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SweetYam (Offline)
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Red face What to do with the vodafone sim card - 30-01-2012, 22:21

Fellow travelers,

I recently went to portugal to ring in the new year. I bought a vodafone sim card to stay in touch with fam and friends. I don't know what is vodafone policy, unfortunately the booklet that was provided to me at the vodafone store in Terminal 1 of the airport is all in portuguese. On my departure date, the vodafone store at the airport was closed as it was 4am. Now I'm stuck with a sim card that has 22 euros left of credit.

My question is, can I return the sim card to vodafone to get the 22 euros back? If not, what can I do with this sim card to get those 22 euros?

Any information and suggestions is greatly appreciated.

Thank you kindly.

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flychr (Offline)
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Default 31-01-2012, 15:39

I bought a vodafone sim card
if it is a prepaid sim the money is lost, i think!
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Default 01-02-2012, 14:03

In germany you can get any german prepaid SIM payed out. I dont know how it is in Portugal.
One option would be to sell it to someone who still can use it.


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Default 01-02-2012, 17:11

I think you will find the best that Voda can manage is to transfer the money to another Voda Portugal card, or - possibly - allow you to transfer the credit to another Voda group card account (e.g. Vodafone UK).

TBH I would stick it on eBay and sell it to another traveller visiting that country.

THis strategy works for me with rarely visited countries...


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Default 10-02-2012, 19:14

Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I'll try ebay .
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