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Old 01-08-2017, 07:53 PM
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Microsensory will provide you with a Europe wide roaming SIM card working on all networks ( I think).
They are not doing that anymore. They have too many cards on their system and the management is becoming a headache, so now they don't provide sims.

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Bulgaria is no problem mate, in foreign countries the simcard uses roaming.
It was a (poor) joke. I could have said Slovenia, or Congo, or Nicaragua.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:13 PM
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They are not doing that anymore. They have too many cards on their system and the management is becoming a headache, so now they don't provide sims.

Barry

Barry, thanks for that info. This is why I wish Microsensory would do something about their incredibly poor web presence!
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:33 PM
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Microsensory will provide you with a Europe wide roaming SIM card working on all networks ( I think).
I think they won't do that anymore
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:37 PM
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Barry, thanks for that info. This is why I wish Microsensory would do something about their incredibly poor web presence!
I agree about the website, but seeing the product, and understanding the capabilities makes it the only real choice. It does the data link thing with speed, altitude, image on Google map etc, but it doesn't stop being helpful when the bird bales. Marshall (A manufacturer I truly like and have been loyal to for many years, and continue to use for traditional telemetry) leaves you with a beep, Microsensory can text you a location and a map with a pin. You go to your bird regardless of the beep!
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:06 PM
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I agree about the website, but seeing the product, and understanding the capabilities makes it the only real choice. It does the data link think with speed, altitude, image on Google map etc, but it doesn't stop being helpful when the bird bales. Marshall (I manufacturer I truly like and have been loyal to for many years, and continue to use for traditional telemetry) leaves you with a beep, Microsensory can text you a location and a map with a pin. You go to your bird regardless of the beep!
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Yes, I think it is great too. I use direct radio link mostly, showing live data and map on the smartphone if I need it. If signal is lost behind a hill I send a text. Reply usually comes within 2 minutes. And finally there is the analog beep.... which I haven't used at all for two seasons now. I don't miss yagis or triangulating.
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:44 PM
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Hi Barry,

you are totally right, that's why I chose the provider with the best coverage in Austria. If this provider has no coverage in Austria the other ones won't have it as well. I don't know your situation but my provider talks about 98% coverage. If you want roaming just order a simcard from abroad 😉

All the best
Hi Leo, when networks talk about coverage they usually mean population coverage. This means large conurbations have good coverage, wild open spaces with small populations not so much. The coverage scam is used universally, and not related to acreage covered.

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Old 01-08-2017, 11:37 PM
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Hi Barry,

anywhere sim sounds great man, I couldn't find something like that in Austria.

Brian, at the moment this is the best thing I could find. I know it's 98% of the population and not the area...but what to do?

All the best
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:55 PM
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120 hours and still running....one request every 24 hours. I am very pleased 😁

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Old 03-08-2017, 09:01 PM
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120 hours and still running....one request every 24 hours. I am very pleased 😁

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Great Leo. What % battery is showing now?

I turned my transmitter on a few days ago (not used for a while) and sent a text. Battery was 24%.
15 hrs later it was 14%.
23 hrs after that I sent a text but no response. But the analog beep and flashing light were still going. I'd be interested to know what happens with yours.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:12 PM
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This morning at 11 it says 10%....that was after about 110 Hours
Tomorrow at 10 I'll send another requests
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