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Title: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on April 16, 2010, 11:38:49 AM
I'm going to be in Switzerland, France, Italy, and Israel in May and would like to have a Sim card for at least some of those places.
Does anyone have one that I could rent for a couple weeks?
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: steve2 on April 16, 2010, 12:20:58 PM
I'm going to be in Switzerland, France, Italy, and Israel in May and would like to have a Sim card for at least some of those places.
Does anyone have one that I could rent for a couple weeks?

 I Only have a SIM (talkman prepay) for Israel and will need it when you will be there. Otherwise for everywhere else I get a Verizion Intl Card at Costco, downside no incoming calls and local calls will be charged twice = for say a call ZRH to the US and then a call from US to ZRH , and calling a LandLine is cheap but hold on to your hat when they tell you how much it is per min if calling a cell phone

 also you need to use a pay phone unless you are on a private landline = if a Hotel phone they kill you what they charge even to an 800#, unless youre staying somewhere that doesnt charge for 800#s Haha. then in some Countries the pay phones require that you pay even for the 800# the good thing there maybe more than 1 company so 1 of them usually wont charge.

 In the end I usually was able to get my calls made and the advantage to that Verizion card is its good for everywhere you wont need a different SIM for every Country you hit. Just dont Reload it as its cheaper to kepe buying new ones, it used to be the same but now theres a 15% charge if you reload it
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: Dan on April 16, 2010, 12:35:26 PM
For outgoing I can just use my computer to make free calls.
I need the SIM primarily for incoming.
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 16, 2010, 12:42:19 PM
For outgoing I can just use my computer to make free calls.
I need the SIM primarily for incoming.

get an isle of man sim card which has in all those countries free incoming roaming.

http://www.travelsimshop.com/?gclid=CNCj-ajUi6ECFYIsDgodHnvfQg

http://www.travelsim.co.uk/?gclid=CPrI5brUi6ECFZEsDgodW02tRA

http://www.phonecallmall.com/globalsim.html


not advising any in particular, read what it says, almost shabbes, no time to check it out.
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: steve2 on April 16, 2010, 12:47:28 PM
For outgoing I can just use my computer to make free calls.
I need the SIM primarily for incoming.

 I still have some $$ left on my cards and from some Ive spoken to say magic jack or skype connections are spotty at best, but I usually wont have any incoming and to get around that checking my cell phones voice mail covers me, however Im not running a biz or anyting that reaklly requires me to have to be iintouch with people or they be in touch with me on an everyday basis

then Id hate to carry around even a netbook all day just to make some calls when needed , the Verizion is better

 but Supers thing might be the best!
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: moish on April 17, 2010, 01:26:39 PM
i have switzerland and italy, but im in israel. not sure where youre gonna be first.
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: moish on April 17, 2010, 01:28:21 PM
interesting thing is the way i got my italian sim was at rome airport where the company "wind" had a kiosk set up giving out free sim cards with some euro on it. not sure if theyre still doing that though.
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: abe1 on April 18, 2010, 12:05:01 AM
i have a sim card for switzeland & its suppose to be a cheap one. (its from company Lebara & i think it works in most of europe but its only cheap in swiss, i used it in Germany & got killed with it
let me know if you want it
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: hocker on April 18, 2010, 07:38:02 AM
yes Lebara or LycaMobile is the cheapest 9 cents outgoing.
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 18, 2010, 11:05:32 AM
i have a sim card for switzeland & its suppose to be a cheap one. (its from company Lebara & i think it works in most of europe but its only cheap in swiss, i used it in Germany & got killed with it
let me know if you want it

you obviously have to use each time the one that corresponds to the country you are in. if in a city, the best is to go o those (shady) internet cafes or night shops, where they sell such cards, and have posters with the prices on them.
All rates are alway per minute billing.
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: Dan on April 18, 2010, 11:05:37 AM
i have a sim card for switzeland & its suppose to be a cheap one. (its from company Lebara & i think it works in most of europe but its only cheap in swiss, i used it in Germany & got killed with it
let me know if you want it
Seems like Lebara is pretty awesome.
4 pence per minute to landlines and about 15 pence per minute to mobiles.
Even a free sim card if you live in the UK...
http://www.lebara-mobile.co.uk/uk-free-sim/

What did you think of them? Any catch?
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: abe1 on April 18, 2010, 11:12:45 AM
i used it in swiss & was happy with it
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 18, 2010, 11:14:02 AM
i used it in swiss & was happy with it

but what did you use in germany? your swiss one?
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: abe1 on April 18, 2010, 11:20:55 AM
yes, & i got killed with it when used in germany. was only in Germany for a few hours drove from switzerland to Michlestadt
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: Dan on April 18, 2010, 11:55:36 AM
yes, & i got killed with it when used in germany. was only in Germany for a few hours drove from switzerland to Michlestadt
On their UK site it seems to indicate that Germany is actually cheaper than Switzerland.  Both are 4 pence to landlines, but 15/20 pence to mobiles.

I wonder what gives?  Different rates depending on where you buy it?
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: abe1 on April 18, 2010, 12:12:22 PM
all i know is when i used it in swiss it showed on the screen that its using Lebara Network & it used up very little credits,& the min. i drove thru the border into germany it used a diffrent network (Roaming)& the credits got used very fast, not sure the exact charge per min.
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: abe1 on April 18, 2010, 12:18:00 PM
could be it has to do where you buy it, i got it in Zurich airport in the post office,
i went first to Orange store in the airport & the guy there told me quietly that to call from swiss to usa Lebara is the cheapest & the post office sellls them, so i followed his advice & got it
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 18, 2010, 12:45:41 PM
of course, if you use it in roaming it kills of your credit.

to avoid such surprises set your network to "manual"

or make sure you don't
 have the roaming symbol on your screen before calling/picking up. (a triangle)
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: points1 on April 19, 2010, 03:38:10 PM
The best thing is to buy a gsm in Europe without ant Plan. You could get them for 30-40 Euro and buy in every country a sim-card. The cards are 10-20 Euros and they come with a credit of a few Euros. So they are almost free. You should ask which one is the cheaperst for where ever you want to call. For Israel you could buy here a prepaid Simcard for about $60, you will get a israeli and a US number. incoming is free , outgoing is 10 cents to USA. To Israel i dont know the rates. I think you have to put $50 on the sim you get 500 minutes and it expires after a month. If you want this sim call 848-525 5295
Title: Re: Anyone Have A European Or Israeli Sim Card I Can Rent?
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 19, 2010, 07:01:49 PM
all nice and good, if you are staying only a day or two, you will have lots of unused credits that will expire within the year.

if you want to be reached only, get those special ones I advised you before.

if its to find your wife who got lost looking for sales, you could even use a walky talky, and in case of an emergency (she found a 50% off a fur coat), she will give you a 59 sec call which will cost you $2-$3. (you are anyways billed a minute, so no need to rush)
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on April 21, 2010, 04:48:37 PM
I went with One Sim Card (http://www.onesimcard.com/?59381) that Super recommended.
It seems like the most straightforward place for Americans to rent from.  Free shipping, no forex fees, prices quoted in dollars, etc.
They shipped out the order just minutes after I made it.
Here a 5% off code: OSCM05
Came out to $28.45 for the Sim, which has free incoming calls in all the places I need it (over 75 countries in all).  Incoming texts are free as well.

Outgoing calls from Israel to the US are .45/minute, but I plan on using Gizmo5/Google Voice for free outgoing calls from my computer.

I'll report more when I get it!
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 22, 2010, 05:29:08 AM
I wrote:"not advising any in particular, read what it says, almost shabbes, no time to check it out.", but I hope its good.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Armadillo on April 26, 2010, 05:55:13 PM
If it doesn't work out, I have one for Israel you can borrow.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 26, 2010, 05:56:57 PM
If it doesn't work out, I have one for Israel you can borrow.

me too, but you will need to fetch it  ;-)
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: mancunian on April 28, 2010, 01:13:39 AM
i got the truphone local anywhere sim for pesach - their rates werent bad - i got the sim card for free with some credit they sent me an email with a promo. i dont think its so good in israel though.

the advantage i would assume is that they gave me a us number; thats the whole point of it i think. i took a quick look at one sim - they have that option too but its 35 cents a minute and a startup fee - whatever - truphone is 26 i think in most of europe. and if you have a us number you just have your calls forwarded in...

for some time when i was in england i had skype forward my calls - it was like 20 cents a minute and $18 for 3 months i think. there are other services that do that, probably cheaper and better quality.

anyway - dont know if its worth it for you but i liked it - very convinient.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2010, 01:19:01 AM
i got the truphone local anywhere sim for pesach - their rates werent bad - i got the sim card for free with some credit they sent me an email with a promo. i dont think its so good in israel though.

the advantage i would assume is that they gave me a us number; thats the whole point of it i think. i took a quick look at one sim - they have that option too but its 35 cents a minute and a startup fee - whatever - truphone is 26 i think in most of europe. and if you have a us number you just have your calls forwarded in...

for some time when i was in england i had skype forward my calls - it was like 20 cents a minute and $18 for 3 months i think. there are other services that do that, probably cheaper and better quality.

anyway - dont know if its worth it for you but i liked it - very convinient.
Their Israel rates are really terrible, (https://localanywhere.truphone.com/rates/) and there's no free incoming calls anywhere.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: mancunian on April 28, 2010, 02:48:48 AM
ye but one sim's free incoming isn't an american number...
and forwarding from your us cell...
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: eliteflyer on May 12, 2010, 05:50:33 PM
I went with One Sim Card (http://www.onesimcard.com/?59381) that Super recommended.
It seems like the most straightforward place for Americans to rent from.  Free shipping, no forex fees, prices quoted in dollars, etc.
They shipped out the order just minutes after I made it.
Here a 5% off code: OSCM05
Came out to $28.45 for the Sim, which has free incoming calls in all the places I need it (over 75 countries in all).  Incoming texts are free as well.

Outgoing calls from Israel to the US are .45/minute, but I plan on using Gizmo5/Google Voice for free outgoing calls from my computer.

I'll report more when I get it!
When you are abroad, how do you use Google Voice? Can you make it ring a non-us number to place calls?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Crazy tools on May 12, 2010, 07:04:50 PM
no you cannot ring a non us number with a google voice # (canada maybe I don't know). you can do it with something like gizmo (skype)
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2010, 07:48:56 PM
When you are abroad, how do you use Google Voice? Can you make it ring a non-us number to place calls?

I have gizmo5 so it rings back my computer, but I don't think they are accepting new signups.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: moish on May 20, 2010, 04:02:31 PM
dan arent you in israel? do you hold one day?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: SuperFlyer on May 20, 2010, 06:09:20 PM
dan arent you in israel? do you hold one day?

Good point, lubavitchers keep 1  day in israel.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: moish on May 20, 2010, 06:29:24 PM
thats interesting.
Title: Israel- Sim Card
Post by: rm on June 30, 2010, 05:20:48 PM
Anyone ever got a sim card for a short visit to israel? Ive seen they have prepaid ones? Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Israel- Sim Card
Post by: deals on June 30, 2010, 05:27:03 PM
cheapest willl be to rent here the pre paid are crazy expensive
Title: Re: Israel- Sim Card
Post by: rm on July 01, 2010, 05:24:39 PM
rent where? how about phone rentals, anyone have any sugges.?
Title: Re: Israel- Sim Card
Post by: airfly on July 02, 2010, 12:23:57 PM
I have used the travelcell type phones and the pre-paid(orange sim). The Orange works out pretty good price wise. I have an unlocked phone, you have to make sure it has the right frequency, (900/1800 I think). You can buy the orange sim card in the us and then buy "big talk" to add time in israel. This way I also keep the same phone number every time I go.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: SuperFlyer on July 04, 2010, 04:14:41 AM
900/1800 is correct, to add usa capability to it add 1900. I believe 850 is for good parts of brazil.

Having those 4 frequencies (quadband), you are basically covered in all countries, except japan, where 3g is needed.

(Other countries have 3g too, such as pelefon in Israel, but there are alternative networks).

If going in the wilderness, those won't suffice, you will want to buy/rent a satellite phone, such as thuraya, and others.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Chaikel on July 04, 2010, 05:44:50 AM
850  is also used in america. I'm not sure if it's by T-mobile, AT&T or both.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: SuperFlyer on July 04, 2010, 06:37:00 AM
I was mentioning (as mashma in my post) that I only brought up the basic ones needed, in a lot of european countries, you could manage with single bands. Believe it or not, some fancy Bmw and Rolls Royce have an internal phone that only works with 900, meaning that they have to stick to some operators.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: ceejay on July 06, 2010, 04:37:52 PM
850  is also used in america. I'm not sure if it's by T-mobile, AT&T or both.

Its only used by ATT TMobile uses 1900 for voice  1700 and 2100 AWS bands for data
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Chaikel on July 06, 2010, 04:44:49 PM
Those aren't even GSM bands. They're AWS, which as far as I am aware, are currently only being used for data
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Monsey on August 20, 2010, 08:13:30 PM
I have a cellcom sim card and im looking to buy an att phone which i will unlock does anyone know what band cellcom in israel uses? Is it 900/1800 like orange or do they use a different band? I dont need data just calls and text messaging.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Chaikel on August 21, 2010, 01:59:26 PM
1800 only
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: SuperFlyer on August 21, 2010, 06:51:59 PM
Shouldn't be too much of a worry, as rarely will you find modern phones with only one of the two.
Title: Re: Venice Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on February 03, 2011, 07:10:40 PM
Any suggestions on what kind of pre-paid cell phone SIM to buy? I'd like to use it with my BB Bold 9000 (unlocked).

AsherO can you give me the name again that you mentioned?

Lonely Planet guide recommends Vodafone and Telecom Italia Mobile (Or is it their outlets they're recommending for buying a SIM? not sure).

I prefer to buy the SIM while in the US, perhaps on eBay.
Title: Re: Re: Venice Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 03, 2011, 07:47:02 PM
i got a "wind" sim card at fco. not sure i vce has any but they probably do
Title: Re: Re: Venice Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on February 03, 2011, 08:54:38 PM
Any suggestions on what kind of pre-paid cell phone SIM to buy? I'd like to use it with my BB Bold 9000 (unlocked).

AsherO can you give me the name again that you mentioned?

Lonely Planet guide recommends Vodafone and Telecom Italia Mobile (Or is it their outlets they're recommending for buying a SIM? not sure).

I prefer to buy the SIM while in the US, perhaps on eBay.

I recommended TIM (abbreviated form of Telecom Italia Mobile), but things might have changed since I've been there.

Oh, and beware of pickpockets/luggage thieves. Don't leave your things unattended for even a second. And in Touristy places and/or trains and stations be super-alert watch your pockets and bags.
Title: Re: Re: Venice Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on February 03, 2011, 11:50:32 PM
Thanks guys. Looks like I'll have to buy it in Italy as nothing showing up on ebay. Any other suggestion on where to purchase?
Title: Re: Re: Venice Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2011, 11:53:26 PM
Thanks guys. Looks like I'll have to buy it in Italy as nothing showing up on ebay. Any other suggestion on where to purchase?
You can also just buy a world SIM.

How much are the rates for the Italian SIM?
Title: Re: Re: Venice Master Thread
Post by: kivabb on February 04, 2011, 09:54:35 AM
You can also just buy a world SIM.

How much are the rates for the Italian SIM?

Will these Amigo phones you rent when you go to E"Y work in Venice? If not, what's the best option for a 2 day trip? Calling card and giving my kids the number in hotel? I don't have Sim phone.........
Title: Re: Re: Venice Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 10:04:38 AM
Will these Amigo phones you rent when you go to E"Y work in Venice? If not, what's the best option for a 2 day trip? Calling card and giving my kids the number in hotel? I don't have Sim phone.........
No.
You don't own a world phone?  They're quite cheap.

Bring a laptop and use Gizmo5 with GV?
Title: Re: Re: Venice Master Thread
Post by: kivabb on February 04, 2011, 10:08:09 AM
No.
You don't own a world phone?  They're quite cheap.

Bring a laptop and use Gizmo5 with GV?

Okay, I know this isn't the place, but can you give me a short education of what kind of phone to buy and what kind of card? Can I use same phone in E"Y?
Title: Re: Re: Venice Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 10:13:04 AM
Okay, I know this isn't the place, but can you give me a short education of what kind of phone to buy and what kind of card? Can I use same phone in E"Y?
Plenty of threads in the tech forum.  Search for 'em.
Title: World Phone Purchase
Post by: kivabb on February 04, 2011, 10:21:19 AM
Sorry everyone as this info was probably listed in earlier forum. I tried searching World Phone and/or Venice (where I'm going) and the terminology seems a little advanced for me to discern what I need.

