[FOSDEM] warning about Belgian SIM cards

Pau Garcia i Quiles pgquiles at elpauer.org
Sun Feb 5 16:35:47 CET 2017


Freedompop is probably a good option if you live in a European country, or
can get the SIM card sent to your hotel in advance. They provide free 500
MB data and 200 min free  voip calls (including roaming) in all Europe.


On Friday, February 3, 2017, Daniel Pocock <daniel at pocock.pro> wrote:

>
> In previous years, I've always bought a local SIM card as a backup in
> case I couldn't get onto the wonderful FOSDEM wifi and the SIM has
> always worked within 5 minutes.
>
> I bought one early this morning and it still isn't working yet after
> about 3 hours.  The shop and the customer service line have told me that
> they have to check all new accounts manually now because of "terrorism"
> and pressure from French authorities.  They told me to wait 24 hours
> before asking about it again.  For anybody only arriving in Brussels
> today and buying a SIM in the evening, it is not clear if it will really
> be activated over the weekend or only next week so you may just be
> wasting time and money.
>
> Apparently, you can still buy tobacco products here and consume them
> immediately and they will eventually kill you but thanks to the
> irrational fear of Muslims, you can't get immediate access to the
> Internet in Belgium.
>
>
>
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Pau Garcia i Quiles
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