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Sim cards to use in Europe

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We are travelling through seven countries in Europe in April and May. I'd like to get a sim card which will give data, calls, and texts.

It seems that "Three UK" offers a pretty good deal, but can only be paid for with a UK credit card.

Anyone have any more info, or another suggestion?

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As I said several times on this forum, the best option for people coming to Europe is the Tellink Roaming Sim. Here is why:

you order it via email so before arriving in Europe you already have the sim configured and a working mobile Belgian Number. The sim receives for free in more than 70 countries in the world and there are several data bundles available.

The sim never expires, so you keep it and use it again worldwide.

The link is www.tellinkroaming.com

In case you need instead something that offers data bundles valid worldwide and also a US number for incoming calls (50 cents per month plus a fixed fee of 15 cents for every incoming call) is the Airbalticcard (www.airbalticcard.com). This expires after two years from last use, though.

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Just get a local prepaid SIM and a data plan from a phone shop in the first country you visit and roam with it across the continent. Roaming fees have been abolished throughout the EU. Vodafone has good transnational service. No need to buy anything in advance.

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Thanks, I'll have a look.

Edited: 6:15 am, January 22, 2018
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So I can just pick up a simcard in Amsterdam to work for me wherever I go in Europe?

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<<So I can just pick up a simcard in Amsterdam to work for me wherever I go in Europe?

That's correct - within the EU to be more precise. You're card will log onto a local carrier, but you'll continue to use it under the same terms as you acquired it.

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Watch what you buy. The normal tourist offers aren't covered by the eu directive. Some companies are including roaming others aren't

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welcome,

if you have a desktop PC, you can search here. There are many threads regarding this.

good luck.

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That's right, the cheapie resellers may not offer roaming. Best to stick with the mainstream primary network operators like Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange etc.

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Three mobile is ok in the Uk, havent' tried it abroad yet but it's coverage while good is patchy compared to others certainly in rural areas.

Virgin is another. I have an old PAYG and was surprise that it was cheaper to use for texts and calls from Spain than it is in the Uk. I can't comment on data.

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" cheapie resellers may not offer roaming. Best to stick with the mainstream primary network operators like Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange etc."

vodafone.it/portal/…Vodafone-Holiday-English

Vodafone.it doesn't include roaming in it's tourist packages.

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