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Forum: UK & Ireland 12-09-2017, 08:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By drama queen
Avoid the overloaded and poorest coverage Three...

Avoid the overloaded and poorest coverage Three network or any of the MVNOs that use it.

Eir and Vodafone both have good networks. €20 will get you unlimited Voice calls & 15GB on Eir. Eir also...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 19-02-2015, 23:50
Replies: 36
Views: 45,477
Posted By drama queen
Yes - I used my Irish Credit Card - no problem.

Yes - I used my Irish Credit Card - no problem.
Forum: Spain & Portugal 19-02-2015, 12:27
Replies: 36
Views: 45,477
Posted By drama queen
I dont remember seeing a quantity field on the...

I dont remember seeing a quantity field on the form, but I dont see what would stop you submitting the form twice. There is no postage charge so you wont pay any more to get two SIMs delivered...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 19-02-2015, 10:10
Replies: 36
Views: 45,477
Posted By drama queen
It's not really that strange - the length of time...

It's not really that strange - the length of time taken to purchase a €10 SIM card in a shop in Spain is probably about the same as signing up a new Bill-pay contract - for which they might earn...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 19-02-2015, 10:06
Replies: 36
Views: 45,477
Posted By drama queen
Just an update....I arrived in Spain yesterday...

Just an update....I arrived in Spain yesterday evening and my Tuenti SIM card was waiting for me at my hotel. There was no problem with the delivery even though I wasn't at the hotel to receive it. ...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 16-02-2015, 21:12
Replies: 36
Views: 45,477
Posted By drama queen
I ordered a Tuenti card on-line last Thursday for...

I ordered a Tuenti card on-line last Thursday for a forthcoming trip to Spain starting this Wednesday. I gave my hotel as the delivery address. I got confirmation today that it has been delivered....
Forum: UK & Ireland 27-01-2015, 01:20
Replies: 6
Views: 7,374
Posted By drama queen
There are quite a few restrictions on this plan. ...

There are quite a few restrictions on this plan.


You have to have an existing Vodafone Base plan before adding Red Roaming. Charges in Ireland will be according to the Base plan that you pick....
Forum: UK & Ireland 09-08-2014, 14:26
Replies: 15
Views: 8,704
Posted By drama queen
I have kept a GiffGaff card alive for more than a...

I have kept a GiffGaff card alive for more than a year without visiting UK or topping up. However, I don't think receiving an SMS is sufficient to do this currently. This used to work. The...
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 28-07-2014, 23:29
Replies: 9
Views: 10,871
Posted By drama queen
OK - perhaps you are right. The phone definitely...

OK - perhaps you are right. The phone definitely showed the R icon, indicating that it was roaming away from T-Mobile, and it only showed 2G/Edge when it was roaming. In any case, I found this 2G...
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 28-07-2014, 01:12
Replies: 9
Views: 10,871
Posted By drama queen
The place I was staying was quite small -...

The place I was staying was quite small - definitely no 3 - even T-Mobile ended up roaming on A1. 2G roaming is fine if you just want voice/text - but it is generally useless for mobile internet...
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 28-07-2014, 01:09
Replies: 9
Views: 10,871
Posted By drama queen
Yesss - I forgot to mention the name of the card!

Yesss - I forgot to mention the name of the card!
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 28-07-2014, 01:08
Replies: 9
Views: 10,871
Posted By drama queen
Yes - activating was very easy. The guy on the...

Yes - activating was very easy. The guy on the Vectone stall in Vienna airport did the activation on the spot while I waited - less than 5 minutes. No passport needed. APN set up automatically
...
Forum: Austria & Switzerland 26-07-2014, 00:03
Replies: 9
Views: 10,871
Posted By drama queen
Austria Prepaid Data - update

Some updates on Prepaid data options in Austria.

On arriving in Vienna airport there was a stall selling Vectone SIMs for €10. This was convenient as it was a Sunday, and shops in Austria are...
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-06-2014, 21:59
Replies: 4
Views: 4,660
Posted By drama queen
I haven't tested it, but the Meteor Prepaid T&Cs...

