Just a short post to praise the Three SIM card I bought in the UK several years ago.
I tend to buy unlocked phones and so when I travel I like to get a local SIM card, mainly for data. For this trip this was going to prove difficult, as I’m visiting five countries in nine days.
One thing I like about my Three SIM is that it never gets disabled. As long as I have a balance I have never had a problem, although I do travel enough that I end up using it at least once every six months or so. I am not able to top up the card on the Three website since I don’t have a UK credit card, so I simply use Mobiletopup.co.uk to get a £20 voucher from Paypal. Using that I just buy an “All in One 20” add-on which gives me 12GB of network access, 300 minutes and 3000 SMS messages – way more than I need. I turn that on before I leave the US and my phone works when I land.
What’s wonderful about it is that the plan is valid in any EU country. So far this trip I’ve used it in London, Helsinki and Tallinn, and I expect it to work in Riga and Brussels. I have yet to experience any network issues, although I have not moved far outside of major metropolitan areas.
I have no idea if Brexit will change this plan, but I sincerely hope not. So much of the technology I use in my life comes with headaches that I am grateful when things just work. Thanks Three.