[Noisebridge-congress] GSM cards in germany

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Wed Dec 26 08:00:33 UTC 2012


So an update on some O2 tips N tricks.

I was able to buy refil packs from a Relay shop in the airport.  They just 
print out a code you dial *103*CODE# and it fills up your account.

Then you need to SMS a code to 5667 to start a data plan.

10 Euro - 300MB "START INETM" - then it will ask you reply with "JA INETM"
15 Euro - 1GB "START INETSPEZIAL" - (again with the reply to confirm)

You can also dial some more codes to check your account:
*100# - account status main menu
*104# - Data pack menu

Supposedly you can activate the packs from *104#, but it failed to work 
for me.

-ben

On Tue, 18 Dec 2012, Ben Kochie wrote:

> Oh yes, make sure to have your hotel's address ahead of time so you have an 
> address to signup for a sim card with.  You don't need to give them a room 
> number or even admit it's a hotel.  Just say "I live here".
>
> -ben
>
> On Tue, 18 Dec 2012, miloh wrote:
>
>> I used a blau card from the Saturn (not a car store, the Deutschland
>> equivalent of best buy) on Alexanderplatz. They needed my address in
>> Deutschland, which I futzed a bit on.  I can't recall the cost -- but
>> I'd hazard a guess that it was less than 20EUR for the card and
>> initial minutes, which I would refill periodically with their online
>> system.
>> 
>> As far as I know, it's still a usable number, and it's still in my
>> phone, so I'll be able to switch over to it when I get back.
>> 
>> On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 3:42 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>> if anyone arrives in Germany and purchases a GSM card for data or phone
>>> service, can you please post to this list about where you got the card, 
>>> and
>>> how much it cost, and what the plan was?
>>> 
>>> 
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