I'm going to Venice for a few days and planning a trip to Israel as well. Can someone lead me to what type of world phone I can buy that's very economical that I can use in both places? Can I use the same card for both Venice and Israel.

Thanks
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 10:27:43 AM
Sorry everyone as this info was probably listed in earlier forum. I tried searching World Phone and/or Venice (where I'm going) and the terminology seems a little advanced for me to discern what I need.

I'm going to Venice for a few days and planning a trip to Israel as well. Can someone lead me to what type of world phone I can buy that's very economical that I can use in both places? Can I use the same card for both Venice and Israel.

Thanks
Merged...have a read though.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: kivabb on February 04, 2011, 10:52:20 AM
I went with One Sim Card (http://www.onesimcard.com/?59381) that Super recommended.

I see to get the Sim Card here is $40 for $10 Air Time minutes. For $40 more I can buy a phone from them that includes $10 Air Time minutes. Will I get cheaper phone elsewhere? Should I spend extra $8 on Motorola phone over BLU http://www.onesimcard.com/?idmenu=1 ?
Thanks
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 11:00:02 AM
I see to get the Sim Card here is $40 for $10 Air Time minutes. For $40 more I can buy a phone from them that includes $10 Air Time minutes. Will I get cheaper phone elsewhere? Should I spend extra $8 on Motorola phone over BLU http://www.onesimcard.com/?idmenu=1 ?
Thanks
I use OneSimCard, just beware that they use a mildly annoying callback system which I didn't realize when I bought it.  You dial a number, then you wait a few seconds for them to call you back, and then the call is connected.
Also the number is from Estonia, so it will cost $ ($0.33/minute via GV for example) for people from the US to call you, although the call won't cost you anything.

ATT had world gophones for $22 during their last sale, not sure what the price is now.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: kivabb on February 04, 2011, 11:22:34 AM
So spending $70-90 on a phone with $10 airtime and having outgoing calls at 30+ cents a minute and the kids calling us from home at 35 cents a minute (since calling a mobile) is the cheapest reality being that the hotel will probably charge me for 800 number and for incoming calls? I guess my wife will want for piece of mind that we're accesable but phone calls will almost cost as much as Gandola with chazanus.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 11:25:37 AM
So spending $70-90 on a phone with $10 airtime and having outgoing calls at 30+ cents a minute and the kids calling us from home at 35 cents a minute (since calling a mobile) is the cheapest reality being that the hotel will probably charge me for 800 number and for incoming calls? I guess my wife will want for piece of mind that we're accesable but phone calls will almost cost as much as Gandola with chazanus.
I spent $20 on a phone, $40 on the SIM (including $10 of airtime) and pretty much have never use the airtime.  It doesn't seem to expire as I used a minute in May and another minute on this past trip.
Plus I get something like 1 AA mile per minute of incoming or outgoing...

I make outgoing calls (and receive incoming calls) from my laptop for free via G5/GV and have the phone just in case of an emergency incoming or outgoing call.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: kivabb on February 04, 2011, 11:31:05 AM
I make outgoing calls (and receive incoming calls) from my laptop for free via G5/GV and have the phone just in case of an emergency incoming or outgoing call.

Thanks. Okay, so if I bring a laptop (Westin is saying they charge me 12-15 Euro a day) and I buy this G5/GV , I can make free calls but I still need to pay for Internet service? Where do I get these G5/GV ? Just need that and laptop and do I need other accessories to make calls?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 11:34:33 AM
Thanks. Okay, so if I bring a laptop (Westin is saying they charge me 12-15 Euro a day) and I buy this G5/GV , I can make free calls but I still need to pay for Internet service? Where do I get these G5/GV ? Just need that and laptop and do I need other accessories to make calls?
Free internet via a SPG Plat member..
Google voice is free.  Gizmo5 you can buy on ebay.  Most laptops have a built in mic, so no need for anything else.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: kivabb on February 04, 2011, 11:54:22 AM
Free internet via a SPG Plat member..
Google voice is free.  Gizmo5 you can buy on ebay.  Most laptops have a built in mic, so no need for anything else.

Buying now from Ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Gizmo5-SIP-VOIP-Premium-Service-/320649108913?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa82d1db1 .

So as a backup, any ATT GOphone takes a Sim card? I see on for $15 with free shipping.

http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phone-details/?device=Samsung+SGH-a107+-+GoPhone%C2%AE+-+Prepaid+-+Silver&q_sku=sku5070245#fbid=Td_gjasP7wc

Sorry for long urls.
Thanks Dan!
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 12:08:03 PM
Buying now from Ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Gizmo5-SIP-VOIP-Premium-Service-/320649108913?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa82d1db1 .

So as a backup, any ATT GOphone takes a Sim card? I see on for $15 with free shipping.

http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phone-details/?device=Samsung+SGH-a107+-+GoPhone%C2%AE+-+Prepaid+-+Silver&q_sku=sku5070245#fbid=Td_gjasP7wc

Sorry for long urls.
Thanks Dan!
No, that's not a world phone.
Search for gophone on the main site and I list there some world phone examples.  Plus you'll need to buy an unlock code for a couple bucks on ebay.
Title: Re: Re: Venice Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on February 04, 2011, 12:21:11 PM
You can also just buy a world SIM.

How much are the rates for the Italian SIM?

Based on this site (http://www.telestial.com/view_product.php?ID=LSIM-IT01) TIM rates are:

Calling within TIM network- EUR 0.10 ($0.14 USD)    
Calls to landline numbers - EUR 0.28 ($0.35 USD)       
Calls to other* mobile networks - EUR 0.28 ($0.35 USD)   
SMS text messages -EUR 0.15 ($0.21 USD) per message

To the US - 0.50 EUR ($0.60 USD)
To Europe - 0.50 EUR ($0.60 USD)
Intl Text - 0.30 EUR ($0.43 USD)

The SIM itself cost 10 EUR in Italy with 5 EUR calling credit, but if I get it by by these guys I'll pay $39...

What is  a world SIM?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 12:25:00 PM
What is  a world SIM?

Exactly what it sounds like: A SIM that works (almost) anywhere there's GSM.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: kivabb on February 04, 2011, 12:28:59 PM
No, that's not a world phone.
Search for gophone on the main site and I list there some world phone examples.  Plus you'll need to buy an unlock code for a couple bucks on ebay.

Sale is over. Once I'm buying (just need for voice) , any point in spending more then bottom of barrel one as far as reception and reliability?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: AsherO on February 04, 2011, 12:31:55 PM
Sale is over. Once I'm buying (just need for voice) , any point in spending more then bottom of barrel one as far as reception and reliability?

Just make sure you get a quad-band, or at least the GSM bands for the countries you'll be traveling to.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Avid Reader on February 04, 2011, 12:35:31 PM
Exactly what it sounds like: A SIM that works (almost) anywhere there's GSM.

And it can connect it to any carrier like TIM, Rogers, Bezeq?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 12:37:03 PM
And it can connect it to any carrier like TIM, Rogers, Bezeq?
Yes.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Avid Reader on February 04, 2011, 12:39:20 PM
Yes.

Sounds like a plan. How much are these?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 12:41:18 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2051.msg17686#msg17686
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2051.msg18084#msg18084
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2011, 12:46:58 PM
The 5% promo code from my earlier post still appears to work.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Avid Reader on February 04, 2011, 02:00:29 PM
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2051.msg17686#msg17686
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2051.msg18084#msg18084



The 5% promo code from my earlier post still appears to work.

Thanks, I'm going for this.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: kivabb on February 05, 2011, 08:21:08 PM
Thanks, I'm going for this.

So which ATT phone are you getting that has GSM, quad band, can connect to TIM, Rogers, Bezeq (will I be able to use in Venice)?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: kivabb on February 05, 2011, 08:22:10 PM
Are most phones and laptops universal voltages or do I need to buy transformers, etc....
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: AsherO on February 05, 2011, 08:26:51 PM
Are most phones and laptops universal voltages or do I need to buy transformers, etc....

You can see from the charger/power-adapter (look to see what input it takes). I'd guess (most?) all can receive 220/240 volts, but you'll need a socket adapter for the plug, I might have one I can lend you. They sell them on trips as well, but you might pay 5Ä or more.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 05, 2011, 08:41:49 PM
Any decent hotel will have socket adapters for you if you ask for them.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: AsherO on February 05, 2011, 08:43:18 PM
Any decent hotel will have socket adapters for you if you ask for them.

Right, but not if he wants to plug in at the airport or something.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Avid Reader on February 06, 2011, 03:18:47 AM
So which ATT phone are you getting that has GSM, quad band, can connect to TIM, Rogers, Bezeq (will I be able to use in Venice)?
I'll be using my (now unlocked) Blackberry Bold world phone, but as Dan said, you can get a much cheaper one from ATT.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: kivabb on February 06, 2011, 10:35:35 AM
I see the cheapest quad-band phone ATT has is http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phone-details/?device=Samsung+a777+-+GoPhone%C2%AE+-+Prepaid+-+Refurbished+-+Red&q_sku=sku4560233#fbid=7xtLtqAjijf and it's a refurb.

For that am I better off going to http://www.onesimcard.com/?idmenu=1 and spending $40-48 (not counting $10 Sim CArd that it includes) and having unlocked phone with adapter......

What would you do? Again, this is just for voice. Thanks
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Avid Reader on February 06, 2011, 09:58:55 PM
I see the cheapest quad-band phone ATT has is http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phone-details/?device=Samsung+a777+-+GoPhone%C2%AE+-+Prepaid+-+Refurbished+-+Red&q_sku=sku4560233#fbid=7xtLtqAjijf and it's a refurb.

For that am I better off going to http://www.onesimcard.com/?idmenu=1 and spending $40-48 (not counting $10 Sim CArd that it includes) and having unlocked phone with adapter......

What would you do? Again, this is just for voice. Thanks

Which phone do u see for that price?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: kivabb on February 07, 2011, 09:33:09 AM
Which phone do u see for that price?

ATT has the Samsung A777 refurb for $35 and then I need to buy $40 card.
The OneSimCard site has a BLU Deejay T200 for $80 or a Motorola V191 for $87 but they already include the Sim Card with $10 airtime ($40 value). It also already comes unlocked and with adapter (and it's new).

What do you say?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Avid Reader on February 07, 2011, 10:15:54 PM
ATT has the Samsung A777 refurb for $35 and then I need to buy $40 card.
The OneSimCard site has a BLU Deejay T200 for $80 or a Motorola V191 for $87 but they already include the Sim Card with $10 airtime ($40 value). It also already comes unlocked and with adapter (and it's new).

What do you say?


I'm no expert here, but you will save a few bucks and a headache not having to unlock the phone, besides the phone and SIM card savings. Doesn't seem like a major difference either way, just do what you like best. Dan seems happy with the company, and so far I am too - I ordered that SIM on Friday afternoon and it was in my mailbox today.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2011, 10:18:55 PM
Dan seems happy with the company, and so far I am too - I ordered that SIM on Friday afternoon and it was in my mailbox today.
Happy enough, the callback system is slightly annoying.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Avid Reader on February 07, 2011, 10:21:50 PM
Happy enough, the callback system is slightly annoying.

How does the callback work? Is this part of OneSim or just used together with it?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 11:51:35 AM
Just got an email saying my funds will expire soon if I don't recharge with $25+
Apparently funds do expire unless you recharge every 10 months.  The SIM card and phone number never expire though.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: LAXtraveler on February 08, 2011, 12:35:53 PM
Anyone have any information or heard of this world sim operator? http://www.roamforce.com/
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Avid Reader on February 08, 2011, 07:31:28 PM
Just got an email saying my funds will expire soon if I don't recharge with $25+
Apparently funds do expire unless you recharge every 10 months.  The SIM card and phone number never expire though.

Is $25 the the min. recharge or is that just the threshold for extending the life of the balance? Good to know the SIM and number don't expire.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 08, 2011, 07:44:05 PM
Is $25 the the min. recharge
Yes
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: kivabb on February 09, 2011, 04:29:04 PM
Google voice is free.  Gizmo5 you can buy on ebay.  Most laptops have a built in mic, so no need for anything else.

Is this only PC to PC or can I use PC to a regular phone as well?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 09, 2011, 04:38:08 PM
PC to a regular phone
+1
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: kivabb on February 16, 2011, 02:10:08 PM
Don't see Gizmo5 for sale on Ebay. Searched on line and seems it has been aquired by Google and no new sign ups? http://www.google.com/gizmo5/  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Bp on February 16, 2011, 02:15:41 PM
Don't see Gizmo5 for sale on Ebay. Searched on line and seems it has been aquired by Google and no new sign ups? http://www.google.com/gizmo5/  Any suggestions?
than go with a free sipgate account!!   http://www.sipgate.com/one
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2011, 02:19:48 PM
than go with a free sipgate account!!   http://www.sipgate.com/one
Does it work the same as Gizmo5?

I have some extra gizmo5 accounts.  Maybe I'll do a raffle at the DDF DO?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: MnM1130 on February 16, 2011, 02:53:01 PM
This is prob not the right place to place this- but it jsut reminded me that i have gizmo5- and i havent the slightest clue how to use it. Im in israel so it would prob come in handy- but i never seemed to figure it out.. where can i read up about it?
thanks
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Bp on February 16, 2011, 03:01:04 PM
Does it work the same as Gizmo5?

I have some extra gizmo5 accounts.  Maybe I'll do a raffle at the DDF DO?
I didn"t try it outside the us, but  my understanding is  that it should work the same like gizmo

http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-780104.html
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Avid Reader on February 16, 2011, 04:54:58 PM
Unfortunately for me, the OneSim card that I got did not end up working with my phone (BB bold 9000). Every time I put it in, the phone would go through the boot up phase and then give me an "error 523" and "Reset" as the only option to choose. Once I selected reset the same process would repeat itself.

I tried a number of times to switch SIM's and see if the phone would adapt to it but no luck. During the my last night in Italy I tried once more after first changing the phone settings to 2G (this worked for the Fido SIM in Canada), and this time the phone never recovered. Even after I put back the native ATT SIM, it still goes through the same boot - error phase.  It's quite likely that this is an issue with my BB phone rather then OneSim. I've been having other issues with it. 
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: elikay on February 16, 2011, 05:55:28 PM
There was once a post on the main site explaining how to work gizmo5 its not that hard once you realize what you are trying to do.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Mocha on February 17, 2011, 04:47:43 PM
I have a one week trip scheduled for Italy and France in March. I currently have a blackberry tour from sprint and being that I have a cheap plan (free & clear), adding on the international data package will delete my current plan permanently. Thus adding data through sprint for my trip is out of the question. Last time I visited Italy I just hopped into a Vodafone store and bought a SIM and was good to go as far as voice is concern. My question is what can be done so that BBM/Google maps can work as well? Or is having push data with a prepaid SIM out of the question?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: kivabb on March 18, 2011, 11:41:07 AM
I found Gizmo5 on Ebay. Will it still work for me with Google Voice to make international calls over PC?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Chaikel on March 18, 2011, 02:34:54 PM
Until apr 3rd
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: LAXtraveler on March 18, 2011, 03:54:22 PM
When I was just in Paris I bought myself a prepaid Virgin mobile SIM at the Virgin store on the Champs Elysees and plugged it into my VZW BB Tour. It worked fine (without data obviously) for what I needed and was really easy to buy and get set up.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Knaper_Chuchem on April 06, 2011, 06:16:32 PM
This is probably not the right place for this (although I hate it when others do it... What do you mean it's not the right place??? if it's not the right place why then did you post it here....!!?) 

However, I'm searching high and low for contact info for the Orange Store at TLV Airport. If anyone can post it here, I'd greatly appreciate!
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: elikay on April 06, 2011, 06:38:32 PM
May I ask why specifically that Orange (btw you can order a bigtalk SIM from the post office and have them ship it here).
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Knaper_Chuchem on April 06, 2011, 08:11:21 PM
I consulted with 2 people that frequent Israel, both said Orange is the best option for someone that has an unlocked Blackberry for Data and Talk minutes. They charge like 90 ils for a month's worth of unlimited data, then 10 ils a month for talk minutes charged as follows .25 for US and .49 for Israel (go figure the irony as to why they charge double for local than international..)

I'd like to get it in the airport when I get there, that's why I want their number to confirm that they carry these packages and SIM cards.

If anyone has some other (better) advice, I'm wide open...

Otherwise I'd appreciate to get their phone number. Thanks all!

Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: AsherO on April 07, 2011, 05:17:21 AM
I consulted with 2 people that frequent Israel, both said Orange is the best option for someone that has an unlocked Blackberry for Data and Talk minutes. They charge like 90 ils for a month's worth of unlimited data, then 10 ils a month for talk minutes charged as follows .25 for US and .49 for Israel (go figure the irony as to why they charge double for local than international..)

