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

<N.Leymann@telekom.de> Mon, 18 March 2013 14:01 UTC

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Hi,

> Finally, I believe that Berlin has a city-wide public, open WiFi zone; but that
> might easily overloaded with a few IETF participants :)
No, unfortunately that's not the case. There were plans to provide a city wide, public (and free) WiFi coverage but nothing implemented so far.

Generally spearking, there are plenty of different hot spots (e.g. in pubs, restaurants, ...) but currently there is no real end to end coverage.

  regards

     Nic


> -----Original Message-----
> From: 86attendees-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:86attendees-bounces@ietf.org]
> On Behalf Of Eggert, Lars
> Sent: Samstag, 16. März 2013 18:48
> To: Philip Matthews
> Cc: <86attendees@ietf.org>
> Subject: Re: [86attendees] Good prepaid SIM cards for Europe?
>
> Hi,
>
> On Mar 16, 2013, at 13:33, Philip Matthews <philip_matthews@magma.ca>
> wrote:
> > Prompted by Lars's question on US SIM cards, I would like to look
> forward to the next IETF meeting in Berlin and SIM cards for Europe.
> >
> > I am looking for a pre-paid SIM card, mostly for data, but also some
> voice and texting.
> > Obviously I would like it to work in Germany, but I am going to be in
> Italy afterwards and would like it to work there as well.
>
> it's HIGHLY country-dependent. I think the only operator that has a pan-EU
> plan is Vodafone, but I don't know if their prepaid ones have that
> feature.
>
> In Germany, T-Mobile usually wins the various comparisons for speed and
> coverage, and they have a prepaid plan similar to the US one I was pointed
> at: http://www.t-mobile.de/xtradata/0,24748,27850-_,00.html
>
> Lars
>
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