79,263
Posted By vegemite
So if I find 'negazio wind' that will point me to...

So if I find 'negazio wind' that will point me to the nearest Wind store? Or can I buy anywhere? And will the store generally speak English and be able to tell me how to activate the Wind data offer...
Forum: France 09-07-2010, 05:51
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By vegemite
I thought Orange was bad? Do all the French data...

I thought Orange was bad? Do all the French data SIMs charge per minimum block making them useless for A-GPS? Anyone heard of 'leclerc'?
Forum: Italy 07-07-2010, 03:57
Replies: 13
Views: 4,698
Posted By vegemite
What's the moral of the story? When my wife and...

What's the moral of the story? When my wife and I arrive in Italy, we go to the Wind dealer (how do we find the store - search for Negazio Wind or something?) - get the SIMs and active the highest...
Forum: France 07-07-2010, 03:52
Replies: 254
Views: 145,896
Posted By vegemite
What's the consensus? Avoid Orange? Same here...

What's the consensus? Avoid Orange? Same here that we are using mobile data mostly for GPS and Assisted GPS so would be very small amounts of data at a time, very frequently. It sounds like Orange...
Forum: France 07-07-2010, 03:50
Replies: 24
Views: 14,472
Posted By vegemite
What offer is this? My wife and I will be...

What offer is this? My wife and I will be arriving in the UK before going to France. Are we better off getting a T-Mobile UK SIM and using that in France?
Forum: France 07-07-2010, 03:48
Replies: 26
Views: 15,936
Posted By vegemite
What do you mean emails use up credit faster than...

What do you mean emails use up credit faster than regular browsing? It should use hardly anything? So what's the current status of prepaid data and voice in France? A friend suggested a store...
Forum: Italy 07-07-2010, 03:45
Replies: 217
Views: 79,263
Posted By vegemite
Been a while since I was on here last. Looks...

Been a while since I was on here last. Looks like Wind is still the best option for going around Italy for voice and data, correct me if I am wrong? Is the Wiki up to date with activation...
Forum: France 17-06-2010, 13:16
Replies: 24
Views: 14,472
Posted By vegemite
Yep, it's a socialist thing then. So basically...

Yep, it's a socialist thing then. So basically because of French socialism we can forget using a phone or GPS while in France? Are there absolutely no semi-affordable pre-paid cards or roaming...
Forum: France 17-06-2010, 08:42
Replies: 24
Views: 14,472
Posted By vegemite
Well makes me glad we're spending the least time...

Well makes me glad we're spending the least time in France if this is their attitude. I suspect there is more to it than that. What about 'Orange'? I heard they were ok? Must be some socialist...
Forum: Europe 16-06-2010, 23:27
Replies: 10
Views: 6,557
Posted By vegemite
It sounds like 3 Like Home will be ok until we...

It sounds like 3 Like Home will be ok until we find pre-paid cards in the UK, Austria and Italy, but otherwise we will still get much better deals on pre-paid cards in each country. France is...
Forum: France 16-06-2010, 23:24
Replies: 24
Views: 14,472
Posted By vegemite
$5 / MB?? What a joke. I am so glad we decided...

$5 / MB?? What a joke. I am so glad we decided to spend as little time in France as possible, it must be the only country we're having SIM problems with. Geez, you'd get better deals in Nigeria.
Forum: Europe 14-06-2010, 14:35
Replies: 10
Views: 6,557
Posted By vegemite
So when we get off the plane in the UK, if we...

So when we get off the plane in the UK, if we switch on our phones with our 3 Australia SIM cards in them, we will immediately start being hit with insane prices for everything? So we should not...
Forum: Europe 14-06-2010, 14:30
Replies: 10
Views: 6,557
Posted By vegemite
We are also not sticking to the cities in Italy...

We are also not sticking to the cities in Italy (Amalfi Coast) so 3 may not work outside of the cities? I thought in this case WIND would be the better option in Italy. Thank you for replying btw.
Forum: Europe 14-06-2010, 14:29
Replies: 10
Views: 6,557
Posted By vegemite
We have Three Like Home at 50 Australian cents /...

We have Three Like Home at 50 Australian cents / MB in UK / Italy and Austria, however I imagine we will still require quite a bit of data so a pre-paid 3 card in the UK sounds best, and Yesss in...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 13-06-2010, 01:37
Replies: 0
Views: 2,692
Posted By vegemite
Smile Any Questions about Australia?

