Re: [87attendees] SIM purchase at the IETF

Keith Mitchell <keith@dns-oarc.net> Wed, 21 August 2013 16:54 UTC

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On 08/21/2013 12:30 PM, Dave Crocker wrote:

> I made a very specific proposal about SIM cards. My intent was to
> define a concrete means for of making it easy for attendees to buy
> SIM cards and to task IETF staff with assuring that.  Especially for
> a demographic like the IETF -- and with this issue's having been
> raised repeatedly due to real challenges in different venues --
> convenient SIM card access is a reasonable goal to pursue by IETF
> staff.

For some UKNOF meetings, we were lucky enough to have a local sponsor
who had the cool idea of printing full-size SIM cards, which included a
fixed amount of prepaid data, as logo-branded name badges. This worked
quite well, though when you have the same meetings in the same country
the utility wears off quite quickly on repetition.

It's possible this sponsor might be up for doing something similar for
the London IETF89, I'm already in touch with the relevant IETF folks and
could connect them if of interest.

(In general in the UK, data roaming rates to the US are prohibitive, but
prepay SIM cards on all 4 carriers are widely available, there's even a
shop at LHR arrivals which sells nothing but.)

Keith