Free & Easy
E-plus GSM 1800
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For visitors in Germany with a 900/1800 Dual Band phone.
The "Free & Easy" card is the third PrePaid GSM card in Germany, but the first for GSM1800. It was introduced on the market in March 1997.

For many foreign visitors who expect many incoming calls it is better economy to buy a Free&Easy card, but not when you want to call your home countries, compare the price list below. Check their home page for coverage at www.eplus.de. You can also call Customer Service at 0180 5330177 (0.48DEM/min when in Germany) or from outside Germany +49 180 5330177 (normal fee) or write to:

E-Plus Service GmbH
D-14425 Potsdam
Germany


or

E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH
E-Plus-Platz
D-40468 Düsseldorf
Germany


The Start Package costs around 100-150DEM but may vary much. It contains a preactivated GSM SIM card with a 50DEM credit, codes and a users manual in German.

There are Phone Packages too, containing a single or dual band and the above mentioned Start Package. The packages cost about 250DEM.

There are two different variants of the Free & Easy card, Original valid 1,5 years, and Weekend 1 year.

There are three different methods of recharging the card. There are value coupons called Free & Easy Cash, Credit cards or over a Bank account

International calls are possible, but not to all countries, and extremely expensive for european calls. Have a look further down.

To get started, you;

1. insert the SIM card in an apropriate phone,
2. enter the PIN-code,
3. start calling.


Services included;

1. Answering service,
2. Call diverting to answering service,
3. Receiving and sending SMS texts,
4. Free 112 emergency calls (like in most nets).
5. Roaming


We have tested the Free & Easy cards and they work well. We have found no grounds of complains but the costs. International calls are too expensive. We recommend prepaid calling cards instead. We can't really recommend the Free&Easy card due to the high costs.

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National calls
1 DEM = US$0,60
of course, exchange rates alter
German Marks/minute
01805 numbers
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0,24
all hours, all days
within the E-plus net
0,89
all hours, all days
all other nets
1,39
112
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free
International calls
all countries
3,56
Blocked countries
Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ecuador,
Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, India, Iraq, Iran, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Moçambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Sierra Leone, Togo, Vietnam
Not available from E-plus net