I will be traveling in Germany for a week soon, and will need a cell phone while there. I won't be able to use my personal cell phone (incompatible with Europe) but I have an unlocked GSM phone that I've used in Europe before. Please help me find a SIM card (with German phone number) that I can order now and get delivered to the US
Key here is that I want the SIM card, and German telephone number, in hand here in the US BEFORE I leave the US, so I can A) give my temporary German phone number to everyone and B) hit the ground running once I get to Germany.
I've done this before, using the excellent Call In Europe
service. However they don't sell German SIM cards any more, and actually are shutting down their US office :(
Doing some Googling, I've found Cellular Abroad
(selling Ortel SIM cards) and Planet Omni
(selling e-plus cards I think), but I'm hoping some of you all here have some direct experience with one of these or another provider. Also it's not clear to me that those sellers will ship to the US.
For reference, here's a old thread on Lonely Planet's forum
about prepaid SIM cards in Germany.
I'm not very price sensitive, as I don't expect to be using the phone much; it'll just be for emergencies. But I do need the SIM card to be shipped to me in the US ...