Two data SIM card experiences: Rebelfone (awful) and b-mobile (good)

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  1. guywood

    If just traveling to the UK, pick up a SIM from 3 (http://three.co.uk). They offer prepaid unlimited data for 30 days for £15. You can either get one for free (or cheap) in a 3 store, or they actually have them in vending machines at Heathrow for £10. If you buy in a store they can help you finish up, purchasing credit, etc. If you went with the vending machine route, then you just need to go to a convenience store - or even most ATMs - and buy credit. You can do the rest of the setup over the phone. I did this the last time I visited the UK and was set up before I got outside of the train station in central London.

    For France, .... not so easy. They're really unwilling to help you set up a SIM if you're only going to be there for a short period of time, which is almost reasonable as the SIM activation period will probably last a few days, so you might not be able to use it.

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