I'm planning to spend about a week in Austria.

I'd like to have mobile internet (mostly for geocaching). 100MB should be enough, however, it would be good to have a bit more. I'd like also to have the possibility to call foreign numbers with reasonable price (my travel friends).

Crucial factor: prepaid card should be ready to use just after purchase, so if internet registration is required, it would be rather no-go (the need to search for Internet Cafe etc.).

Does something like that exists? If not, what would be the nearest hit?

For example, in Germany there's Lebara, with mobile plan for 10 Euro, and very cheap foreign calls, but it requires internet registration. T-Mobile is registered by purchase and ready to go just seconds after, but it has extremely expensive foreign calls. If the situation is similar in Austria, in worst case I would have to choose one of available options, or buy both.

  • As of 1 January 2019, all prepaid cards sold in Austria require activation with a photo ID. While this can be done in person in shops owned by the operators, most prepaid SIM cards are sold through tobacco shops or other third-party distributors, which do not offer in-person activation, and you will realistically have to activate them on-line.
    – elaforma
    May 6, 2022 at 16:39

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yesss! classic might be what you are looking for.

  • Are you associated with this mobile operator? Jul 24, 2013 at 5:22
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    No, I'm not. I'm not even from Austria.
    – aka
    Jul 24, 2013 at 6:20

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