Micro SIM card availability in Europe

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  1. lwilson1313

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    Will be traveling in the UK France and Spain.

    Any suggestions re micro SIM card availability, cost etc.
     
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    The UK is simple, pretty much any high street mobile phone store willl have them - Orange, Vodafone, carphone warehouse, 3.........

    Only some do PAYG and on ipad activation though. If you go to the UK Aple store online there is more info there.
     
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    Orange has productized prepaid package for iPad in Spain. I used it during my holiday trip over there and it worked fine.
    Package cost 20eur, unlimited 3G use 3.5eur per day.
     
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    UK & Orange

    I bought my iPad with Orange Pay As You Go 3G, which works great in the Uk and at 2 Pounds per Mbit acceptable for occasional use.

    Just took my iPad to Switzerland and found it didn't work. Was informed by Orange that they don't have a roaming partner there. My tip is check that you can roam or look to acquiring a sim card in each country.
     
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    I think all carries who sales the iPhones 4 in Europe has to have micro sim or else no services... most of them will carry the iPad also...
     
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    3g microsim in switzerland

    you can get a microsim for your 3G in each swisscom shop.
    sFr20.- a month (prepaid) and it's 300MB to use.
     
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    Micro SIM availbaility in Europe

    I assume if I purchase the prepaid SIM in Spain for the iPad it is usable in France and the UK as well. Think the Spanish pricing is very attractiev. Anyone know?
     
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    Seriously - do not data roam. Its hugely expensive. Different country, different SIM. It will be cheaper than data roaming, I promise you.
     
  9. Vmatti

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    Here is more info about Orange prepaid for iPad.
    Unfortunately it's just in spanish, need to use some translator to get more out if not spanish skills :confused:
    http://movil.orange.es/tarifas-y-ah.../tarifa-internet-everywhere-para-ipad-diaria/
     
    #9 Vmatti, Aug 17, 2010
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    Apple iPad 3G Micro Sim Card in France *

    The way to get your Apple iPad 3G going in France is this way. Go to any FSR store in France. *Some stores are out of stock. I was finally successful at the FSR store in Paris at the Montparnasse Building which has the best and quickest view of all of Paris. *Apple and Orange do NOT carry them, contrary to what I have read on blogs. Do not go to phone stores selling FSR *phone packages like The Phone House and fnac. *You will have to give them a copy of your driver's license. *They have a package of 3 days for 9,90€ ( including sim), 6€ everyday after. Perfect for tourists. Also, you can keep your account active for business travelers as you can mail in form that comes with your sim with (another) copy of your driver's license. *Finally, after you slip the micro sim card in, you must go to Settings>Cellular Data>APN and enter websfr, then reboot. *You will be up immediately. Coverage is weak in some buildings but excellent for google maps and getting around Paris.*
    **
     

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