Using local 3G service in multiple European countries

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    We will be doing a road trip through the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria within the span of a few days and I was wondering whether there is a way to get ONE local SIM card (Vodaphone, O2, etc) to use in all three countries, or whether I will need to buy a new one each time we cross a new border?
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    Hi, Sk8marie! Welcome to iPF!

    There are a few options to choose from:

    There are some companies claiming to offer service in many countries around the world (including Czech Republic, Germany and Austria), like abroadband, maxroam or wigro-productions. You'll have to check prices. I don't know if they're cheap.

    You can use one micro SIM for all three countries. Be prepared to pay for roaming charges, it won't be cheap, afaik - especially in Austria.

    Third option: buy pre-paid micro SIM cards of each country you visit. You could do it in advance, and buy them online.
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    hi Sk8marie,

    i live in germany and maybe i can help you,
    i guess you you're talking about data connections only? because data roaming is still (too) expensive in the EU, so i suggest to have seperate prepaid cards for each country,

    you shouldn't get E-Plus or o2 in germany, eventhough they are the cheapest, unless you want your ipad to be searching for reception all the time ^^

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