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Arne Hess

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Last February I reported about abroadband, an idea as simple and easy that it makes me wonder that no other carrier launched it earlier: Austria's A1 abroadband is a no-frill data offer for international roaming and offers EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA-based mobile Internet access around the world for one price - which is all over the world (at supported partner networks) the same: 0.59 Euro per MB! Right before I left for last week's Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond, I've ordered a abroadband SIM from the company's online shop which I received 48 hours later. However abroadband also offers a Huawei USB modem including an abroadband SIM as well as a Micro SIM.

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dc

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Did you hear from this

http://www.simyo.de/mobile-welt/mobiles … aming.html

a lot cheaper than your offer ;-)


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Arne Hess

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Not sure where you see that it's a lot cheaper than abroadband (which isn't my offer by the way). For the European Union it's cheaper, yes but as I mentioned in the article - within the European Union (plus Switzerland and Norway) I can use my regular SIM anyway (BTW - Simyo excludes Switzerland from its EU countries) since I'm protected by the European Union 50 Euro cap! However, I also mentioned that abroadband becomes handy outside the European Union!

Simyo vs. abroadband

EU Countries: 0,49 €/MB vs. 0,59 €/MB (+0,10 €/MB)
Other Europe & North America: 2,49 €/MB vs. 0,59 €/MB (-1,90 €/MB)
Rest of the World: 4,49 €/MB vs. 0,59 €/MB (-3,90 €/MB)

Being 1,90 € more expensive within Europe or North America or 3,90 € at the rest of the world doesn't makes Simyo "a lot cheaper" as you wrote. Or have I overseen anything?


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dc

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yeah you're right. Simyo makes only sense in europe. The other offer is a lot cheaper for the rest of the world.


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#5

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Found your review through Google. One question with the hope for a honest answer: Is this a real review or a sponsored post? I ask because I found a couple of sponsored posts on the web. Thank you!


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Arne Hess

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For sure it's a real hands-on quickview and not a sponsored posting! Also saw this kind of sponsored postings around the same time I've published the hands-on here but I can honestly tell you that I've ordered the SIM by myself, paid for shipping and have to pay every single Byte I'll use! No hidden agenda!


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#7

RobertSeviour

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I bought one, but I can't use it because the registration process fails to complete. I emailed abroadband.com about this and have not had a reply in over a week. I phoned them in Austria 3 days ago, spoke to a pleasant help line man who told me to clear my internet cache. I did this but it didn't fix the problem. He said he had no further suggestions and would pass my problem on to someone else. That was 3 days ago and I have heard nothing more from them since. Disappointing to say the least.


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Arne Hess

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Wow, really sorry to hear! My registraton worked just fine but I've seen a screenshot on Twitter (maybe from you?) where it showed an error. You might want to contact them via E-Mail and or Twitter again!?


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