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I am heading to DK this week for a short trip. I have searched but not found much about prepaid BIS service there. Seems it is not very popular there (odd, I'm used to south Asia where they are all over). If it's too much hassle/not available, I can get by with regular data. Mostly just want web/GPS map access as I move around. Any suggestions?

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No, there is no prepaid BIS there, and even regular prepaid service is very expensive. Your best bet is to take an unlocked portable hotspot, get a SIM card from Three, then add enough credit to get unlimited data, and then attach your BlackBerry to that.
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Thanks for the info. I know very little about hotspots, just from a couple articles I just read. Doesn't sound like a good option for me since this is a one-off trip. If it's that expensive for airtime, would it be an option to just use an AT&T data plan and call that roughly comparable?

Seems like everything there is expensive. Hope I don't give my boss a coronary when I file the expense report.

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How long will you be there? If you're going for less than a month, I would just get the international add-on. I have an iPhone, which consumes significantly more data than any BlackBerry device, and I used about 3/4 of the 275 MB/$99 add-on with my normal usage (which is moderately heavy) on a two week trip to the UK. Just make sure that you back-date the add-on to the start of your most recent billing period so that your allowance is not pro-rated.
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I guess I didn't consider that for some folks, a couple months is short! I'm only going for 10 days. Sounds like the AT&T add-on is the way to go for sure. Makes sense now...Europe providers are probably as contract-centered as US. Asia, different story.

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I guess I didn't consider that for some folks, a couple months is short! I'm only going for 10 days. Sounds like the AT&T add-on is the way to go for sure. Makes sense now...Europe providers are probably as contract-centered as US. Asia, different story.

Appreciate the info dc/dc, especially the back-date reminder.
They aren't quite as contract heavy as the US or Canada, but contracts are still more prevalent than PAYG, at least when it comes to data devices and service. There are only a few countries in Europe where prepaid BlackBerry access is available, and in general it isn't economical.
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