10-27-2008, 08:51 PM
| | Re: Orange Roaming (NOT!)
"Skokiaan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I've recently returned from a trip to the Republic of Ireland, before
>I went I checked my Orange PAYG mobile was enabled for roaming via
>their website & purchased £20 of credit.
>In Ireland I found the service was totally useless, the phone would
>not register to any network initially, on using the manual search it
>listed three networks; Meteor, Vodaphone & O2, but would only register
>with O2, but with an almost non existent service, All my calls to
>Irish numbers failed, although I could connect to my wife's mobile,
>she could not phone me, I suspect that any other incoming calls would
>also be similarly blocked.
I wouldn't recommend any UK PAYG sim for roaming, if you can't use
a local sim, or one of the recent international roaming PAYG sims?
I would go for a UK Virgin Mobile sim and have Direct Debit added to it,
turning it into a zero monthly contract sim, with full contract roaming
privileges, like manual selection of roaming networks.