I'd like to get it in the airport when I get there, that's why I want their number to confirm that they carry these packages and SIM cards.

If anyone has some other (better) advice, I'm wide open...

Otherwise I'd appreciate to get their phone number. Thanks all!

Are you looking for this (http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=17846251212521881965&q=Orange&hl=en&cd=2&cad=src:ppiwlink&ei=0YCdTdCbMaT6yAWklLjwBQ&sig2=aee5jkyhq0gEbb1sJXr7ew&dtab=0)? Doesn't look like the number is listed, though you should get answers at the listed number. Can you call Israeli 800 numbers from outside Israel?

Orange.co.il (http://www.orange.co.il/support/servicecenter/?page=32) doesn't seem to list the numbers either.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Knaper_Chuchem on April 07, 2011, 08:52:28 AM
This is probably the location, but yet again no contact info. The 800 number is Orange's national number, which I couldn't figure out how to call, I tried 011-972-1-800-xxx-xxx or 011-972-800-xxx-xxx to no avail.

Again, any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!

Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: ceejay on April 07, 2011, 09:30:45 AM
This is probably the location, but yet again no contact info. The 800 number is Orange's national number, which I couldn't figure out how to call, I tried 011-972-1-800-xxx-xxx or 011-972-800-xxx-xxx to no avail.

Again, any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!



You cant call 800 numbers from outside their home country.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: BillyBong on April 12, 2011, 05:49:29 PM
I consulted with 2 people that frequent Israel, both said Orange is the best option for someone that has an unlocked Blackberry for Data and Talk minutes. They charge like 90 ils for a month's worth of unlimited data, then 10 ils a month for talk minutes charged as follows .25 for US and .49 for Israel (go figure the irony as to why they charge double for local than international..)

I'd like to get it in the airport when I get there, that's why I want their number to confirm that they carry these packages and SIM cards.

If anyone has some other (better) advice, I'm wide open...

Otherwise I'd appreciate to get their phone number. Thanks all!

just know that when you call the USA through you orange sim card you are actually using one of the long distance providers in israel (012, 013, 014 etc. ) and it might come out to much more. so better check who you are going to dial through when calling the USA
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: kivabb on May 03, 2011, 11:45:47 AM
Bought the $10 ATT world phone on sale, and these online guys are having a hard time unlocking. They told me to go to store or provider to unlock. I see ATT officially you have to have for 6 months before they unlock for you. Granted I only tried one place and trying another now but I need to wait 24 hours before they respond. IS it a chutzpa to walk into ATT store and ask for code on a $10 phone I bought from them and never even used? Any suggestions of a site I should try?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: shmooz on May 08, 2011, 05:37:40 PM
When you are abroad, how do you use Google Voice?

Is there anywhere to find more info on how to use skype or google voice from israel to the US? I guess these are free or cheap ways to make calls but I'm in the dark as to actually doing it. (tried searching but did not find much) Thanks!
Title: How to get a cellphone for use in europe
Post by: fdg9 on June 13, 2011, 05:13:56 PM
traveling to europe in July. My verzion plan is .99/min. what phone/plan should i rent/buy?

Note: my phone doesnt have WIFI, so i can't use it with skype or google without incurring crazy data charges....
Title: Re: How to get a cellphone for use in europe
Post by: MnM1130 on June 13, 2011, 05:15:19 PM
u can try travelcell (travelcell.com) i know they send out to europe i cant promise on the price i just know my husband works for them and if u wud need help or a good deal u can contact him
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: elikay on June 13, 2011, 07:43:44 PM
What country?
Title: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Cbs on June 13, 2011, 08:12:51 PM
I consulted with 2 people that frequent Israel, both said Orange is the best option for someone that has an unlocked Blackberry for Data and Talk minutes. They charge like 90 ils for a month's worth of unlimited data, then 10 ils a month for talk minutes charged as follows .25 for US and .49 for Israel (go figure the irony as to why they charge double for local than international..)
I was in Israel for a while now and I can tell you that the best plan is prob cellcom which has much better service then orange . And what you need to ask for is the chayal plan - which they give to basically anyone I think and theres no contract .
It cost around 70 shekel a month for 5gb or unlimeted data (don't remember ) and calling is really cheap as well as txting.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on July 31, 2011, 04:42:27 PM
Need advice please on a good plan with BB data for frequent travel to Israel.

Orange store in Geula offered a no commitment plan with a 36 NIS monthly fee, local calls .59/min, U.S. calls .39/min, and BIS Blackberry data 78 NIS monthly which can be added/removed at will with charges prorated according to number of days used. SIM card cost 100NIS at purchase. I went for it as I had no time to research, but can switch plans at any time.

Anyone know of anything better (and legitimate)? Would a contract plan make more sense?

Thanks in advance!

(P.S. I see on my online bill that of the 36 NIS monthly fee, 18 is listed as "monthly charge for rate program" and 18 as "surfing package 30MB." Shouldn't I be able to call and remove the surfing package and only pay 18?)
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: sawlw on July 31, 2011, 06:14:31 PM
Cellcoms "chaylim" plan is as follows,
25 sheq month voice, .29 first min, .19 second (prorated)
.18 sms
75 sheq BB + unlimited data @5mbps I believe
No contract
BB service can be added and removed as needed (a drop of a pain, like all customer service in israel)
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on August 01, 2011, 01:01:42 AM
Cellcoms "chaylim" plan is as follows,
25 sheq month voice, .29 first min, .19 second (prorated)
.18 sms
75 sheq BB + unlimited data @5mbps I believe
No contract
BB service can be added and removed as needed (a drop of a pain, like all customer service in israel)

Slight problem is that I am not a Chayal and in no way deserve rates which are offered specifically to soldiers.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: SuperFlyer on August 01, 2011, 04:14:29 AM
In that case you should enlist.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: sky121 on August 02, 2011, 07:13:51 AM
Cellcoms "chaylim" plan is as follows,
25 sheq month voice, .29 first min, .19 second (prorated)
.18 sms
75 sheq BB + unlimited data @5mbps I believe
No contract
BB service can be added and removed as needed (a drop of a pain, like all customer service in israel)


Data will work for any phone? Not just a BB, right?
Also can you add this plan on for a month and keep the same number and have it added again the next time you come?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: shaya on August 02, 2011, 08:54:58 AM
Anyone got a swiss lebara sim or other cheap mobile plan for swiss?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 03, 2011, 10:36:55 AM
Can a laptop make and receive calls using GV though gmail when in Europe?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Avid Reader on August 03, 2011, 11:23:48 AM
Can a laptop make and receive calls using GV though gmail when in Europe?

I think it can, using SIP.
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 03, 2011, 11:37:36 AM
I think it can, using SIP.

Can you elaborate on that? How would i do that?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 03, 2011, 12:15:05 PM
I went with One Sim Card (http://www.onesimcard.com/?59381) that Super recommended.

Here a 5% off code: OSCM05


THis code does not work anymore.

There is a code you can get for liking them on facebook. Apparently it is a generic code.
Can someone who has facebook "like" them and post the code here?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 03, 2011, 12:42:16 PM
THis code does not work anymore.

There is a code you can get for liking them on facebook. Apparently it is a generic code.
Can someone who has facebook "like" them and post the code here?

Code is "FBFANS" for 5% OFF
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: sawlw on August 03, 2011, 01:24:52 PM
@sky121

Not sure if its for any phone but prob.
You can keep the line open for the 25sheq and add/remove the data at ur will (rotten cust. Serv)
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: sky121 on August 03, 2011, 02:24:52 PM
@sky121

Not sure if its for any phone but prob.
You can keep the line open for the 25sheq and add/remove the data at ur will (rotten cust. Serv)

25 sheq a month? or one time fee?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Avid Reader on August 03, 2011, 04:56:43 PM
Can you elaborate on that? How would i do that?

http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2639.msg28116#msg28116
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 04, 2011, 09:47:42 PM
FYI- i bought the AT&T F160 gophone for $13.99 and succesfully unlocked it for $14 from dcunlocker....
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Avid Reader on August 04, 2011, 09:57:12 PM
FYI- i bought the AT&T F160 gophone for $13.99 and succesfully unlocked it for $14 from dcunlocker....
Which unlocker did you use?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 05, 2011, 02:29:03 PM
Which unlocker did you use?
the one that said it was for the F160
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 09, 2011, 12:48:26 AM
If anyone is looking for easy directions (with visual aids) to set up a computer to make and receive free calls using SIP and GV, see here: http://blog.hishamrana.com/2010/07/09/how-to-google-voice-inboundoutbound-without-a-computer
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on August 09, 2011, 03:59:47 PM
@sky121

Not sure if its for any phone but prob.
You can keep the line open for the 25sheq and add/remove the data at ur will (rotten cust. Serv)

Not sure about Cellcom but with Orange I simply email them through their website to add/remove the data package. Funny how when its in writing they are oh-so-polite ::)
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 15, 2011, 09:37:08 AM
If anyone is looking for easy directions (with visual aids) to set up a computer to make and receive free calls using SIP and GV, see here: http://blog.hishamrana.com/2010/07/09/how-to-google-voice-inboundoutbound-without-a-computer

As an update, as we sit here in the Westin Europa Regina in Venice, this does not seem to be working...worked fine when we were in the US and Canada
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: sky121 on September 01, 2011, 03:08:16 PM
Has anyone ever tried http://www.travelsim.co.uk/ ? There rates seem competitive enough and they don't expire plus offer a UK number as opposed to Estonia.


Anyone have any experience with them? Feedback?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Cbs on September 02, 2011, 03:39:20 AM
i never did but looking at their website the incoming calls seems like a great deal, free roaming in all those countries, but the outgoing seems a bit expensive!
from israeli mobile to USA is bet .25 cents to .28 cents (landline and mobile)
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on September 02, 2011, 03:40:32 AM
Has anyone ever tried http://www.travelsim.co.uk/ ? There rates seem competitive enough and they don't expire plus offer a UK number as opposed to Estonia.


Anyone have any experience with them? Feedback?
Not nearly as many free incoming countries as onesimcard (http://www.onesimcard.com/?59381).
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: world2see on September 05, 2011, 09:20:49 AM
http://www.ampcellular.com/   anyone know anything about this site?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Cbs on September 05, 2011, 11:19:55 PM
seems a few dollars cheaper than talk 'n' save which i wouldnt get withen 100 ft. from them.
if you plan on staying there for a few months, i would recommend buying an israeli plan which has no contract and paying per minute and text and it comes out much cheaper, and then use a service that lets u call international for amazing rates. (thats what i did)
Title: international cell phone plans
Post by: stevenr on September 09, 2011, 12:52:02 AM
for someone who travels all over the world, does anybody know some sort of phone/plan that you can call one number and you can be reached anywhere in the world and you wont be charged crazy roaming charges. the person travels all over including australia, south america, hong kong etc.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: elikay on September 09, 2011, 12:58:27 AM
Do israeli plans have free incoming all over the world?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: SuperFlyer on September 09, 2011, 01:26:42 AM
Israeli plans have no free incoming all over, only for txt.

Person should get one of those free incoming travel sim, with what looks like an english number +447... , but really isn't.
However, as all operators, besides english ones can't differentiate, they will bill as if alling a british mobile.

For outgoing, the only cheap way is using voip, sip, or local scratch cards for international, or call-shops.

The other option is using local prepays, but it means you change constantly number which isn't always an option, if you need to be reachable.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on September 09, 2011, 01:28:48 AM
for someone who travels all over the world, does anybody know some sort of phone/plan that you can call one number and you can be reached anywhere in the world and you wont be charged crazy roaming charges. the person travels all over including australia, south america, hong kong etc.

One Sim Card (http://www.onesimcard.com/?59381)
5% off code: FBFANS
Title: Re: Galaxy Nexus (Android ICS) Tips And Tricks
Post by: moftee on February 03, 2012, 01:12:51 PM
So let me see if I understand you, you bought the phone and the sim card from onesimcard, and you turn it one whenever you go outside the US, but who do you activate the phone with? Does onesimcard provide the service?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2012, 01:41:24 PM
You can buy an unlocked phone from anywhere.
You don't activate the phone, it just works anywhere with your SIM and you pay OneSimCard for minutes.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: miles on February 05, 2012, 10:37:46 AM
is the Galaxy Nexus 4G a world phone if i'm not wrong 4G is working on GSM
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: BAHayman on February 05, 2012, 10:57:06 AM
is the Galaxy Nexus 4G a world phone if i'm not wrong 4G is working on GSM
Nope 4G is not GSM, 4G is just a set of  requirements (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMT-Advanced).
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: miles on February 05, 2012, 11:06:57 AM
Nope 4G is not GSM, 4G is just a set of  requirements (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMT-Advanced).
so even its have a sim its not a GSM phone ?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: BAHayman on February 05, 2012, 11:12:32 AM
so even its have a sim its not a GSM phone ?
Yup, the SIM in this case is just used for the LTE network. LTE is not GSM but does use a SIM for authentication.
Title: Re: international cell phone plans
Post by: Flying Fish on February 05, 2012, 11:21:41 AM
for someone who travels all over the world, does anybody know some sort of phone/plan that you can call one number and you can be reached anywhere in the world and you wont be charged crazy roaming charges. the person travels all over including australia, south america, hong kong etc.
Easy. Android phone with Groove IP (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gvoip&hl=en) app ($4.99) or iPhone with Talkatone (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talkatone-free-calls-sms-texting/id397648381?mt=8) app (free with ads). Uses your Google Voice account to make/receive calls anywhere in the world on WiFi or 3G/4G. Free US/Canada, Google Voice rates (https://www.google.com/voice/b/0/rates) for int'l outbound. I personally use Groove IP on Galaxy Nexus and it is excellent.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 06, 2012, 04:21:31 AM
Easy. Android phone with Groove IP (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gvoip&hl=en) app ($4.99) or iPhone with Talkatone (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talkatone-free-calls-sms-texting/id397648381?mt=8) app (free with ads). Uses your Google Voice account to make/receive calls anywhere in the world on WiFi or 3G/4G. Free US/Canada, Google Voice rates (https://www.google.com/voice/b/0/rates) for int'l outbound. I personally use Groove IP on Galaxy Nexus and it is excellent.

Relying on wifi is only for a select few a solution.

Say you got an unlimited data roaming plan (which isn't exactly free), how many places will you have a decent enough data (call it gprs/edge/3g/etc) to have a normal conversation?

We are talking about people that don't just want to call home to say that they had a good flight, but need to make important and numerous calls, where the quality has to be of a certain minimum...
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on February 06, 2012, 10:59:55 AM
Relying on wifi is only for a select few a solution.

Say you got an unlimited data roaming plan (which isn't exactly free), how many places will you have a decent enough data (call it gprs/edge/3g/etc) to have a normal conversation?

We are talking't about people that don't just want to call home to say that they had a good flight, but need to make important and numerous calls, where the quality has to be of a certain minimum...
Local sim cards can be used for data at cheap rates.
I have used Groove IP many times even on 3G, and it's very reliable. Clearer than regular calls IMO. Wifi and 4G all the more so.  Call quality will of course always depend on your signal, as is the case with regular calls. I am in the same situation as the poster and this app has really delivered.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: aj26 on April 18, 2012, 08:06:28 PM
I'm looking for a phone to use in israel/europe this summer. I'll use google voice for most calls, just want a cell phone for emergency's or if I am out and want to contact hotel/resturant etc. Any ideas...
I was thinking of http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Palm-Pixi-Plus-GSM-Unlocked-AT-T-3G-WIFI-GPS-Phone-/260869998589
and http://www.onesimcard.com/?59381
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on April 18, 2012, 08:13:59 PM
www.amazon.com/dp/B002JTIUZW/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: aj26 on April 18, 2012, 08:21:01 PM
Thanks, looks good but what do I do about the sim card?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on April 18, 2012, 08:24:04 PM
I use onesimcard.  Bit of a pain, but it's good for a pinch.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: aj26 on April 18, 2012, 08:35:40 PM
WHy is it a pain
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Knaper_Chuchem on April 18, 2012, 08:40:37 PM
Not sure about Cellcom but with Orange I simply email them through their website to add/remove the data package. Funny how when its in writing they are oh-so-polite ::)
I have 2 Orange accounts, and they're great when I'm in Israel, however it sucks when it comes to communicate with them, it took me literally a year to get them to send me the bill in email, and I have no means of communication with them.

