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  1. charlyB

    charlyB DI Senior Member

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    I know this is a long shot but does any body know if its possible to buy a UK sim card in Dumaguete.
    The reason i need it is that more and more of the companies i deal with online need to send me a text with a pin so i can log in or verify a transaction.
    I had a pay as you go one when i came here but O2 in their wisdom decided to deactivate it with no warning as i had not topped it up for 6 months.
    I called Barclaycard and explained the situation but they told me they don't send texts to foreign numbers. :banghead:
     
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    SkipJack DI Senior Member

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    A different option would be to get a Google Voice or Skype number in the UK. This way you can make and receive calls and texts over the Internet as if you were in UK.
     
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    Existing Necro thread on subject, may help out
    https://dumagueteinfo.com/board/threads/cell-phone-bring-from-us-or-buy-in-pi.27019/
     
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    you_have_been_removed DI Forum Adept

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    have someone send a Tesco sim card to you, won't take that long to get to you but most of those UK sim cards needs regular topping up and a minimum 10 pounds a month, but for Tesco you can still receive texts for free
     
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    Every little helps.:smile:
     
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    Having sim card shipped to us form overseas is not easy

    Currently I am trying to get a replacement blank Sim card sent from Australia to me here in
    Dumaguete because I lost the one I was using

    I need to sim card for my banking codes

    It's not easy because I need to apply for approval with this NTC department and so far this has not been easy, multiple emails sent and no replies....

    What I don't understand is why we are allowed to bring our Sim card with us when we arrive but when we need a replacement shipped we need authorization and have pay fees to customs so I can import the Sim card ?

    Can someone please help?

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    Having sim card shipped to us form overseas is not easy

    Currently I am trying to get a replacement blank Sim card sent from Australia to me here in
    Dumaguete because I lost the one I was using

    I need to sim card for my banking codes

    It's not easy because I need to apply for approval with this NTC department and so far this has not been easy, multiple emails sent and no replies....

    What I don't understand is why we are allowed to bring our Sim card with us when we arrive but when we need a replacement shipped we need authorization and have pay fees to customs so I can import the Sim card ?

    Can someone please help?


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    I honestly don't understand at all why you would need approval from a government agency whatsoever.
    Just get a friend to buy a prepaid simcard for you in Australia, have him validate/activate the card in Oz (important), then send it to you by courier. It'll work just fine here when you set it to "roaming".
    Don't ask anyone's permission.
     
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    I've contacted DHL and others and Sim cards will apparently get held up in customs if I ain't Gota Clearance from NTC

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