Big Changes - Date Usage Abroad

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  1. Red Sonja

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    Hi Sonja,

    Yes that was mentioned on the forum yesterday. Its OK if you only connect occasionally but if you connect everyday, its still pretty expensive. I have found good vodaphone deals in both Spain and portugal, just buying dongles in supermarkets. They normally work out at 1€ a GB so for getting on line everyday these are much cheaper. One €10 topup would last me almost two weeks, whereas a fiver a day would be ...:Eeek:
     
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    Ta Jim

    Didnt see it yesterday. We normally do Germany. Anyone know of any good deals there? I might see if the Irish are doing anything. I have an address and Bank account there. I know that Irish Vodaphone were doing something a while ago. Will investigate when i am over there in July.

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    The unlimited bit is good though. So if abroad you need to shift a load of data, like a software update or a movie or two. That one-off fiver would be good value. :thumb:
     
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    I use a Fonic sim card in Germany. It uses the O2 network.

    If you use the "Tagesflatrate" (flat day rate) it costs € 2.50 per calendar day (00:00-23:59 h).
    It also has a price cap of € 25/month, so after 10 days of data usage, you won't incur any more costs for the rest of the month.

    After exceeding 500MB per day or 5GB per month, bandwidth will be throttled to 64 KBit/s for the rest of the corresponding period.


    Aldi in Germany, offers a prepaid GSM/UMTS SIM card which runs under the name of "MedionMobile".

    Dayrate: € 1.99/day, bandwidth throttled to 56 KBit/s after exceeding 1 GB per day (APN to use: tagesflat.eplus.de)
    Monthly Rate: € 14.99/30 days, bandwidth throttled to 56 KBit/s after exceeding 5 GB per calendar month (APN to use: internet.eplus.de)

    I have heard though the signal is not always so good if you are out of town as it use the Eplus network.

    Hope this is some help....:thumb:
     
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    As usual Vodafone make it deliberately complicated to milk the unsuspecting customer.

    Vodafone Data Traveller, as far as I understand, does still exist for PAYG customers,just to add to the confusion.
    You are charged £2/day for upto 25MB in Europe.

    I currently use this in France. Just get a Vodafone PAYG sim and don't use a Vodafone contract phone. That's what I did....



    But does anyone know of a good local SIM card data deal in France?
     
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    Just seen this, seems to be a pretty hot topic!

    This is correct, we mentioned exactly that in our blog post! :) But it's still £60/mth vs £10/mth :(

    Agreed Jim, the £5 for unlimited is good - but for anyone who goes away for even a couple of weeks it can get expensive. I (and many others) need e-mail access daily and this is no longer possible for £10/mth.

    :(
     
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