I can't figure out their website.. I'm really bad with Hebrew!!  :-[

How do you email them? Which language are you writing to them? 
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on April 18, 2012, 09:30:06 PM
WHy is it a pain
Because it's a callback SIM.  You dial a number and then it rings you back and makes the phone call.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: miles on April 18, 2012, 09:49:25 PM
i use go sim
Title: Re: international cell phone plans
Post by: sawlw on April 18, 2012, 11:45:17 PM
Easy. Android phone with Groove IP (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gvoip&hl=en) app ($4.99) or iPhone with Talkatone (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talkatone-free-calls-sms-texting/id397648381?mt=8) app (free with ads). Uses your Google Voice account to make/receive calls anywhere in the world on WiFi or 3G/4G. Free US/Canada, Google Voice rates (https://www.google.com/voice/b/0/rates) for int'l outbound. I personally use Groove IP on Galaxy Nexus and it is excellent.

Is there such an app for webOS , since grooveIP doesn't work on the HP touchpad running on c9?
Title: Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on April 19, 2012, 07:27:01 PM
I have 2 Orange accounts, and they're great when I'm in Israel, however it sucks when it comes to communicate with them, it took me literally a year to get them to send me the bill in email, and I have no means of communication with them.

I can't figure out their website.. I'm really bad with Hebrew!!  :-[

How do you email them? Which language are you writing to them?
I email and talk to them in my passable Hebrew. Their phone agents rarely know English.

As far as seeing your bill, if you register (https://registration.orange.co.il/he-il/Login/RegistrationEnter/?origin%253dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.orange.co.il%252fhe-il%252f) your account online you can view your account info and bill very clearly. Use the Google Chrome translation or Google Dictionary extension (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mgijmajocgfcbeboacabfgobmjgjcoja) if you can't read the Hebrew. Registration requires an SMS verification code, so you must either be in Israel or be on roaming.

Feel free to ask for any help that you need!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sillypainter on April 24, 2012, 01:48:04 PM
Of course you all heard about CelloMobile.com a heimishe international cell phone provider renting and selling international phones and SIM cards since 2006.

CelloMobile.com ran advertisements on DD a couple times this winter and will iy"h advertise more on dansdeals.com this summer, but meanwhile nobody beats their international SIM card rates, and no it's not callback in Europe, but still has incoming calls free in Europe.

You are able to use the callback feature of the phone to even more reduce your calling rates in Europe.

CelloMobile.com uses their own platform and billing, so everything is strictly run by an American company with billing in USD$, CelloMobile.com specializes in serving Europe and other destinations, not strictly specializing in the Israeli market but rather the WORLD market.

Try them out once, and you will never regret it.

Some benefits of the CelloMobile.com international SIM card (http://www.cellomobile.com/international-sim-card.aspx)

-Direct dial service in Europe (no callback, more reliable)
-Free incoming calls in over 60 countries
-Excellent calling rates
-NO connection fees or fancy charges
-Your balance or service WILL never expire, put it to sleep for 3 years and your balance is still there..WOW!
-You can see your balance live online and on your handset

And best of ALL, you deal with a heimishe company that knows what service and reliability means to you!!!

(disclaimer: I work for CelloMobile.com, but all I wrote here is the truth and only the truth, and I don't know of any competitor that has a better service, seriously)

Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Cbs on April 25, 2012, 03:20:58 AM
rates seem a bit expensive....starting from .40 cents per minute?!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 25, 2012, 03:30:57 AM
@sillypainter: the number is from which country ?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sillypainter on April 25, 2012, 11:00:46 AM
@ Superflyer

Phone number is based in the UK, there is also an optional USA phone number that has a $0.30/min. surcharge. The USA phone number itself is free.

@CBS

Not sure who you compare us to, but our rates are the BEST in the industry, no expiration date, direct dial service option in EU, USA and UK phone number (Calling a UK number is pretty cheap, so incoming calls free makes a lot of sense).

Our competitors use an Estonian phone number, which is very expensive to call (you might find a mistake calling card, but most are like $0.40-0.60/min, which makes the incoming free a joke. Also our outgoing calling rates are much cheaper than the Estonian solutions).

Btw, there are cheaper plans when going to a single country only, which we do sell SIM cards for individual countries, the CelloMobile.com international SIM card makes mostly sense when traveling to multi countries or when you don't want to deal with local SIM card hassles, like topping up, expiration, language barriers, and yes, sometimes your balance gets to 0 in no time, and there is no one to talk to...!!!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 25, 2012, 11:41:50 AM
You know its not really uk, don't you ?

Not in the normal sense.
Title: Cell phone for use in europe
Post by: myb821 on May 19, 2012, 10:09:16 PM
As some of you know I am going to europe this summer specifically France Italy and Copenhagen. My wife has the droid 3 which is a world phone. Does this mean I can just get a sim card and use it in europe? if yes does anyone have a recommendation for where to gt a sim card for use in europe? if not what do I need to do?

thanks in advance for all the help
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2012, 10:25:52 PM
As some of you know I am going to europe this summer specifically France Italy and Copenhagen. My wife has the droid 3 which is a world phone. Does this mean I can just get a sim card and use it in europe? if yes does anyone have a recommendation for where to gt a sim card for use in europe? if not what do I need to do?

thanks in advance for all the help
Unlocked?
http://www.onesimcard.com/?59381
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myb821 on May 19, 2012, 10:27:46 PM
Unlocked?
http://www.onesimcard.com/?59381
i guess i can get it unlocked no?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myb821 on May 19, 2012, 10:38:18 PM
Im also looking for data. Their data seems to be pretty expensive at 1 cent per 10 kb no? also outgoing calls are 45-60 cents per minute depending on country which seems like alot
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2012, 11:01:08 PM
Im also looking for data. Their data seems to be pretty expensive at 1 cent per 10 kb no? also outgoing calls are 45-60 cents per minute depending on country which seems like alot
The main advantage are free incoming in most countries of the world and decent rates wherever you are in the world.
I'm sure in every country you can optimize with local sims, but you have to add the convenience factor.
I don't use it for data, really just use it for phone calls to places while out and about.

For data I try to find wifi or just use it in the hotel and make calls when in wifi via GrooveIP for Android.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myb821 on May 19, 2012, 11:13:44 PM
The main advantage are free incoming in most countries of the world and decent rates wherever you are in the world.
I'm sure in every country you can optimize with local sims, but you have to add the convenience factor.
I don't use it for data, really just use it for phone calls to places while out and about.

For data I try to find wifi or just use it in the hotel and make calls when in wifi via GrooveIP for Android.
how does grooveip work?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2012, 11:16:32 PM
how does grooveip work?
Makes calls over wifi using your google voice number, incredible app.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myb821 on May 19, 2012, 11:20:22 PM
Makes calls over wifi using your google voice number, incredible app.
any difference between the lite and reg lite is free reg costs 5 bucks
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2012, 11:21:20 PM
any difference between the lite and reg lite is free reg costs 5 bucks
No idea, I got the full for $2: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/19318
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on May 20, 2012, 12:38:42 AM
any difference between the lite and reg lite is free reg costs 5 bucks
Upgrade to the full version of GrooVe IP (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gvoip) to remove ads and enable features:
- Calls over a mobile data connection not just WiFi
- Native dialer integration
- Proximity sensor support
- Change sign in status or sign in invisible
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myb821 on May 20, 2012, 12:39:55 AM
Upgrade to the full version of GrooVe IP (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gvoip) to remove ads and enable features:
- Calls over a mobile data connection not just WiFi
- Native dialer integration
- Proximity sensor support
- Change sign in status or sign in invisible
what is proximity sensor support
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: gozalim on May 20, 2012, 02:27:15 PM
to turn off touchscreen when the phone is close to your face. so you don't 'cheek-dial' mid call
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on May 20, 2012, 03:19:01 PM
does anyone know about prepaid BBM in the US for a few weeks ?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: smart brit on May 24, 2012, 12:07:22 AM
I'm looking for international prepaid micro sim cards that have good data deals looking for Uk, Switzerland, Hungary, Israel, and Spain if anyone has an idea I would appreciate it
Thanks 
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 02:50:16 AM
does anyone know about prepaid BBM in the US for a few weeks ?

T-Mo prepaid (http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans) is $40/month for 100 voice minutes and unl text/data and includes BB data (which is a $10 attachable (http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-additional-services#blackberry), included in the $40).
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on May 24, 2012, 07:31:00 AM
T-Mo prepaid (http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans) is $40/month for 100 voice minutes and unl text/data and includes BB data (which is a $10 attachable (http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-additional-services#blackberry), included in the $40).
thanks
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: miles on May 24, 2012, 01:00:49 PM
T-Mo prepaid (http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans) is $40/month for 100 voice minutes and unl text/data and includes BB data (which is a $10 attachable (http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-additional-services#blackberry), included in the $40).
this is for us only ?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 24, 2012, 01:04:25 PM
this is for us only ?
Yes.

T-MO has int'l BIS for $19, but I believe it requires a post-paid line.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myb821 on May 31, 2012, 02:34:07 PM
Dan or anyone else having some tech issues. I got my Onesimcard and unlocked my wifes droid 3. I then changed the mobile network to gsm so it runs off the simcard and not off vzw's network. but the phone isnt picking up any GSM  network so i cant make any test calls or anything does anyone have any advice
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2012, 02:36:01 PM
Which GSM bands does the phone have?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myb821 on May 31, 2012, 02:38:54 PM
Which GSM bands does the phone have?
no idea how do i check
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2012, 02:47:27 PM
no idea how do i check
From a quick google search it seems that it is quad band but VZW blocks the domestic GSM bands from use, though they can be unblocked: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1406812
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myb821 on May 31, 2012, 02:53:11 PM
From a quick google search it seems that it is quad band but VZW blocks the domestic GSM bands from use, though they can be unblocked: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1406812
so basically it wont work here but it will work when i get to europe?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2012, 02:53:43 PM
so basically it wont work here but it will work when i get to europe?
It should.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myb821 on May 31, 2012, 02:54:35 PM
It should.
but there is no way for me to test this out
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2012, 02:57:03 PM
but there is no way for me to test this out
Try the link I posted.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myb821 on May 31, 2012, 03:00:05 PM
Try the link I posted.
that link requires rooting the phone which i really have no interest in doing
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2012, 03:00:43 PM
Well then you have you answer :)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myb821 on May 31, 2012, 03:01:31 PM
Well then you have you answer :)
im not sure that really answers my question
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Moishebatchy on June 03, 2012, 06:37:40 PM
im not sure that really answers my question

but there is no way for me to test this out

Your question just became your answer.  :P
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 11, 2012, 06:09:12 AM
The main advantage are free incoming in most countries of the world and decent rates wherever you are in the world.
I'm sure in every country you can optimize with local sims, but you have to add the convenience factor.
I don't use it for data, really just use it for phone calls to places while out and about.

For data I try to find wifi or just use it in the hotel and make calls when in wifi via GrooveIP for Android.
I've used GrooveIP and I was also told by others who've attempted to use GrooveIP in Israel and the world over, that the voice connection is horrible, and that people cannot hear what your saying. So..., what on earth then is its use?

Dan, sounds like you haven't had such experience any idea why?

(could it be because you have the "paid" app?  ;))
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on June 11, 2012, 11:29:37 AM
Connection was perfect in Argentina, probably depends on your wifi speed more than where you are.
Yes, I did pay $2 for it.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Moishebatchy on June 14, 2012, 05:13:27 AM
probably depends on your wifi speed more than where you are.

+1

Case in point: Israel does not have 4G yet, so voice quality here suffers when using GrooVe IP. When I used it in the US in T-Mobile, 'twas considerably better. And WiFi is best.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: mordy44 on July 22, 2012, 03:53:52 PM
Anyone know of the cheapest plan fro call from Europe to the US?

My phone does not have sim card capabilities so I would need to rent one.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Smartypantz on July 24, 2012, 09:31:35 AM
I am also looking for a cheap plan for calling US from Europe, will be there for a few weeks and need a good plan! The cheapest I have found so far is $2 a day and 39 cents/minute outgoing, free incoming. Anyone has found anything better???
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: DrDanny on July 24, 2012, 11:11:02 AM
Did anyone have a extra oneSimcard
Or its there any way to have them deliver by Tisha back
Also on a iPhone.4S can I just call sprint for the unlock code?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sawlw on July 24, 2012, 11:25:25 AM
Did anyone have a extra oneSimcard
Or its there any way to have them deliver by Tisha back
Also on a iPhone.4S can I just call sprint for the unlock code?

To unlock if your account is open for I believe 3 months in good standing, you can just call sprint and they'll unlock it for you
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 24, 2012, 01:25:37 PM
Anyone know of the cheapest plan fro call from Europe to the US?

My phone does not have sim card capabilities so I would need to rent one.
I am also looking for a cheap plan for calling US from Europe, will be there for a few weeks and need a good plan! The cheapest I have found so far is $2 a day and 39 cents/minute outgoing, free incoming. Anyone has found anything better???
from where in europe ?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Smartypantz on July 24, 2012, 01:47:45 PM
I am going to a few countries(Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Austria). Any better plans out there?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 24, 2012, 04:16:04 PM
I am going to a few countries(Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Austria). Any better plans out there?
what i know for sure that from Austria thers a local number that lets u call free to the world landline (us cells also)
and maybe other countrys too
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Cbs on July 24, 2012, 05:39:05 PM
I am going to a few countries(Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Austria). Any better plans out there?
when are you going?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Smartypantz on July 24, 2012, 10:41:30 PM
when are you going?

August 6th IYH

what i know for sure that from Austria thers a local number that lets u call free to the world landline (us cells also)
and maybe other countrys too

Would love info on that!! can u possibly let me know some more info on that or where I can get the info? Thanks:)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Cbs on July 25, 2012, 01:58:14 AM
August 6th IYH

Would love info on that!! can u possibly let me know some more info on that or where I can get the info? Thanks:)
Maybe we Can meet up :)

Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 25, 2012, 08:05:12 AM
August 6th IYH

Would love info on that!! can u possibly let me know some more info on that or where I can get the info? Thanks:)
simple as it sounds, just call a local number (ill get it for u if u need it) and u get a dialtone for international numbers
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Smartypantz on July 25, 2012, 09:09:06 AM
[simple as it sounds, just call a local number (ill get it for u if u need it) and u get a dialtone for international numbers
[/quote]

So you can dial from any phone there? I'll be staying in various hotels - Is it free to call local in hotels there?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 25, 2012, 11:59:15 AM
I am going to a few countries(Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Austria). Any better plans out there?
i would say get an international sim, they usually sell them in the airports, but wouldn't advise anyone to call u cuz they usually have a number that seems like a reg european # but  can cost about .50 a min
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Smartypantz on July 25, 2012, 12:26:53 PM
i would say get an international sim, they usually sell them in the airports, but wouldn't advise anyone to call u cuz they usually have a number that seems like a reg european # but  can cost about .50 a min

Problem is I do not have an unlocked phone! Any ideas what to do? I really don't want to spend so much on a phone!!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: DrDanny on July 25, 2012, 02:15:30 PM
do you have any old at&t or t-mobile phones
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Smartypantz on July 25, 2012, 03:03:29 PM
do you have any old at&t or t-mobile phones

NO:(
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: deals on July 25, 2012, 03:05:32 PM
Problem is I do not have an unlocked phone! Any ideas what to do? I really don't want to spend so much on a phone!!

is it a sim card phone ?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 25, 2012, 05:57:04 PM
[simple as it sounds, just call a local number (ill get it for u if u need it) and u get a dialtone for international numbers


So you can dial from any phone there? I'll be staying in various hotels - Is it free to call local in hotels there?
i cant tell u if u can make local calls from hotels, but from where u can, u could call to the world
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: DrDanny on July 25, 2012, 06:03:01 PM
i cant tell u if u can make local calls from hotels, but from where u can, u could call to the world
???
is this a stick or it just works
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 25, 2012, 06:04:31 PM
???
is this a stick or it just works
no not at all u dial a local number and u get a dialtone to the world (landline)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: DrDanny on July 25, 2012, 06:07:10 PM
When i dial a local number it rings i dont get a dial tone (duh)
do u mean a local calling card number
i think im missing info or didnt get enough sleep last night
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 25, 2012, 06:13:16 PM
ok..... i didnt say any local number! what i said is that there is a local number to call and ull get a dial tone
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: DrDanny on July 25, 2012, 07:45:25 PM
Aha thanx
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Smartypantz on July 25, 2012, 09:22:12 PM
ok..... i didnt say any local number! what i said is that there is a local number to call and ull get a dial tone

