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Forum: Europe 30-07-2015, 20:24
Replies: 5
Views: 4,137
Posted By monkeyboy
Thanks for the input... I also understand that...

Thanks for the input... I also understand that both Siminn and Vodaphone offer data-only SIMs and corresponding plans, but that these can be hard to find retail (few stores carry them)...

Is there...
Forum: Europe 29-07-2015, 05:45
Replies: 5
Views: 4,137
Posted By monkeyboy
Iceland?

Any recs for Iceland? I've read that there is a ~$25 package from Siminn that gets a chunk of voice, text and data, which sounds decent...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-10-2010, 02:39
Replies: 53
Views: 17,592
Posted By monkeyboy
well, its "full" in the sense that it is not...

well, its "full" in the sense that it is not "walled garden". But the rumor is that it is throttled after anywhere from 30-150MB. Also it won't work with Tmo's Android phones, although what people...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-10-2010, 05:03
Replies: 53
Views: 17,592
Posted By monkeyboy
not sure what your criteria are, but in case you...

not sure what your criteria are, but in case you didn't know, Tmobile has recently changed their prepaid pricing structure and now offers a Data DayPass for $1.49. So that's $1.49US for "unlimited"...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 09-08-2010, 18:36
Replies: 1
Views: 2,234
Posted By monkeyboy
china? (call to USA...)

What's the current summary for a traveler to China (all over, including HK, for 2 weeks) and
wanting to call folks back in the USA? Does it make sense to pick up one of those China Mobile SIMs on...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-04-2010, 02:37
Replies: 81
Views: 42,037
Posted By monkeyboy
Celtrek

Do I understanding, from an earlier post here, that OneSimcard will exchange Celtrek SIMs just as they do with UM SIMs?
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 09-03-2010, 04:48
Replies: 17
Views: 6,865
Posted By monkeyboy
many are called, few are frozen...

many are called, few are frozen...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-11-2009, 09:10
Replies: 211
Views: 53,467
Posted By monkeyboy
just wondering if anyone is using Global Roaming,...

just wondering if anyone is using Global Roaming, particularly after the Celtrek fiasco... have they settled in to be a credible provider?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-10-2009, 14:42
Replies: 11
Views: 4,106
Posted By monkeyboy
no one mentioned the effect of VOIP solutions......

no one mentioned the effect of VOIP solutions... on my last trip I used Skype more than my int'l SIMs... a LOT cheaper... and can be used on various handsets like WM smartphones...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-07-2009, 20:05
Replies: 211
Views: 53,467
Posted By monkeyboy
Is anyone who was a previous customer of Celtrek...

Is anyone who was a previous customer of Celtrek really happy with how they've handled this transition? 2+ months later, they finally ship me a new SIM and took $20 out of my account... I find that...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-07-2009, 09:17
Replies: 211
Views: 53,467
Posted By monkeyboy
so are people happily using Celtrek again? is it...

so are people happily using Celtrek again? is it mostly back in biz?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 01-06-2009, 20:29
Replies: 211
Views: 53,467
Posted By monkeyboy
So has everyone else gotten their new Celtrek/GR...

So has everyone else gotten their new Celtrek/GR replacement SIMs? cuz I haven't, though it was promised to be a month ago...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-05-2009, 03:22
Replies: 22
Views: 8,016
Posted By monkeyboy
During my last trip, 10 days in Japan a couple of...

During my last trip, 10 days in Japan a couple of months ago, I did the Skype thing. It was great -- but only when I had a good Internet connection, obviously. That was maybe 20% of the time at best....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-04-2009, 18:50
Replies: 173
Views: 45,355
Posted By monkeyboy
UM expiration rules still in effect?

I'm coming up on the 9mo expiration period of my UM account. I'll be very unhappy if I can't even make a "test call" to keep the account going because UM doesn't work... Indeed the whole reason I...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-04-2009, 21:33
Replies: 38
Views: 14,430
Posted By monkeyboy
I just called Ryan... I tried to be as pleasant...

