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Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 26-11-2014, 02:11
Replies: 4
Views: 8,708
Posted By FBlack_111
voice Sim card to buy in China

My son is going to China for 10 days. I plan to give him my unlocked quad band cell phone. I want him to buy a local Sim in China to use in the major cities to have a Chinese phone number to receive...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-06-2014, 02:21
Replies: 6
Views: 3,594
Posted By FBlack_111
Thanks. That was the direction I was going too.

Thanks. That was the direction I was going too.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-06-2014, 17:29
Replies: 6
Views: 3,594
Posted By FBlack_111
I also just got that new message for my Passport...

I also just got that new message for my Passport SIM. Get a new Passport or Explorer SIM. I quickly reviewed the differences. I don't see a whole lot of differences in them. Explorer has no...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 06-08-2013, 00:17
Replies: 8
Views: 2,347
Posted By FBlack_111
I still think EKIT has some of the best customer...

I still think EKIT has some of the best customer service. I really like the reminders they send me to use my SIM or risk losing a number. They may not be the absolute cheapest, but their customer...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-02-2012, 20:45
Replies: 7
Views: 3,402
Posted By FBlack_111
I have to once again chime in about how much I...

I have to once again chime in about how much I like Ekit's customer service. Just yesterday they again sent me an email telling me to make a call or text message to keep my SIM active and preserve my...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-05-2011, 16:38
Replies: 39
Views: 24,983
Posted By FBlack_111
After I got my EKIT e-mail, I turned on the phone...

After I got my EKIT e-mail, I turned on the phone in Global mode. A text message came in that said to turn the phone off and on and then enter the U.S. code (2 plus the pin code) for cheaper calls. ...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-05-2011, 16:35
Replies: 39
Views: 24,983
Posted By FBlack_111
Just a quick comment again about EKIT. I have...

Just a quick comment again about EKIT. I have not been out of the U.S. for a long while so I have not needed or used my EKIT Passport SIM. So they sent me a reminder e-mail yesterday to use it...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-12-2010, 00:17
Replies: 12
Views: 10,920
Posted By FBlack_111
Passengers on most cruise ships can now just use...

Passengers on most cruise ships can now just use their own cell phones while the ship is at sea. Verizon and ATT charge $2.49 a minute. T-Mobil charges $4.99!!!.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 07-10-2010, 23:29
Replies: 201
Views: 72,761
Posted By FBlack_111
In addition to just making a call or text (paid...

In addition to just making a call or text (paid service) and recharge periodically to keep the SIM active, you will also lose your US number without a call periodically. But you get a new number...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 04-09-2010, 16:46
Replies: 17
Views: 17,710
Posted By FBlack_111
I actually had a note about my use date. It was...

I actually had a note about my use date. It was September 18th. They sent the reminder note on September 1st. BTW... I also thought it was 4 months and not 2 months as per their e-mail.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-09-2010, 17:24
Replies: 17
Views: 17,710
Posted By FBlack_111
Once again EKIT has sent me an email reminder to...

Once again EKIT has sent me an email reminder to make a call or text message to keep my U.S. SIM number active. This is a great service. Once I lost some money on a phone card for forgetting to make...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 30-08-2010, 17:35
Replies: 17
Views: 17,710
Posted By FBlack_111
Sorry to hear about your problems. I have had my...

Sorry to hear about your problems. I have had my Ekit SIM's for several years with little problems. I must admit I have not used one in South America. But I do know they have excellent customer...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-07-2010, 15:02
Replies: 201
Views: 72,761
Posted By FBlack_111
Once again another reason to use Ekit. Maybe...

Once again another reason to use Ekit. Maybe others know this, but Ekit sent me an e-mail advising me that one of my SIM cards was about to expire unless I made a call. This is a great service. Once...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-06-2010, 16:45
Replies: 6
Views: 3,415
Posted By FBlack_111
I agree with the "flaky service" issue. Getting...

I agree with the "flaky service" issue. Getting free SIM cards is not worth the price if they don't work. I feel that before anyone buys a SIM card they look at their track record and customer...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-06-2010, 18:01
Replies: 14
Views: 6,055
Posted By FBlack_111
Where would this leave travelers who also travel...

Where would this leave travelers who also travel to the UK and Switzerland?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-05-2010, 23:38
Replies: 201
Views: 72,761
Posted By FBlack_111
Once again EKIT's customer service comes through....

Once again EKIT's customer service comes through. I have said previously that quality, responsive, customer service is worth going with a company like EKIT.

They determined my nearly year old...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-05-2010, 15:44
Replies: 81
Views: 42,824
Posted By FBlack_111
For those who occasionally have ring back issues...

For those who occasionally have ring back issues in other countries with their EKIT sim, there are other ways to get the ring back to work if you have problems. That's in addition to using the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-05-2010, 03:21
Replies: 201
Views: 72,761
Posted By FBlack_111
I re-tested my Ekit SIM that would not receive...

