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Azza

Member since 31 Mar 2015

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European sims for data?

Hi all, I am soon travelling to the UK, France and Italy and am looking for primarily a data sim to tether off a spare smart phone (I use a Travelsim for calls). I note that the best plans don't allow for tethering when out of the UK. Does anyone have any tips of a value for money sim to pick up in Aus or on arrival in London? Many thanks.

moa999

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Member since 02 Jul 2011

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Get a 3 UK SIM on arrival - 18 destinations including France and Italy have free roaming

Azza

Member since 31 Mar 2015

Total posts 6

Thank you moa999, that allows tethering and a good deal for 33GBP unlimited for a month.

ryanpst

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Member since 27 Jun 2013

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Just looking at the 3 website - tethering is deactivated when roaming. You might want to confirm before you buy it: http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phones/Feel_At_Home (big red cross 3/4 down on the right side of the page)

I'm on O2 here in the UK and I had to request access to have it turned on first, not something I was used to when I was on Telstra/Optus back home where it's just always on by default.

if I have one other recommendation - make sure you buy any EU sims in the UK. Buying a sim in a foreign country can be painful (don't even try France as it can take a week to get your sim activated - true story!) - and the documentation and any SMS's you may receive won't be in English.

rowwdy

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Member since 21 Mar 2013

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I had no problems at Orange in Chamonix. Activated in an hour. Imagine they're more famiiar with Aussie customers there than other branches though...

Azza

Member since 31 Mar 2015

Total posts 6

Thanks, I noticed that too, at one point it says you can use your phone as a hotspot then "feel at home" says you can't tether. I'll drop into a store on arrival and see what they can do.

rowwdy

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Member since 21 Mar 2013

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Damn, excludes Germany!

Jyrn

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Member since 04 Feb 2016

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I recently found a company onesim. I haven't used them personally but their product looks ok.

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