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

Zartash Uzmi <zartash@gmail.com> Mon, 18 March 2013 02:11 UTC

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Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:11:16 -0400
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Subject: Re: [86attendees] Good prepaid SIM cards for Europe?
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I had really good experience with fonic.de prepaid plan in Germany.

I got the SIM (no address needed) in 2010, used it throughout the year,
then didn't use it for more than a year, then used it during IETF 83 Paris
(roaming rates applied).

I always added credit through a bank account (also in Germany). What I do
not recall, and this may be critical, is if someone can add credit by cash
or by some other means. Looking at the flexibility fonic provides, my gut
feeling is that you could add credit without requiring a German bank
account.

And, yes their website is in German but easy to navigate and google
translate also works well on that site.

Zartash


On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 6:50 PM, John Bradley <ve7jtb@ve7jtb.com> wrote:

> T-Mobile is a pain in the ass in Germany when it comes to residency.
> Every other country they tend to be one of the easier carriers to get a sim
> from.
>
> When traveling in Germany I normally use a prepaid Vodaphone SIM.   I
> think they photocopied my passport when I originally got it.
>
> John B.
>
> On 2013-03-16, at 1:52 PM, Ted Lemon <mellon@fugue.com> wrote:
>
> > On Mar 16, 2013, at 1:48 PM, "Eggert, Lars" <lars@netapp.com> wrote:
> >> 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
> >
> > My co-worker in Germany told me that you have to have an address in
> Germany to get one of these SIMs.
> >
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