I re-tested my Ekit SIM that would not receive incoming calls (or make outgoing calls) on the U.S. number in my other 2 phones. The SIM seemed to work fine in the other phones. It made calls and...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-05-2010, 00:52
Replies: 201
Views: 72,761
Posted By FBlack_111
I was testing my U.S. number and cannot receive...

I was testing my U.S. number and cannot receive any incoming calls on the U.S. line. Calls go straight to voice mail. EKIT is trying to figure it out. While in U.S. mode (and in the US) , I can...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-05-2010, 15:59
Replies: 6
Views: 3,079
Posted By FBlack_111
Easyroam: Your site now explains exactly...

Easyroam:

Your site now explains exactly what constitutes abuse. "Users that have more than 10 times usage for free inbound calling than outbound calling will be will be given a warning via email...
Forum: Americas 02-05-2010, 22:43
Replies: 16
Views: 7,633
Posted By FBlack_111
Motel75: You are probably correct. I never...

Motel75:

You are probably correct. I never tried making a call when the phone roamed to Mexico. This area has a number of hiking trails and cliffs. My bigger fear was not being able to make a...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 29-04-2010, 17:12
Replies: 3
Views: 6,739
Posted By FBlack_111
Their service life terms are a bit odd. They...

Their service life terms are a bit odd. They state:

20. If the SIM card is idle (no incoming or outgoing calls) for a period of 10 months, it will be deactivated without prior notice. Any...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-04-2010, 18:48
Replies: 7
Views: 3,107
Posted By FBlack_111
James: The new Dual number SIM's like EKIT's...

James:

The new Dual number SIM's like EKIT's essentially do that. A call or SMS to the U.S. number ring on the SIM in the UK or Europe. Incoming calls via the U.S number cost 19 cents a minute. ...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 18-04-2010, 18:29
Replies: 35
Views: 9,495
Posted By FBlack_111
I have used my Google Voice account to forward...

I have used my Google Voice account to forward calls to my U.S. number on the EKIT SIM. In fact that's how I learned I lost my first EKIT U.S. number.

I got a message from Google telling me that...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-04-2010, 18:34
Replies: 35
Views: 9,495
Posted By FBlack_111
Mine is definitely an 805 area code. I have no...

Mine is definitely an 805 area code. I have no idea how they get assigned.
Forum: Americas 12-04-2010, 21:48
Replies: 16
Views: 7,633
Posted By FBlack_111
We live in San Diego and if we go hiking near the...

We live in San Diego and if we go hiking near the Light House in Point Loma we get a message on our Verizon phones that says "Welcome to Mexico" etc. We have to be careful if we make a call not to...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-04-2010, 03:44
Replies: 35
Views: 9,495
Posted By FBlack_111
They do not send out reminders. You have to keep...

They do not send out reminders. You have to keep track yourself of expiration dates. The 15 months to recharge is from the last recharge. It is shown on line in your account.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 11-04-2010, 00:40
Replies: 35
Views: 9,495
Posted By FBlack_111
rfranzq is correct. If you log on to EKIT and...

rfranzq is correct. If you log on to EKIT and select re-charge "on-line", a $10 amount is shown in the drop down choices.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-04-2010, 18:47
Replies: 35
Views: 9,495
Posted By FBlack_111
While I used the web site to re-activate and get...

While I used the web site to re-activate and get a new U.S. number, I was told I could log on using the UK number and then use the 870 to activate. In that case you get an e-mail with the new number....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-04-2010, 01:54
Replies: 35
Views: 9,495
Posted By FBlack_111
I live in California. My original U.S. number was...

I live in California. My original U.S. number was an area code in New York City. While cell phone users with their free calling plans could call my New York number for free, I preferred a California...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 08-04-2010, 18:39
Replies: 3
Views: 3,155
Posted By FBlack_111
I am not sure what phone number you have on your...

I am not sure what phone number you have on your Movistar SIM. But Google Voice will not forward to a foreign phone number for free. You can make international calls via Google Voice for a fee. I...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-04-2010, 18:17
Replies: 35
Views: 9,495
Posted By FBlack_111
EKIT and their U.S. number Service Life

Maybe others with a dual number EKIT SIM know this, but there was a minor change in their "Service Life" agreement since the time I bought my SIM. I have not used my SIM for about 4 months and they...
Forum: Europe 02-04-2010, 18:32
Replies: 2
Views: 3,380
Posted By FBlack_111
Just check out the EKIT SIM cards. They have ...

Just check out the EKIT SIM cards. They have good rates, have been around along time, have great 24/7 customer service, and free incoming to numerous European countries.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-04-2010, 18:29
Replies: 127
Views: 42,764
Posted By FBlack_111
Would you explain the Paytoo fees? Must you use a...