If you have any questions about Australia, post them here and I will try my hardest to get around to answering them.

Basically, if you are travelling out of the cities in to remote areas, Telstra...
Forum: Europe 13-06-2010, 00:54
Replies: 10
Views: 6,557
Posted By vegemite
Three do have roaming arrangements for Australian...

Three do have roaming arrangements for Australian Three customers (3 Like Home) which is ok for call rates, but still 50c / MB, and if we need to call ahead to another country to check bookings or...
Forum: UK & Ireland 12-06-2010, 14:40
Replies: 16
Views: 26,003
Posted By vegemite
Is pre-paid Three data any good? my wife and I...

Is pre-paid Three data any good? my wife and I are on Three in Australia, but we want to get UK SIMS when we're there for a few days to get cheaper data and calls to each other.
Forum: Italy 12-06-2010, 14:39
Replies: 28
Views: 8,264
Posted By vegemite
How did you get your codice fiscale? I tried...

How did you get your codice fiscale? I tried with the website Comuni.it - Servizi e Strumenti per la Pubblica Amministrazione, il Cittadino e gli Enti Locali (http://www.comuni.it/servizi/codfisc/)...
Forum: France 12-06-2010, 14:34
Replies: 24
Views: 14,472
Posted By vegemite
Is French Orange SIM the best deal found for...

Is French Orange SIM the best deal found for voice and data so far in France? We'll be there for only a few days, so a hundred or so MB of data would be fantastic.
Forum: Europe 12-06-2010, 14:28
Replies: 10
Views: 6,557
Posted By vegemite
Stuck on getting a codice fiscale for Italy in...

Stuck on getting a codice fiscale for Italy in advance, web service keeps saying incomplete data but I'll work it out somehow.

Can I get all the other SIM cards with just a passport?
Forum: Europe 12-06-2010, 07:41
Replies: 10
Views: 6,557
Posted By vegemite
Thoughts? SIM Itinerary for European Trip

I have settled on the following SIM cards for our European trip in August. We need affordable calls to each other in the same country, and affordable data access. I would appreciate any thoughts or...
Forum: Italy 21-05-2010, 00:50
Replies: 28
Views: 8,264
Posted By vegemite
Sounds like software issues rather than network...

Sounds like software issues rather than network issues so hopefully will not affect us as we intend to only use Wind in smartphones (HTC Desire and Nokia E71).
Forum: Italy 19-05-2010, 04:20
Replies: 28
Views: 8,264
Posted By vegemite
Please let us know how you go! So to get the...

Please let us know how you go! So to get the card, did you have to produce any ID or anything? Did it take long? How much in total to get it, and any activation codes you have to use to activate...
Forum: Italy 18-05-2010, 13:27
Replies: 28
Views: 8,264
Posted By vegemite
After reading the FAQs - with Wind, I just get...

After reading the FAQs - with Wind, I just get say a 50 Euro SIM card and then SMS the activation code for the data pack I want?
Forum: Italy 18-05-2010, 13:24
Replies: 28
Views: 8,264
Posted By vegemite
I did look at a few FAQs for various countries...

I did look at a few FAQs for various countries but they were dated from last year or earlier, so I was not sure if they were up to date, but thank you for your efforts in putting these together and I...
Forum: Europe 18-05-2010, 00:58
Replies: 3
Views: 1,969
Posted By vegemite
Yep that's where I found VIPNet and have been in...

Yep that's where I found VIPNet and have been in communication with them. I don't speak much of the language yet and my wife has little interest in data allowances and technical details, but I will...
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 18-05-2010, 00:55
Replies: 13
Views: 8,337
Posted By vegemite
I don't have a problem with ID either, I just...

I don't have a problem with ID either, I just want to spend as *little* time mucking about getting SIM cards on my holiday as possible, by being prepared, knowing where to go, what to say, what to...
Forum: Europe 17-05-2010, 12:08
Replies: 3
Views: 1,969
Posted By vegemite
VIPNet for Croatia are looking pretty good. Any...

VIPNet for Croatia are looking pretty good. Any other suggestions for Bosnia?
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 17-05-2010, 11:47
Replies: 13
Views: 8,337
Posted By vegemite
Fantastic stuff. So Yess is the one to use for...

Fantastic stuff. So Yess is the one to use for Austria! I also have Three Like Home which is valid for Australian Three customers however I believe I would still get a better deal with Yesss. How...
Forum: Europe 17-05-2010, 11:13
Replies: 23
Views: 10,975
Posted By vegemite
Works for me then.. Does this Yesss have...

