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Swindled in Switzerland.

Swindled in Switzerland.

Went to a convenience store near our hotel and bought a Lebara CH SIM card. The proprietor told me the SIM, data and SMS pack would work without roaming charges in the rest of Europe. I asked twice.

This information was false.

Within ten minutes of crossing into Germany I got a message from Lebara CH that I had low credit on my SIM card.

19.90 CHF in 10 mins gone.
695Mb un-used data useless.
43 SMS un-used useless.

To aggravate matters. We crossed into Germany in the evening on a Saturday so all the shops were already closed. Sunday same deal. And the coupe de grace is Monday was a holiday [Whit Monday] and shops were closed again.

Moral of the story: one SIM card per country you visit.

FYI: The proprietor was Indian, so much for Asian solidarity in the EU.


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