Over the next few weeks for the 2010 World Cup it’s been estimated that as many as 25,000 football fans from the England & 10’s of thousands from around the world will be going off to South Africa.

The Rebel Simcard Team have made a guide  How Not to not get mobbed by Roaming Charges while travelling and created some special Deals on some clever products that can help you Beat the Networks at thier own Game game with a little bit of Know how.

If you’re one of those preparing to make to make the trip, a few preparations before you go will ensure that your main memory of the tournament isn’t an unexpected mobile phone bill that you will be receiving up on returning.

So Dont go packing your bags before reading and understand all the options you have to save yourself Burning Money while on holiday.

It’s been estimated that fans travelling to the World Cup could spend hundreds of pounds calling, texting and uploading pictures from their mobiles.

Very important and mostly over looked is the Fact the travellers forget to turn of their Voice mail in the sim they are roaming with and can end up with £100’s of charges simply but not answering their phones. When you are roaming and you dont answer then the call is sent to your voice mail system and full roaming charges apply as if you were making a call so beware.

You see these charges for the UK mobile network in the List at the end of the page. You will see that its not cheap at all and they are planning to make huge profits from you.

Although international roaming call charges in the EU have fallen, roaming charges in countries like South Africa averaging £1/minute for making and receiving calls make a big hole in your pockets in no time at all.

Once in South Africa it may be cheaper to buy a local SIM card which you can put in your unlocked handset and used to dial numbers in that country and use call back services to call back Home.

SIM cards can be bought at many retail outlets including mobile phone shops, supermarkets and grocery stores or online from rebel simcard or solutions point websites.

If you want to upload pictures and videos from the match to the internet, then it may be cheaper to use a computer at an internet café or at your hotel rather than use your phone as the prices for MMS is not cheap at all and averaged around £0.75 each to send if your roaming and is much cheaper with a local simcard for South Africa

Most international hotels have wireless connections either in guest rooms, business centres or some restaurants, and internet cafes can also be found throughout the country but if you want to take your own wireless unlocked dongle or Mifi router you will have much more flexibility.

If you are going to use the web while away then avoid using public terminals – such as internet cafes – for online banking. Also, remember that wireless connections usually not using Latest firmwares in thier wireless routers with WEP2 standards and use the older crackable ones so your data is not safe and can be viewed by others.

Useful bits of Kit and Services you can use to Save and how to use them.

Rebel Simcard II with Unlocking Function

You can use a local South Africa network simcard in 100’s of locked mobiles without Loss of Warranty

This is the best way to use another network simcard in a locked mobile mobile with out using cables and software or codes.

Mobile Phone Code Unlocking Service

If you live in such a location and you are leaving the country in a hurry then look for our code unlocking services where we can supply the unlock code for your phone after you supply us with the IMEI and model number of you phone and we can email you back with the code normally within 24 to 48 Hours.

Unlocked Usb Data Dongle

Huawei O2 Mobile E160 USB Modem BRAND NEW UNLOCKED

If you have a Laptop then these kinds of Dongles are great to avoid Roaming charges by using a local simcard from south Africa supporting connection speeds of 3.2 Mbs.

Unlocked Mifi wireless Portable Hot Spot

Unlock Pack  MiFi Wireless (Wi-Fi) Modem

If you have more than device on which you want to use WIFI or are travelling in a group you can share a wireless internet connection with is personal and portable Router with download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps supported.

South Africa Local Network Simcard

South Africa SIM Card for Vodacom

By using the Local Simcard from South Africa Calls/SMS/MMS are much cheaper to make and you can make international calls back home cheaper than the network simcard you are roaming with as well use in the wireless dongles with GPRS and 3G Data services.

Also you can give the number to family and friends to call you from the UK or south Africa and later on i show you how your friends and family can contact your on your South africa Number in a Cost Effective way.

