Re: [87attendees] SIM purchase at the IETF (was Re: [87all] IETF 87 Berlin Meeting Review)

"John R Levine" <johnl@taugh.com> Wed, 21 August 2013 19:30 UTC

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Subject: Re: [87attendees] SIM purchase at the IETF (was Re: [87all] IETF 87 Berlin Meeting Review)
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> OUCH !   $US 0.49/MB !!!!
>
> Maybe the IETF should go into business at those kind of rates and we would never have to pay registration fees again...
>
> I'm used to paying around £8/month for 1GB of data on my iPad at roughly £1.00:$1.60

I didn't say it was cheap, I said they would mail you the SIM ahead of 
time.  If you're willing to wait at least until you emerge from baggage 
claim, many of the airports at which people arrive for meetings have 
stores, kiosks, or vending machines with local SIMs.  That's the kind of 
stuff I'd hope to find in the wiki.

R's,
John


> If it's that critical that you not even spend a few hours off the tether, the only provider I know is Telestial, which will mail order SIM cards from countries all over the world:
> http://www.telestial.com/