Would you explain the Paytoo fees? Must you use a Paytoo Prepaid Master card? Is there a fee to use a credit card? What about a monthly admin fee with a pre-paid Master card? What about an...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-03-2010, 16:08
Replies: 17
Views: 7,058
Posted By FBlack_111
I am not familiar with Paytoo Mobile so I checked...

I am not familiar with Paytoo Mobile so I checked their web site. They have a section called Paytoo Fees. I am not sure I understand the fee structure. Not the rates, the fees.

Looks like their...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 16-03-2010, 19:25
Replies: 17
Views: 7,058
Posted By FBlack_111
I have had very good luck with my EKIT Passport...

I have had very good luck with my EKIT Passport SIM cards. They have good rates and a customer service group that is available 24.7. And as others have said, they have been around for a number of...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 08-03-2010, 15:40
Replies: 10
Views: 5,669
Posted By FBlack_111
Kupe: When it did not work the first time,...

Kupe:

When it did not work the first time, did you manually change the GSM carrier in Italy to see if the problem was corrected?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 29-01-2010, 15:58
Replies: 15
Views: 26,280
Posted By FBlack_111
FYI.....Here's another reason to buy a data plan...

FYI.....Here's another reason to buy a data plan of some sorts. This girl who got a huge bill from T-Mobile for Data charges overseas.

"Roaming charges for Internet use bring $16,379 bill"
...
Forum: Callback, VoIP, Satellite and all other technologies 06-01-2010, 02:10
Replies: 4
Views: 3,036
Posted By FBlack_111
Looking for less expensive way to call a UK mobile

From what I can see it costs about 15 to 20 cents to call a UK (or EU) mobile phone from the US. That includes Google, Skype, etc.

Anyone know of a service to use from the US to call a UK or...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-12-2009, 22:20
Replies: 13
Views: 5,376
Posted By FBlack_111
Bossman: Their website says: "Tell us who...

Bossman:
Their website says:

"Tell us who you want to call. Enter your friend's name and international number and Rebtel gives you a unique local number for each friend. Create once, save to your...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 28-12-2009, 17:46
Replies: 13
Views: 5,376
Posted By FBlack_111
Question on Rebtel. What if you travel to several...

Question on Rebtel. What if you travel to several countries in Europe. Must you get a different phone number for each contact for each country?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-12-2009, 16:49
Replies: 13
Views: 5,376
Posted By FBlack_111
I don't know the volume of your calls or how...

I don't know the volume of your calls or how often you travel, but why don't you just simplify your life (though it may cost you a few dollars) and buy a Dual number SIM like the one I have from...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 03-11-2009, 01:19
Replies: 43
Views: 12,751
Posted By FBlack_111
I have said it before. There is more to buying a...

I have said it before. There is more to buying a world SIM than merely looking for the absolute lowest rates.

For me, I want a SIM with a fair and reasonable rate structure. One with an easy and...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-10-2009, 16:51
Replies: 5
Views: 2,136
Posted By FBlack_111
I just got off a cruise ship in the Med. In many...

I just got off a cruise ship in the Med. In many places you will be able to get a selection of land based carriers while on the ship. While out to sea near Italy and the Greek coast I got a strong...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-10-2009, 16:43
Replies: 201
Views: 72,761
Posted By FBlack_111
bbob: I only got one incoming call and it...

bbob:

I only got one incoming call and it was from a U.S. cell phone to my U.S. number. I did get the caller id to show the number.
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 20-10-2009, 22:14
Replies: 201
Views: 72,761
Posted By FBlack_111
I just got back from an extended trip that...

I just got back from an extended trip that included Italy, Egypt and Israel. My new dual phone number Ekit SIM worked well. I had no trouble finding a signal anywhere I went. I occasionally set my...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-09-2009, 17:33
Replies: 177
Views: 43,400
Posted By FBlack_111
yackie: Thanks for the responses. I think...

yackie:

Thanks for the responses. I think it's a smart move on your part to not charge fro unanswered calls. I did notice you have a count down clock on your web site for the new launch. I hope...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-09-2009, 16:54
Replies: 177
Views: 43,400
Posted By FBlack_111
Has anyone found a disclosure on Yackies web site...

Has anyone found a disclosure on Yackies web site or in their terms of service that says they can charge for unanswered or canceled calls once the ring back is triggered?
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-09-2009, 16:49
Replies: 65
Views: 24,762
Posted By FBlack_111
Maybe the use of the word "legitimate" was too...

Maybe the use of the word "legitimate" was too strong. Yes there is a charge to a company for half a call. Explain how any SIM company that charges it's customers for incomplete, canceled, unanswered...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 09-09-2009, 23:35
Replies: 65
Views: 24,762
Posted By FBlack_111
Yackie: You said "it's a marketing choice to...

Yackie:

You said "it's a marketing choice to charge or not this part of the call". Why would any legitimate company that wants to sell SIM's and keep customers require a customer to pay for an...
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