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Default Orange Mundo - Go Europe - 20-03-2016, 12:17

Hi,
does any of you happened to be using the Go Europe option from Orange.es? I just bought myself a prepaid Mundo SIM card and logged into my account to activate the Go Europe option, only to find that I am using a tarif called "tu Mundo" and this costs 1,21 monthly. (!!!)
Has anyone experienced having to pay for the monthly fee already?

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Default 20-03-2016, 15:32

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Hi,
does any of you happened to be using the Go Europe option from Orange.es? I just bought myself a prepaid Mundo SIM card and logged into my account to activate the Go Europe option, only to find that I am using a tarif called "tu Mundo" and this costs 1,21 monthly. (!!!)
Has anyone experienced having to pay for the monthly fee already?

Thanks
Hi. I'm not sure if they really debit the 1.21 miminum consumption for prepaid. They used to do this only for contract customers. But there is a safe way to "park" your SIM without a monthly base rate, if you have still positive balance. Simply change it to their Ardilla (= squirrel) plan. This clearly has sin cuotas mensuales (no monthly charges). If you are using it on roaming only for data, you can stay on this plan instead of Mundo. The Go Europe option can be activated here too. Only for Spanish (= domestic) packages (and foreign calls out of Spain) Mundo offers much better rates. Changing plans is free anytime through your personal account miOrange and go to mi tarifa - cambiar tarifas.

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Default 20-03-2016, 17:57

As wolfbln mentioned, Orange has a same name tariff for postpaid contracts. On some places they use wrong links to that postpaid option also on prepaid. Do not worry. There is no monthly charge on prepaid mundo.

I recharged 10 euros in february on orange.es. They sent two codes for recarga y gana. Each one entered on that website gave 10 euros of promotional saldo.

I used the promotional saldo to book a spanish data plan. That way the SIM is LTE capable. Now I only have to take care that I do not refill so much that the saldo will stay below the amount required for another monthly data package.
   
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Default 01-09-2016, 19:31

thanks Wolfbln for the very interesting information!!
I've been using Vodafone Italy's SIM for years, and still have the 3 per day option. I only get 200Mb a day with that now, and that's not enough!
I would like to go to the 1GB option for 6 euros, but do not know how I can dial in to their new address, web.omnitel.it, since the dongle automatically dials in. Their English is just not good enough to help explain how to do that.
But it looks like I'll have to give that another try...
   
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Default 17-09-2016, 10:55

I found a GOOD solution now through wereldwijdwifi.nl
Maybe not the cheapest per GB, but you ONLY pay when you use it, and the GBs you don't use up, stay valid for a year. No more worries about not using up the monthly GBs you've paid for.
And no more obscure messages or warnings in Italian either.

And no, I do not have an interest in their business, am just SO relieved!!
   
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Default 17-09-2016, 21:55

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 expensively in the rest of the world:
https://www.keepgo.com/pages/europe_sim_card

Some considerations:
1) 1GB at 25 is expensive when you consider that Vodafone in the Netherlands sells 1GB EU data on regular prepaid at 10 valid for 1 month.

2) The major difference is that Keepgo/wereldwijdwifi has a 1 year validity for the data credit. So it can be used for lower volumes and at several occations/trips.

3.) But in about 8 months (that's July 2017) all roaming surcharges will be banned in the EU (within a possible FUP). This will dry up the whole EU market for these products. They can still try to sell them overseas, but I don't think that users will be so stupid.

So what's the use in spending in a long-term solution, when the rules are going to be changed (again) soon?
   
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Default 18-09-2016, 00:33

A few days ago Three UK extended its list of Feel at Home countries to cover all EU/EEA

So data bundle options can be used all over Europe and some other countries same cost as in UK, and this includes the Data Reward SIM with 200 MB a month free.

FreedomPop has just launched a new roaming product, most but not all EU countries plus USA, with optional paid bundles of calls texts and data, or a modest one free, with larger trial bundle free in the first month. I have a query in with them to ask if this can be ordered by people in other countries. Edit: answer no.

It seems to be very difficult to get FP's data only roaming SIM, but I was told this new one could be used in a router if someone wanted to.

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Default 18-09-2016, 01:31

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3.) But in about 8 months (that's July 2017) all roaming surcharges will be banned in the EU (within a possible FUP). This will dry up the whole EU market for these products. They can still try to sell them overseas, but I don't think that users will be so stupid.
Will they have a flat rate for overage GBs which would vitiate the FUP?
   
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Default 19-09-2016, 17:52

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Will they have a flat rate for overage GBs which would vitiate the FUP?
the FUP they are discussing says that you can have up to 90 days of roaming per year or 30 days in a row.
Excluded from the counting will be cross-border people who swap between home and roaming networks every day.
The data allowance corresponds to your local contract. so if you buy 1 GB you can use 1 GB also in Roaming etc.


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Default 21-09-2016, 12:25

Jean-Claude Juncker has stopped the latest proposal of Fair Use Policy. So as of now there seem to be no limitations of roaming within the EU. But, who knows...
   
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