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    If you're on the US website (which means you...

    If you're on the US website (which means you intend to get a US number), there's no monthly charge for the US number but there is an $8 monthly charge if you include a UK number.

    If you're on the...
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    Not all providers include the PINs on the cards....

    Not all providers include the PINs on the cards. Turning on the SIM lock and changing the SIM PIN 1 is one of the first things I do whenever I get a new SIM card.

    Thanks for that 707 reminder. I...
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    What's the default SIM PIN of the Truphone SIM...

    What's the default SIM PIN of the Truphone SIM card?
  4. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202649 U...

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202649

    U should keep at least one other device where u can receive Apple security codes. I have 2 iPhone 4s that I still keep (1 for just calls txts on FreeUP,...
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    At what balance is the auto top up triggered?

    At what balance is the auto top up triggered?
  6. When on speaker phone, the distance from you to...

    When on speaker phone, the distance from you to bottom mic and speaker also depends a lot on how loud your normal speaking voice is. Some peopleís voices are naturally loud. Some peopleís voices are...
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    Tello - Credit Expiration

    In my case, I had a balance of $11.24. Tello refunded $11.34 (that was the amount of my last $10 order with $1.34 tax).

    After I saw my refund in my Paypal account on 9/27 (F), my Tello Bal stayed...
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    Thanks for d feedback. Iím not planning to ever...

    Thanks for d feedback. Iím not planning to ever use Truphone for data. I just want d free incoming SMS anywhere in d world. Great bonus is free incoming calls in the USA.

    On MMS - I have it and...
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    This reminded me of my Lyca account. I still have...

    This reminded me of my Lyca account. I still have $4+ balance from a $10 top up done in Jan 2016. I didnít bother going thru d FCC to get d bal back since I got 3+ yrs out of my last top up and many...
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    Tello - Credit Expiration

    Tello denied the first refund request I sent them on Sep 18.

    When their Tello rep posted ďanswersĒ on Sep 25 (HoFo, Reddit, nthcircle), I resent my request citing:
    ďDo I get a refund? Yes....
  11. Fortunately, requesting an old device to be...

    Fortunately, requesting an old device to be unlocked by AT&T is easy (unlike with Sprint).

    https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/?#/
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    How did ur iMessage get activated? It has to...

    How did ur iMessage get activated? It has to send a silent SMS to a UK number which wouldnít be possible without a carrier account.
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    I have two Windows (WM 6.5) phones that Iím still...

    I have two Windows (WM 6.5) phones that Iím still using - Samsung SGH-i617 (Blackjack II) and SPH-i350 (Intrepid). I park my foreign SIM cards in them or my FreeUp SIM card (just for calls and txts)....
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    Did u ask again, today, citing that updated rules...

    Did u ask again, today, citing that updated rules that the Tello rep posted here?
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    Thank u!!!

    Thank u!!!
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    Fone is a single SIM card fone. Sprint ties...

    Fone is a single SIM card fone.

    Sprint ties service to both ICCID and IMEI but ur experience is that u can swap between Tello (Sprint) and T-mobile? U just take out ur Sprint card and replace it...
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    Switching back and forth between cdma and gsm

    If using an unlocked phone (phone verified to work with cdma and gsm providers), can a person subscribe to cdma service and then switch back and forth between his cdma and gsm providers simply by...
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    He will have unlimited 2G after he goes beyond...

    He will have unlimited 2G after he goes beyond the 500 MB LTE. The PayGo Bal will be used up by calls and texts.

    Not sure how it would work if he wants to still have LTE and charge those excess...
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    Many (most?) people are surprised that existing...

    Many (most?) people are surprised that existing credits canít be used to pay for plans. It is really surprising. My experience with US/Canadian and European/Asian prepaid SIM cards is similar - I can...
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    Based on my email exchanges with Tello: You...

    Based on my email exchanges with Tello:

    You canít use your credit balance to pay for a plan. You can see this for yourself when I try to buy a plan. Thereís no option to use your credit.

    In...
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    Greenhandleís Post is correct. I asked Tello. Two...

    Greenhandleís Post is correct. I asked Tello. Two different CS reps gave the same answer.

    With Tello, unlike with many other providers here and abroad, you canít use your top up credit to pay...
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    Really? I didnít know that. Thatís a terrible...

    Really? I didnít know that. Thatís a terrible system.

    Iíve had many prepaid pay as you go accounts with different providers over the past 17 years. Itís always been that if you have a balance, u...
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    If you top up, letís say with $20, Tello already...

    If you top up, letís say with $20, Tello already adds on federal and state taxes and 911 fee to that.

    If you use your balance to order a monthly plan ($8/mo), would that be a flat $8/mo because u...
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    Tello - Credit Expiration

    Tello says one thing in their TOS and then another when directly asked.

    Even if an endless number of CS reps tell you that service usage (not orders) is enough to keep the account active, it...
  25. I donít have a T-mobile account (used to more...

    I donít have a T-mobile account (used to more than 2 years ago) but my husband has a postpaid account. We have the same address, of course, but not the same phone numbers and email addresses.

    I...
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