europa sim 'services terminated'

lou020

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just been on Europa sim home page, and it says europasim services terminated on 18th july 2014.

i bloody hope not,, i paid good money for this sim card about 3 months ago and used it once. It would seem i can still top up,which is sounds normal for these rip off company's
Anybody got any further info.
 

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I suspect that Vodaphone who I believe supply the network have pulled the plug ... as happened with other cheap sim cards.
 

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That notice doesn't look quite right, the site looks more like it's been hacked. Maybe @Addie knowa what is going on and will let us know later
 

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But why would you need it. 3 are giving you your home tariff in France now and from October it will be Europe wide.
 

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but dave u have to contract to 3 ?

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bloody been singing how good it is i hope it aint stopped
 

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But why would you need it. 3 are giving you your home tariff in France now and from October it will be Europe wide.

Yes but some people may have only just bought it Dave. Until the recent 'Three" breakthrough this was the best option and still is till Three go Europewide.
Bill no you don't need a contract, just buy a data card here and take it over there.
 
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anyone used a THREE SIM abroad, i was just wondering how good it is for data, were going to Begium, Germany,Austria,Swiss,France,,oh and back to Belgium, 31/2 weeks,
i have a 3 sim, according to their website you need to be with them for at least 30 days.
and it says PAYG is included.

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Agree, am contracted to 3 with my phone for the princely sum of £6-70 per month. But my mobile wifi is PAYG. Everything works well in France and cannot wait to try it in Spain in October.
 
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addie aint got it now on his site

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so dave is it ok in spain as well will need it in benidorm the site wifi there is normally shite
 

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so dave is it ok in spain as well will need it in benidorm the site wifi there is normally shite
It is supposed to be the same home service in Spain as and from October. I have no issues with site wifi as its great, its just the phone I need in Spain.
 
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addie aint got it now on his site
I've still got credit on my europa sim, when 3 announced their new deal , Addie was still saying europa sim was better deal.
i wonder if my cedit card co can do anything,
i've bought something that is a sham or even fraud.

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anyone used a THREE SIM abroad, i was just wondering how good it is for data, were going to Begium, Germany,Austria,Swiss,France,,oh and back to Belgium, 31/2 weeks,
i have a 3 sim, according to their website you need to be with them for at least 30 days.
and it says PAYG is included.
Three in France last week used it all the time never switched it off, never cost a penny, BUT, don't try it in those countries yet, I went over the border into Belgium and immediately had a text to say they had taken £5 out of my allowance and they take it everyday you are there even if you just check an email or something, as soon as your data kicks in its a fiver, but in France brilliant signal everywhere, but I also had my O2 phone with me and it appears that now whereas you used to only get 15 meg a day for £1.99 you now get unlimited in any country for that so used that one in Belgium and switched three off
 

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i have credit on mine but i would reckon it depends what the credit is otherwise if its not much l;eave it or it will do ya head in trying to get a refund for a low amount
ok thanks dave im looking into the 3 now
 
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I'm in Belgium and am currently using my Europa Sim with no problem , better not load any more credit just in case :rolleyes:

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These were a standard Italian Vodafone Sim card and package that were just marketed to the rest of Europe by Europasim as I understand it. I wonder if it just means that they no longer sell them rather than the SIM not working any more? I have emailed Europasim to ask them about this.
 

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Three in France last week used it all the time never switched it off, never cost a penny, BUT, don't try it in those countries yet, I went over the border into Belgium and immediately had a text to say they had taken £5 out of my allowance and they take it everyday you are there even if you just check an email or something, as soon as your data kicks in its a fiver, but in France brilliant signal everywhere, but I also had my O2 phone with me and it appears that now whereas you used to only get 15 meg a day for £1.99 you now get unlimited in any country for that so used that one in Belgium and switched three off

i have 02 so will contact them and check it out before i use it im away to france end of august and taking my 2 grandsons so i better get wifi before all hell breaks loose :)

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i have 02 so will contact them and check it out before i use it im away to france end of august and taking my 2 grandsons so i better get wifi before all hell breaks loose :)
Yeah surprised me as well, I used it in Belgium expecting to pay 1.99 just to get my emails but that was cheaper than three, but as soon as I used it I got a text saying I could use it all day for 1.99, and it did work all day and you can tether on it too, checked my bill online when I got home and they have indeed only took six quid for two days, on all day
 
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Sorry should have said three days cause I used it in holland as well for one day

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anyone used a THREE SIM abroad, i was just wondering how good it is for data, were going to Begium, Germany,Austria,Swiss,France,,oh and back to Belgium, 31/2 weeks,
i have a 3 sim, according to their website you need to be with them for at least 30 days.
and it says PAYG is included.


I was tempted, but then looked into it

See the link here http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phones/Feel_At_Home?intid=3mainfahrbn1501

No Germany or Belgium cover, just France, Switzerland and Italy, Austria, and Scandinavia . Even if you used it partially when in these countries , the other countries in Europe have really expensive roaming tariffs.
Hope you get to the bottom of the europasim issue as don't think 3 is the option it's made out to be, and yes PAYG , but 30 days first.
 
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Just got a very quick reply from Europasim and here is what they say:

Hi Peter,
it´s just since a few days that Vodafone blocks the smart passport tariff for foreigners because some asian people tried to cheat Vodafone. Until now just cards from April until now activated are affected. Your card is from February - so I think it will be no problem for you.
But that Vodafone does not provide any Europe-tariff is the termination of our business.
best regards,
Ronny Scholz
Supportteam Europasim


So looks like only older cards may be OK (for the moment), but ones bought from April onwards are blocked. Lots are being used by Funsters, so it would be useful if those using them could report on this thread if they work or not.
 

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Mine is working here in the UK, but I think I bought it before April this year.

What does this mean: But that Vodafone does not provide any Europe-tariff is the termination of our business.

It suggests to me they have stopped selling the card or rather the package which worked allover Europe. No doubt the planned cancelation of roaming charges is going to cause a big shake up in the business. The EuropaSIM was always going to become obsolete, or rather no different to any other package. It may just have happened earlier than expected.

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Mine is working here in the UK, but I think I bought it before April this year.

What does this mean: But that Vodafone does not provide any Europe-tariff is the termination of our business.

It suggests to me they have stopped selling the card or rather the package which worked allover Europe. No doubt the planned cancelation of roaming charges is going to cause a big shake up in the business. The EuropaSIM was always going to become obsolete, or rather no different to any other package. It may just have happened earlier than expected.
Europasim had no direct connection with Vodafone. They were just in the business of selling Italian Vodafone cards with a particular traiff to the rest of Europe. So they can't do that any more because Vodafone won't allow the new ones to be topped up if the customer is not resident in Italy I guess. Would be interesting to know if that breached EU rules.
 
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It's a shame, because the network itself is fine.
 

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This thread has got me looking at the alternatives. I am currently with O2 for my mobile and have just spotted they now do unlimited data in Europe for £1.99 a day, that is on the days you turn it one. This is cheaper than the EuropaSIM. O2 used to charge £1.99 for a limited amount of data, can't remember what it was but you could quickly use it up. They say now it is unlimited for pay monthly customers. But their PAYG is still heavily restricted. https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/international/using-phone-in-Europe

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