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Old November 20th, 2010, 10:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. I will be visiting London on vacation for a week, and was wondering if there is any way to get data on my Hero for that time? Unfortunately, my small local cell phone carrier does not work with any companies in London (I checked last time was there).

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Old November 20th, 2010, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You could pick up a pre-pay (PayAsYouGo) SIM card from any of the major UK carriers. As an example ('cos it's the only one I have details of to hand), you get 100MB of data included with Orange's Dolphin plan for 10. Other networks may well offer better deals, and London will also be well covered by wifi hotspots.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you could check out giffgaff, although, they have to send the sims by post because you cannot get them in shops, three is good for PAYG, 150mb internet with any top up
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you could check out giffgaff, although, they have to send the sims by post because you cannot get them in shops, three is good for PAYG, 150mb internet with any top up
That plan is no longer available to new users

They have introduced a new plan which for 10 gives;

100 minutes
3000 texts
500MB internet

On the face of it, it seems better value than the old plan, but these only last for 30 days, compared to 3 months on the old plan and you no longer get 3000 3 to 3 minutes, just 300 that last for 30 days. After the 30 days you lose whatever has not been used.

A good plan though if you only need it whilst on holiday for a week.
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Thanks for sharing your ideas. I planned to take a month long vacation in London and most of the Western Europe (Paris, Rome..). Will any of these Sim cards from London be usable (voice, text, data) on the Continent? I am carrying a Sumsong Galaxy S Blaze (4G) phone (unlocked). Any incompatibility issues!

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