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Default 50 GB Data Ortelmobile - 08-10-2018, 04:48

Hello,

Now you can have 50 GB of data for 80 Euro!

It is the first very big prepaid dataplan in Germany.

https://www.ortelmobile.de/prepaid-o...lat-50-gb.html

I have it and I'm happy with it.
   
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Default 09-10-2018, 20:54

Is that considered cheap?

The differences of cellular services between countries amazes me, considering that the product is similar

At home I pay the equivalent of 12 EUR/month for 70 GB domestic + 2 GB abroad (in some of the most travelled countries) + unlimited domestic voice and text + 300 minutes international calling. Makes it cheaper than purchasing a local SIM in many countries.
   
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Default 19-10-2018, 18:07

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Is that considered cheap?

The differences of cellular services between countries amazes me, considering that the product is similar

At home I pay the equivalent of 12 EUR/month for 70 GB domestic + 2 GB abroad (in some of the most travelled countries) + unlimited domestic voice and text + 300 minutes international calling. Makes it cheaper than purchasing a local SIM in many countries.
That sounds great. Here in Italy, the cheapest offer - open to everyone without requiring mobile number portability from a certain targeted carrier - is Iliad which offers unlimited calls and text plus 50 GB (4 GB in Europe) at 7,99 euros. They also offer unlimited calls toward more than 60 international destinations (mostly landlines). In alternative, if you want a more performing line, there is Ho. Mobile (a virtual carrier created by Vodafone) which offers at 9,99 euros per month, 50 GB of traffic and unlimited calls and text.


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Abandoned sim cards: Piranha mobile, Ortel Mobile
   
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Default 20-10-2018, 04:21

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................ is Iliad which offers unlimited calls and text plus 50 GB (4 GB in Europe) at 7,99 euros. They also offer unlimited calls toward more than 60 international destinations (mostly landlines).

Is that per month?
Is this an MVNO?
Are top ups easy to get?
   
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Is that per month?
Is this an MVNO?
Are top ups easy to get?
No. Iliad is a MNO. Italy got a new 4th network with Iliad this summer after the merger between Tre and Wind was approved. Iliad uses mostly TreWind's antennas through RAN sharing.

Iliad started a new price war in Italy by predatory princing. The 3 or 4 other providers had to react and offer the lowest prepaid rates in Western Europe right now. But lots of them come with strings attached.

Many providers limit the max. data volume given out roaming in another EU country according to EU regulations. About Iliad, users have diverging opinions. The current WindTre and Iliad networks are very uneven developed in the various regions of the country. TIM and Vodafone are generally more reliable in Italy. Both of them have launched own budget brands with Kena and ho mobile for a slightly higher rate.

Iliad's performance is now a bit better after many start-up problems. But for international use outside of Italy, it's still not a good option. They only give out a small share of the plan without surcharges, route traffic via France and don't offer 4G/LTE in roaming yet. And important to know that Iliad doesn't offer classic prepaid, but only rolling contracts that can be terminated any month like the parent company Free in France. These contracts can be easily bought by foreigners in Italy at their automated kiosks called Simbox.

For details about the Italian market, check the Prepaid Data Wiki about Italy.
   
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Default Thanks for the information. - 22-10-2018, 10:18

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No. Iliad is a MNO. Italy got a new 4th network with Iliad this summer after the merger between Tre and Wind was approved. Iliad uses mostly TreWind's antennas through RAN sharing.
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Default 10-10-2018, 04:41

Yes for Germanprices it is.
   
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Default 11-10-2018, 00:06

it depends to what you compare it:
-> it's quite cheap for German prepaid prices.
Germany is a rather pricey EU country for mobile data.
50 GB at €80 means that 1 GB goes at €1.60 which is considered cheap here.

On the other hand, this offer is on the weakest network in Germany: o2/Telefónica.
There are currently very split opinions about this network provider.
It has a 4G availability of only 66% and mostly single digit Mbps download rates.
This means congestion in many inner cities and often no 4G coverage on the countryside.
But if you want to use it stationary in a well covered area, it may still be a good option.

Furthermore, more reliable 4G roaming in the EU/EEA is added without surcharges.
No FUP or any limit is applied so far by the provider which is a big plus for using it outside Germany.

Within the country, you get much better deals for postpaid contracts with 24 months of commitment.
Both Telekom and Vodafone sell real uncapped unlimited internet plans now for the same price in Germany (€80) on much better and faster networks.
And when you are still happy with o2/Telefonica. They sell unlimited data at €60 per month on similar contracts with a 2 years term.

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Default 11-10-2018, 12:50

I don't want to have a contract.

I'am so happy about the 50 GB.
   
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Default 11-10-2018, 19:53

well, €1.60 per GB isn't really the lowest prepaid rate for Germany, if you are a bit more creative (as I know you are from your previous threads.....).

If you want to stick to o2/Telefónica network you can get Ortel's router offer, take out the SIM card and resell the router as hardware on eBay.
It's a Wistron WNC WLD71-T1 LTE Router. You'll have to pay €70 for the router including 40GB for the first month. The router you can resell and the SIM contains 40GB per month for €30. This is the only LTE prepaid offer in Germany below the €1 per GB mark at the moment.

You can even beat these prices, if you go shopping in other EU countries. Italy for instance has very good prepaid rates and a FUP is often not enforced. So Telekom and o2 networks in Germany are accessible for less than €0.50/GB with WindTre or €1/GB with TIM in larger packages. Similar to some Spanish providers like Simyo, Llamaya and Rep. Móvil that all sell domestic data at €1/GB or below in 20+GB packages without any EU FUP so far. All these Orange MVNOs are roaming on Telekom's and on o2's LTE network in Germany. You'll get quite high speeds esp. on Telekom LTE, but a bit longer latency because of roaming.

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