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Speakout data and android... calling all users for tips/tricks.

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Opera worked perfectly on my iPhone 4 while on Petro Canada's UMB. Opera on my Galaxy Nexus had trouble with parsing website addresses while in the "data-saving" mode.
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chimp wrote:
Feb 10th, 2013 3:30 pm
based on my experience with N7, it needs to be a bit more accurate than usual. One of my cut sim also has this problem when it works just fine in my two other iphones.
thanks for the response,

Did you have to get a new sim?
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Does anyone know where I can buy a sim card cutter with express shipping?
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NCIX and Amazon.ca are two. I'd imagine independent cellphone stores would have them for sale or would cut a SIM while you wait.
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bylo wrote:
Feb 10th, 2013 4:38 pm
NCIX and Amazon.ca are two. I'd imagine independent cellphone stores would have them for sale or would cut a SIM while you wait.
thanks, I checked amazon and couldnt find any with express shipping, I ll check NCIX
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bylo wrote:
Feb 10th, 2013 4:38 pm
NCIX and Amazon.ca are two. I'd imagine independent cellphone stores would have them for sale or would cut a SIM while you wait.
NCIX only has a nano cutter :(
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gerrythegreat wrote:
Feb 10th, 2013 5:31 pm
NCIX only has a nano cutter :(
I have a spare micro SIM cutter, I haven't used it, but I have opened it to ensure that all the contents are there (adapter + cutting thing)
I wouldn't mind selling it to you if you wanted it
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My Rogers PAYG credits expire on March 8th. What steps will I have to take to port my current cell number over to Speakout?

Speakout is definitely cheaper than Rogers. I am currently paying $0.40/min and $0.25/text. Plus, the ability to get wireless data is a huge bonus.
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Anyone on Speakout/Petrocan wanna try out this new app:

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/02/11 ... dive-look/

It might work and it's free.
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Hm, does anyone know of a free OpenVPN server hosted by anyone in Toronto? I tried setting one up, and it worked, but my home connection's upload speed is just too slow. TCP on Port 443 was the only combination that worked for me. I'm on a Nexus 4. (:
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i see openvpn/pptp. PPTP I am 99.99% sure would not work on SO.

For openvpn, it is the same issue that you may need a proper openvpn client which does not exist on iOS(unless jailbroken) and needs ICS+ on android for non-root device. Just FYI.
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ceraf wrote:
Feb 10th, 2013 4:09 pm
Opera worked perfectly on my iPhone 4 while on Petro Canada's UMB. Opera on my Galaxy Nexus had trouble with parsing website addresses while in the "data-saving" mode.
I think there is a setting somewhere "HTTP/Socket". Force it onto HTTP. It won't barf as much
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LegobrandonCP wrote:
Feb 10th, 2013 9:49 pm
My Rogers PAYG credits expire on March 8th. What steps will I have to take to port my current cell number over to Speakout?
1. Buy a Speakout SIM
2. Call to activate and tell them you want to port your number from Rogers
3. They will give you a temp number until it's ported, should be within half an hour, but usually takes couple of days to find an overlap when both Rogers and Speakout LNP departments are open.

Good luck.
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plisk3n wrote:
Feb 11th, 2013 11:41 pm
Anyone on Speakout/Petrocan wanna try out this new app:

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/02/11 ... dive-look/

It might work and it's free.
I tried it a few months ago on my Google Nexus without success. I'm not a TCP/IP geek so it's possible my settings weren't right.

One thing about the free 5hr/s per week. They give you 1 hour blocks. Once you start, even if you use only 1 minute, you get 1 hour. So in effect you get 5 sessions, each up to 1 hour in duration. That's the main reason I didn't pursue this option any further.

I suppose if it can be made to work, the $3/month for unrestricted VPN is a good deal.
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