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Forum: Germany 06-11-2018, 23:21
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By wolfbln
honestly Svenn: What is this name-dropping...

honestly Svenn:

What is this name-dropping of this or that provider or plan all about?

> You've mentioned a SIM "from other countries". But why do you post it in the Germany category? Is...
Forum: Germany 27-10-2018, 16:42
Replies: 12
Views: 6,555
Posted By wolfbln
Yep. Lots of things have changed in Germany ......

Yep. Lots of things have changed in Germany ... some for the better.

We've got rid of the "Störerhaftung", that was the legal pricinple they you were liable for illegal downloads on your WiFi...
Forum: Germany 22-10-2018, 08:55
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By wolfbln
No. Iliad is a MNO. Italy got a new 4th network...

No. Iliad is a MNO. Italy got a new 4th network with Iliad this summer after the merger between Tre and Wind was approved. Iliad uses mostly TreWind's antennas through RAN sharing.

Iliad started a...
Forum: Germany 11-10-2018, 19:53
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By wolfbln
well, €1.60 per GB isn't really the lowest...

well, €1.60 per GB isn't really the lowest prepaid rate for Germany, if you are a bit more creative (as I know you are from your previous threads.....).

If you want to stick to o2/Telefónica...
Forum: Germany 11-10-2018, 00:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By wolfbln
it depends to what you compare it: -> it's...

it depends to what you compare it:
-> it's quite cheap for German prepaid prices.
Germany is a rather pricey EU country for mobile data.
50 GB at €80 means that 1 GB goes at €1.60 which is...
Forum: Germany 04-09-2018, 09:28
Replies: 6
Views: 5,192
Posted By wolfbln
Generally, you can use UK SIM cards at the...

Generally, you can use UK SIM cards at the domestic UK rate in Germany. That's right. But there are restrictions:
- EE: throttles all roaming traffic to 2 Mbit/s
- Three: confines all roaming to...
Forum: Germany 30-08-2018, 21:34
Replies: 71
Views: 30,915
Posted By wolfbln
I was able to top-up most UK providers with a...

I was able to top-up most UK providers with a German credit or debit card. I'm not sure whether it worked directly with Vodafone UK, but the PayPal bypass surely works.

EE works with out-of UK...
Forum: Germany 30-08-2018, 15:35
Replies: 71
Views: 30,915
Posted By wolfbln
What an advice for the bin from you: no...

What an advice for the bin from you:

no 4G/LTE: generally no 4G/LTE international roaming on Three UK SIM cards. This means a very limited coverage as 3G is not built up outside towns and cities...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-08-2018, 13:53
Replies: 12
Views: 3,810
Posted By wolfbln
closing down by 10/Sep/2018: ...

closing down by 10/Sep/2018:

https://www.maxroam.com/
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-07-2018, 08:45
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By wolfbln
Svenn has said so many things here that don't...

Svenn has said so many things here that don't make sense. But may be he is right this time.

To me it's not quite clear what he is doing or up to:
Sim2Fly is a special Thai roaming SIM by AIS with...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-06-2018, 17:13
Replies: 29
Views: 3,161
Posted By wolfbln
The only problem is that there is no country list...

The only problem is that there is no country list available for the packages of Koko Mobile. I know there was one online as mentioned by the user above.
I wonder why they have taken it off. The...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-06-2018, 11:57
Replies: 29
Views: 3,161
Posted By wolfbln
Hi. Thanks for all your advice. I re-grouped the...

Hi. Thanks for all your advice. I re-grouped the Naka section in the prepaid wiki according to your suggestion. Now Koko and DrimSIM are both featured. The one for its packages, the other for the low...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 26-06-2018, 07:41
Replies: 29
Views: 3,161
Posted By wolfbln
Besides DrimSIM from Russia which i sometimes use...

Besides DrimSIM from Russia which i sometimes use for the low per-MB rate until a get a local SIM, Koko Mobile seems to be an interesting choice. It's by far the best priced Naka product with monthly...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 22-06-2018, 08:19
Replies: 48
Views: 5,517
Posted By wolfbln
It's 10 € per day for unlimited internet. Why...

It's 10 € per day for unlimited internet.
Why do keep on telling only parts of the story?
That's equal to 300 € per month, isn't?
And you have to buy a new plan every day?
Do you really pay 300 €...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 21-06-2018, 15:58
Replies: 48
Views: 5,517
Posted By wolfbln
Happy rest of your life. :D Only there is no €5...

Happy rest of your life. :D
Only there is no €5 plan of MTX around :confused:
https://www.mtxc.eu/en/pricing.html
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-06-2018, 19:02
Replies: 48
Views: 5,517
Posted By wolfbln
And I want peace on earth, to be rich, my mother...

And I want peace on earth, to be rich, my mother to be reborn .....
When you want "unlimited" data for your own, you'll need to pay for it.
Or look for an open WiFi or stay all day at McDonald's....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 12-06-2018, 18:45
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By wolfbln
Again. The question is: what are you up to? ...

Again. The question is: what are you up to?