Pirelli Discus DualPhone DP L10 GSM WIFI SIP TriBand


Dual Mode Handset (Wi-Fi/GSM)
GSM tri-band (900/1800/1900MHz)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
SMS, MMS, WAP, E-mail

GSM tri-band (900/1800/1900MHz)

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g    SIP / VOIP / SkyPE    SMS, MMS, WAP, E-mail

Make Wifi Skype Calls while away from home and Save. You can use with any gsm network simcard like a South Africa Local Sim and also with any VoIP service provider using WIFI

• 1x Pirelli Discus DualPhone DP L10

• 1x User manual

• 1x Li-Ion Battery

• 1x travel charger with mini-USB plug & Desk Top Stand as in pictures.

• 1x Headset with earphone/microphone

• 1x mini-USB cable

• 1x CD with PC utility

User Manual Can be downloaded here

Unifed Sip/Voip/Callback/Call though Based Calling Service Account.

This is a interesting service as it offers so much in 1 account and all the family can save also.

If you take with you for example the Pirelli phone then this has WIFI & Sip and using the service from a VoIP phone provider you  can configure this phone to allow you to make and receive calls at very Cheap prices with great quality from Wifi connections anywhere in the world.

Call UK Landlines from under £0.02 p/m and mobile for £0.15 p/m Though VoIP & SIP

Also due the unified system and the one account with Voipfone you can use the Call Back function to save on calls back home and also automate this via the Rebel sim Callback Dialler below using a local south Africa simcard when you don’t have a VoIP connection available.

Also so your family and friends can call you for a good price and with the same Voipfone account check the service page here to call South Africa at great rates of around £0.20 to South Africa Mobiles using via Call through for home phones and mobiles in UK.

Rebel Call Back Sim

Rebel Sim CallBack Call Routing Dialler

This allows you to automate out going calls over gsm networks through the Call Back system automatically so you can direct Dial the international number you want to call and sit back while the rebel sim handles the DTMF and number inputting  for you. The prices you pay are much less than using the local South Africa simcard and around Call UK landlines from under £0.25 & mobiles for £0.40 per minute via Call Back System. User Manual Download.

Some Special Deals for World Cup Traveller

World Cup Saver Super Pack

World Cup Saver Super Pack

I think you will its scandalous to See How much the UK Networks want to charge you.

Savings Vs International Roaming

Use Full information about South Africa and Dialling codes.

To call South Africa from the UK, dial 00 27 followed by the area code

Area codes include Rustenburg (14), Cape Town (21), Port Elizabeth (41), Bloemfontein (51) Johannesburg (11), Cape Town (21) and Durban (31)

To call the UK from South Africa, dial 00 44 followed by the code

SIM Application Toolkit (commonly referred to as STK) is a standard of the GSM/UMTS/CDMA system which enables the SIM to initiate actions which can be used for various value added services.

The SIM Application Toolkit consists of a set of commands programmed into the SIM card which define how the SIM should interact directly with the outside world and initiates commands independently of the handset and the network.

This enables the SIM to build up an interactive exchange between a network application and the end user and access or control access to the network.

The SIM also gives commands to the handset, such as display menu and ask for user input.

To Sum up the STK is an Application that resides on a network sim. Through this STK the network operator add some Extra functions by providing a Menu within a mobile phone to supply services.

As their are 1000’s of mobile phones and 100’s of Brands we want to give you the power to change the way Rebel simcard works by changing its mode from a Menu within the Phone.This way you can have the power to increase the number of phones rebel simcard can Unlock without the need to Use a PC and software or Card Readers to configure or program its settings each time.

This is a very powerfull Menu and if you have a phone that is not compatiable with the Default Mode for unlocking then you can change the mode of rebel sim from within the phone to another one thats compatiable with your mobile.

On the Downloads Page We have a List of the Firmwares for Rebel Sims. Next to each firmware is a YES or No to indicate if the firmware has the Rebel STK Menu. The Rebel STK can be used to control the mode you want to use rebel sim to unlock your mobile.

How Can the Rebel STK Menu be used and why do i need it ?

The Rebel Simcard STK Menu is a menu that appears within the mobile phone and can be Accessed to make configuration changes for unlocking presets that are already prestored in the Rebel Sim so you dont have to program the rebel sim using a card reader if you happen to change phone models or choose to use phone from a different Brand and want to reconfigure the Rebel Simcard then you would need to use it.