I haven't tested it, but the Meteor Prepaid T&Cs seem to suggest that service is suspended after 150 days, and a top-up will revive the SIM up until 13 months after original purchase. Since Meteor...
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-06-2014, 21:40
Replies: 4
Views: 4,660
Posted By drama queen
Yes - or just use the free unlimited WiFi that...

Yes - or just use the free unlimited WiFi that Meteor customers can avail of at eircom WiFi hotspots throughout the country.
Forum: UK & Ireland 20-06-2014, 01:30
Replies: 4
Views: 4,660
Posted By drama queen
Best prepaid Data deal in Ireland

Just thought some of you might find this update useful if you are planning on visiting Ireland.

There is a new Data-only deal from Meteor in Ireland - this is probably the best deal from any...
Forum: Italy 27-04-2014, 15:25
Replies: 0
Views: 3,998
Posted By drama queen
TIM Internet Start - €20 - worked well

Just back from a week in Italy, and I found the TIM Internet Start package excellent.

It cost total of €20 (€10 for the SIM card, and €10 top-up). This included €5 credit which could be used...
Forum: UK & Ireland 23-09-2013, 23:34
Replies: 6
Views: 6,338
Posted By drama queen
Good point Dubrovnik4. Apologies - I made a...

Good point Dubrovnik4. Apologies - I made a mistake and referred to a Goodybag in my post. It was actually a 1GB Gigagbag that I purchased. I had no problems with tethering - but I was using my...
Forum: UK & Ireland 11-08-2013, 14:30
Replies: 6
Views: 6,338
Posted By drama queen
If you can't get your phone unlocked, you should...

If you can't get your phone unlocked, you should buy an unlocked MiFi device, and use separate SIMs in Republic of Ireland and UK. You only need two SIMs.

In the Republic of Ireland get a Meteor...
Forum: Spain & Portugal 09-08-2013, 20:47
Replies: 36
Views: 45,477
Posted By drama queen
I visited Spain during July and found this thread...

I visited Spain during July and found this thread extremely useful. The Tuenti card was excellent - better than previous options I have tried in Spain. I went to a Movistar shop in Santander, and...
Forum: BeNeLux 08-08-2013, 23:40
Replies: 18
Views: 18,069
Posted By drama queen
I have just returned from a week in the...

I have just returned from a week in the Netherlands and found the Bliep card very good for data. My notes are as follows

- I tried to purchase on-line. The help section suggests you can pay by...
Forum: UK & Ireland 08-08-2013, 09:23
Replies: 8
Views: 3,535
Posted By drama queen
Yes - Meteor has built out coverage over the last...

Yes - Meteor has built out coverage over the last few years, and now there is very little difference between it and market-leading Vodafone. They also have a mast sharing agreement with O2 and a...
Forum: UK & Ireland 07-08-2013, 21:49
Replies: 8
Views: 3,535
Posted By drama queen
By the way, I assume that you want to have...

By the way, I assume that you want to have separate SIMs for yourself and your wife to call each other - so a free on-net voice tariff would probably make most sense without having to bother with...
Forum: UK & Ireland 07-08-2013, 21:00
Replies: 8
Views: 3,535
Posted By drama queen
I would recommend that you pick different SIM...

I would recommend that you pick different SIM cards in both countries to get the best tariffs. As you have already researched - Meteor is probably the best option in Ireland. Even if you choose...
Forum: UK & Ireland 08-06-2013, 16:18
Replies: 3
Views: 3,924
Posted By drama queen
With Tesco Mobile, Text "OptIn DATA" to 1744...

With Tesco Mobile,

Text "OptIn DATA" to 1744 for Monthly 1GB add-in
Text "Data" to 174211 for Once-off 1GB Data addin

Good luck!
Forum: UK & Ireland 06-06-2013, 21:54
Replies: 3
Views: 3,924
Posted By drama queen
Adding a data bundle to monthly add-ons will...