A SIM card that works abroad. - what's so special?
Most SIM cards include international roaming and work in other countries.
You keep on mentioning...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-06-2018, 19:15
Replies: 48
Views: 5,517
Posted By wolfbln
And I tried to explain to you, that there is not...

And I tried to explain to you, that there is not such a thing like "unlimited" in international roaming.
They can advertize with this buzzword, but they throttle or downgrade after a certain quota....
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-06-2018, 16:59
Replies: 48
Views: 5,517
Posted By wolfbln
Hi Svenn. We had a very similar thread on...

Hi Svenn.
We had a very similar thread on Telefon-Treff Forum where you hyped this very SIM. You got a quite harsh response from me about your comments.

And here it goes again: You are promoting...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-06-2018, 11:11
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By wolfbln
Yeah. You simply don't seem to understand. ...

Yeah. You simply don't seem to understand.
There are no unlimited roaming SIM cards on the market. It's a hoax of the industry. Many SIM cards advertise as unlimited, but in fact are not.
Unless...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 05-06-2018, 09:23
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By wolfbln
Hi Svenn. You are now opening the 2nd new...

Hi Svenn.

You are now opening the 2nd new thread about the BNE SIM card.
User reports about this SIM are very mixed indeed.

It tastes all a bit like product placement. BNE uses only the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 02-06-2018, 21:16
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By wolfbln
Hi. As some of you may know, I'm the admin of...

Hi.
As some of you may know, I'm the admin of the Prepaid Data Wiki.

When it comes to international SIM cards, they are struggling hard to maintain their position or find a new niche in the...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-04-2018, 21:21
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By wolfbln
Sure, we all love these apps and can download and...

Sure, we all love these apps and can download and use them. But they all consume data. And this is where the telcos make their money.
There are some free options in many countries: Netzclub in...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 15-04-2018, 00:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By wolfbln
OK. You have a qualifiying US plan of T-Mobile...

OK. You have a qualifiying US plan of T-Mobile with unlimited throttled roaming.
This is restricted to US citizens only with a least reasonable credit score and postpaid contracts of T-Mobile US...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 13-04-2018, 11:58
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By wolfbln
The new trade war exchange rate €1 = US$1 :( ...

The new trade war exchange rate €1 = US$1 :(

It's again based on an Estonian number. Interesting concept.
It competes with ChatSIM, but has a better price model.
As you see from this post...
Forum: Italy 13-04-2018, 11:31
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By wolfbln
Hi. I also had some problems with WIND using it...

Hi. I also had some problems with WIND using it roaming in Germany. Full speed on better networks than in Italy, but the SIM is very talkative about new offers and ads.

You need to be more...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 10-10-2017, 23:00
Replies: 8
Views: 7,184
Posted By wolfbln
Well, I only partly agree on your verdict to stay...

Well, I only partly agree on your verdict to stay away from 3rd party sellers. They often take a national product with roaming and sell it as a xxx roaming SIM with a high surcharge.

But staying...
Forum: Europe 24-09-2017, 08:51
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By wolfbln
The EU and EEA countries have "roam like at home"...

The EU and EEA countries have "roam like at home" since June 2017.
Not all providers comply completely, but Cosmote in Greece seems to do it.
For details about the regulation, the strings attached...
Forum: UK & Ireland 21-08-2017, 21:26
Replies: 22
Views: 5,100
Posted By wolfbln
Hi Powerlifter. About roaming period:...

Hi Powerlifter.

About roaming period: They've used to deactivate roaming in some cases when users used their SIM cards only for roaming. This was reported as soon as after 2 months of permanent...
Forum: Europe 08-08-2017, 21:55
Replies: 24
Views: 4,687
Posted By wolfbln
Thanks for your compliments and suggestions. I...

Thanks for your compliments and suggestions. I really appreciate them. I'm checking to replace some "FUPs" in the introduction by other (less technical) terms that mean essentially the same like...
Forum: Europe 08-08-2017, 01:01
Replies: 24
Views: 4,687
Posted By wolfbln
Sorry, i might have explained the term FUP once...

Sorry, i might have explained the term FUP once in the text. In Wikipedia.com it pops up as first suggestion. So I thought you are familiar with that term. The wording of "fair use policy" is an...
Forum: Europe 06-08-2017, 13:45
Replies: 24
Views: 4,687
Posted By wolfbln
That's exactly why I took the effort to check...

That's exactly why I took the effort to check every single European operator. There are some:
- where roaming is blocked
- where surcharges have been granted by the regulator
- where you need a...
Forum: Germany 03-08-2017, 10:05
Replies: 6
Views: 5,192
Posted By wolfbln
Just to follow up on this: One month into the...

Just to follow up on this:
One month into the new regulations, there is still a mess and chaos about prepaid registration in Germany, especially what foreigners are concerned.

The government and...
Forum: Germany 06-07-2017, 21:03
Replies: 6
Views: 5,192
Posted By wolfbln
Updates 06/07/17

A few days into the new regulations for prepaid registration, there is still lots of confusion, how and where to buy a prepaid starter in Germany.

