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Planning a trip or have a great travel story? Need travel tips or want to share your experiences (and photos)? Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the Bimmerfest Travel Forum is your best resource on the Web.

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:51 PM
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Intl roaming horror stories (mostly re data)

This is probably not news to many of you, but here is the video story (~4 min) at the WSJ website.
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Recent ED: 25 June 10, 328xiT in Red. Then headed SW to Italy & France. Flew home via Rome. Hoegh Kobe departed 22 July; unloaded at PH 17 Aug. Redelivery 11 Sept. (Re-redelivery 14 Sept....read the details here.)
Previous ED: 7 June 08, X3 3.0si in rosso corsa (*), then off to Italy, Austria, Slovenia. (*Note: A61 Crimson Red north of the Alps.)
Back-up vehicle (while waiting for re-deliveries): 1999 M Roadster in Estoril Blue.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:54 AM
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$20 / MByte


My offer to mail out UK GiffGaff sims to American Bimmerfest members still stands. At the moment I have one unactivated SIM available.



20p for 20Mbytes . Calls to the US are 10p/minute. If you use a LOT of data, you can get a month of unlimited data for 10.


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Old 04-21-2012, 04:42 PM
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Its ridiculous, but the EU law that passed last year helped a lot too. They cap your data roaming at 50 within the EU (at least o2 did, but it never worked outside of Germany anyway). The only problem is when people go to multiple countries, it gets problematic (especially in CH). We just put the AT&T package on one iPhone that was our "lifeline" and sparingly used when outside Germany.

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$20 / MByte


My offer to mail out UK GiffGaff sims to American Bimmerfest members still stands. At the moment I have one unactivated SIM available.



20p for 20Mbytes . Calls to the US are 10p/minute. If you use a LOT of data, you can get a month of unlimited data for 10.


Details here:

http://giffgaff.com/index/pricing

http://giffgaff.com/index/offer
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:37 AM
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We just put the AT&T package on one iPhone that was our "lifeline" and sparingly used when outside Germany.
Yeah. The GG sim only makes sense if you have enough usage to justify the 10 minimum top-op. For me that would be somewhere around $20. Less than that and the savings aren't worth the hassle.

GG's roaming charges for Europe are lower than what US carriers charge, but you far better off getting sim for the country you are in.
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