So the question is....what is the number? thanks!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 26, 2012, 08:08:24 AM
01-265-5328
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Smartypantz on July 26, 2012, 09:28:49 AM
Thanks so much! So this only works in which countries??
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: DrDanny on July 26, 2012, 09:36:55 AM
Thanks, It seems this is a Vienna number.
I don't know how Europe phones work,
Will I be able to dial this number from France and Italy?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 26, 2012, 01:02:52 PM
cant tell u guys!! i know that this worls from Austria, maybe in others also but i dont know
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Smartypantz on July 26, 2012, 01:49:03 PM
Wherever it works, it'll be a big help!! Thanks so so much!!!
Btw, does anyone know if I get an unlocked AT&T phone - how do I get a SIM card for it and what are the aprox. rates per min from Europe? Is it cheaper than a special global phone for Europe($2/day, 39 - 59 cents/min)?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 26, 2012, 01:55:26 PM
how long are u staying inevery place! that makes the diffrents cuz this phone what u r taking from the US is a plan for the whole europe, and if u wanna take ur own phone any buy in every place a sim, could be it will be cheaper  but depends for how lng ull be there
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Smartypantz on July 26, 2012, 02:30:41 PM
oh I see.... so it's probably not worth it:( going for 3 weeks, but only staying a few days (3-4) in each country.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 26, 2012, 02:32:07 PM
Thanks, It seems this is a Vienna number.
I don't know how Europe phones work,
Will I be able to dial this number from France and Italy?
i've used the number from the uk to call itnt'l cuz had free calls to au.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 26, 2012, 02:34:14 PM
how long are u staying inevery place! that makes the diffrents cuz this phone what u r taking from the US is a plan for the whole europe, and if u wanna take ur own phone any buy in every place a sim, could be it will be cheaper  but depends for how lng ull be there
not sure ur right about that, sim's r quite cheap in most places especially if u do research and find the ones which have free landline calls or cheap intn'l calls then it comes out to alot cheaper
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 26, 2012, 02:34:59 PM
this is good to know! but again like u say if u can call this number (from were u are) for free/ as a local number!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 26, 2012, 02:37:42 PM
not sure ur right about that, sim's r quite cheap in most places especially if u do research and find the ones which have free landline calls or cheap intn'l calls then it comes out to alot cheaper
well u could be right cuz as i know in vienna u can get a sim for 5 EURO and every min will be only 5-9 cent, so i dont know manybe ur right!!

well this will be fun coming home with 6 or more new sim cards ;)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 26, 2012, 02:37:58 PM
this is good to know! but again like u say if u can call this number (from were u are) for free/ as a local number!
have u ever used it in au ? was there last yr but it didn't work from there although it worked in the uk.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 26, 2012, 02:38:47 PM
have u ever used it in au ? was there last yr but it didn't work from there although it worked in the uk.
yup worked for me 2 months ago
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 26, 2012, 02:39:51 PM
well u could be right cuz as i know in vienna u can get a sim for 5 EURO and every min will be only 5-9 cent, so i dont know manybe ur right!!

well this will be fun coming home with 6 or more new sim cards ;)
most eu sim's expire after 6 mnths not using them so if ur not gonna do that then u might as well trash them unless u want them for memories
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Smartypantz on July 26, 2012, 02:40:06 PM
well u could be right cuz as i know in vienna u can get a sim for 5 EURO and every min will be only 5-9 cent, so i dont know manybe ur right!!

well this will be fun coming home with 6 or more new sim cards ;)

and the place to buy simcards at this price???
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 26, 2012, 02:41:47 PM
and the place to buy simcards at this price???
airport
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 26, 2012, 02:42:45 PM
where u planning on calling ? about how many min ?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 26, 2012, 02:43:41 PM
airport
or any KIOSK (as its called here in israel) there its called TRAFFIK stores
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 26, 2012, 02:54:59 PM
i should still have at home some of the sims i use in au there's one thats very cheap for intn'l direct, and in switzerland i had something with free landlines and bought a calling card which was a cent a min to usa, poland direct calls was about 10/20 zlotys amin
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Smartypantz on July 26, 2012, 03:17:03 PM
where u planning on calling ? about how many min ?

Mainly US - about 100 - 150 min in total (probably), maybe 45 min. throughout the countries I'll be travelling thru

i should still have at home some of the sims i use in au there's one thats very cheap for intn'l direct, and in switzerland i had something with free landlines and bought a calling card which was a cent a min to usa, poland direct calls was about 10/20 zlotys amin

Where did u pick these up?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 26, 2012, 03:45:31 PM
i should still have at home some of the sims i use in au there's one thats very cheap for intn'l direct, and in switzerland i had something with free landlines and bought a calling card which was a cent a min to usa, poland direct calls was about 10/20 zlotys amin
what do u have fom swiss? whice is good there, what the name? i will be there soon!!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 27, 2012, 08:24:20 AM
Mainly US - about 100 - 150 min in total (probably), maybe 45 min. throughout the countries I'll be travelling thru
then i dont think u should rent a phone just get the sims in every place or one intn'l sim

[/quote]Where did u pick these up?
[/quote]in kiosks or in airports.
where in switzerland and au r u going to ?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 27, 2012, 08:27:17 AM
what do u have fom swiss? whice is good there, what the name? i will be there soon!!
i'll check it out and let u know next wk.
the one i used had a promo of topping up 5 or ten franc and then you got unlmtd landline calls and i bought a calling card with a local access # 500 min about 5 franc
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 27, 2012, 08:42:04 AM
ok sounds good ill be happy to get the info, did the card also cost u?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sillypainter on July 30, 2012, 01:27:47 PM
CelloMobile.com is looking for beta testers for a world SIM card that will be launched soon.

You will get a free SIM card with $30 initial credit in the account. You only need to pay for shipping and handling $10.

Terms-

1. Your trip must be to at least 2 countries and one of the 2 countries must be either Italy or UK.
2. You must be traveling within the next 2 weeks.
3. You must be willing to talk to us while on your trip to do some testing
4. You must be tech savvy, and understand technology (nothing out of the ordinary)
5. Available to the first 5 people responding to our announcement

if you meet the above requirements, please call CelloMobile.com at 1.212.444.9079 Ext. 203 (if no answer please leave a message).
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 30, 2012, 02:51:40 PM
ok sounds good ill be happy to get the info, did the card also cost u?
yes. the one i used was called sunrise, it was also free between sunrise users.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 30, 2012, 02:53:55 PM
and the one for au was vectone mobile very cheap direct dial to usa, keep in mind it expires after 180 days
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on July 30, 2012, 06:32:51 PM
yes. the one i used was called sunrise, it was also free between sunrise users.
thanks for the info ill check it out, can u get it at the airport?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on July 31, 2012, 04:36:11 PM
thanks for the info ill check it out, can u get it at the airport?
not sure, which town in au r i heading to ?
 u can pm me if u don't wanna post it on the main site if i was there i can tell u where to go
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on August 01, 2012, 08:05:16 AM
i dont need the one from AUSTRIA I NEED THt one from Swiss, im arriving in Zurich and going to Arosa, but i need it from when i land the fastest that i can!!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on August 01, 2012, 04:28:53 PM
i dont need the one from AUSTRIA I NEED THt one from Swiss, im arriving in Zurich and going to Arosa, but i need it from when i land the fastest that i can!!
sorry got confused with who needs what, i got mine in the post office in the town i was in, in the airport they sold lebara, but think they closed down
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on August 01, 2012, 05:32:20 PM
i get it thanks, i searched a bit for SUNRISE, didnt yet see everything
how much does the sim itself cost?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on August 07, 2012, 02:02:19 PM
BUMP!!

im looking online for SUNRISE sim for swiis, cand find anything normal ca u pls help me with it?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on August 08, 2012, 01:20:37 PM
hi! can any please help me!!
im leaving tonight to swiss and i have to make from the airport already some phone calls! does any one know off sim cards or even calling cards that i can call from a public phoone! and it should be ava tu buy in the airport
Title: SIM cards
Post by: MAJ on December 11, 2012, 01:27:38 AM
How can i get a SIM card for iPhone in Paris and Venice?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: smart brit on December 11, 2012, 01:41:25 AM
hi! can any please help me!!
im leaving tonight to swiss and i have to make from the airport already some phone calls! does any one know off sim cards or even calling cards that i can call from a public phoone! and it should be ava tu buy in the airport
just saw your post (the answer is directed to anyone in the same dilemma)
Once you exit the terminal into the train station there you have 2 mobile phone stores orange and Swiss com or sunrise.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on December 11, 2012, 07:21:48 AM
just saw your post (the answer is directed to anyone in the same dilemma)
Once you exit the terminal into the train station there you have 2 mobile phone stores orange and Swiss com or sunrise.
Thanks this is what i did in the end!!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: smart brit on December 11, 2012, 08:21:44 PM
Just curious why do you prefer sunrise over orange?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Sammy12345 on January 15, 2013, 06:08:20 PM
Is there a SIM card that is best all around for incoming, outgoing, and data? The "one sim" sounds like it charges u to get a USA number per month and then on top I that additional fees.
TIA
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sillypainter on January 15, 2013, 11:39:08 PM
Is there a SIM card that is best all around for incoming, outgoing, and data? The "one sim" sounds like it charges u to get a USA number per month and then on top I that additional fees.
TIA

I work for CelloMobile.com, and we have the best rates. Many DDF members can attest to that, and visiting cellomobile.com will get you all the info. We don't charge a monthly fee for a USA number. Here is the link http://www.cellomobile.com/international-sim-card.aspx and see the FAQ on how to save even more on calls in the EU.

Happy Travels,
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Smartypantz on January 16, 2013, 12:24:40 AM
I work for CelloMobile.com, and we have the best rates. Many DDF members can attest to that, and visiting cellomobile.com will get you all the info. We don't charge a monthly fee for a USA number. Here is the link http://www.cellomobile.com/international-sim-card.aspx and see the FAQ on how to save even more on calls in the EU.

Happy Travels,

+1
worked with them in the summer, was extremely pleased!!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Menucha on January 16, 2013, 02:14:45 PM
searched Cellomobile, seems they are based in Monroe NY
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on January 18, 2013, 12:48:28 PM
Sorry I posted this in a new thread, but afterwards realized it belongs here. I want to know if anyone knows of a cheaper/better solution than this. Its a SIM for Europe/Australia from a UK company called Toggle Mobile (http://www.togglemobile.co.uk/home/en).

(http://www.togglemobile.co.uk/library/Images/uk/specialoffers/en/toggle-network-rates.jpg)

Rates from all of the above countries are 4.9 US cents to all USA and UK phones both mobile and landline, 9.7 cents to Israel landline and 24.3 cents to Israel mobile. SMS to most (looks like all) countries is 14.4 cents. Data is 24 cents per MB. Incoming calls are free in 60+ countries.

You automatically receive a free permanent U.K. incoming number. Before your trip you register online for a local incoming number in the countries you are travelling to, which lasts 30 days at no cost. You can pay $8 a year to keep numbers permanently.

You can order a SIM on amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Toggle-SIM-Card-Multi-Country/dp/B005D7MGK2/ref=sr_1_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1358320752&sr=1-1) with prime shipping for $26.99, which includes $10 credit.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Sammy12345 on February 27, 2013, 05:14:38 PM
Sorry I posted this in a new thread, but afterwards realized it belongs here. I want to know if anyone knows of a cheaper/better solution than this. Its a SIM for Europe/Australia from a UK company called Toggle Mobile (http://www.togglemobile.co.uk/home/en).

(http://www.togglemobile.co.uk/library/Images/uk/specialoffers/en/toggle-network-rates.jpg)

Rates from all of the above countries are 4.9 US cents to all USA and UK phones both mobile and landline, 9.7 cents to Israel landline and 24.3 cents to Israel mobile. SMS to most (looks like all) countries is 14.4 cents. Data is 24 cents per MB. Incoming calls are free in 60+ countries.

You automatically receive a free permanent U.K. incoming number. Before your trip you register online for a local incoming number in the countries you are travelling to, which lasts 30 days at no cost. You can pay $8 a year to keep numbers permanently.

You can order a SIM on amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Toggle-SIM-Card-Multi-Country/dp/B005D7MGK2/ref=sr_1_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1358320752&sr=1-1) with prime shipping for $26.99, which includes $10 credit.
Anyone use this sim company?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: chucksterace on February 28, 2013, 04:21:23 PM
wil be Zurich next week from Friday morning to Monday afternoon. Whats the best sim to get there.

So far I see Lebara, simply or classic plan? Or should I get a sim when I'm in the train station by the airport and who should I go with?

Or should I go with one of the travel sim shop - http://new.travelsimshop.com/EN/start

TIA
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sky121 on February 28, 2013, 04:24:28 PM
wil be Zurich next week from Friday morning to Monday afternoon. Whats the best sim to get there.

So far I see Lebara, simply or classic plan? Or should I get a sim when I'm in the train station by the airport and who should I go with?

Or should I go with one of the travel sim shop - http://new.travelsimshop.com/EN/start

TIA

I think the service Dan uses has cheaper rates.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: chucksterace on February 28, 2013, 04:28:38 PM
I think the service Dan uses has cheaper rates.

Care to share what those would be and how I can sign up?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2013, 04:32:54 PM
http://www.onesimcard.com/?59381

Tough its just for emergencies and so that I can be reached.  Otherwise I just GrooveIP when in wifi.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on March 04, 2013, 08:14:28 PM
wil be Zurich next week from Friday morning to Monday afternoon. Whats the best sim to get there.

So far I see Lebara, simply or classic plan? Or should I get a sim when I'm in the train station by the airport and who should I go with?

Or should I go with one of the travel sim shop - http://new.travelsimshop.com/EN/start

TIA
Toggle Mobile (http://www.togglemobile.co.uk/home/en)
Can't rave enough about this service, the frequent traveler community has been waiting for such a solution for decades. Its the future of travel SIMs.
Data bundles for all Toggle Countries are 302953364319240192[/tweet]]arriving in the next few weeks. (http://[tweet)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: snagger on June 24, 2013, 03:27:59 PM
Toggle Mobile (http://www.togglemobile.co.uk/home/en)
Can't rave enough about this service, the frequent traveler community has been waiting for such a solution for decades. Its the future of travel SIMs.
Data bundles for all Toggle Countries are 302953364319240192[/tweet]]arriving in the next few weeks.[/url]
so has anyone tried this service? it seems really cheap..  (http://[tweet)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Shlomo Zalman on June 24, 2013, 03:36:31 PM
http://www.onesimcard.com/?59381

Tough its just for emergencies and so that I can be reached.  Otherwise I just GrooveIP when in wifi.

How's the quality -- from both callers perspective -- with GooVeIP?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sky121 on June 25, 2013, 01:10:58 AM
How's the quality -- from both callers perspective -- with GooVeIP?

Depends on the WiFi. When WiFi is fast call quality is great.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Shlomo Zalman on June 25, 2013, 01:21:18 AM
How's GrooVe over cellular data?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: elikay on June 25, 2013, 01:34:37 AM
How's GrooVe over cellular data?
.
Not great
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: chff on June 25, 2013, 04:13:41 AM
How's GrooVe over cellular data?

Few sec delay
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Cbs on June 25, 2013, 04:28:45 AM
Any ideas for a sim card in Nepal?
and how to get my GV number to fwd to it (if possible)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: hocker on June 30, 2013, 09:30:12 AM
Any ideas for a sim card in Nepal?
and how to get my GV number to fwd to it (if possible)
Callcentric doesn't service Nepal?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Shlomo Zalman on June 30, 2013, 10:43:18 AM
CallCentric services pretty much everywhere.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on July 05, 2013, 06:05:55 PM
Just curious, does anyone else think its ridiculous how difficult it is to switch SIM cards in the iphone 5?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on July 06, 2013, 10:14:44 PM
Just curious, does anyone else think its ridiculous how difficult it is to switch SIM cards in the iphone 5?
No different than the 4
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on July 07, 2013, 11:30:48 AM
No different than the 4
Then I'm even more flabbergasted that they didn't make it simpler in the 5. For a frequent traveller its a real annoyance, trying to switch SIMs while on a plane or in an airport is incredibly difficult.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on July 07, 2013, 01:15:46 PM
Then I'm even more flabbergasted that they didn't make it simpler in the 5. For a frequent traveller its a real annoyance, trying to switch SIMs while on a plane or in an airport is incredibly difficult.
welcome to apple. Land of proprietary. How can they make a phone without a removable battery? And change the sim size again. And the charger!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yosel on August 25, 2013, 09:24:22 AM
How do I down load groove ip onto my HTC android?/

Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: chff on August 25, 2013, 09:35:33 AM
How do I down load groove ip onto my HTC android?/

Load it down
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yosel on August 25, 2013, 12:06:01 PM
Load it down
I am trying to find out how
,to do it from my phone
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: elikay on August 25, 2013, 03:10:48 PM
Load it down
lol
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: njmacman on August 25, 2013, 06:21:08 PM
They sell a sim cutter on eBay for $5. Easy to do. I change sims on the plane all the time. I tape the pin and sim inside my otter box case. Takes 3 minutes.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: real-brisker on August 25, 2013, 06:26:52 PM
njmacman - What company is the sim cutter you use? I would reccomend "noosy"
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: njmacman on August 25, 2013, 09:00:19 PM
I used whatever they had on Ebay- cost about $5. Cut from micro to nano to go from Iphone 4 to 5. I don't have the cutter here to tell you the make, but it also came with adapters so you could still use it in the larger size after cutting.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yuneeq on August 26, 2013, 12:42:25 AM
I cut two sims to nano sim size with a pair of scissors.
Both still work :P
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sammy n on August 27, 2013, 02:21:14 AM
I cut two sims to nano sim size with a pair of scissors.
Both still work :P
+1
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: mangelshneur on September 09, 2013, 11:57:15 AM
Anyone know of the best and cheapest SIM card Pre Paid Plan for Australia? Will be there for a full year. Will be using iphone 4s ATT Unlocked.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sky121 on September 09, 2013, 11:58:28 AM
Anyone know of the best and cheapest SIM card Pre Paid Plan for Australia? Will be there for a full year. Will be using iphone 4s ATT Unlocked.

