Bandwidth pig traveling in Spain and Germany for 4 weeks

Discussion in 'iPad' started by familytruckster, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. familytruckster macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2009
    I thought I would share this see what people's take it. I leave in a couple weeks for Spain. will be there for 1 weeks then Germany then back to Spain for 2 weeks. ATT International is CRAP.... I have friends at Carriers in Spain so I pinged them.

    SPAIN - first off the whole "movistar iPad data plan is free" as long as you have a smart phone. Here is the real story. you pay 39 Euros for 5 GB then the sim in your smartphone and the sim in the ipad SHARE the 5 GB. Once you hit that on 2 devices (or the lower priced lower limits) then they rate limit your connectivity to 128kbps. So it is not free. So far I think my solution is to land in Spain. Buy the 39 Euro/5 GB plan for my iPad3G. Should be plenty and cheaper than ATT's 200 USD/200MB....
    movistar comes with wifi access too.
    I found a site with these in it too. May look into these over there.
    Spain Vodafone €17,40/mo for 250 MB, €37,12/mo for unlimited
    Spain Orange €3,50/day for unlimited, €35/mo for unlimited

    GERMANY - I have not figured out yet.
    Germany O2 €10/mo for 200 MB, €15/mo for 1 GB, €25/mo for unlimited
    Germany Vodafone €19,95/mo for 200 MB, €29,95/mo for unlimited (fair use applies)

    Anyone swapped the microsim in EU and had any issues bouncing around like this?

    Some links.
  2. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    You could also try Boingo for whenever you're around WiFi hotspots.
  3. familytruckster thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2009
    All the providers I found give you wifi included....same logic as ATT to get people onto terrestrial nx10G core as quick as possible. I definitely need 3g in car over there.

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