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Sim Cards - Ireland and Scotland

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Sim Cards - Ireland and Scotland

I have a Ipad3 and Iphone 3gs both unlocked, need info on cell phone and data service in countries and to USA. Do we need a different card for each country? Recommendations on sim card companies (Votafone, Orange or O2?). We need up to 2 gigs of data for web and maps.

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1. Re: Sim Cards - Ireland and Scotland

A Three Ireland sim has a good data deal and will also work on Three in Scotland without any additional charges. however, Three will have no coverage in remote (and therefore most scenic) areas of Scotland and will not give reasonably priced international calls there.

www.three.ie/online/shop/DeviceListing.aspx…

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I'd do Tesco in Ireland. Their data rate is €6.99 per gb of data. you buy voice minutes separately but they double whatever amount you buy. the rate to call the US is €.02 per minute. As most companies do, they offer a free sim card. Your 3GS will take a mini sim but your Ipad uses a micro sim.

In the UK I use Vodafone for voice. I have not used them for data.

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3. Re: Sim Cards - Ireland and Scotland

Thank you. Will the same card work in both countries?

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yes but you'd be charged roaming charges in the country other than the one you bought the card. It's not a big deal to swap out the cards. Keep your address book stored in the phone itself rather than on the sim. The only nuisance is getting a second phone number.

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5. Re: Sim Cards - Ireland and Scotland

You could also look at Meteor, they have no roaming charges in Europe, though you are locked to certain providers in each country: www.meteor.ie/pay-as-you-go/anytime-all-in/

Note also that you could set up one of your devices as a WiFi hot spot so that you would only need one SIM card: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4517

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6. Re: Sim Cards - Ireland and Scotland

Given that you'll be paying for the SIM cards, make sure you don't spend a lot of money saving a little!

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7. Re: Sim Cards - Ireland and Scotland

Thank you!

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Thank you1

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Thank you!

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