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Thumbs up Germany | Fonic to lower int'l rates, 9ct/min to 50 countries, ideal for visitors - 02-03-2009, 22:52

Fonic, a MVNO on the O2 network, has announced to reduce tariffs for international calls from Germany to 50 countries including Europe and North America soon. Calling landlines of those 50 countries, which were not disclosed yet, will be charged with 9 ct/min while mobile networks will be available for 29 ct/min. SMS to networks abroad will cost 19 ct/min.

Regarding national rates Fonic already offers attractive rates - calls to all national fixed and mobile networks cost 9 ct/min. The same price applies for national SMS.
For € 2,50 Fonic customers get a whole day of internet access through O2's EDGE- and HSPA-enabled network.

Since Fonic SIMs are sold at Lidl, Real, Müller and dm supermarkets as well as at Jet gasstations for € 10, they are easy to get and so are recharge vouchers. Although officially disclaimed, Fonic SIMs can be recharged with "O2 Loop Up" vouchers, which are available at every turn.

All in all Fonic appears to become an ideal choice for travellers and tourists visiting Germany.

As soon as further details pop up, I will give you an update.


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Default 03-03-2009, 00:24

The only problem is the problem I run into a lot in Germany

No sprichen zie deutsch or whatever...don't understand a word......I'll bet you you can't set the voice menus to English.......too bad.
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Default 03-03-2009, 04:25

Yes, my T-Mobile prepaid SIM is still stuck on German voicemail prompts too

My Swisscom one is happily in English though


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Default 03-03-2009, 05:15

At least I don't have this problem with my British sim cards as English and American are very closely aligned languages
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Default 03-03-2009, 07:09

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Since Fonic SIMs are sold at Lidl, Real, Müller and dm supermarkets as well as at Jet gasstations for € 10, they are easy to get and so are recharge vouchers. Although officially disclaimed, Fonic SIMs can be recharged with "O2 Loop Up" vouchers, which are available at every turn.
so what I wrote, time ago, on this website:
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The SIM is avaiable at the Lidl discounter stores. It is possible to activate it with a German address but you need a german bank account for loading up.
is not valid anymore? That would be a very good piece of news.


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Default 03-03-2009, 09:46

No, a bank account isn't necessary anymore. You just need to register the SIM online or toll-free by phone (0800/4636642) and therefore provide a German address.


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Default 03-03-2009, 10:15

Ok, I corrected the page, waiting for the new international rates.
Is it possible to refill Fonic cards through internet with a non-German credit card?


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Default 03-03-2009, 10:22

Yes, you can by purchasing a top-up voucher for O2 at https://www.acprepaid.com/shop/index...ge=shop&step=2 - Btw this site has just launched while I'm writing this post and they also offer recharging United Mobile and several German MVNOs.


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Default 03-03-2009, 12:33

The top-up seller linked above seems to experience problems, as German top-up vouchers disappeared and only Dutch ones are offered at this time. As long as this problem persists, you can buy O2 vouchers from Verivox' old platform at https://secure.verivox.de/cards/index.asp?Lang=eng by creditcard.


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Fonic, a MVNO on the O2 network, has announced to reduce tariffs for international calls from Germany to 50 countries including Europe and North America soon. Calling landlines of those 50 countries, which were not disclosed yet, will be charged with 9 ct/min while mobile networks will be available for 29 ct/min. SMS to networks abroad will cost 19 ct/min.

Regarding national rates Fonic already offers attractive rates - calls to all national fixed and mobile networks cost 9 ct/min. The same price applies for national SMS.
For € 2,50 Fonic customers get a whole day of internet access through O2's EDGE- and HSPA-enabled network.

Since Fonic SIMs are sold at Lidl, Real, Müller and dm supermarkets as well as at Jet gasstations for € 10, they are easy to get and so are recharge vouchers. Although officially disclaimed, Fonic SIMs can be recharged with "O2 Loop Up" vouchers, which are available at every turn.

All in all Fonic appears to become an ideal choice for travellers and tourists visiting Germany.

As soon as further details pop up, I will give you an update.
Can I give the address of a friend of mine? How do they check if this is my address?
   
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