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Old 03-04-2015, 07:28 AM
tldmat tldmat is offline
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In preperation for an upcoming trip I came across this on

the german prepaid SIM provider ORTEL now provides a new EU package called "cross"
it cost 20 Euro / 30 days and offeres
300 minutes to/from all EU countries + switzerland and 750 MB of data @ 7.2 Mbit in all EU countries + switzerland.
additional 500 MB can be added for 9

(list of all countries covered: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Cyprus)


The Ortel website has and english option and from the terms it lists:

16) Cross (20 per 30-day option period)

The Cross (supplemental service) "option" (20 per 30-day option period) includes a total of up to 300 minutes for German domestic calls, calls from Germany to landline and mobile networks in the countries listed below as well as calls within and between the countries listed below: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, with the exception of special numbers, (value-added) services and call forwarding. 60/60 billing increment (each minute in full). Once the included minutes have expired, calls cost 9 cents/minute. The option also includes an internet package with a data volume of 750 MB per option period for use in Germany and the countries listed above; once the included volume has been used up, the cost will be 0.25/MB (100 KB billing increment). A bandwidth of up to 7.2 Mbit/s is available within Germany; the bandwidth available in the countries listed above depends on the respective roaming partner. VoIP and peer-to-peer are excluded. Units that have not been used expire at the end of the option period. The option is renewed automatically after 30 days if the customer has sufficient credit and it is only possible to register for each option once every 30 days; options can be cancelled by calling 1155. This option cannot be combined with other options. It is only possible to register for the option using the Ortel Mobile Prepaid Card (starter package: 9.95) at the standard rate: valid only for SIM cards activated starting 15 August 2012. German domestic calls: 9 cents/min. plus a one-off connection fee of 9 cents per call; calls made to international numbers possible from 1 cent/min. plus a one-off connection fee of 15 cents per call (all prices can be found at 60/60 billing increment. Each text message costs 15 cents. All prices indicated are inclusive of VAT.

As near as I can tell it uses the eplus network and you get free incoming calls and texts.

There are some eBay sellers of the sim. I have not used this sim or plan but I am going to try it when I go.

Last edited by tldmat; 03-04-2015 at 07:29 AM.
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