This comes up on occasion and was something I do not recall seeing in the past. I know some have the Chippie Top-Up cards and will transfer funds to their SXM phone to keep the number active. It appears Chippie now offers the option to add funds via their website. The minimum is $10 so this will not work for those who add $1 every 60 days but is a good alternative to add funds when on the island without making a stop to do so.
I wish they had an online option to add funds to the top-up card. I'm thinking when mine runs out, I may just use my Verizon phone on the island. It's not that often that I actually make a phone call when wifi isn't available, so the Chippie phone isn't as crucial as it once was. I do like having a phone with me for emergencies when I'm not at a wifi location (on the road, for example).
Totally agree. I have a fair amount on my top-up card and SXM phone as well but I think we are changing cell phone carriers and I should be able to use what we go to (Spectrum) on the island and for 1/2 the price of the chippie deal. This would include local SXM calls and calls to and from the US and supposedly for 7 cents per minute. If this in fact works, it would pretty much make having my SXM phone obsolete. I have no idea on Wi-Fi calling as I am way behind the times on stuff like that.
this will give you an idea of what WiFi calling is....the link is for AT&T, but i assume most service providers that offer it work similarly...in order for WiFi calling to work, both your service provider and phone must support it