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Default Austria prepaid sim - 01-07-2009, 20:24

Hi everyone! I need your help...
I'm going to spend 8 days in Austria, and I'd like to buy a local SIM which could be mantained alive from Italy.

I know Vodafone allows their customers to top up using international scratch cards of their Vodafone partner networks, but Vodafone doesn't operate there.

So, the question is: do you know if some austrian carriers allow international topping up? I know just a bit of Deutsch, so I'm not able to understand all the information provided by their web sites...

Thank you very much!


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Default 06-07-2009, 08:31

No one can help me?


Italian main SIM Cards:

3 Italy
iPhone 3G 8GB with 3Power (postpaid offer)
Vodafone Italy
Nokia N73 with Vodafone Tempo Libero (postpaid offer too)


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1 United Mobile (mmh...when it works)
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Default 06-07-2009, 08:38

I don't know if A1 supports Vodafone refills, but I fear it doesn't.
By the way, it could be possible to refill them online, but we need the help of our Austrian or maybe German friends.


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Default 06-07-2009, 20:28

Thanks Effendi, I just found what I was looking for!

A1 supports Vodafone top-ups, as written on its site!
A1.net - A1 Standard Login Seite
Under "Guthaben" tab, they say:
So einfach funktioniert das Aufladen mit Vodafone-Bons


Kaufen Sie einen Vodafone-Bon (landesüblichen Vodafone-Bon).
Buchen Sie das Handy in das Vodafone-Netz ein, denn nur dort können Sie Ihr Guthaben aufladen!
Landesübliche Vodafone-Aufladenummer oder B.FREE Ladehotline 0800 664 290 anrufen.(Sie gelangen immer zur B.FREE Ladehotline in Österreich. Sollte diese Nummer nicht funktionieren, wählen Sie bitte die Nummer im internationalen Format: +43 664 664 290.)
Geben Sie die geheime, mehrstellige Codezahl des Rubbelfeldes ein.
Sie erhalten in Kürze eine Bestätigung per SMS.
Zur Kontrolle können Sie Ihr Guthaben unter 0800 664 290 kostenlos abfragen.


Zusätzliche Gebühren
Für eine Aufladung im Ausland mittels Vodafone-Bon wird eine Gebühr von € 2,- verrechnet. Diese wird unmittelbar bei der Aufladung vom Guthaben abgezogen.

Länderspezifika
In Italien kann diese Gebühr auch höher sein. Bei der Aufladung im Ausland mit B.FREE Bons wird keinerlei Gebühr verrechnet. Der Vodafone-Bon kann nur in dem Land aufgeladen werden, in dem er gekauft wurde!

Ein Tipp
Damit Ihre Rufnummer nicht erlischt (Gültigkeit für 12 Monate), sollten Sie Ihr B.FREE Guthaben mit mindestens € 20,- aufladen. Dies gilt auch für die Aufladung mit Vodafone-Bons im Ausland!


Very good!

Bye!


Italian main SIM Cards:

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iPhone 3G 8GB with 3Power (postpaid offer)
Vodafone Italy
Nokia N73 with Vodafone Tempo Libero (postpaid offer too)


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1 Vodafone UK
   
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Default 06-07-2009, 20:43

You can top-up yesss! SIM cards over the web using foreign cards.


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Default 06-07-2009, 20:51

I just don't understand what kind of Taxes are necessary if you top-up abroad...
Seems they charge you 2 or more Euros if you use Vodafone cards. And the account can be mantained alive only toppin up 20 or more euros!


Italian main SIM Cards:

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iPhone 3G 8GB with 3Power (postpaid offer)
Vodafone Italy
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Default 06-07-2009, 22:19

Quote:
Originally Posted by VladS View Post
You can top-up yesss! SIM cards over the web using foreign cards.
Oh, thanks for the tip!
I hope I'll be able to easily find a reseller, using Google Maps!


Italian main SIM Cards:

3 Italy
iPhone 3G 8GB with 3Power (postpaid offer)
Vodafone Italy
Nokia N73 with Vodafone Tempo Libero (postpaid offer too)


International SIM Cards:
1 United Mobile (mmh...when it works)
1 Vodafone UK
   
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Default 07-07-2009, 05:35

yesss! products are available at most Hoffer stores in Austria: Hofer - YESSS! diskont-handyfonieren & diskont-surfen

Hofer store locator: Hofer - Filialstandorte


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Prepaid SIMs: DE: Fonic, Lidl; AT: yesss!, bob; UK: O2; US: AT&T; RO: Orange, Vodafone; FR: b&you, Lycamobile; NL: Lycamobile; BE: Lycamobile, Jim Mobile; CL: Entel; MX: Telcel; INTL: eKit Blue, eKit Yellow
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Default 09-07-2009, 18:51

I often use this Austrian onlineshop, especially to buy
A1 B-free and T-Mobile Austria top-up-codes
when I'm not in AT.

Good, very fast, 'cheap'.
satcom - Handy und Navigation- onlineshop Salzburg
   
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Default 13-07-2009, 18:44

The 2€ fee is not a tax, but they just like to eat you....
This fee is normal for Vodafone top ups abroad with a voucher of a foreign VF network.
BTW: The menu of your account manager changes when you call from a foreign network. There is provided a new choice: Top up with a foreign voucher.
If you choose wrongly, it will not work.
   
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