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Roaming on U.S. carriers
Verizon: $25 per each 100MB when Gobal Data feature is activated. Exorbitant calling rates.
AT&T:
T-Mobile: Simple Choice plans (postpaid-only which requires credit pull, but you can cancel anytime) include unlimited data roaming at 2G speeds in 120+ countries. Calls between any of these countries are $.20 /min.
Sprint: - For some reason its a bit complicated - https://www.sprint.com/landings/openworld/index.html - http://www.sprint.com/landings/international-value-roaming/ - http://support.sprint.com/global/pdf/support/BizMultiCountryDataPack.pdf
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International SIM cards

Toggle Mobile:
Covers the U.S., many European countries (though not Italy or Belgium), and Australia. Rates from these countries are .03 to all USA and UK phones both mobile and landline, .03 to landlines and .09 to mobiles in many other countries, .06 to Israel landlines and .15 to Israel mobiles. SMS to most (looks like all) countries is .07. Data bundles start at 5 for 500 MB in the UK and 20 for 1GB in the other Toggle countries. Incoming calls are free in 20+ countries.

SIMs can be ordered online and shipped free to many countries. You automatically receive a free permanent U.K. number. Before each trip you must register online for a local incoming number in the countries you are travelling to, which activates the roaming plan and lasts 30 days at no cost. You can pay 5 a year to keep numbers permanently.

Golan Telecom:
The 99₪ unlimited talk/text/internet/international calling plan, which also gives you up to 2 virtual foreign numbers, also includes for many countries (not all have launched yet) unlimited global data roaming (6GB high-speed), incoming calls & texts, and calls & texts to Israel.

Alternatively, Golan also offers a ₪29 per day data-only roaming plan which gives 100MB a day in these countries (all have been launched). These roaming options can be very useful for foreigners regardless of whether they need Golan for Israel.


VOIP calling apps

Vonage Mobile: Free calls to US/CA, very cheap int'l rates (see link). Uses your real number for outgoing caller ID, and also for incoming calls if you are a tmobile/AT&T customer and activate ReachMe roaming in the app.

Google Hangouts: Uses your Google Voice number over VOIP. Free calls to US/CA, very cheap int'l rates (see link).


Local SIM cards

Israel: See wiki on this thread.

Global MiFi
FreedomPop $10/500mb
https://www.freedompop.com/worldwide
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #630 on: August 12, 2016, 01:26:45 AM »
I'm Traveling In countries that freedom pop supports. My question is do they support only data or also voice & text?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #631 on: August 24, 2016, 07:48:23 AM »
Any advice for Ireland?
Need data?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #632 on: August 25, 2016, 12:57:46 PM »
Need data?
Yes. I ended up going with the Meteor (or something like that). I can update the rates that I got when i find that info.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #633 on: September 06, 2016, 12:31:57 PM »
I will be traveling to Europe (primarily Germany)for a week and have an unlocked AT&T iPhone 5S. I will need Data and Call ing to Europe, USA and Canada.
What are my best options?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #634 on: January 11, 2017, 09:33:58 PM »
I  am traveling as well to italy this week any one have  experience with this

Traveling to italy. Where can i rent a sim?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #635 on: January 26, 2017, 05:23:21 PM »
Figured I'll ask here as well.

I see people have been using Verizon $10 a day travel pass which allows you to use your phone overseas in my case Israel, the service was extremely spotty and kept on changing carriers etc. Anyone else in my situation?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #636 on: January 26, 2017, 05:46:34 PM »
Figured I'll ask here as well.

I see people have been using Verizon $10 a day travel pass which allows you to use your phone overseas in my case Israel, the service was extremely spotty and kept on changing carriers etc. Anyone else in my situation?
Why didn't you get a sim for Israel? Much cheaper

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #637 on: January 26, 2017, 06:28:27 PM »
Why didn't you get a sim for Israel? Much cheaper
because it's worthwhile for me to have my own phone number + not having to be busy finding a sim every time I go. No brainer for me.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #638 on: November 13, 2017, 08:41:58 PM »
Anyone know if toggle mobile works in Austria?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #639 on: November 13, 2017, 08:51:49 PM »
Anyone know if toggle mobile works in Austria?

It surely works but there is roaming charges, which come out very expensive when calling US. Local calls and  calls are very low.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #640 on: November 13, 2017, 08:54:40 PM »
It surely works but there is roaming charges, which come out very expensive when calling US. Local calls and  calls are very low.
how about incoming calls?
Any better recommendations?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #641 on: November 13, 2017, 09:08:46 PM »
how about incoming calls?
Any better recommendations?

Rates are on their site. Togglemobile.co.uk

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #642 on: November 14, 2017, 10:52:21 AM »
When I went to Uman this year and I landed in KBP I tried to sign up for sprint's high speed package but I received no txt msg for it. I called in and they said it most be done from the phone itself only - using this URL http://intlroam.sprint.com/