Works for me then.. Does this Yesss have coverage across Austria and out of the towns? And when I get one of these things, what about instructions on how to use them? All in German? And getting...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 17-05-2010, 09:13
Replies: 17
Views: 6,939
Posted By vegemite
Polar bears are in the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, we...

Polar bears are in the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, we are talking about Antarctica which is in the SOUTHERN hemisphere.. Geesh.
Forum: UK & Ireland 17-05-2010, 09:12
Replies: 16
Views: 26,003
Posted By vegemite
That's it, for the UK I'm going Three pre-paid...

That's it, for the UK I'm going Three pre-paid even though we already use Three in Australia, it makes sense just to get a UK pre-paid SIM. We'll only be in the UK for a week, so do we just pop in to...
Forum: Europe 17-05-2010, 09:11
Replies: 23
Views: 10,975
Posted By vegemite
Can I pop a Wind SIM in my phone and make and...

Can I pop a Wind SIM in my phone and make and receive calls or is it just for mobile data? I will get one for my wife and I. Be nice if we can call each other cheaply too. I will just get SIMs for...
Forum: Italy 17-05-2010, 09:09
Replies: 28
Views: 8,264
Posted By vegemite
Wind seems the way to go. Is this only available...

Wind seems the way to go. Is this only available in Italy? I.e. can't get Wind SIMs for other countries? Does Wind have a good coverage like Amalfi coast and other non city areas? Where can you...
Forum: Italy 11-05-2010, 01:00
Replies: 28
Views: 8,264
Posted By vegemite
I will be in Italy for about 2 weeks, is Wind the...

I will be in Italy for about 2 weeks, is Wind the way to go? I also have 3 Australia post-paid which gives me 3 Like Home in Italy. Going through Venice, Rome and Amalfi Coast.
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 11-05-2010, 00:58
Replies: 8
Views: 3,651
Posted By vegemite
Telstra are a complete rip off. No one uses them...

Telstra are a complete rip off. No one uses them unless they are forced to. If you need data outside of the cities then Telstra is a better option for coverage, although don't overlook Optus and...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 11-05-2010, 00:46
Replies: 4
Views: 3,405
Posted By vegemite
Australia is a big land. Basically, if you are...

Australia is a big land. Basically, if you are going outside of the cities (where 90% of the population live and most likely where your parents are going) then any of the big players such as Three...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 11-05-2010, 00:40
Replies: 17
Views: 6,939
Posted By vegemite
Polar bears are northern hemisphere. Penguins...

Polar bears are northern hemisphere. Penguins are southern hemisphere. Antarctica is an actual continent, in the southern hemisphere, with possibly 10,000 or more people?
Forum: Italy 10-05-2010, 12:37
Replies: 28
Views: 8,264
Posted By vegemite
Have you looked at Wind and Three? They seem to...

Have you looked at Wind and Three? They seem to get quite a mention.
Forum: UK & Ireland 10-05-2010, 12:31
Replies: 8
Views: 6,081
Posted By vegemite
Would this work in Croatia / Bosnia?

Would this work in Croatia / Bosnia?
Forum: Europe 10-05-2010, 09:25
Replies: 2
Views: 1,827
Posted By vegemite
Coverage is a bit patchy?

Coverage is a bit patchy?
Forum: Europe 10-05-2010, 08:49
Replies: 2
Views: 1,827
Posted By vegemite
What is 3 Like Home Like?

My wife and I are both on 3 Post Paid Australia and will be travelling through the 3 countries of UK, Italy and Austria. What is 3 Like Home like? Are we still better off getting SIM cards in those...
Forum: Europe 10-05-2010, 08:47
Replies: 3
Views: 1,969
Posted By vegemite
Recommendations for Croatia and Bosnia

Can anyone make any recommendations for SIMs and mobile data in Croatia and Bosnia? Ideally my wife and I could also call each other cheaply, but mobile data is very important, as is free incoming...
Forum: Europe 10-05-2010, 08:42
Replies: 23
Views: 10,975
Posted By vegemite
Seems like Wind is the way to go? We're starting...

Seems like Wind is the way to go? We're starting off in the UK, going through France, Italy, Austria, Croatia and then Bosnia.

We have post-paid 3 Australia accounts, and I believe the 3 Like...
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