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aklrunway

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2011

Total posts 169

Hi all,


Does anyone have any experience with sim cards in Europe? Good value and really only interested in data, not calling or SMS.

Thanks in advance

Mrminivee

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 05 Mar 2018

Total posts 19

Where are you going exactly? The best option is to buy a simcard in the first country, and freely roam without fees in other countries.

nixjet

Member since 03 Jan 2013

Total posts 24

For EU Vodafone. Works everywhere.

RedBaron

Member since 23 Mar 2016

Total posts 2

If you're starting in the UK Three Mobile pre-paid are hard to beat for value and you can use it across Europe, as well as many other popular destinations across the world.

Last editedby Chris Chamberlin at Mar 28, 2018, 12:46 PM.

MattJelonek

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 88

SIM Options dot com are great. Always get a 4G Data with Calls SIM card or 3G Data only SIM card for Europe. Value money wise too.

tomJ

Member since 02 Nov 2017

Total posts 15

I've used simcorner in the past and have found them to be of decent value. I think they run off the 3 network.

austravel

Qantas

Member since 31 Mar 2014

Total posts 4

Has anyone tried Lebara? I have a UK one that I would like to use in Europe.

Tks.

fnorman

Member since 07 May 2016

Total posts 10

I just visited Ireland and the UK from Canada. EIR in Ireland have a 20 Euro prepay plan for 15GB data that includes 5.5 GB data anywhere in the EU plus unlimited calls, requiring topup after 40 days, or when allowance is used up if sooner. I mail-ordered the SIM before going. They usually wouldn't send it overseas but I like to think that my home address on Dublin St helped. But I am sure that there are lots of good deals from other suppliers in EU countries. The EU regulations which eliminated extortionate roaming pricing have helped greatly.

belbinr

Member since 15 Aug 2017

Total posts 1

Have you considered the Vodafone Australia $5 roaming - uses your same SIM and plan just adds $5 for the actual days you use calls/data or text - you would need to check the countries you a re visiting etc.

xtfer

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 14 Mar 2017

Total posts 148

Have you considered the Vodafone Australia $5 roaming - uses your same SIM and plan just adds $5 for the actual days you use calls/data or text - you would need to check the countries you a re visiting etc.

This is far and away the simplest option if you are a Vodafone customer already.

Mickhenny

Member since 12 Aug 2017

Total posts 3

Have you considered the Vodafone Australia $5 roaming - uses your same SIM and plan just adds $5 for the actual days you use calls/data or text - you would need to check the countries you a re visiting etc.

Hi i used there 5 roaming in 2016 and i ended up with a 300 dollar bill after 9 weeks. It was handy atvthe time because we drove throughout Europe. We are goingvagain in August but will purchase a sim when we land in Frankfurt. One sim does all countries now, but depending on where you are going will depend on the providers. Eg Vodafone in Germany and 3mobile in France or UK etc.

Gerbu

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Apr 2018

Total posts 2

I've spent a while researching for my impending RTW trip & have decided on GiffGaff UK SIM (posted to Aus address) & the AusPost Travel SIM $25 for emergencies/very short stays or until I buy a local SIM.

Rav

Member since 18 Aug 2017

Total posts 19

Travelling in Scandinavia in Sept for the month, Starting Oslo and finishing in Helsinki, any thoughts on which is best for those areas?

rabbieb

Member since 31 Dec 2017

Total posts 4

UK O2 one month pre-paid was only 15 quid, plenty calls/txt/data, worked fine in Europe once I realised I had to release it from the UK network. All the phone companies do similar deals.


If you carry a Telstra phone on a plan make sure to switch off the international roaming Day Pass before you travel or the simple act of switching on your phone costs $10/day. So just checking msgs during a 1-3/4 hr connection in DBX = $10. Robbery.

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