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Possible to buy a SIM in Germany which will also work in France?

Old Sep 15th, 2008, 11:30 AM
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Possible to buy a SIM in Germany which will also work in France?

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My mom is about to spend a week in Germany and a week in France. She has an unlocked, quad band phone.

Will it be possible for her to buy a SIM on arrival which will also work when she goes to France? Or will she have to buy a 2nd SIM in France?

I recommended she get the ekit global SIM which I've used with no problem but she's wondering if the local SIM would be cheaper.

Any advice would be helpful, thanks!
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Old Sep 15th, 2008, 11:58 AM
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Virtually any SIM card sold in Germany can be used in France (and throughout EU). You pay to receive calls outside Germany, but within EU the cost is now capped by EU, around 0.26 euro/min. But outgoing calls made in France will be quite expensive, as all calls go via Germany. Calls to Germany and other EU destinations will be around 0.50 euro/min, but calls to places outside EU will be very expensive, up to around 1.50 euro/min. It will definitely cheaper to call US, for example, with a calling card (widely sold in tabacs). If you go down this route, check how you can top-up credit outside Germany.
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Old Sep 15th, 2008, 03:30 PM
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Thanks for the reply.
If she wants to buy a card in Munich, any tips as to what, how, where?
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SIM cards are available practically everywhere in Germany, including gas stations, kiosks, drugstores, photo & electronics shops, department stores, train stations etc. She can buy one at the airport or ask the hotel concierge. I am sure she will not have to walk more than 100 yards.
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>If she wants to buy a card in Munich, any tips as to what, how, where?

Order it, pay by credit card and have it sent to her hotel.

www.solomo.de

It is in german, but in Germany I'm quite sure she'll find someone who can figure it out.
In Germany, outgoing is 8ct to Germany landlines, to the US it is 9ct. Incoming is 10ct in France outgoing to the US or Europe is 29ct in France.
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