Generally, it has got much harder for some...
Forum: Germany 29-06-2017, 11:52
Replies: 6
Views: 5,192
Posted By wolfbln
New online registration in Germany

Just a reminder for everyone. From 1st of July a new online registration scheme will be enforced in Germany. The old system with just filling in a name and address on an online form proved to be too...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 26-06-2017, 17:50
Replies: 24
Views: 13,279
Posted By wolfbln
The extra rules were applied to me one or two...

The extra rules were applied to me one or two years ago, when I bought my last Tuenti SIM in a store.
I later asked the customer support and they confirmed this. So it seemed to be official policy....
Forum: Europe 23-06-2017, 23:27
Replies: 24
Views: 4,687
Posted By wolfbln
Hi. I'm watching the implementation of Roam like...

Hi. I'm watching the implementation of Roam like at home very closely as I had to amend more than 100 operators in 28+3 countries for the prepaid data wiki.

Now most countries are up to date and...
Forum: Europe 15-05-2017, 02:01
Replies: 1
Views: 1,394
Posted By wolfbln
Hi to Vietnam. From 15 June 2017 the EU will...

Hi to Vietnam.
From 15 June 2017 the EU will adopt the Roam like at home principle. This means you can buy a SIM card in the first EU country and use it in another EU country at the domestic rate.
...
Forum: Europe 02-05-2017, 23:07
Replies: 25
Views: 17,246
Posted By wolfbln
That varies. Norway is EEA and always included in...

That varies. Norway is EEA and always included in EU roaming. The EEA adopts EU rules and consists of Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

Switzerland is different. Some providers include it, others...
Forum: Europe 18-04-2017, 16:24
Replies: 2
Views: 1,627
Posted By wolfbln
Excuse me. But I really can't agree. There are...

Excuse me. But I really can't agree. There are certain places where you can use Three UK roaming, but it has a lot of issues involved.

When you recommend something you should at least say which...
Forum: Europe 15-04-2017, 14:26
Replies: 133
Views: 43,286
Posted By wolfbln
Hi. I used the bad weather on Good Friday to...

Hi. I used the bad weather on Good Friday to write the new article for roaming in the EU/EEA for the Wiki.

Please check it out: http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/European_Union_NEW
And...
Forum: Europe 03-04-2017, 08:51
Replies: 133
Views: 43,286
Posted By wolfbln
This will be one of the new catches: Many...

This will be one of the new catches:
Many telcos here have actually raised rates for roaming outside of the new EU/EEA roaming area. The same is true to "foreign calls". These are IDD calls from the...
Forum: Europe 03-04-2017, 08:16
Replies: 2
Views: 2,169
Posted By wolfbln
Yes, you are right. Lidl Connect Surfkarte is one...

Yes, you are right. Lidl Connect Surfkarte is one of the few offers in the German prepaid market, that blocks international roaming. You can't use it abroad.

That's one of the tactics providers...
Forum: Europe 21-03-2017, 17:57
Replies: 133
Views: 43,286
Posted By wolfbln
Yes, there is good news and bad news in Europe. ...

Yes, there is good news and bad news in Europe.

The good news first: We will have no more roaming surcharges from June 15th, 2017 in 28 EU and 3 EEA countries. The Roam like at Home principle is...
Forum: France 03-03-2017, 16:04
Replies: 4
Views: 2,431
Posted By wolfbln
Sorry, but to give the user this information...

Sorry, but to give the user this information only, means to fool him/her. Changing plans is a bit more complicated and costly:

Source: http://mobile.free.fr/assistance/488.html

Migrer du...
Forum: Europe 17-09-2016, 21:55
Replies: 25
Views: 17,246
Posted By wolfbln
It's interesting to see that the internatl. SIM...

It's interesting to see that the internatl. SIM card sellers in Europe are starting to get in panic and are lowering their prices.

This Dutch SIM card is actually a KeepGo SIM which is sold more...
Forum: Italy 15-09-2016, 22:58
Replies: 0
Views: 1,431
Posted By wolfbln
Wind/Tre merger, Iliad new

What will become of the Italian market?
The EU has now approved the merger of Wind and Tre, nos. 3 and 4 of the Italian market. Vimpelcom and Hutchision were lobbying hard for the deal to go through...
Forum: Mobile Phones 29-08-2016, 18:46
Replies: 44
Views: 35,236
Posted By wolfbln
Hi. I think there is some misunderstanding...

Hi.
I think there is some misunderstanding here.

Having 3G or 4G/LTE access on both SIM slots means that you can change SIM1 to SIM2 as the 'fast' slot. This becomes more and more standard in the...
Forum: Germany 17-08-2016, 11:06
Replies: 2
Views: 2,128
Posted By wolfbln
Hi RockJock. Welcome to Germany. You are...

Hi RockJock. Welcome to Germany.

You are right: Vodafone has different plans for prepaid. The Vodafone Smartphone Special that you are mentioning is one of the most common.

Be aware that...
Forum: International GSM prepaid cards 14-08-2016, 11:50
Replies: 39
Views: 22,581
Posted By wolfbln
I really can't share this optimism about...

I really can't share this optimism about FreedomPop trying it again in Spain.
We have their offer in three countries now: US, UK and Spain.
Every decent review shows a very mixed bag so far. Basic...
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