I have an Orange prepaid SIM card from Poland.

I'm going to Berlin next Monday and I think that I'll have to use my credits from my SIM card to use Internet (or Orange roaming is free?)

(here in Poland I can use free until my limit of 2Gb)

So my question is: can I buy more Orange credits in Berlin and simply type that code <lot of numbers>?

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    I have never seen a shop in Germany that sells foreign prepaid recharge cards. Maybe it is possible to buy credits online but best is to charge before you leave.
    – neo
    Jun 14, 2015 at 17:57
  • Hum, now I'm scared since I have no idea about the prices for roaming.
    – Sigur
    Jun 14, 2015 at 18:01

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You can probably buy credit online for your Polish SIM card while in Berlin (I have held several pay-as-you-go SIM cards in various countries and it was always possible).

But you should not assume that credit/plans from the same brand are somehow related between countries. Conditions are sometimes very different and shop-bought credit is typically only valid with a SIM card from that country.

If credit for a Polish SIM card is available at all (I doubt it is), it will be a separate product. Technically and commercially, mobile phone networks in different countries are independent from each other, even when they share an international brand like Orange, Vodafone or T-Mobile. Some of them do offer free roaming/integrated offers across several countries (I think it's the case in the Middle East in particular) but it's not a given.

Beyond that, roaming prices – whether on a partner network or not – within the EU are regulated, but still not very cheap for data (see previous questions on this site for more).

  • Dear Relaxed, thanks a lot. I read about the roaming prices. I guess that 0,20 Euro/Mb. Since I have no idea what I can do with 1Mb, maybe I'll ask for roaming plans.
    – Sigur
    Jun 14, 2015 at 18:13
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    I use a Dutch prepaid phone and can no longer buy by credit card. Now if I need to buy credit while abroad I might have to contact someone at home to buy credit and send the code to me.
    – Willeke
    Jun 14, 2015 at 18:14
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    @Sigur Recently in the Middle East we got these cool roaming plans, for small amount we can get a daily/weekly/monthly plans (1gb/5gb/unlimited respectively). You might also have something like that. If not, then your best option is to buy a local sim card. Jun 14, 2015 at 18:20
  • @Willeke, your info is very useful. Since I don't have anybody to buy to me I'll think in buy before. Thanks.
    – Sigur
    Jun 14, 2015 at 19:22
  • @Willeke Maybe yours is different but I always could buy with ideal. Not CC but perfectly doable from abroad. You do need a Dutch bank account, though.
    – Relaxed
    Jun 14, 2015 at 20:41

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