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3 years 3 months ago - 3 years 3 months ago #5343 by joseph
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If you're okay with using TMobile, Toggle Mobile also provides free incoming calls and free incoming text. For outgoing calls they're much less expensive than TruPhone. Outgoing is 3 pence/minute. Outgoing texts are 9 pence/text and data is 15 pence/MB.

You can buy a SIM directly from them. Or you can purchase a £10 SIM for £12 plus shipping on eBay. The £10 SIM with shipping would cost a total of about $20 to the US.

It includes a free US number that expires every 30 days but can be renewed. If you want the same number without having to renew, it costs £5/year.

The balance and service never expires as long as you make at least one outgoing call or text once every three months. There's no requirement to add additional funds.

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3 years 3 months ago #5344 by Isamorph
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joseph wrote: If you're okay with using TMobile, Toggle Mobile also provides free incoming calls and free incoming text. For outgoing calls they're much less expensive than TruPhone. Outgoing is 3 pence/minute. Outgoing texts are 9 pence/text and data is 15 pence/MB.

You can buy a SIM directly from them. Or you can purchase a £10 SIM for £12 plus shipping on eBay. The £10 SIM with shipping would cost a total of about $20 to the US.

It includes a free US number that expires every 30 days but can be renewed. If you want the same number without having to renew, it costs £5/year.

The balance and service never expires as long as you make at least one outgoing call or text once every three months. There's no requirement to add additional funds.


*** I can and do use T-mobile, and I did have a look at Toggle mobile some time ago, but the data cost was a drawback for me. At the time, the exchange rate betwixt pence and the US penny was much worse for US people than it is now ( 3 pence=about 4 cents--the lowest ever, so I'm told ) and I had had better success with AT&T than with T Mobile. But that was before I had a dual sim phone-- so now I could use both a Toggle and Truphone sim--one for outgoing calls and either for incoming. But , even though I need little data, I still balk at data costs on both sims. I've been trying and liking Speedtalk mobile and have been thinking about getting their yearly plan with rollover data, which might be cheaper in the long haul for my data and outgoing call needs. But in any case, thanks for reminding me of Toggle, for it might be the most viable option. It's hard out here being a penny pincher.:)

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3 years 3 months ago - 3 years 3 months ago #5345 by the_dork_knight
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joseph wrote: If you're okay with using TMobile, Toggle Mobile also provides free incoming calls and free incoming text. For outgoing calls they're much less expensive than TruPhone. Outgoing is 3 pence/minute. Outgoing texts are 9 pence/text and data is 15 pence/MB.

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I did not see the free incoming text on their website, only 9p/sms
Incoming call is free.

T-Mobile is a better choice for me because I have a dual standby phone and one sim has to be on 2G.

The other thing is, they don't have the nano sim which my phone uses. I'm not familiar with manually cutting up sim cards.

www.togglemobile.co.uk/tariffs/en

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3 years 3 months ago #5350 by joseph
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Toggle has free incoming text. It's mentioned somewhere on the site, probably on the Rates page. But I'm using it with free incoming text.

I seem to remember their SIM card is three in one, with nano. Otherwise they should have a nano SIM separately. You could email them to inquire.

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3 years 3 months ago #5352 by the_dork_knight
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The free incoming text for Toggle Mobile is only for the UK. Text in the US is 9p per sms. No nano sim, even on ebay.

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3 years 3 months ago #5361 by joseph
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Toggle has free incoming text to the US number. I was able to get incoming texts to the US number before adding any balance to my Toggle account. After I added credit nothing is deducted for incoming, only outgoing.

Customer service will also verify this is free by design.
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2 years 10 months ago #12200 by mmfacemm
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A good phone to get is the moto g5 plus dual sim. The XT1681 model. Allows calls on 3g for the second sim so you can do freedompop and truphone. Costs $250 new.

Or the LG V20 dual sim if you want a larger phone. Costs about $300 these days.
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2 years 10 months ago #12215 by joseph
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@mmfacemm Are those phones US models with the US bands?

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2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #12222 by sovashadow
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@joseph I have the H990DS (LG V20 DualSim) it does support US Bands
www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4MY4RY?th=1

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2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #12228 by mmfacemm
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I'm trying out the moto g5 plus xt1681. It has US bands 2,4,5,12 (and connects to 17 for ATT).

It also has 1,3,7,28 for overseas use. Not as many as the v20.

The v20 has the same us bands above.

They are international models with US bands. The moto is the Latin America version I think.

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