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Forum: Americas 20-12-2015, 04:46
Replies: 7
Views: 8,675
Posted By RTuesday
Yes, the Sin Frontera rate does charge more for...

Yes, the Sin Frontera rate does charge more for data in Mexico than the base Amigo plan (although using the "regalo" balance brings the effective cost down for both, while in Mexico). In Mexico,...
Forum: Americas 19-12-2015, 03:03
Replies: 7
Views: 8,675
Posted By RTuesday
The Telcel web site has changed, the details of...

The Telcel web site has changed, the details of this rate are now at http://telcel.com/personas/telefonia/amigo/tarifas-y-opciones#!amigo-optimo-plus-sin-frontera

Outbound calls are a little...
Forum: Americas 10-11-2015, 23:03
Replies: 7
Views: 8,675
Posted By RTuesday
I did briefly mention them (second to last...

I did briefly mention them (second to last paragraph of my original message). Doesn't really compete for me because they appear to charge for incoming calls outside Mexico, and don't cover Canada (I...
Forum: Americas 10-11-2015, 20:34
Replies: 7
Views: 8,675
Posted By RTuesday
AT&T Mexico (formed from both IUSACell and Nextel...

AT&T Mexico (formed from both IUSACell and Nextel Mexico) still has a long way to go to get decent coverage (well, doesn't cover anywhere I travel). But at least they're expanding the network as...
Forum: Americas 09-11-2015, 03:21
Replies: 7
Views: 8,675
Posted By RTuesday
Telecel MX - free roaming option in USA and Canada

It's been out a while but I haven't seen it mentioned here: Telcel Mexico have a new prepaid option: "Amigo Óptimo Plus Sin Frontera".
...
Forum: Mobile Phones 26-09-2013, 04:10
Replies: 44
Views: 41,617
Posted By RTuesday
I've been using the Sony Xperia Tipo ST21A2 as my...

I've been using the Sony Xperia Tipo ST21A2 as my primary phone for about 8 months now. I paid US$138 for it (~ € 100), new.
...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2012, 08:52
Replies: 4
Views: 4,078
Posted By RTuesday
Looks like incoming roaming in the US from Mobily...

Looks like incoming roaming in the US from Mobily Etisalat is only free for postpaid customers when roaming on T-Mobile:...
Forum: Americas 09-12-2012, 02:29
Replies: 4
Views: 4,078
Posted By RTuesday
I think it was sometime last year T-Mobile...

I think it was sometime last year T-Mobile prepaid US added a lot of extra roaming countries, here's a list (pdf):
http://wac.04c7.edgecastcdn.net/0004C7/tmo_prepaid/assets/pdf/IntlCallingRates.pdf...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2012, 04:12
Replies: 3
Views: 2,654
Posted By RTuesday
Telcel does have generally better coverage,...

Telcel does have generally better coverage, including much more 3G (mostly on 850). Those Movistar tariffs do have a lot of small print that would catch out even those who speak Spanish!

There...
Forum: Americas 11-09-2012, 22:23
Replies: 13
Views: 5,804
Posted By RTuesday
I've just checked and my SIM (US phone number...

I've just checked and my SIM (US phone number only, in area code 323) dates from 6 Apr 2009. I thought it was older than that, seem like more years! That's the one that now works on Telus 3G only...
Forum: Americas 09-09-2012, 22:49
Replies: 13
Views: 5,804
Posted By RTuesday
Ekit US+Canada (one I've had for years) worked OK...

Ekit US+Canada (one I've had for years) worked OK for an outbound call today in British Columbia, using Telus 3G. Call was billed and listed on the billing record as being made from the US, not...
Forum: Americas 21-07-2012, 20:25
Replies: 7
Views: 3,084
Posted By RTuesday
I can confirm that EKit Simple Calling no longer...

I can confirm that EKit Simple Calling no longer roams on GSM in (Western) Canada, including for existing sims (mine is several years old).

It was working fine when last called from on July 5th...
Forum: Americas 10-01-2012, 22:15
Replies: 50
Views: 27,341
Posted By RTuesday
Thanks for spotting that, also includes France...

