Re: [86attendees] Good prepaid SIM cards for GERMANY

Keith Mitchell <keith@dns-oarc.net> Mon, 18 March 2013 18:39 UTC

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On 03/17/2013 10:40 AM, Ole Jacobsen wrote:

> Deutsche Telecom is one of the sponsors for IETF-87. Their "mobile 
> arm" is called T-mobile as you all know. SIM cards are not expensive, 
> putting a small balance on each might be an administrative hassle, 
> etc, BUT: I would ask that they at least investigate the possibility 
> of setting up a desk next to registration to sell such cards. That in 
> and of itself would certainly be much appreciated.

At UKNOF meetings, we've had one of our sponsor hosts (AQL) supply the
name badges, which also happened to be custom-printed full-sized SIM
cards :-) These were pre-loaded with some 3G data credits and the option
to convert to a paying tariff. They've been very popular, especially
with out-of-country attendees.

Also, not so much use for Germany and Greece, but I was pleased to see
a large prepay SIM-card kiosk (http://www.simlocal.com) just after
arrivals at Heathrow Terminal 1.

Keith