<html><head></head><body bgcolor="#ffffff" text="#2e3436" link="#0080ff" vlink="#2e3436"><div><br></div><div>This is turning very interesting as I travel often. My German SIM card is useless outside German borders, no roaming, nothing. I wonder if any of these European SIM cards are available in Germany. It would be very nice to be able to use the same number instead of buying and discarding them.</div><div><br></div><div>Cheers,</div><div>Sylvia</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>On Sun, 2017-02-05 at 16:36 +0100, Jurgen Gaeremyn wrote:</div><blockquote type="cite"><pre>On 03-02-17 11:33, Daniel Pocock 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.
As roaming within the EU becomes free (to a certain limit), I see
competition kicking in and you'll be able to get your European SIM card
really easy. Maybe you'll be able to preorder your Spanish or Danish SIM
card a week before the event... Next year, things will be different.
You'll see. :)
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