Thanks for spotting that, also includes France and Spain, plus South Africa, as well as many central/south America countries. But at US$2.66/min in/out for voice calls in Europe (double the...
Forum: Americas 04-12-2011, 03:19
Replies: 4
Views: 5,689
Posted By RTuesday
First the good news: there's a temporary...

First the good news: there's a temporary promotion (until 15 Jan 2012) that doubles the data allowance, so the ALTA30 3GB/30 day option is now 6GB/30 days (whichever comes first). But...



It...
Forum: Europe 23-11-2011, 07:04
Replies: 21
Views: 14,279
Posted By RTuesday
It's a while since I used Babblebug. At the time...

It's a while since I used Babblebug. At the time there were about 11 pesos to the US$, and they charged US$10 for 100 peso refill, so there was a small markup.

So I presume US$8 for Simyo ES...
Forum: Europe 20-11-2011, 21:34
Replies: 21
Views: 14,279
Posted By RTuesday
I've used Babblebug: Babblebug.com | Prepaid...

I've used Babblebug: Babblebug.com | Prepaid wireless refills, prepaid phones, mobile recharges, international topups (http://www.babblebug.com/) a couple of times to recharge a Mexican mobile with a...
Forum: Americas 23-10-2011, 22:52
Replies: 29
Views: 9,798
Posted By RTuesday
Unless you're in a rural area of the west (which...

Unless you're in a rural area of the west (which doesn't generally have the type of storms I assume you're chasing) then cellphone (mobile phone) data should be enough, you don't need satellite.
...
Forum: Americas 22-10-2011, 07:51
Replies: 29
Views: 9,798
Posted By RTuesday
Forget the poor data offerings in the US, use...

Forget the poor data offerings in the US, use wi-fi. It's nearly universal in hotels. High end and extreme low-end hotels may charge, but it's generally free. Most vacation rentals (holiday flats)...
Forum: Americas 20-09-2011, 01:19
Replies: 0
Views: 2,577
Posted By RTuesday
Truconnect

Truconnect TruConnect Mobile - Contract Free 3G Mobile Internet for Laptop and iPad (http://www.truconnect.com/) looks an interesting option for contract-free data in the US (if it works and stays in...
Forum: Americas 10-09-2011, 21:36
Replies: 7
Views: 5,961
Posted By RTuesday
Found your thread on HoFo now, and the rates...

Found your thread on HoFo now, and the rates sheet at
http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/content/files/IntlCallingRates.pdf

Useful for receiving SMS while outside North America, but as others say...
Forum: Americas 10-09-2011, 20:15
Replies: 12
Views: 11,097
Posted By RTuesday
Last time I tried, Google Voice wasn't able to...

Last time I tried, Google Voice wasn't able to forward SMS to a non-North American number (nor voice calls).

However, Google Voice DOES send a copy of each received sms to email, so you could port...
Forum: Americas 10-09-2011, 19:57
Replies: 7
Views: 5,961
Posted By RTuesday
In BC, my AT&T Go Phone sim now registers on...

In BC, my AT&T Go Phone sim now registers on Rogers (both 2G and 3G), but not Telus (3G).



That's interesting. I wasn't able to find any roaming listed for T Mobile prepaid outside of Canada...
Forum: Americas 17-08-2011, 23:22
Replies: 4
Views: 12,323
Posted By RTuesday
Telcel Amigo looks a good fit, the rates are at: ...

Telcel Amigo looks a good fit, the rates are at:
Telcel: Internet Telcel Amigo (http://www.telcel.com/portal/personas/amigo/detalles/internet_amigo.html?mid=1107)
(click on Paquetes).

Their...
Forum: Americas 15-08-2011, 22:01
Replies: 7
Views: 3,853
Posted By RTuesday
Oxxo and similar places used to have the cards...

Oxxo and similar places used to have the cards hidden behind the counter (you'd need to ask for them), but nowadays they can recharge any phone at the cash register. Just give them the phone number...
Forum: Americas 14-08-2011, 20:24
Replies: 7
Views: 3,853
Posted By RTuesday
I've used babblebug.com successfully in the past...

I've used babblebug.com successfully in the past to recharge Telcel online, there are others also like ezetop and pinzoo.

