Prepaid phone SIM for Europe

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 18:14
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Later in the year we will be spending a couple of months in Europe travelling through several countries and I would like to get a prepaid SIM that can be used in different countries without the high roaming fees to would apply to our Teltra SIM.

Does anyone know of a SIM that would be suitable for Italy, Austria Switzerland areas?

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Reply By: Sundy & Cyclone - Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 00:37

Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 00:37
Brian we usually get Orange Co. SIM card when visiting our daughter in the UK and as in dust. just bought it in the supermarkets but not sure about the greater Europe.
Try Googling "European sim cards" , I know there are a lot of options but not sure which is best or would suit you. Might be worth a look though.

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Reply By: Sundy & Cyclone - Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 00:41

Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 00:41
Sorry Brian that should have read "as in Aust"
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Reply By: Seymour & Wanda - Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 03:07

Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 03:07
Hi Brian,
We are in Switzerland right now, staying with a daughter who says that
prepaid sim cards are available for around 10 francs in post offices or any
mobile phone place. Keep an eye out for "orange" or "sunrise" .

Enjoy your visit, it is absolutely stunningly beautiful countryside.

Brad & Denise
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Follow Up By: Maximus - Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 03:54

Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 03:54
B&D

In Africa we are using elephant SIM card. Good for trunk line calls???
How you going over there?

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Follow Up By: Seymour & Wanda - Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 04:05

Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 04:05
B & D
Having a great time," Cow bell" sim working loud and clear across the valleys.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 05:31

Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 05:31
Glad you're enjoying your Swiss trip, Brad & Denise. Are the hills alive with the sound of music?

We have just finished a Hurtigruten fjord cruise in Norway. In Trondheim right now.

We didn't bother with an overseas SIM. We took an iPad for internet access, there's free wifi in the ship and hotels, and we use our phone for SMS or brief calls if necessary. Ipads have a whole bunch of shortcomings if you want to do any blog updates etc, but for web surfing and emails, they are fine.

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Follow Up By: Seymour & Wanda - Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 10:44

Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 10:44
Hi Stephen

Just spent the morning walking beside Lake Geneva watching yachts racing,
then spent the afternoon at a cafe up a mountainside watching paragliders
landing on the field next door.

We are using the laptop for emails, and the phone we haven't used at all, but have it for emergency.

Hope you are enjoying your trip and have caught up with family.

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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 06:55

Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 06:55
I'm jealous. Switzerland and Norway - two of my favourite overseas countries - especially the Norwegians Fjiords :)

Enjoy the wonders Brad and Denise, and Stephen and Mrs Bush

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Follow Up By: Seymour & Wanda - Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 02:54

Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 02:54
Hi Motherhen & Rooster

We are enjoying the vastly different scenery.

Just returned from 5 days in the South of France.

Sounds like things at home are a bit wet from reports we have received, looks like the tractor is coming out when we get back to mend washouts on the driveway, then can't wait to be off in the BT.

Cheers, stay warm and dry.

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