I just called Ryan... I tried to be as pleasant as possible, even though I think they are handling us previous customers in a pretty sh*tty way... I suppose the bright side is that the rates *are*...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 09-02-2009, 06:04
Replies: 1
Views: 2,692
Posted By monkeyboy
Report from Japan: Celtrek and Ekit (and Skype)

Just came back from 10 days in Japan: Hiroshima, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo. Great trip...

I went "prepared" with a Celtrek and ekit SIM, and also signed up for Skype. Pisser that in Japan you...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-02-2009, 05:40
Replies: 33
Views: 17,174
Posted By monkeyboy
Of course a big killer of the market is VOIP....

Of course a big killer of the market is VOIP. Services like Skype are simply fantastic and dirt cheap/essentially free. So as long as you have Internet access, it is really pointless to make your...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-02-2009, 04:56
Replies: 11
Views: 5,634
Posted By monkeyboy
Don't need to be a Tmo customer if you have...

Don't need to be a Tmo customer if you have access to Wifi/Internet with decent bandwidth (say at least 200kbs), as there are many VOIP choices out there. The biggie of course is Skype and it is...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 31-12-2008, 03:07
Replies: 28
Views: 11,531
Posted By monkeyboy
Is there no hope that UM+ (44) will ever cover...

Is there no hope that UM+ (44) will ever cover Japan? Kind of a pisser... its not like Japan is some 3rd world country... most believe that Tokyo will become the next Wall St and the yen will become...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-11-2008, 18:42
Replies: 11
Views: 4,260
Posted By monkeyboy
So after an extended CS session with Celtrek, the...

So after an extended CS session with Celtrek, the new SIM now seems to work. Apparently something was broken on their end that needed fixing with the new SIM...

I asked them why the SIM change,...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 24-11-2008, 00:36
Replies: 11
Views: 4,260
Posted By monkeyboy
yup, same thing happened to me... 2 weeks ago, I...

yup, same thing happened to me... 2 weeks ago, I tried using my Celtrek SIM... dead...
Called CS, "Didn't you get the memo???" ... no...

They sent me a replacement SIM... but I just tried it now...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-08-2008, 20:51
Replies: 8
Views: 2,663
Posted By monkeyboy
Indeed that is why I tried it (I had hoped to...

Indeed that is why I tried it (I had hoped to combine it with callback services like CallBackWorld.com or enlinea). And it may be okay for incoming calls, but it was totally useless for making...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-08-2008, 17:19
Replies: 8
Views: 2,663
Posted By monkeyboy
Report from Morocco: Celtrek: YES / UM+: NO

Just came back from a 10 day tour of Morocco: Highly recommended.

as far as int'l GSM roaming SIMs go, I tried both Celtrek and UM+, and the upshot is:

Celtrek: had some troubles with incoming...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-06-2008, 04:13
Replies: 12
Views: 5,789
Posted By monkeyboy
BTW, Celtrek gives you a US domestic forwarding...

BTW, Celtrek gives you a US domestic forwarding number as part of its int'l roaming service...
and I think you can specific any US areacode that you want...

add Grandcentral and you end up with...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-06-2008, 22:46
Replies: 12
Views: 5,789
Posted By monkeyboy
I can't tell you from experience. But we are also...

I can't tell you from experience. But we are also going to Morocco, in about 7 weeks.

In my reading various posts, there doesn't seem to be any clear guidance, but there is some doubt that UM+...
Forum: Americas 19-05-2008, 00:46
Replies: 15
Views: 6,451
Posted By monkeyboy
Nobody seems to have mentioned the Tmobile...

Nobody seems to have mentioned the Tmobile alternative: FlexPay. Of course Tmobile only has EDGE working in most areas, but the Flexpay method is a reasonable alternative to prepaid.

Basically...
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