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# 39380 13-Aug-2009 12:38
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I have a Sierra Wireless 885U UBS data card winging its way to me and I plan on getting a prepay XT sim to go with it.

Will I run into any issues setting this up? I don't have a capable handset that can be used to txt/call using the XT sim. I will probably want to change my 'extras' configuration in the first month or so and have no idea how I'd do this without a mobile phone.

I'd also like to know how I can topup/change details and avoid data charges that would result from using the sim to do so.


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  # 246007 13-Aug-2009 13:13
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simple, 1st just get a XT prepaid sim card from store $29.95, comes preloaded wth $10 credit, register at and get another $10. To top up you can either go online and use your credit card or certain banks, you can ring *333 from telecom mobile (free call ) and top up with your C/Card or set up for a st amount to be added each time it hits a $value or you can but the vouchers and again call 333 and ask them to load it or if you get it from a telecom store and you took in your xt sim cardthey may put it in a phone and load it for you

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  # 246009 13-Aug-2009 13:19
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when u purchase the sim ask the retail store to add what addons you want, in future to change them you can ring 0800 323232 ( telecom prepaid helpdesk) option 5 then 4 and you will speak to a CSR and have them change it when ever you want. same for topping up purchase a top up voucher and again 0800 323232 option 1 it will ask you to enter the mobile number you wish to top up - - so on an so forth


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  # 246013 13-Aug-2009 13:34
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Thanks guys.

Since I won't be ringing from the actual sim (no handset), will there be any issues with identification when ringing up the helpdesk 0800 number and requesting changes?

Will registering solve that problem and can I do that instore when I buy the sim?

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