Tips for Travellers : How to buy a SIM in Munich?

My son-in-law and daughter invited me to visit Munich, Germany to spend time with them.

I applied for Visitors Visa in the German Consulate Karachi and got a 90 days Visa to visit them.

Before coming to Munich, I purchased Vodafone Classic Callya Prepaid SIM from Amazon.de and gave the address of my daughter in Germany.

A law passed in 2017 says that the SIM will be delivered at your host’s address.

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As you can see that it says “Activation by code via email”.

When you receive the SIM and then you must register it. Go the Vodafone.de website

  1. Insert the SIM card into your smartphone and open the Internet browser. You will then be redirected to the self-registration page. Or open the page www.vodafone.de/callya-registration with your laptop or PC. But your laptop or PC needs a camera.
  2. Enter your data and confirm with Identify now . You will be automatically forwarded to one of our video identification partners. Please have your identification document ready.
  3. Next, start the video call. Your personal video assistant accompanies you through the short online identification.
  4. After your video assistant has compared all the data, your SIM card will usually be activated within a few minutes. In exceptional cases it can take up to 24 hours. Vodafone.de

Enter your details and address of your hosts. They will send you an email.

You will receive a web id code.

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Download web id application.

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Enter the web id here and start a video interview. They will ask you questions and record it with your permission. The interview will take the pictures of your pass from different angles and approve your verification.

After some time your SIM will be activated.

Pakistani SIMS for Roaming in Austria -Jazz

My son-in-law planned a visit to Salts Mines , Salzburg Austria.

I had Jazz and Ufone SIMs in my mobile.

When I started to move out Everest Strasse, data signals of Ufone which was working fine O2 Network stopped working.

However, when we went deep inside Salzburg and was moving towards Rindbach, Austria, Jazz sim connected with 3AT Network. I used the Jazz Roaming Data for 2 days.

I would to mention my blog readers when I reached at the Salt Mines. Jazz Sim stopped working.

Ufone worked at Salt Mines. It was working deep inside the tunnel for some.

I advise travels to Austria and Germany the keep two SIMs . Both sims work, you can receive your urgent calls and SMS from Pakistan.

Network at Rindbach area:

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3AT Network. It connects automatically. You select it manually.

Which Pakistan Roaming SIMS works in Istanbul and Munich?

All Pakistan cellular providers claim they prepaid SIM is prepaid SIMS are preactivated for International Roaming.

I carried three SIMS with me. I have a Jazz , Ufone sims.

When I landed at Istanbul airport. Only Ufone and Jazz were showing signals ‘R’.

Before living for Munich, I called the the helpline of all the cellular providers. Asked them to confirm if their prepaid SIM are prepaid SIMS are prepaid activated.

I only found signals in Jazz and Ufone SIMS.

I will like give a helpful tips to travellers who are visiting Turkey or landing at Istanbul airport for Transfer.

When you land at the Istanbul airport, connect to Vodafone network this way.

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Setting

Go to SIM card and Mobile Network and touch on this . It will take you to this screen.

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First change your default SIM card settings. Change Data , voice and SMS to Ufone.

Touch on Ufone SIM card. It will take you to this screen.

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Setting for Roaming

Activate Mobile data and Roaming. They will turn blue on Android. Then chose ‘Choose network’.

It will take you to this screen.

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Turn off the automatic network and search the networks available. Select the Vodafone network. It will register the network after few seconds.

Then you will start using the internet.

Activate Ufone Turkey Package This way.

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When you land at Munich Airport. Dial #506# again and activate the International Roam Again. I did because roaming did not start automatically.

You have balance in Ufone Account.

Zong SIM did not show any signals.

Ufone Helpline will tell you to connect to Telefonica. But this service will not show. Though it send me sms that you are using Telefonica.

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I got this message when I landed at the Munich airport.

Pakistani Travelers to Turkey should bring Ufone SIM with them.

Pakistani Travelers who are coming to Turkey or using Istanbul as transit should bring their Ufone SIM.

Before coming to Turkey, I had subscribed their Turkey Package.

My Tecno Pova connected with the Vodafone.

This enabled me to inform my family in Karachi and daughter in Munich about my arrival at the Istanbul airport.