Re: [86attendees] Good prepaid SIM cards for Europe?

Ted Lemon <mellon@fugue.com> Sun, 17 March 2013 22:32 UTC

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Subject: Re: [86attendees] Good prepaid SIM cards for Europe?
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On Mar 17, 2013, at 5:10 PM, Francis Dupont <Francis.Dupont@fdupont.fr> wrote:
> => I am afraid this will be the case in most countries in Europe.
> I know you have to show an photo ID in France, I can check more
> (i.e., the exact requirements) if someone asks.

In France it's _really_ easy to get a SIM card, but the phone company procedures for operating them are so arcane that even if you speak enough French to understand the prompts, you will still probably fail to get them working.   It took me quite a long time to figure out that you can buy refills at newsstands and don't need a French bank account to add credit.   :)

I will second the request to ask DT for help on this.   Regulations may prevent it, however, so we shouldn't be too hard on them if they don't come through for us... :}