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    Thanks. Good to know. Iím particularly...

    Thanks. Good to know.

    Iím particularly interested in European countries (excluding the UK).

    BTW, how long have you been using that particular SIM card? It seems the 3 UK SIM card can be...
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    Iíve browsed through the entire thread. So, am I...

    Iíve browsed through the entire thread. So, am I right in concluding the 3 UK gets only 3G outside of the UK? Has anyone had 4G/LTE connection outside the UK?
    - Italy, Greece, France

    Iím deciding...
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    Based on posts on TripAdvisor and reviews on...

    Based on posts on TripAdvisor and reviews on Amazon:

    1. 3 is limited to 3G when outside the UK

    2. Vodafone and EE have 4G/LTE data in Europe outside the UK. Both of these have SIM cards that...
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    FreeUP Mobile - has anyone tried their free plan?

    If thatís correct, then thatís a recent change.

    Before FreeUp, 5 of my forwarding numbers were all FreedomPop numbers. I still have 3 FreedomPop forwarding numbers.

    When I got my GV number a...
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    Figured it out. Itís a sleazy eBay seller who...

    Figured it out. Itís a sleazy eBay seller who sent me the SIM card instead of the BlackBerry battery I paid for. Hmmn. Really annoying. Now, I have to waste time filing a dispute.
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    Strange. Someone just sent me a Lyca SIM card....

    Strange. Someone just sent me a Lyca SIM card. The last time I purchased one was last year and the store isnít the same store that sent me the SIM card this year.
  7. FIDO @mooky1977 - Doesnít Fido use GSM? Iím not...

    @mooky1977 - Doesnít Fido use GSM? Iím not familiar with current Fido but Iíve used Fido several years ago.

    Why did your SIL have to go to a store? Couldnít she just have transferred her SIM...
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    This was what I used to do before - have that...

    This was what I used to do before - have that person text me. But that doesnít work for business people because they usually call, not text.

    So, the current GV app is really good. I can dial the...
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    FreeUP Mobile - has anyone tried their free plan?

    I entered the ďGV equivĒ numbers manually for frequently called/calling contacts. I did this on MS Outlook several years ago, synced/transferred to iPhone/iOS/iCloud contacts. Then looked for/used...
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    He he he. I did this with my Samsung blackjack...

    He he he. I did this with my Samsung blackjack and intrepid phones.

    It became annoying, though, that all incoming texts would not show the correct callersí names because every phone number began...
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    More than 20 if you have to look up the phone...

    More than 20 if you have to look up the phone number in your phone contacts. Then switch to phone app to call your GV #, press 2 and dial the number you want to call.

    Much longer if you canít...
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    Shipping was already $5 when I got my SIM card...

    Shipping was already $5 when I got my SIM card from them in Jan this year.
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    That was how it was for me during the first 1.5...

    That was how it was for me during the first 1.5 months (Jan-Feb). I registered it on the DoNot Call registry page and also blocked every unknown/spam number that called me. Now, I rarely (maybe 1 or...
  14. Even when in other countries and calling local...

    Even when in other countries and calling local numbers (e.g., in New Zealand calling NZ miners), having phone numbers saved in a mobile phoneís Contacts with the + sign and country code makes it so...
  15. IMO, itís much easier to remember to add...

    IMO, itís much easier to remember to add ď+<country code>Ē to a phone number than to know/remember the exit code a country uses. Exit codes are not the same in all countries. Itís usually 00 but...
  16. Foreign SIM

    Foreign SIM
  17. Hangouts no longer free to call Canadian or U.S. telephone numbers from abroad

    This is correct. Sis-in-law is traveling outside US this April/May. I told her to get a GV number so she can call her office. On WiFi, she tried to call out with GV but couldnít. I asked, do you have...
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    3 is 4G in the UK only. In the rest of EU, itís...

    3 is 4G in the UK only. In the rest of EU, itís restricted to 3G.

    EE and Vodafone SIM cards both can do 4G.
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    You have to contact FreedomPop through the...

    You have to contact FreedomPop through the FreedomPop forum.
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    Koodo When does the monthly charge start?

    If I purchase a SIM card and plan online, when does the monthly charge start
    a. immediately when I make the purchase online?
    b. Does the SIM card need to be activated when I receive it? In which...
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    Iíve never had to pay bank fees either by meeting...

    Iíve never had to pay bank fees either by meeting requirements (e.g., direct deposit) or just choosing a bank with no fees.

    One of my favs - Alliant Credit Union. Google it. Rated #1. I even...
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    Iím on Pay as you Go. I got the text on Apr 18. ...

    Iím on Pay as you Go. I got the text on Apr 18.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190420/94e9f9b928a137d07f41f9683e000991.jpg
  23. I think u need to have some activity on d FreeUp...

    I think u need to have some activity on d FreeUp rewards app from time to time. Not sure where thatís written but thatís what I remember reading on HoFo.
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    Lycamobile Italy SIM card

    Anyone have any experience getting a Lycamobile Italy SIM card at the Rome FCO airport, activating and adding credit/getting a bundle?

    Lyca Italyís website says the SIM card is free at the store....
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    Thanks. I updated my calendar reminder so I...

    Thanks.

    I updated my calendar reminder so I make a billable call every 50 days.
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