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Default 02-08-2009, 17:18

Any recent reports about simyo(.de)? I want to buy a SIM especially to use it as backup GPRS connection (low traffic) when wifi isn't available (0,19 €/100 KB EU-roaming). Any comments (or better options)?
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Default 02-08-2009, 18:58

I used a simyo SIM on a cruise at the Baltic sea last month and I faced the following problems:
  • packet data was only available on one single network per country allthough I could also register on other networks. Unfortunately there is neither a list of roaming networks with data support nor a list of roaming networks at all.
  • packet data was periodically unavailable in all countires where I tried to get online (Denmark, Sweden, Estonia and Finland), sometimes just for a couple of minutes, once even for half a day. Due to the frequency of these problems I'm sure the reason was a communication problem between the VLR and simyo's HLR or some other network components involved in data session management. Switching networks or re-registering (switching to offline mode for a moment) helped sometimes. However simyo regularly has problems with data sessions even within Germany, because they use the crappy infrastructure of eplus.
  • Sometimes when trying to register on a certain network, my SIM was refused, allthough it worked before. After retrying serveral times, I mostly suceeded.
Anyway, I don't know any cheaper alternative.

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Default 07-10-2009, 08:30

Originally Posted by inquisitor View Post
Unfortunately there is neither a list of roaming networks with data support nor a list of roaming networks at all.
I would think simyo roaming benefits from the same coverage as "E-Plus One Rate Roaming GPRS Europa" (it should, they have the same APN, only billing should be different) and here is a list with countries:


Belgien – Base, Mobistar; Bulgarien – Globul, Mobiltel Bulgaria; Dänemark – Sonofon, TDC
A/S, Telia Danmark; Finnland - DNA Networks Ltd., Elisa Corporation, TeliaSonera Finland
Oyj; Est-land - Estonian Mobile Telephone (EMT), Tele2 Esti; Frankreich - Bouygues Telecom,
Orange France; Georgien – Magticom; Griechenland - Cosmote; Großbritannien - O2 UK,
Orange UK, T-Mobile (UK) Ltd.; Irland - O2; Italien - Telecom Italia, Wind inkl. Blu; Kanada -
Rogers AT&T Wireless; Kroatien - VIPnet d.o.o.; Lettland - Tele2 Latvia, Latvian Mobile Telephone
(LMT); Litauen - Tele2 Litauen, Omnitel; Luxemburg - Millicom Tango, VOX mobile;
Niederlande - KPN B.V., Telfort, T-Mobile Netherlands, Orange; Norwegen – Netcom, Telenor
Mobil; Österreich - One, mobilkom austria, T-Mobile; Polen – ERA, Polkomtel Poland, PTK
Centertel Poland; Portugal - TMN; Rumänien - Orange Romania, S.C. Cosmote RomMobTel;
Russland – Mega-Fon, MTS Russia, Vimpel-Com; Schweiz – Orange Communications SA,
Swisscom Mobile; Schweden – Telenor Sverige AB, TeliaSonera Mobile Networks, Tele2 Sverige;
Slowakische Republik - Orange Slovensko; Slowenien - Si.Mobil Slovenja; Spanien -
France Telecom Spain, Telefonica Moviles; Tschechien – Telefonica O2 Czech Republic, TMobile
Czech Republic; Türkei - Turkcell Turkey; Ungarn - Pannon GSM; Ukraine – Astelit,
Kyivstar; USA - Cingular Genesis, Cingular Wireless (ehem. AT&T), Cingular Wireless (ehem.
PacBell), Cingular / BellSouth Mobility DC, T-Mobile USA, Inc.; Weißrussland - Mobile Tele-
Systems (MTS)
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