If you will be there for a year maybe it's worthwhile signing up for something there?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yeki89 on September 09, 2013, 12:26:21 PM
I used whatever they had on Ebay- cost about $5. Cut from micro to nano to go from Iphone 4 to 5. I don't have the cutter here to tell you the make, but it also came with adapters so you could still use it in the larger size after cutting.
Or you can get it here from someone I know (http://yekitek.com/collections/cellular-phone-accessories)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: chucksterace on September 09, 2013, 01:36:48 PM
Will be in Hong Kong for a week. Sim suggestions? Looking for something with cheap internet.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sky121 on September 09, 2013, 01:43:25 PM
Will be in Hong Kong for a week. Sim suggestions? Looking for something with cheap internet.

I'd imagine your best bet would be to pick up a prepaid over there.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: chucksterace on September 09, 2013, 01:57:03 PM

I'd imagine your best bet would be to pick up a prepaid over there.

Thats what i was thinking. Was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions when I do
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Moshe90 on December 17, 2013, 12:43:46 AM
Anyone a Swiss sim for 10 days?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: smart brit on December 17, 2013, 02:18:10 AM
Anyone a Swiss sim for 10 days?
I am looking through my stuff but can't seem to find it.
There are 2 cell phone stores across the street from arrivals where you take the train
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on December 17, 2013, 06:32:04 AM
Anyone a Swiss sim for 10 days?
Buy Yallo it costs 3 cent to the US and the whole world
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Moshe90 on December 17, 2013, 03:43:50 PM
Buy Yallo it costs 3 cent to the US and the whole world
where you buying it? here in the us?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on December 17, 2013, 04:17:16 PM
where you buying it? here in the us?
dont know about buying it in the use,  ibought it in swiss by a post office paid 10 frank for a sim loaded with 20 frank ;D
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Moshe90 on December 17, 2013, 05:45:21 PM

dont know about buying it in the use,  ibought it in swiss by a post office paid 10 frank for a sim loaded with 20 frank ;D
thanks
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: aygordo on December 18, 2013, 10:37:12 AM
going to Israel for 9 days in January.  I have an Iphone 4 but am do for an upgrade (Verizon plan), I was going to wait a few months but I heard it may be worthwhile to go for the upgrade now so I can use my phone (will get a 5s) in Israel with a sim card.
Any suggestions on what company to get an Israel/international sim for the trip? looking for good price and overall EASE.

Thanks,
AG
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Shneur on December 24, 2013, 06:54:13 PM
Hi I'm traveling to Germany in a week, any one have any ideas of a Sim card to buyin the US for use there mainly for calling (data is not important) with good rates for incoming and outgoing to Germany and the US?
Thanks
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yeshivish on December 24, 2013, 07:40:50 PM
Has anyone noticed that toggle mobile now includes a USA number that can be used to receive calls in most of Europe and Australia and the USA for free.  Seems to be a fantastic deal.
Title: Cheap cell phone plan-Europe
Post by: Jb93davis on March 23, 2014, 12:13:33 PM
I'm looking for the cheapest cell phone plan that covers all of Europe. I don't mind getting the SIM card once I land there but it's gotta fit an iPhone.
My preference is to have unlimited data but I would consider no data depending on the price...

Anybody have experience?
Title: Re: Cheap cell phone plan-Europe
Post by: ybincr on March 23, 2014, 09:27:59 PM
Toggle mobile. Co.uk have good prices for Europe
Title: Re: Cheap cell phone plan-Europe
Post by: Jb93davis on March 23, 2014, 09:28:46 PM
Do I get that in America or when I land
Title: Re: Cheap cell phone plan-Europe
Post by: chucksterace on March 24, 2014, 05:17:38 AM
Please don't cross post and make new threads for no reason.

See here for help with a thread already talked about in detail - http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2051
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Jb93davis on March 24, 2014, 09:19:15 AM
I've read through most of this thread and didn't really see so many posts on the best plans for data.
I have an iPhone.
Anyone know what plan is cheapest for unlimited data? I come into Europe through Paris but I will be traveling the entire Europe.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: nobiggy on March 28, 2014, 12:49:00 AM
I have an unlocked iphone 5. I am travelling to Kiev for 2 weeks. Where can I get a sim card/ plan that's good?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: nobiggy on March 28, 2014, 01:39:32 PM
???
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: menashe04 on April 01, 2014, 01:53:10 PM
Traveling to UK for 3 weeks.
Whats my best bet for phone and for data?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: MC on April 01, 2014, 02:05:26 PM

Traveling to UK for 3 weeks.
Whats my best bet for phone and for data?
Giffgaff
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: menashe04 on April 01, 2014, 02:28:27 PM
Giffgaff
Isn't 3 or toggle better?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 28, 2014, 12:20:23 PM
does anyone have suggestions for data service in europe for two weeks in the summer?
i will be traveling so i cant return it to a store that i rent from.
i would like not to have to take out a mortgage to pay for it.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 28, 2014, 03:30:26 PM
does anyone have suggestions for data service in europe for two weeks in the summer?
i will be traveling so i cant return it to a store that i rent from.
i would like not to have to take out a mortgage to pay for it.
+1 Was going to post about this soon, too. If anyone has any ideas, please share!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: JFEADV on April 28, 2014, 03:41:23 PM
tmobile
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 28, 2014, 04:05:17 PM
tmobile
care to expound?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 28, 2014, 07:30:17 PM
I have Sprint, so I called to find out how I could use my phone in Europe. We went through a bunch of countries (Israel, Spain, Italy and UK) and found the same rates. There's a cost of $4.99 to access international calling (and Sprint would obviously unlock my phone). After that initial cost, calls would be $0.99/min outbound and inbound.  Texts are $0.50 to send and $0.05 to receive. Obviously, you try to use wifi as much as possible to send iMessages/WhatsApp instead of texting. When someone in America wants to contact you, they can call your regular number. When you want to call America, you need to dial the country code first.
This is the number for the international department that can set it up 1888 226 7212 option 2. They can also give info on data plans. The rep I spoke to at regular Sprint, couldn't.

Seems a bit expensive. Going to research more.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sky121 on April 28, 2014, 07:34:49 PM
Def NOT the way to go. Have Sprint unlock your phone and use local Sims for the most part. Or even something like Toggle Mobile would probably be cheaper.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 28, 2014, 07:55:17 PM
Def NOT the way to go. Have Sprint unlock your phone and use local Sims for the most part. Or even something like Toggle Mobile would probably be cheaper.
im obviously gonna be Looking for local sims but do you have recommendations of cheaper ones.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 28, 2014, 07:56:50 PM
Just wanted to find out, as that would be the simplest option.

Are there ways to buy all the sims before you go or only once you get to the places?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 28, 2014, 07:57:55 PM
Just wanted to find out, as that would be the simplest option.

Are there ways to buy all the sims before you go or only once you get to the places?
check out globalgig.com
Thats what I came up with so far
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 28, 2014, 08:30:02 PM
Just called Tmobile to find out what it would cost to basically leave Sprint and switch to them.
Unlimited calls and texts are $50/mo. and 3GB/mo is an extra $10/mo. International would be another $10/mo. so for the time in Europe, it'll be $70/mo. Your 3GB work in Europe w/o any extra cost. Calls internationally are an extra $0.20/min and texts are $0.30 incoming and receiving.

Will look into globalbig.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: smart brit on April 28, 2014, 11:01:58 PM
Aren't text free?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 28, 2014, 11:06:59 PM
Just called T-mobile to find out what it would cost to basically leave Sprint and switch to them.
Unlimited calls and texts are $50/mo. and 3GB/mo is an extra $10/mo. International would be another $10/mo. so for the time in Europe, it'll be $70/mo. Your 3GB work in Europe w/o any extra cost. Calls internationally are an extra $0.20/min and texts are $0.30 incoming and receiving.

Will look into globalbig.
T-mobile reps are the most clueless reps I've ever seen.
 
I just used them for my international trip, I took the prepaid plan for $50 a month unlimited in the USA, international is $0.20/min for talk, text and 2G data are free. I canceled when I got home  :)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 28, 2014, 11:41:01 PM
Aren't text free?
Yes

It's 180 countries though, not the whole wide world
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 28, 2014, 11:51:11 PM
T-mobile reps are the most clueless reps I've ever seen.
 
I just used them for my international trip, I took the prepaid plan for $50 a month unlimited in the USA, international is $0.20/min for talk, text and 2G data are free. I canceled when I got home  :)
Wow. lol
So all texting was free - Texting to America, texting to other international numbers?
How did you find the 2G, anything at all like 3/4G? Was it unlimited?

I also heard from a friend who did a Eurotrip, that there's a Google voice or Viber thing (still have to research what it was) that allowed him to make free international calls on wifi from his phone.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 12:04:57 AM
Wow. lol
So all texting was free - Texting to America, texting to other international numbers?
How did you find the 2G, anything at all like 3/4G? Was it unlimited?

I also heard from a friend who did a Eurotrip, that there's a Google voice or Viber thing (still have to research what it was) that allowed him to make free international calls on wifi from his phone.
When you have wifi there are some talk apps around.

The 2G is veeeeery slow, perfect for email, whats app etc... I even posted on DDF  ;D I would say it took about 4-5 second to load a page.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: smart brit on April 29, 2014, 12:43:18 AM
Yes

It's 180 countries though, not the whole wide world
I remember when I was in Gibraltar text and data costed me a fortune but in the UK it was free
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 08:17:09 AM
Yes

It's 180 countries though, not the whole wide world
I remember when I was in Gibraltar text and data costed me a fortune but in the UK it was free
Good to know, just looked through the list - http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phone-plans/simple-choice-international-plan-countries.html?cm_sp=THE%20SOURCE_TMO-_-Upgrades%20%26%20Plans-_-see_included_countries_txt

Everywhere I'm going is included except GIB - even Israel!

Anyone know how many gb you get for the $50?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: rots5 on April 29, 2014, 08:18:14 AM
Just put in a Golan Sim into my s5 (I didn't call Verizon first) and my phone read the Sim and started working. I needed to set up an APN for internet. Otherwise simple.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Joe4007 on April 29, 2014, 08:26:16 AM
Just put in a Golan Sim into my s5 (I didn't call Verizon first) and my phone read the Sim and started working. I needed to set up an APN for internet. Otherwise simple.
Yup. Same goes for the S4.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: rots5 on April 29, 2014, 08:26:44 AM
Yup. Same goes for the S4.
never had it so easy with my s4
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Joe4007 on April 29, 2014, 08:27:12 AM
never had it so easy with my s4
I did. What issues did you experience?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 29, 2014, 08:29:08 AM
T-mobile reps are the most clueless reps I've ever seen.
 
I just used them for my international trip, I took the prepaid plan for $50 a month unlimited in the USA, international is $0.20/min for talk, text and 2G data are free. I canceled when I got home  :)
Which plan is that?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 29, 2014, 08:30:03 AM
Good to know, just looked through the list - http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phone-plans/simple-choice-international-plan-countries.html?cm_sp=THE%20SOURCE_TMO-_-Upgrades%20%26%20Plans-_-see_included_countries_txt

Everywhere I'm going is included except GIB - even Israel!

Anyone know how many gb you get for the $50?
am i locked in a contract with this
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 08:49:28 AM
am i locked in a contract with this
ilherman said he got rid of it when he got back. Pretty sure Tmobile doesn't have contracts, but I'd double check that.
1 potential issue is phone. Might have to buy a Tmobile smartphone, and without a contract, I doubt you can get an iPhone for $100.
I also want to find out if my wife will be another $50 or if she can be like an add on line.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on April 29, 2014, 09:21:08 AM
I did. What issues did you experience?
s4 had some issues with setting up apn.


never had it so easy with my s4
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 09:21:51 AM
ilherman said he got rid of it when he got back. Pretty sure Tmobile doesn't have contracts, but I'd double check that.
1 potential issue is phone. Might have to buy a Tmobile smartphone, and without a contract, I doubt you can get an iPhone for $100.
I also want to find out if my wife will be another $50 or if she can be like an add on line.
No contract. I think you can add on a line. You can use any unlocked phone.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Joe4007 on April 29, 2014, 09:35:18 AM
s4 had some issues with setting up apn.
Verizon's S4? Interesting, as it comes unlocked out of the box.

I know Sprint's S4 had issues with the APN settings.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 09:57:06 AM
No contract. I think you can add on a line. You can use any unlocked phone.
Thanks!
Just spoke to Tmobile, and they confirmed I can use my Sprint iPhone once it's unlocked - that's awesome!
Rep confirmed everything you said except they said the internet is actually 3G. My Sprint phone rarely picks up 4G, so 3G will be more than fine for me.

So, for $50 you get:
Unlimited talk in US and in their list of 100 countries EXCEPT if your in one of the countries on the list and you're calling US. Then it's $0.20/min. (To avoid that, I'll sign up for GrooveIP.)
Unlimited text worldwide (worldwide means in their 100 countries)
Unlimited 3G worldwide
1GB 4G worldwide
1GB Hotspot worldwide

On the bottom of this page (http://www.t-mobile.com/optional-services/roaming.html), you can find the rates for countries that are not on their list. Ex. Gibraltar is $1.49/min for talk, $0.50 to send text, receiving is the same as your domestic plan (in this case unlimited) and there's no data service. Obviously here, you'll need wifi and can then use GrooveIP for calls and iMessage/WhatsApp for texting.

To add a line with all the same features for your wife, it'll be $80 total per month.
Tmobile sim card costs $0.99 and you can take care of everything over the phone.

The will do a credit check on you and reports in Google say that it was actually a hard pull even though the reps claim it's soft.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 10:16:25 AM
Thanks!
Just spoke to Tmobile, and they confirmed I can use my Sprint iPhone once it's unlocked - that's awesome!
Rep confirmed everything you said except they said the internet is actually 3G. My Sprint phone rarely picks up 4G, so 3G will be more than fine for me.

So, for $50 you get:
Unlimited talk in US and in their list of 100 countries EXCEPT if your in one of the countries on the list and you're calling US. Then it's $0.20/min. (To avoid that, I'll sign up for GrooveIP.)
Unlimited text worldwide (worldwide means in their 100 countries)
Unlimited 3G worldwide
1GB 4G worldwide
1GB Hotspot worldwide

On the bottom of this page (http://www.t-mobile.com/optional-services/roaming.html), you can find the rates for countries that are not on their list. Ex. Gibraltar is $1.49/min for talk, $0.50 to send text, receiving is the same as your domestic plan (in this case unlimited) and there's no data service. Obviously here, you'll need wifi and can then use GrooveIP for calls and iMessage/WhatsApp for texting.

To add a line with all the same features for your wife, it'll be $80 total per month.
Tmobile sim card costs $0.99 and you can take care of everything over the phone.

The will do a credit check on you and reports in Google say that it was actually a hard pull even though the reps claim it's soft.
DROPR DROPR  >:( >:(


It's a TU hard pull. And it's NOT 3G it's 2G - again they are way too clueless..
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 10:19:41 AM
Make sure you get the prepaid plan. Only the post paid plan sim is 0.99, the prepaid sim is $10 (though they have it on sale sometimes for 0.99 as well)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 10:31:32 AM
Make sure you get the prepaid plan. Only the post paid plan sim is 0.99, the prepaid sim is $10 (though they have it on sale sometimes for 0.99 as well)
What was the point of me calling, I should have just verified everything with you :)

Thanks for the tips. So finally, you suggest this over individual country sims?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 10:35:44 AM
What was the point of me calling, I should have just verified everything with you :)

Thanks for the tips. So finally, you suggest this over individual country sims?
Yes, though in Israel get a local sim card.