Adding a data bundle to monthly add-ons will continue each month after the first 30 days. If you select the 30 day one-off data package, you will revert to your normal tariff after 30 days.

If...
Forum: Africa, Asia and Pacific 07-04-2013, 15:29
Replies: 1
Views: 14,618
Posted By drama queen
Morocco Data SIMs - my experience

Just returned from a trip to Morocco - so here are my experiences of Data SIMs

I wanted to get an "Internet Jawal" Pre-pay Internet only SIM from Maroc Telecom. This is 50dh(approx €5) for a week...
Forum: France 04-09-2012, 22:19
Replies: 254
Views: 124,349
Posted By drama queen
Very interesting! Did you have more than one...

Very interesting! Did you have more than one device using the hotspot at the same time (eg phone & tablet?).
Forum: France 04-09-2012, 22:18
Replies: 254
Views: 124,349
Posted By drama queen
I have no problem using my Android Galaxy S2 in...

I have no problem using my Android Galaxy S2 in mobile hotspot mode on other networks for tethering other devices such as my Android tablet. I couldn't get this to work on Orange in France. ...
Forum: France 19-08-2012, 11:38
Replies: 254
Views: 124,349
Posted By drama queen
Orange also have quite a user-friendly user...

Orange also have quite a user-friendly user portal on their website. It gives all the same info as the #123 menu - but is easier to follow. It gives the date of expiration of credit and of the...
Forum: France 12-08-2012, 06:57
Replies: 254
Views: 124,349
Posted By drama queen
Orange do not appear to have any Prepay options...

Orange do not appear to have any Prepay options for Dongles or Tablets.
I think you would need to sign up to Bill pay. They do have a Bill pay option "sans engagement" for €9 per month. I guess you...
Forum: France 10-08-2012, 12:38
Replies: 254
Views: 124,349
Posted By drama queen
It is clearly intended for phones. I used it in...

It is clearly intended for phones. I used it in an Android SGS2. I didn't try it in any other device - I suspect it would work from an access perspective, but the limitations on tethering would...
Forum: France 30-07-2012, 00:02
Replies: 254
Views: 124,349
Posted By drama queen
I am currently in France and also managed to get...

I am currently in France and also managed to get Orange Mobicarte working. France is the most difficult country I have encountered for visitors to purchase and activate SIM cards. Without the...
Forum: Europe 16-06-2012, 14:26
Replies: 13
Views: 10,928
Posted By drama queen
I was also using a Samsung Galaxy - with Android...

I was also using a Samsung Galaxy - with Android 2.3. Your phone has to be unlocked from your home network in order to use any foreign SIM. And you have to create a new APN in the Settings Menu -...
Forum: UK & Ireland 18-04-2012, 22:48
Replies: 9
Views: 3,794
Posted By drama queen
I don't know of any way of getting smaller...

I don't know of any way of getting smaller top-ups than Meteor. I don't believe it is possible. As far as I know the minimum is generally €10 - including 3. Meteor is the only one I know that does...
Forum: UK & Ireland 18-04-2012, 21:47
Replies: 9
Views: 3,794
Posted By drama queen
Get a free Meteor SIM and port your number over...

Get a free Meteor SIM and port your number over to Meteor. Meteor allow you add just €5 credit minimum. They also allow you to receive free incoming calls anywhere in Europe - so, unlike O2, it...
Forum: Europe 18-04-2012, 21:38
Replies: 13
Views: 10,928
Posted By drama queen
7 months. You must add a minimum of €3 credit...

7 months. You must add a minimum of €3 credit every 7 months to keep the card in service and maintain your credit.
Forum: Europe 04-04-2012, 08:56
Replies: 13
Views: 10,928
Posted By drama queen
Estonia Prepaid Data SIM

If anyone is travelling to Estonia, I can recommend the Elisa prepaid SIM. The starter pack costs €1 and comes with €1 credit. The maximum charge per day for unlimited Internet is €1.60, so I...
Forum: UK & Ireland 22-02-2012, 01:25
Replies: 5
Views: 5,173
Posted By drama queen
You could have got a free Voice/Data SIM from...

