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Re: Does public mobile work in Europe?


@srlawren wrote:

@stonechucker wrote:

The adds are annoying, really annoying.  But what do you expect for free?

 


@stonechucker is there maybe a paid version or an ad-free premium subscription to remove them?  Just curious.


I’m sure there is, but other than paying for an American phone number to get a real experience, I don’t think I’d try it for too long.  The service is essentially the same as the SugarMobile from IceWireless.  An MVNO with a WiFi service which gets a real phone service, and can be used on a data only plan.

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Re: Does public mobile work in Europe?


@stonechucker wrote:

@srlawren wrote:

@stonechucker wrote:

The adds are annoying, really annoying.  But what do you expect for free?

 


@stonechucker is there maybe a paid version or an ad-free premium subscription to remove them?  Just curious.


I’m sure there is, but other than paying for an American phone number to get a real experience, I don’t think I’d try it for too long.  The service is essentially the same as the SugarMobile from IceWireless.  An MVNO with a WiFi service which gets a real phone service, and can be used on a data only plan.


TextNow is a Canadian startup, it's Canadian company and you can get Canadian number.

In Canada you can go adfree for a fee (3 monthly)

But they can't offer the service to Canadians they are allowed to offer Americans, unlimited calls for 10, unlimited calls and 2g data for 20, 5g for 30 and unlimited for 40.

 

But jokes on a side, I suggested it just temporarily while you're away, nothing pops up unless you actually use it. I'm testing it and i totally forget i have it, it just reminds me periodically to use it so i don't lose the phone number, the reminder comes in form of sms, and i shoot myself a test sms and don't hear from it for another 2 or 3 weeks, i never had a full screen add popped up, just the banners in the app so far. I restricted the data so it uses only 21m per month. If i had ever requested a code to it i would probably enable background data temporarily, not sure if it would help, but i feel better when i do things like that, my own paranoia i guessSmiley Happy

Re: Does public mobile work in Europe?


@kselmak wrote:

@stonechucker wrote:

@srlawren wrote:

@stonechucker wrote:

The adds are annoying, really annoying.  But what do you expect for free?

 


@stonechucker is there maybe a paid version or an ad-free premium subscription to remove them?  Just curious.


I’m sure there is, but other than paying for an American phone number to get a real experience, I don’t think I’d try it for too long.  The service is essentially the same as the SugarMobile from IceWireless.  An MVNO with a WiFi service which gets a real phone service, and can be used on a data only plan.


TextNow is a Canadian startup, it's Canadian company and you can get Canadian number.

In Canada you can go adfree for a fee (3 monthly)

But they can't offer the service to Canadians they are allowed to offer Americans, unlimited calls for 10, unlimited calls and 2g data for 20, 5g for 30 and unlimited for 40.

 

But jokes on a side, I suggested it just temporarily while you're away, nothing pops up unless you actually use it. I'm testing it and i totally forget i have it, it just reminds me periodically to use it so i don't lose the phone number, the reminder comes in form of sms, and i shoot myself a test sms and don't hear from it for another 2 or 3 weeks, i never had a full screen add popped up, just the banners in the app so far. I restricted the data so it uses only 21m per month. If i had ever requested a code to it i would probably enable background data temporarily, not sure if it would help, but i feel better when i do things like that, my own paranoia i guessSmiley Happy


Thanks for ruining me about it being Canadian.  Much like the Ting MVNO in the US is a Canadian company that can’t operate here because MVNOs ar still not allowed to compete.  So many great options in the US, that would work well here.