You will not enjoy GrooveIP on 2G even 3G would be crappy.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 29, 2014, 10:38:17 AM
DROPR DROPR  >:( >:(


It's a TU hard pull. And it's NOT 3G it's 2G - again they are way too clueless..
thanks, any idea bout what I can do to get data on my laptop with this?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 10:42:41 AM
Yes, though in Israel get a local sim card.

You will not enjoy GrooveIP on 2G even 3G would be crappy.
Why? Israel is included on the list, so calling is free except to US. How many times do I need to call US that can't wait till I have wifi?

thanks, any idea bout what I can do to get data on my laptop with this?
There's 1 GB of Hotspot, so it'll be running the speeds of 2G, but it can power your laptop.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 02:29:05 PM
Why? Israel is included on the list, so calling is free except to US. How many times do I need to call US that can't wait till I have wifi?
There's 1 GB of Hotspot, so it'll be running the speeds of 2G, but it can power your laptop.
Whete fo you get wifi?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 29, 2014, 02:34:06 PM
Whete fo you get wifi?
hotel?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 02:43:20 PM
hotel?
Yeah but on a honeymoon you're not in the hotel all day. You can get unlimited sims in Israel for dirt cheap. I was only there for 2 days so I didn't bother but if you're there for a while check out the Israel SIM card thread.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 29, 2014, 02:45:03 PM
Yeah but on a honeymoon you're not in the hotel all day. You can get unlimited sims in Israel for dirt cheap. I was only there for 2 days so I didn't bother but if you're there for a while check out the Israel SIM card thread.
that still dosnt do it for europe
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 02:52:36 PM
Huh?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 03:10:43 PM
Staying by Zaidy's apt = wifi. When we're out we don't need to call each other, and we don't need to call US either. We can wait till we get back to Zaidy's.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 29, 2014, 03:13:53 PM
Huh?
I thought he was refering to his whole trip, I didnt realize you were focused on israel
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 03:21:50 PM
I think this deal is great for the whole trip, including Israel. I don't fully understand why ilherman suggests getting a sim for Israel.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 03:22:45 PM
Oh, and Emkay, if we're in Europe in the same months, we could open up big family plan. :) 4 lines at this plan would be $100...
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 03:35:23 PM
All I was saying is, that if you can get a sim card in Israel for $20 and not be bounded to wifi, and the ability to talk whenever you want is a big plus and I would go for it. Also all these apps are not so clear etc..
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 29, 2014, 03:38:28 PM
Oh, and Emkay, if we're in Europe in the same months, we could open up big family plan. :) 4 lines at this plan would be $100...
When will u be there?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 03:43:35 PM
All I was saying is, that if you can get a sim card in Israel for $20 and not be bounded to wifi, and the ability to talk whenever you want is a big plus and I would go for it. Also all these apps are not so clear etc..
But the Tmobile calling is unlimited within Israel, no need for wifi. How often are we going to be calling US? Even for emergencies when there's no wifi, 100 minutes at .20 would equal a $20 sim card.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 03:43:58 PM
When will u be there?
Not sure if it goes by calendar month, but June and July.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 03:52:37 PM
But the Tmobile calling is unlimited within Israel, no need for wifi. How often are we going to be calling US? Even for emergencies when there's no wifi, 100 minutes at .20 would equal a $20 sim card.
So I will say it for the forth time T-MOBILE REPS ARE CLUELESS. Now please don't get me angry anymore  >:( ;D
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 03:55:26 PM
So I will say it for the forth time T-MOBILE REPS ARE CLUELESS. Now please don't get me angry anymore  >:( ;D
So I can't trust anything?? Does that mean you get 0 minutes in all of Europe? And it's always .20/min?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 03:58:34 PM
So I can't trust anything?? Does that mean you get 0 minutes in all of Europe? And it's always .20/min?
Yes, sir.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 03:59:31 PM
Yes,sir.
If that's the case, then it's not worth it at all. Can get sim's in each country with cheaper rates. Uch, I was really hoping you were wrong. :)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 04:03:13 PM
If that's the case, then it's not worth it at all. Can get sim's in each country with cheaper rates. Uch, I was really hoping you were wrong. :)
Maybe I am, call them  ;)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 29, 2014, 04:04:09 PM
If that's the case, then it's not worth it at all. Can get sim's in each country with cheaper rates. Uch, I was really hoping you were wrong. :)
unless your fine with using the calling apps
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 04:05:35 PM
unless your fine with using the calling apps
Which probably won't work very well on 2G...
And if they don't know what they're talking about, maybe texting and 2G aren't free either.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 04:08:22 PM
Which probably won't work very well on 2G...
And if they don't know what they're talking about, maybe texting and 2G aren't free either.
They are.

BTW there is a thread here discussing this T-mobile plan.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 04:09:22 PM
And if they don't know what they're talking about, maybe texting and 2G aren't free either.
Scratch that. Took another look at that chart that lets you plug in the country you're visiting, and tried Israel, Italy and France. It clearly says all have unlimited data and texts and calls are .20
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 04:13:11 PM
BTW there is a thread here discussing this T-mobile plan.
Found it. http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=32891.50 thanks
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 04:18:39 PM
If that's the case, then it's not worth it at all. Can get sim's in each country with cheaper rates. Uch, I was really hoping you were wrong. :)
In my case where I was every day in a different country it was really worthwhile.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 04:23:39 PM
In my case where I was every day in a different country it was really worthwhile.
$wise or convenience?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on April 29, 2014, 04:30:26 PM
$wise or convenience?
That. Sometimes, convenience is a most. Getting every day new numbers setting up SIM cards...
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 29, 2014, 04:34:40 PM
So it looks like ill just go for this, thanks @ilherman
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 04:37:34 PM
That. Sometimes, convenience is a most. Getting every day new numbers setting up SIM cards...
Right, and perhaps getting the sim for Israel since that'll be the longest stay. Thanks for the advice.

Emkay, I assume your months don't match up with mine?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 29, 2014, 04:39:22 PM
Right, and perhaps getting the sim for Israel since that'll be the longest stay. Thanks for the advice.

Emkay, I assume your months don't match up with mine?
you would be assuming wrong
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 04:52:32 PM
you would be assuming wrong
lol Family plan, then?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 29, 2014, 04:56:58 PM
lol Family plan, then?
I would Only need it for a month though and I believe you need longer
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 05:31:44 PM
I would Only need it for a month though and I believe you need longer
Yeah I do need 2 months. Don't see why 1-2 lines can't be dropped after 1 month, though.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on April 29, 2014, 05:45:43 PM
Yeah I do need 2 months. Don't see why 1-2 lines can't be dropped after 1 month, though.
my travel dates are june 29 till July 13.
If that can be worked out then I would
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on April 29, 2014, 05:48:53 PM
my travel dates are june 29 till July 13.
If that can be worked out then I would
June 11 - July 24

Could be. Not sure if we can rely on them when calling.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 01, 2014, 01:39:36 PM
Found some very positive reviews on DDFB about this service. Only concerns someone brought up is that the phone must be used in America before going abroad (trying to find out how long that must be) and that billing became a hassle since it's unclear how TMobile decides billing month. Someone had it open for a month and got charged 2.5 months. Had to do a lot of HUCA to fight it.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: PETERP on May 01, 2014, 07:30:12 PM
Found some very positive reviews on DDFB about this service. Only concerns someone brought up is that the phone must be used in America before going abroad (trying to find out how long that must be) and that billing became a hassle since it's unclear how TMobile decides billing month. Someone had it open for a month and got charged 2.5 months. Had to do a lot of HUCA to fight it.


Nice to be young. I get tired seeing all the
Places you are going. Enjoy
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 01, 2014, 08:26:55 PM

Nice to be young. I get tired seeing all the
Places you are going. Enjoy
lol thanks. What do you do with your points, if I may ask?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on May 01, 2014, 08:31:33 PM
Not everyone has such a strong LOR as you have  :P

And PETERP does not have a LOR regardless  8)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 01, 2014, 08:55:34 PM
Not everyone has such a strong LOR as you have  :P

And PETERP does not have a LOR regardless  8)
I don't believe so many people do that, davka here, where Dan talks so strongly about the benefits of award redemption.
Just can't see all this work worth a couple of bucks.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on May 01, 2014, 08:55:41 PM
Not everyone has such a strong LOR as you have  :P

And PETERP does not have a LOR regardless  8)
:D
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on May 01, 2014, 10:57:37 PM
I don't believe so many people do that, davka here, where Dan talks so strongly about the benefits of award redemption.
Just can't see all this work worth a couple of bucks.
I've never sold a point in my life for the reason. Though other people prefer saving up the money.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: LAXtraveler on May 02, 2014, 02:55:44 PM
Prepping for a trip to EU soon. Would like to have an idea of what to do for connectivity while there. At this point, I think data is probably more important than phone since I can always access Skype/other things, but would like input from DDFers here. Too many companies have been thrown around here - anyone with recent experience in EU (multi-country, but not UK)?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: bochur123 on May 02, 2014, 04:01:57 PM
Tmobile
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on May 02, 2014, 04:06:55 PM
Tmobile
he is looking for data and tmobile data Officially sucks international
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on May 02, 2014, 04:30:08 PM
You can add 3G for a charge.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 02, 2014, 04:45:09 PM
he is looking for data and tmobile data Officially sucks international
I thought from the convo here + DDFB that it isn't all that terrible.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on May 02, 2014, 05:15:23 PM
I thought from the convo here + DDFB that it isn't all that terrible.
ya, I just Looked over the convo and im not sure why I thought that
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 02, 2014, 05:31:59 PM
ya, I just Looked over the convo and im not sure why I thought that
lol +1
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yordai Dooma on May 05, 2014, 11:52:24 AM
Is there any alternative to GrooveIP when traveling internationally with wifi access? I saw that it wont work with GV anymore after 5/14/14.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: moish on May 07, 2014, 07:37:51 PM
tmobile 2g is not good for loading web pages, can sometimes take 10+ seconds. but for email and apps such as waze, its fine.

as has been stated, you can pay for a data plan for the 3g
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: dudi on May 07, 2014, 09:14:09 PM
Was asked about a Sim for Italy does anyone know what's the best way to get a sim and where? Need it all incoming outgoing data
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sillypainter on May 07, 2014, 09:19:20 PM
Was asked about a Sim for Italy does anyone know what's the best way to get a sim and where? Need it all incoming outgoing data

It's very hard to get a local Italian SIM. They require registration and there is usually a language barrier. Shop around. You may also consider the  cellomobile.com international SIM card and Mifi rental for data.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 07, 2014, 11:34:06 PM
Assuming we go with the $50 TMobile plan, now that GrooveIP is not an option for making calls, calls will be .20/min with TMobile. From the obi (whatever that means) thread, I found out that with Google Hangouts (including the app - at least iPhone, there was uncertainty whether the Android app can make calls yet) you can make calls for free to US numbers, .02/min to most European landlines and .10/min to most European cell phones. That's not too bad.

But, I realized that we're kinda missing out on something here. We will only have a US number. If anyone abroad needs to contact us - friends/family in Israel, hotels, tour guides, etc. - they would have to call a US number. Not so sure how well that will work. The only way to get local numbers in each country is by going the SIM-per-country route, right?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Ergel on May 07, 2014, 11:39:45 PM
Why do you want people to be able to call you. Get away with your wife for a little bit
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: MC on May 07, 2014, 11:42:54 PM
Why do you want people to be able to call you. Get away with your wife for a little bit
I second that! Albeit my latest Euro trip was with a friend not a spouse, but we still enjoyed so much more without the distraction of our phones. And there was wifi in the hotels in the mornings and nights to catch up on emails, whatsapps and calling the family back home.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: dudi on May 08, 2014, 12:12:21 AM
Assuming we go with the $50 TMobile plan, now that GrooveIP is not an option for making calls, calls will be .20/min with TMobile. From the obi (whatever that means) thread, I found out that with Google Hangouts (including the app - at least iPhone, there was uncertainty whether the Android app can make calls yet) you can make calls for free to US numbers, .02/min to most European landlines and .10/min to most European cell phones. That's not too bad.

But, I realized that we're kinda missing out on something here. We will only have a US number. If anyone abroad needs to contact us - friends/family in Israel, hotels, tour guides, etc. - they would have to call a US number. Not so sure how well that will work. The only way to get local numbers in each country is by going the SIM-per-country route, right?
from the point of having a Israeli number why not use misparchinam.com? My number goes straight to my GV number
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: moish on May 08, 2014, 06:07:36 AM
It's very hard to get a local Italian SIM. They require registration and there is usually a language barrier.
unless something changed recently, it was quite simple to get a local sim
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: dudi on May 08, 2014, 08:24:02 AM
unless something changed recently, it was quite simple to get a local sim
at the airport? Online? Please elaborate
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 08, 2014, 09:17:29 AM
from the point of having a Israeli number why not use misparchinam.com? My number goes straight to my GV number
Thanks! Any idea if I actually need a GV number, or can I just use it hooked up to my regular number like I normally use GV?
Why do you want people to be able to call you. Get away with your wife for a little bit
Although we did discuss this a bit in my thread, I want a phone for 3 reasons:
1)Safety
2)GPS
3)People to call - family if emergency, friends and family in Israel who want to meet up. We're also going to Israel specifically for a cousin's wedding, so there will be plenty of family there for that with Israeli numbers that won't want to pay high fees calling a US number in case they need to contact us.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: moish on May 08, 2014, 09:34:49 AM
at the airport? Online? Please elaborate
airport
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: dudi on May 08, 2014, 12:11:50 PM
Thanks! Any idea if I actually need a GV number, or can I just use it hooked up to my regular number like I normally use GV?Although we did discuss this a bit in my thread, I want a phone for 3 reasons:
1)Safety
2)GPS
3)People to call - family if emergency, friends and family in Israel who want to meet up. We're also going to Israel specifically for a cousin's wedding, so there will be plenty of family there for that with Israeli numbers that won't want to pay high fees calling a US number in case they need to contact us.
the idea of it is that as long as its to a american number it will forward to it so if you are talking about an american number there is no reason why it shouldn't work.
Just make sure bcs I heard misparchinam may not be giving numbers anymore
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: MC on May 08, 2014, 12:14:19 PM
It's on and off... Right now their website seems up and running and it looks like they are giving numbers.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on May 12, 2014, 02:07:59 PM
Is there any alternative to GrooveIP when traveling internationally with wifi access? I saw that it wont work with GV anymore after 5/14/14.
Vonage Mobile. Uses your real number for outgoing caller ID, and also for incoming calls if you are a tmobile/AT&T customer.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 12, 2014, 02:11:13 PM
Vonage Mobile. Uses your real number for outgoing caller ID, and also for incoming calls if you are a tmobile/AT&T customer.
Is that free?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on May 12, 2014, 02:17:44 PM
Free calls to U.S./Canada, cheap international rates
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 12, 2014, 02:24:24 PM
Free calls to U.S./Canada, cheap international rates
Gotcha. The Tmobile deal is free to US as well. Was hoping to find a free replacement to GrooveIP so I can call anywhere for free when I'm abroad.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on May 13, 2014, 01:31:56 PM
Gotcha. The Tmobile deal is free to US as well. Was hoping to find a free replacement to GrooveIP so I can call anywhere for free when I'm abroad.
I replaced GrooveIP with Vonage a while ago already, as the real number caller ID is very convenient so recipients know who you are. Best data calling app I've found. The new ReachMe incoming forwarding feature seems cool as well.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 13, 2014, 10:58:14 PM
I replaced GrooveIP with Vonage a while ago already, as the real number caller ID is very convenient so recipients know who you are. Best data calling app I've found. The new ReachMe incoming forwarding feature seems cool as well.
Found this page to see rates http://www2.vonage.com/ild/ekb/ which asks you to first pick the plan you'll be on - I assume the free one is US/Canad Unlimited. And then you pick the countries you want to call. Google Voice in Hangouts is much cheaper than the few I tried - Israel, Spain, Italy other than Israel landlines which is 1cpm with Vonage and 2cpm with Google.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on May 13, 2014, 11:37:31 PM
Found this page to see rates http://www2.vonage.com/ild/ekb/ which asks you to first pick the plan you'll be on - I assume the free one is US/Canad Unlimited. And then you pick the countries you want to call. Google Voice in Hangouts is much cheaper than the few I tried - Israel, Spain, Italy other than Israel landlines which is 1cpm with Vonage and 2cpm with Google.
Except that that's the wrong rates page for the Vonage Mobile app. It's here (http://www.vonage.com/vonagemobile/apps/vonage-mobile-app). Many rates are cheaper than Google's. E.g. Israel landline .015 & mobile .049 vs. Google Voice .02 & .10. Also, Hangouts on Android doesn't yet allow Google Voice calls, supposedly they will introduce this shortly after the 3rd party apps are kicked off the service. And to reiterate, Vonage uses your real number, which for anyone who doesn't use GV for their main number is a huge convenience.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 13, 2014, 11:48:33 PM
Except that that's the wrong rates page for the Vonage Mobile app. It's here (http://www.vonage.com/vonagemobile/apps/vonage-mobile-app). Many rates are cheaper than Google's. E.g. Israel landline .015 & mobile .049 vs. Google Voice .02 & .10. Also, Hangouts on Android doesn't yet allow Google Voice calls, supposedly they will introduce this shortly after the 3rd party apps are kicked off the service. And to reiterate, Vonage uses your real number, which for anyone who doesn't use GV for their main number is a huge convenience.
Oh good! Glad I was wrong. Will check out that link tomorrow, thanks!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 14, 2014, 08:23:41 AM
Except that that's the wrong rates page for the Vonage Mobile app. It's here (http://www.vonage.com/vonagemobile/apps/vonage-mobile-app). Many rates are cheaper than Google's. E.g. Israel landline .015 & mobile .049 vs. Google Voice .02 & .10. Also, Hangouts on Android doesn't yet allow Google Voice calls, supposedly they will introduce this shortly after the 3rd party apps are kicked off the service. And to reiterate, Vonage uses your real number, which for anyone who doesn't use GV for their main number is a huge convenience.
Even on that link, I'm not seeing anything CLOSE to the rates you quoted. It seems to be good if you're friend has Vonage too, but not if you're trying to call a non-Vonage number...
(And I have an iPhone so no problem with Hangouts.)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on May 14, 2014, 09:17:19 AM
Even on that link, I'm not seeing anything CLOSE to the rates you quoted. It seems to be good if you're friend has Vonage too, but not if you're trying to call a non-Vonage number...
(And I have an iPhone so no problem with Hangouts.)
Very strange, as that's what I see... anyway I use it and can assure you that what I quoted for Israel is accurate... Spain, Italy, etc. are cheaper than GV as well. I recommend you install the app, then you can put in any number and it will tell you the exact rate.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 14, 2014, 09:20:16 AM
Very strange, as that's what I see... anyway I use it and can assure you that what I quoted for Israel is accurate... Spain, Italy, etc. are cheaper than GV as well. I recommend you install the app, then you can put in any number and it will tell you the exact rate.
Will do thanks
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 14, 2014, 09:28:51 AM
Just put in my friend's Israel cell number and it came up as Israel Mobile 4.9cpm
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on May 14, 2014, 09:32:36 AM
Just put in my friend's Israel cell number and it came up as Israel Mobile 4.9cpm
Great, so as you see it's over 50% cheaper than GV's 10cpm.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 14, 2014, 09:59:49 AM
Great, so as you see it's over 50% cheaper than GV's 10cpm.
Oh lol that's correct. haha
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: @Yehuda on May 18, 2014, 09:51:25 PM
Seems like Vonage is going to be the way to go. Just realized a nice bonus - one of the current AMEX offers is $5 statement credit for spending $5 in the iTunes App store (exp. 5/31). Vonage credit can be bought through the app store, so free money!
Only problem is that Vonage can only be bought in a bunch such as 4.99, 9.99, 14.99, etc. 4.99 would not be enough to get the statement credit, and it seems like there's nothing cheaper than a .99 song that you can buy to top off your $5 spend to get your credit. Once, I'm wasting .99 on something I wouldn't otherwise buy, I think I'll just buy 9.99 worth of Vonage, which I likely will use. So hey, 5 free dollars!

