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May 30, 2012, 04:18:42 PM
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Hey all,

www.bitcoinwireless.com

Buy wireless time from over 300 carriers around the world at face value.

No longer will you need to use fiat money to top up your mobile account. BitcoinWireless brings you refill cards from over 300 top carriers (probably including yours), and they'll be sold at face value... \
a $50 card will cost roughly $50 in BTC.

We are looking for beta testers, please input your email address into the field on the website.

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May 30, 2012, 04:19:45 PM
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Interesting.
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May 30, 2012, 05:18:38 PM
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... And then there were three.



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Looking over the logos on the teaser page:

Asiacell,
TATA IndiCom,
Vodafone,
Telenor,
Digicel,
Etisalat,
Orange,
Movistar,
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This is going to be huge!

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May 30, 2012, 05:31:07 PM
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BitInstant is on fire! Good work guys.

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May 30, 2012, 05:45:59 PM
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Vodafone is on the list... does that mean you can buy M-Pesa with bitcoins when this is in production? That's exciting! I can see this as a bridge to other mobile payment platforms.

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May 30, 2012, 08:03:33 PM
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Vodafone is on the list... does that mean you can buy M-Pesa with bitcoins when this is in production? That's exciting! I can see this as a bridge to other mobile payment platforms.

Yes!

The list is huge!

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May 30, 2012, 09:12:23 PM
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Canadian wireless ?


Koodo, Bell?

Rogers ?

Virgin Mobile Canda ?

Public Mobile ?

Telus ?

Fido ?



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May 30, 2012, 09:13:24 PM
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NO!!!! Stop with these game-changing announcements, already! It's too much!

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May 31, 2012, 01:38:29 AM
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Also note, the logos shown on that page do not represent all the carriers... those are just a select few I picked out for the design. Many more will be supported muahahaha
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May 31, 2012, 02:03:36 AM
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Can this also be used to purchase a sim card and data from the wireless providers? This can be really useful for someone who is traveling internationally and does not wish to pay usurious roaming fees.

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May 31, 2012, 04:31:48 AM
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Can this also be used to purchase a sim card and data from the wireless providers? This can be really useful for someone who is traveling internationally and does not wish to pay usurious roaming fees.

Hmm, interesting thought.

Right now, itll just be airtime but maybe we can expand it into SIM cards as well.

I have a connection, Ill get in touch with him tomorrow.

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June 29, 2012, 06:18:16 AM
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Wow this is so huge. Just gave you my email address and I'm looking forward to test Entel and Claro in Chile.

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June 29, 2012, 06:36:34 AM
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how much is "roughly"? is it a flat fee, 1%, over, under?
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June 29, 2012, 06:43:02 AM
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how much is "roughly"? is it a flat fee, 1%, over, under?

I suspect it will depend on the carrier.  Some are really chintzy with their reseller discounts. 

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June 29, 2012, 06:43:09 AM
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Is there a list of carriers supported somewhere?
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June 29, 2012, 06:53:05 AM
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how much is "roughly"? is it a flat fee, 1%, over, under?

I suspect it will depend on the carrier.  Some are really chintzy with their reseller discounts.  

why would carrier charge extra on top of what needs to fill up an account?  i can see BitcoinWireless taking a cut plus possibly processing which maybe between them and carrier - and that may indeed vary from country to country or carrier to carrier

nevermind, i see these will be refill cards so basically it's BitcoinWireless and carriers. but carrier charging extra would not make sense to me
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June 29, 2012, 01:33:49 PM
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Good stuff.  I'll test a T-Mobile refill.

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June 29, 2012, 01:49:05 PM
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how much is "roughly"? is it a flat fee, 1%, over, under?

I suspect it will depend on the carrier.  Some are really chintzy with their reseller discounts.  

why would carrier charge extra on top of what needs to fill up an account?  i can see BitcoinWireless taking a cut plus possibly processing which maybe between them and carrier - and that may indeed vary from country to country or carrier to carrier

nevermind, i see these will be refill cards so basically it's BitcoinWireless and carriers. but carrier charging extra would not make sense to me

We're not charging for this. Out of the 280 carriers, 99.99% of them will be flat fee 1:1.

I think there is like 1 carrier in Africa we have to charge a small markup, but unsure.

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