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Mobile ping-pong

Published: Wednesday 2012-02-22.

There, now I have switched mobile carriers again. I have the same number as the last decade, but with a new operator. First I had a subscription with Ventelo, then I moved it to Chess for a better price-plan, then on to Telio to get it on the same invoice as my land-line, but then they increased their prices, so I moved it to NetCom to get the Coop member discount, but then that was also expensive, so I moved to OneCall, where I have really been very happy with.

But now I have finally moved over to Tele2, for one single reason, and that is because I have the same prices when I am in Sweden as when I am in Norway. After having used Google Maps to find an address in Stockholm last summer and having to had to pay about a hundred kroner for it, it feels like a good idea.

At the same time, I am moving my second subscription, which started as a prepaid card with Telenor, and which has been through both Telio and NetCom, from Tele2 to OneCall because Tele2 has started collecting a minimum fee for their Sheriff price-plan, something OneCall does not, and it is good to have an extra subscription with another operator sometimes.

I used to have a Swedish prepaid card with Comviq that I used when I was in Sweden, but after having forgotten to top it up within the time limit, it expired, so now I have to use my Norwegian card instead.

The only problem with the number of switches are all the used SIM cards I have littered all over. Besides the one above, I also have two SIM cards from old mobile broadband subscriptions, a Danish mobile broadband SIM and an unactivated British T-Mobile card I used to work around the limits in Android Market. They are starting to pile up.

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  • Datum: 2012-02-23 08.41.46 CET
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
  • Sänt från: ******

Finns det ingen återvinningsholk för SIM-kort? :-)

  • Datum: 2012-02-23 09.18.38 CET
  • Namn: Peter Krefting
  • Sänt från: *******

Det får nog gå som elektronikavfall.

Å andra sidan kan det vara bra att ha ett par inaktiva reservkort om man vill testa gamla telefoner som kräver SIM-kort för att fungera.

  • Datum: 2012-02-23 17.26.24 CET
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
  • Sänt från: ********************

Har jag räknat rätt om jag kommer fram till 14 st SIM-kort utöver de två du idag har i drift?

  • Datum: 2012-02-23 21.21.19 CET
  • Namn: Peter Krefting
  • Sänt från: *****

Det är säkert inte så långt från sanningen. Jag har dem inte alla på ett ställe, och några har nog kommit bort i någon av de fem flyttar jag gjort sedan jag kom till Norge.

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