Physical Telcel recharge cards are also available from a few smaller...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 26-07-2011, 05:47
Replies: 2
Views: 3,217
Posted By RTuesday
Looks like Vinicard is the local prepaid sim: ...

Looks like Vinicard is the local prepaid sim:

Forfaits téléphonie sans engagement : Vini spécialiste de la téléphonie mobile * Tahiti....
Forum: Americas 08-07-2011, 22:43
Replies: 6
Views: 4,829
Posted By RTuesday
On a UMTS manual network search with the T-mobile...

On a UMTS manual network search with the T-mobile sim, I only see Rogers (which works), and CAN 880 (which doesn't accept registration).

Here I mostly use eKit on CAN 880 (which gives it's name...
Forum: Americas 08-07-2011, 00:51
Replies: 6
Views: 4,829
Posted By RTuesday
Here in BC, my US T-Mobile (prepaid) roams on...

Here in BC, my US T-Mobile (prepaid) roams on Rogers, both GSM and 3G, but not (yet) on Telus. I just checked it again.

So this is a case where the shared Bell/Telus/Sasktel 3G network has...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2011, 02:33
Replies: 10
Views: 6,191
Posted By RTuesday
Where possible, try to make calls using wi-fi...

Where possible, try to make calls using wi-fi rather than data (prepaid US data plans are not that great either).

There's plenty of free wi-fi almost everywhere, for example in McDonalds,...
Forum: Americas 27-06-2011, 19:40
Replies: 13
Views: 5,449
Posted By RTuesday
Ekit works fine for both outbound and inbound on...

Ekit works fine for both outbound and inbound on Telus 3G in British Columbia, which is odd if it's the shared network with Bell and Sasktel.
Forum: Americas 13-06-2011, 01:57
Replies: 9
Views: 14,081
Posted By RTuesday
Just to follow up on this, I've been in Canada...

Just to follow up on this, I've been in Canada over a month now.

I haven't needed mobile data, free wi-fi has been good enough, seems to be almost universal in (better) vacation rentals, and in...
Forum: Americas 13-06-2011, 01:30
Replies: 13
Views: 5,449
Posted By RTuesday
Here in Victoria, BC the eKit Simple Calling...

Here in Victoria, BC the eKit Simple Calling (US+Can only version) roams on Rogers (GSM 1900), and Telus (UMTS 850).

The Telus 3G coverage is better than Rogers GSM in some rural areas out of...
Forum: Americas 10-06-2011, 18:56
Replies: 15
Views: 7,909
Posted By RTuesday
I'd still recommend using wi-fi for that, emails...

I'd still recommend using wi-fi for that, emails and browsing would normally be done at a coffee shop, hotel, etc. Much cheaper. It's nice to have always-on data, but across two countries for a...
Forum: Americas 09-06-2011, 20:42
Replies: 15
Views: 7,909
Posted By RTuesday
Does that have a normal size sim, or one of the...

Does that have a normal size sim, or one of the little micro-sims? Assuming the phone is: 1. unlocked 2. has GSM 1900 band and ideally GSM 850 band and 3. uses a normal sim; then yes the eKit sim...
Forum: Americas 09-06-2011, 18:47
Replies: 15
Views: 7,909
Posted By RTuesday
For voice, eKit Simple Calling have a SIM that...

For voice, eKit Simple Calling have a SIM that covers both the USA and Canada, roaming on multiple carriers. It roams on T-Mobile and AT&T in the US, and Rogers (GSM) and Telus (3G) in Canada, plus...
Forum: Americas 27-04-2011, 00:44
Replies: 4
Views: 14,696
Posted By RTuesday
Sounds like you got a really helpful dealer! As...

Sounds like you got a really helpful dealer! As you say, it was a learning curve for him and he can now offer a sim-cutting-down service. Telcel company stores should (in theory!) have microsims in...
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-03-2011, 05:12
Replies: 9
Views: 5,637
Posted By RTuesday
There isn't really any need for dual-sim phones...

There isn't really any need for dual-sim phones within the US, because the number of people who need access to two US GSM networks for any reason is tiny.

There might however be a niche market in...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 31-01-2011, 00:22
Replies: 16
Views: 7,155
Posted By RTuesday
That may be what happens with more carriers, if...

