Isat Phone

Submitted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 21:53
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Hi All,

Just a quick question, does anyone know if the Isat Phone SIM cards are de-registered if they are not used for an extended period of time?

Thanks
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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 22:03

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 22:03
We have one that hasn't been used since last year on our Simpson trip. And even then it was one email. It still worked today. It is on a prepaid account which runs out on 1 June. I will be adding a few dollars for a trip that we are doing soon. I think that I have made less than ten calls since we got it in 2009.

But note that there always a credit in it.

Phil
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Follow Up By: gerard m2 - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 22:44

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 22:44
Thanks for that Phil - we are about to fire up our Isat after about an 8 month hibernation.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 22:46

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 22:46
Well that's one way. Jump in the deep end hey?

Phil
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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 22:49

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 22:49
Mine ran out of credit due to the old 2 year limit 2 days ago...still had $100 left on it. Oh well... I'm wondering how long the sim will last if I don't top it up. The plans now are crap compared to before.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 22:59

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 22:59
You know we could always call them. What!!!! Use a phone and talk. My god!!!

Calls etc aside, I would be very interested in what happens there Mike.

I will call my contact next time I remember. Hopefully tomorrow as we are off on a CSR drive soon and I don't want to go without emergency comms. My bloody memory. Now what was I going to call her for!!!!!

Time for a little Elvis and then bed. Had a few skin "things" frozen today and the face is a little sore.

Night all

Phil
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Follow Up By: gerard m2 - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 23:01

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 23:01
Founds a free call number on the Isat web site and all seems to good. BTW we haven't had any credit on for at least the last 6 months.
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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 09:08

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 09:08
Mine was out of credit and not in service for over 6 months. Just recharged the credit and away you go.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 09:11

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 09:11
Good news. Thanks Andy. Until you or someone that you know does it there is this annoying niggle that something will go wrong.

Whats the link to top it up mate? Did you see any reference to Paypal?

Phil
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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:27

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:27
Hi Phil,
I use the company I bought the phone from and just email them and the credit is automatically put on the phone as they have my bank details.
Otherwise just Google a supplier I won't use Pay Pal
Cheers Andy
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:48

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:48
Thanks. I do have an email address but I still prefer the personal touch. The mob that we purchased the phone from are now GONE! But I do have a source.

Phil
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Reply By: andy - Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 00:14

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 00:14
Our Isat Phone credit expired approx. one year ago. According to the provider (GMDAS) the SIM card is still valid.

Cheers
Andy
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 07:39

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 07:39
Hi Gerard

In a very short answer.....NO

You can have the pre-paid unit sitting in a draw for 2 years without any credit on it, purchase more pre-paid credit, active ate the credit and you are back in business.


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Reply By: blackmg - Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 08:25

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 08:25
Just a quick thought to add to other replies, check that you have installed the latest update that allows you to make 'OOO' calls.
With this update you can have no credit so you can't make private calls but it will still allow you to make 'OOO' calls.
Cheers Gary
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