You could have got a free Voice/Data SIM from Meteor and topped up with the minimum €5 top-up. 69c would have given you 50MBytes per day with the rest of your €5 left for voice/text. You would then...
Forum: UK & Ireland 11-02-2012, 14:15
Replies: 5
Views: 5,173
Posted By drama queen
That Vodafone deal is finished. It was great...

That Vodafone deal is finished. It was great while it lasted - but it was only July & August last year.

Best sticking with Meteor. They also give free unlimited access to the national network...
Forum: Europe 08-08-2011, 23:34
Replies: 3
Views: 3,727
Posted By drama queen
If you are travelling during August, Vodafone...

If you are travelling during August, Vodafone Ireland have a Prepaid SIM that offers free data roaming throughout Europe up to a limit of 50MBytes per day. This works out at about 99c per day. If...
Forum: UK & Ireland 01-08-2011, 08:47
Replies: 2
Views: 2,929
Posted By drama queen
EU operators do not generally allow free roaming...

EU operators do not generally allow free roaming across EU for data. Expect to pay minimum of 50c -€1 when outside of the country where you buy your SIM.

You are usually better to buy a SIM in...
Forum: Europe 25-07-2011, 22:10
Replies: 2
Views: 4,037
Posted By drama queen
Thanks for this info. However, the Mobilní...

Thanks for this info. However, the Mobilní telefony, tarify, internet a dal?í telekomunika?ní slu?by | Vodafone (http://www.vodafone.cz) site doesn't appear to say that the 200Kc card includes data?...
Forum: Europe 25-07-2011, 08:43
Replies: 14
Views: 6,917
Posted By drama queen
Switzerland is included in the Vodafone Ireland...

Switzerland is included in the Vodafone Ireland free data roaming deal across Europe. The full list of countries where you can roam on this deal using a Prepaid SIM is as follows,

Austria,...
Forum: Europe 24-07-2011, 21:48
Replies: 14
Views: 6,917
Posted By drama queen
Some reasonable points there - I don't know how...

Some reasonable points there - I don't know how much exactly Vodafone pays other operators. However, they appeared to go to great lengths to resist the EU roaming price cuts, and I think it is...
Forum: Europe 24-07-2011, 01:21
Replies: 14
Views: 6,917
Posted By drama queen
I agree - the Vodafone site is very confusing,...

I agree - the Vodafone site is very confusing, and you can be excused for missing the free European data roaming offer.

The free European data roaming appears to have been a spur-of-the-moment...
Forum: Europe 20-07-2011, 08:21
Replies: 14
Views: 6,917
Posted By drama queen
The 99c rateis for a voice/ SIM that allows up to...

The 99c rateis for a voice/ SIM that allows up to 50MBdata per day.The 2.99 rate is for a data only SIM intended for dongles.

ttp://www.vodafone.ie/offers/free-data-roaming/

I am using the...
Forum: Europe 19-07-2011, 07:40
Replies: 14
Views: 6,917
Posted By drama queen
Vodafone Ireland have an interesting offer at the...

Vodafone Ireland have an interesting offer at the moment - free data roaming anywhere in Europe. It is not just restricted to Vodafone countries or networks. This means you can get data throughout...
Forum: Europe 12-07-2011, 22:15
Replies: 3
Views: 2,990
Posted By drama queen
I can't help you getting a SIM on-line, but I...

I can't help you getting a SIM on-line, but I bought a SIM hours after arriving in St Petersburg recently. It was the easiest process I have gone through in any country. I got it in an MTC/MTS...
Forum: Europe 04-07-2011, 23:45
Replies: 2
Views: 4,037
Posted By drama queen
Prepaid Data Czech Republic?

Has anyone got any recommendations for a Prepaid data SIM in the Czech Republic?

I will be there for 1 week, and do not need voice service - just data SIM. I would need about 40MBytes data per...
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