That may be what happens with more carriers, if they find that 4c/min isn't enough for calling those numbers.

It's difficult to see how, long term, Hop can offer free incoming in countries like...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 30-01-2011, 22:56
Replies: 16
Views: 7,155
Posted By RTuesday
Free incoming in the US is unique (and probably...

Free incoming in the US is unique (and probably not sustainable).

Like all these companies though it's hard to know how much is a genuine offer, and how much is an error on the website.

Free...
Forum: Americas 22-01-2011, 19:38
Replies: 9
Views: 14,081
Posted By RTuesday
Virgin Mobile Canada do have sim cards for their...

Virgin Mobile Canada do have sim cards for their newer service on 3G HSPA, but as I found after ploughing through their messy website for a while, the prepaid is currently limited to the older and...
Forum: Americas 22-01-2011, 00:29
Replies: 9
Views: 14,081
Posted By RTuesday
Looking further, I've found how to switch Virgin...

Looking further, I've found how to switch Virgin Mobile Canada's store to show the prepaid options. Which then only has a CDMA device for $80. :-(

So, no 3G prepaid on Virgin Mobile? No way to...
Forum: Americas 21-01-2011, 23:17
Replies: 9
Views: 14,081
Posted By RTuesday
Looks like Virgin Mobile now use Bell's HSPA...

Looks like Virgin Mobile now use Bell's HSPA network, which is interesting - a bit better coverage than CDMA in many areas (suh as Sask., and Atlantic Canada):
Coverage Maps - Virgin Mobile Canada...
Forum: Americas 21-01-2011, 05:38
Replies: 9
Views: 14,081
Posted By RTuesday
Prepaid 3G data in Canada

Is there any availability of prepaid 3G data in Canada? Mainly across BC and Alberta, including outside the cities (I'm aware coverage in BC can be sparse in rural areas).

I have an Option 452...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 17-06-2010, 22:41
Replies: 4
Views: 2,838
Posted By RTuesday
Cloud 9 was to be the third mobile operator in...

Cloud 9 was to be the third mobile operator in the Isle of Man, with their own infrastructure. I even have one of their sims (a real rarity!). They failed to get their network working and soon...
Forum: Americas 15-05-2010, 21:15
Replies: 5
Views: 5,152
Posted By RTuesday
The Telcel Amigo blackberry 15 day plan is 286...

The Telcel Amigo blackberry 15 day plan is 286 pesos (possibly a few % more if that's not a border area). It's limited to 1.5GB of data in that time.

You probably get 50 pesos of calling with your...
Forum: Europe 01-05-2010, 04:13
Replies: 9
Views: 3,044
Posted By RTuesday
Yes, but remember to drop the initial zero on the...

Yes, but remember to drop the initial zero on the area code (so Sydney 02 is just 2).

From most countries, it's easiest just to key a + rather than the 00, so you don't have to deal with the...
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 25-04-2010, 06:04
Replies: 5
Views: 7,591
Posted By RTuesday
I do that for non-local calls. Main reason for a...

I do that for non-local calls. Main reason for a divert is for anybody within Mexico calling my Mexican mobile when I'm out of the country (they mostly don't have another number, and don't all speak...
Forum: Off Topic (any other discussion) 24-04-2010, 02:41
Replies: 5
Views: 7,591
Posted By RTuesday
Changing GSM provider's forwarding settings

I have a prepaid sim (Telcel Amigo MX) that has the "forward if no answer" (and "if unreachable") set to the network's voicemail number.

Other than feature codes such as *61*[dest]*[sec]# is...
Forum: UK & Ireland 22-04-2010, 23:24
Replies: 8
Views: 5,987
Posted By RTuesday
It does sound good for use in the countries where...

It does sound good for use in the countries where the O2 can be used affordably (which is most of Europe?).

However, they may have realised it's too good, the site now says: "We’ve had enormous...
Forum: Americas 15-04-2010, 03:35
Replies: 42
Views: 20,435
Posted By RTuesday
Does Localphone do free DIDs for Spain, for...

Does Localphone do free DIDs for Spain, for customers from Spain? On their US site the Spanish numbers cost $3/mo plus $5 setup (and there are no free US DIDs). If you can forward from a Spanish...
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