Another use of the STK menu can be found in the rebel simcard II using the Call control firmwares v2 or v3.

Here the STK menu is used by the user to enter the access number for a Calling card service and Pin number. Also other config changes can be made by selecting the Rules menu option to select the Rule to use.

To load the STK applications to a network simcard you need some keys. There are 3 OTA keys available for a SIM Card (KID, KIC, KIK). So firstly you have to know these keys (In the most cases the KID key is enough for loading).

However We can supply custom applications for STK for your unique requirements without the KID, KIC, KIK keys.

Normally only the network simcard operator can supply special STK functions for their simcard. However the Rebel Simcard Technology when installed with a network simcard can overtake the network simcard default STK and replace with our own Menu and functions. Email us for more info.

Whats the Rebel Sim II v2 and v3 firmwares used for ?

The Rebel sim II Call Control V2 & v3 Firmwares allow you to use a Rebel sim II as a Least Cost Routing System that automates the Process of Dialling when using 2 types of technologies. Call Through using Call Back.

Q Whats the Meaning of Call control by sim.

A Call setup attempts will result in the telephone numbers dialled being sent first to the Rebel SIM card. The Rebel SIM card can then decide whether to allow those actions to be carried out or to perform another action instead that can you have pre programmed.

Using the Rebel Sim II you can set up rules that perform a particular action when you dial a number that starts  with 00. International call are often very expensive from mobiles and to reduce these cost using Call control is done when ever you dial an international number starting 00 is dialled then the Rebel Sim II stops a Direct call being made from your mobile phone and is rerouted via a cheaper Voip/Calling Card service.

Whats the Meaning of Call Through and Voip/Calling card Gateway

We all don’t like it when have to pay through the roof for anything. Calling Cards and VOIP systems are much cheaper to use when calling international numbers. 80% of calling cards use the Call Through method to offer cheaper calling services.

Calling cards for Call through can be purchased worldwide as the industry is huge and available for 70% of countries.

Call through Works by  you the calling card user first Calling a Local access number and then you call through this number by sending the DTMF of the number you want to call.

Say now we have purchased a calling card to use and this calling card comes with 2 numbers that we would need to use each time to use the service.

Calling Card Access number This is a Local Landline Number & is the number thats called when you want access the cheaper rates.

Calling card Pin number The Pin is used to authenticate yourself as a valid calling card user to the calling card service.

If you dont use Rebel Sim II to Automate this process users would normally follow the following steps to make a call via calling card from mobile phones using Call through..

  1. Call Access Number
  2. Enter Pin Number
  3. Enter the Number you want to call

Now this can get complicated as users would need to either memorise the number they want to call or make a note of the number on a paper pad and also carry the calling card around with them for each time they want to use the cheaper calling service.

Using the Rebel Sim II V2 & v2.1 the calling process can be simplified and automated via the STK where the access number and pin can be populated once. Then the calling process Experience for the end user becomes like a Direct Dialled call as all the process is automated by the Rebel Sim II.

Soon as a user dials a number that starts with 00 then Rebel Sim II will automatically call the  pre stored Calling card access number and then when the call is answered and the calling card server asks for the Pin then Rebel sim II sends the DTMF for this and then sends the number you dialled so call is connected without users needing to change their dialling habit.

Whats the Meaning of Callback

Call Back is another Telecoms Least cost routing system that can be used to Least cost route calls.

A callback in this sense is a method of making low cost international calls via a third country, usually the US or UK where call charges are considerably lower.

In order to use a callback service to trigger a return call a unique number DDI/DID Access Number must first be dialled which never answers the incoming call and simply supplies a busy signal so that call is ended . From your Caller ID (CLI) the system checks to see if you have funds before it calls you back.

Now the Callback Server calls you back and when you answer you have dial tone and can dial your number and be connected.

Through the use of the Rebel Sim II v3 firmware this process can be fully automated so you can simply dial the international number and the Rebel will Automatically call instead the Callback Access Number and End the Call.

Now the Callback Server calls you back and simply answer the call and the Rebel Sim will send the DTMF tones of the number you dialled in the first place to connect you call.