I have this offer on 2 AMEX cards, so I'll likely buy it there too. That would be a total of $25 Vonage credit (incl. the $5 I bought initially to try out some calling to London and Italy). That should hopefully be enough for the trip and would mean I paid $15 for $25 of calling.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Srsy on June 09, 2014, 02:28:07 PM
You can use this Vonage app on any cell phone?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: moka on June 09, 2014, 08:56:45 PM
I'm going to canada for a day what's the best idea for me? I have a blackberry z10 with tmobile $50 prepaid. Any ideas?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: DovtheBear on June 09, 2014, 09:19:28 PM
I'm going to canada for a day what's the best idea for me? I have a blackberry z10 with tmobile $50 prepaid. Any ideas?
If it's worth the hassle, get the $50 postpaid and cancel to get it prorated.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Srsy on June 11, 2014, 12:10:55 AM
Anyone ever buy a prepaid SIM card from telestial?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: emesmusic on June 11, 2014, 03:41:02 PM
I'm going to be in the US for two months.
Anyone know of a sim card (prepaid or contract whichever is cheaper) where I can get unlimited international minutes (to UK), some US minutes, some texts and some data.
Thanks.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Alexsei on June 11, 2014, 05:22:04 PM
Anyone ever buy a prepaid SIM card from telestial?
yes a few years ago
Anyone ever buy a prepaid SIM card from telestial?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Srsy on June 11, 2014, 09:46:49 PM
We're you happy with their som card?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Alexsei on June 12, 2014, 12:17:53 PM
rates were not the best at that time
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Srsy on June 16, 2014, 11:20:03 PM
Anyone ever use unlimited Israel for a SIM card for Italy?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Srsy on June 19, 2014, 08:27:33 AM
Anyone use them... Just want to know cuz their rates are good
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: syp5 on June 19, 2014, 09:15:24 AM
Any way to Top up a lycamobile Poland sim card from the US. They require a polish credit card on their website and I haven't found a international top up site that services them....
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yakov116 on June 19, 2014, 10:04:26 AM
Any way to Top up a lycamobile Poland sim card from the US. They require a polish credit card on their website and I haven't found a international top up site that services them....
I didnt understand what you want to do. You want to use the sim here or in poland?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: syp5 on June 19, 2014, 10:31:06 AM
I want to top it up here, but will be using it in Poland. I need to top it up before going.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yakov116 on June 19, 2014, 10:37:37 AM
I want to top it up here, but will be using it in Poland. I need to top it up before going.
The number is American or polish?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 19, 2014, 10:34:33 PM
Can anyone recommend some good places in the New York area to rent an International (China) Sim card?
Thanks!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: syp5 on June 19, 2014, 10:35:29 PM
The number is polish
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yakov116 on June 19, 2014, 10:39:03 PM
The number is polish
Sorry the I can't help because my system will only allow me to do American numbers. 
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yg99 on July 02, 2014, 07:36:50 AM
Going to Italy in a few weeks. What's the best way to get a SIM? Anyway to get it while in the states?

Do they have unlimited data plans for a reasonable rate? How about tethering?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sky121 on July 02, 2014, 08:50:02 AM
Buy one at any Tim or Vodafone store.
I got 200 min text and 1gb for around $35 including the SIM.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on July 04, 2014, 12:46:25 PM
Any harm in signing up for a tmobile simple choice plan (w/hard credit pull >:() for the free global data and cheap roaming calls, then cancelling after trip? Has anyone done this without any hiccups?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yg99 on July 06, 2014, 11:18:18 PM
That would be fine except that I need tethering and TM states clearly that it is not allowed.

Has anyone tried it?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on July 08, 2014, 10:43:28 AM
That would be fine except that I need tethering and TM states clearly that it is not allowed.

Has anyone tried it?
Even if tethering is done tmo is only 2g so it would be really slow
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: morgs on July 26, 2014, 06:25:59 PM
Any info on prepaid sims in hong kong and where to get them?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on August 12, 2014, 03:23:26 PM
dont remember where it was discussed but is there anyone using the vzw iphone 4s with a usa tmobile sim?
pretty sure vzw unlocks it for intl use only and the tmobile sim wont work regardless of location
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on August 13, 2014, 01:15:31 PM
Toggle Mobile now offers cheap data bundles (http://www.togglemobile.co.uk/roaming-data/en) which cover all Toggle countries.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on August 13, 2014, 01:56:21 PM
dont remember where it was discussed but is there anyone using the vzw iphone 4s with a usa tmobile sim?
pretty sure vzw unlocks it for intl use only and the tmobile sim wont work regardless of location
bump
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: nobiggy on August 21, 2014, 08:05:13 PM
Anyone have experience going international with T-mobile?
How fast is data? can I make free calls via magic jack using the free data?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Moshe90 on August 23, 2014, 10:40:52 PM

Anyone have experience going international with T-mobile?
How fast is data? can I make free calls via magic jack using the free data?
was now for 3 weeks in Switzerland, france, Prague, Belgium , the calls are excellent , the data in Switzerland was quite fast, but in Belgium and France it worked very slow. That's my experience
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: smart brit on August 23, 2014, 10:45:11 PM
Anyone have experience going international with T-mobile?
How fast is data? can I make free calls via magic jack using the free data?
depending on each country and location in that country IME
In the UK it was perfect, in Israel perfect, Spain was a little slow, Gibraltar very slow, Portugal good, Switzerland perfect, Canada perfect, Germany perfect
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on August 23, 2014, 10:55:53 PM
When you guys say quite fast and perfect, do you know the speeds? Or can you say if streaming video or maps loaded properly.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: nobiggy on August 23, 2014, 11:06:09 PM
depending on each country and location in that country IME
In the UK it was perfect, in Israel perfect, Spain was a little slow, Gibraltar very slow, Portugal good, Switzerland perfect, Canada perfect, Germany perfect

i can make calls from magic jack to america for free?

Also thanks everyone for the feedback and info!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on August 23, 2014, 11:26:54 PM
i can make calls from magic jack to america for free?

Also thanks everyone for the feedback and info!
Last post looked like you know magic jack details, this post not. Either way, dunno about magic but the Vonage app allows calls over wifi/3g for free.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: nobiggy on August 23, 2014, 11:28:13 PM
I know magic jack. However I heard that t mobile might charge you when you make calls over wifi or the like.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: MeirS on August 23, 2014, 11:29:41 PM
Wiki?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on August 23, 2014, 11:31:06 PM
Tmobile can't charge if you only use their data. If you are on wifi with a tmobile phone I believe they give free calls to usa, without any app.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: smart brit on August 24, 2014, 07:37:47 AM
Tmobile can't charge if you only use their data. If you are on wifi with a tmobile phone I believe they give free calls to usa, without any app.
depending what device and Sim card you have.
You need it to be capable of wifi calling
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: nobiggy on August 24, 2014, 08:47:24 AM
depending what device and Sim card you have.
You need it to be capable of wifi calling

I'm in canada using t mobile it gives me 3G on Rogers. However if enable LTE data on my iPhone it shows up that I am using LTE at top left of screen. Will I be charged?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: smart brit on August 24, 2014, 12:21:44 PM
I'm in canada using t mobile it gives me 3G on Rogers. However if enable LTE data on my iPhone it shows up that I am using LTE at top left of screen. Will I be charged?
99.9% percent sure that not
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 24, 2014, 12:25:55 PM
In case anyone was wondering, vestalink worked perfectly around the world as long as i had a good Internet connection.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yehoshua on August 25, 2014, 06:25:06 PM
99.9% percent sure that not
+1. I had the same thing and I was not charged.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on August 25, 2014, 06:38:40 PM
+1. I had the same thing and I was not charged.
Question is how fast the speeds actually were?
99.9% percent sure that not
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yehoshua on August 25, 2014, 06:43:00 PM
Question is how fast the speeds actually were?
I didn't run a speed test, but they were fast.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: scr on August 26, 2014, 05:51:39 PM
Does anyone have any advice on how to get an ATT phone which is in contract unlocked?  Will they do me a courtesy in return for my many years of loyalty?  Etc, etc, etc?  Thus far they're asking for $240 to do it!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: smart brit on August 26, 2014, 09:10:24 PM
Does anyone have any advice on how to get an ATT phone which is in contract unlocked?  Will they do me a courtesy in return for my many years of loyalty?  Etc, etc, etc?  Thus far they're asking for $240 to do it!
they are supposed (legally) to unlock the phone for free
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on August 26, 2014, 09:18:32 PM
they are supposed (legally) to unlock the phone for free
+1. Usually you have to go a customer for around 3 months
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: MeirS on August 26, 2014, 10:59:37 PM
Does anyone have any advice on how to get an ATT phone which is in contract unlocked?  Will they do me a courtesy in return for my many years of loyalty?  Etc, etc, etc?  Thus far they're asking for $240 to do it!
Don't tell them you want to transfer, tell them you're going out of the country and want to be able to use your device with a different Sim.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: scr on August 27, 2014, 09:25:47 AM
I'm going to HUCA.  FYI - the $240 was to buy out my contract.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: MeirS on August 27, 2014, 06:58:33 PM
I'm going to HUCA.  FYI - the $240 was to buy out my contract.
That makes sense. If you want to transfer to a different provider and you're in the middle of a contract they will charge you to buy it out, but if you just want to unlock the phone and continue paying your monthly bills they should do it for free. These are 2 very different questions.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: scr on August 28, 2014, 04:21:35 PM
I called back and was told the phone could not be unlocked. I kept pressing, and they told me to go to ATT.com/deviceunlock.  There I filled out a form to request unlocking. I submitted the form.  This AM I got back an email with instructions on how to unlock the phone.  B"H.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: MeirS on August 28, 2014, 06:50:45 PM
I called back and was told the phone could not be unlocked. I kept pressing, and they told me to go to ATT.com/deviceunlock.  There I filled out a form to request unlocking. I submitted the form.  This AM I got back an email with instructions on how to unlock the phone.  B"H.
#NeverGiveUp
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Sport on September 05, 2014, 07:36:30 AM
Anybody know where I can get a SIM card that'll work in Poland, only need it for 2 days.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on September 05, 2014, 07:38:40 AM
Anybody know where I can get a SIM card that'll work in Poland, only need it for 2 days.
I stopped at a gas station took an Orange sim included 1 GB + credit for talk, for peanuts
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Sport on September 05, 2014, 07:40:26 AM

I stopped at a gas station took an Orange sim included 1 GB + credit for talk, for peanuts
Thanks and is it easy to set up? This is for someone not so tech savvy.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruly101 on September 05, 2014, 07:46:01 AM
Thanks and is it easy to set up? This is for someone not so tech savvy.
I didnt need any setup, it said in big on the package what you get (it was in polish.. but u get it..)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: syp5 on September 05, 2014, 10:36:37 AM
Did you need to put in  the APN settings?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: SearchGuy on September 17, 2014, 03:28:14 PM
Gonna be visiting Melbourne Bangkok and Tokyo, any suggestions on a SIM card?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on September 18, 2014, 06:45:26 PM
I think this topic sorely needs a wiki, where everyone can contribute any specialized knowledge they may have about the best options for particular countries/regions. I have started with what I use, please add whatever you may be familiar with.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: SearchGuy on September 18, 2014, 09:22:10 PM
I think this topic sorely needs a wiki, where everyone can contribute any specialized knowledge they may have about the best options for particular countries/regions. I have started with what I use, please add whatever you may be familiar with.
thanks
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: BarryLincoln on September 28, 2014, 10:18:55 AM
Going to be in eastern Europe (Hungary, Ukraine, Slovakia, etc.) in a few months and would like to understand what my options are for cell service... my AT&T service will prob charge me an arm-and-a-leg... suggestions welcome...thanks in advance...

PS- Sorry for the cross-post - can't delete the thread i just created - mods please help...
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on September 28, 2014, 11:17:07 AM
Going to be in eastern Europe (Hungary, Ukraine, Slovakia, etc.) in a few months and would like to understand what my options are for cell service... my AT&T service will prob charge me an arm-and-a-leg... suggestions welcome...thanks in advance...

PS- Sorry for the cross-post - can't delete the thread i just created - mods please help...
For how long? What about tmobile?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: BarryLincoln on September 28, 2014, 11:27:09 AM

For how long? What about tmobile?

Only for about a week - guess Tmobile will work.  $.20 per minute for voice calls back to US? 

Make sense to set-up week before I leave and cancel right when I get back? Do they hit you with activation/early term fees?  What am I missing here?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: lubaby on September 28, 2014, 11:42:07 AM
Only for about a week - guess Tmobile will work.  $.20 per minute for voice calls back to US? 

Make sense to set-up week before I leave and cancel right when I get back? Do they hit you with activation/early term fees?  What am I missing here?
No. T-mobile has none of that stuff.
You will need to sign up for a plan that costs $50 for the month though.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: BarryLincoln on September 28, 2014, 02:04:30 PM

No. T-mobile has none of that stuff.
You will need to sign up for a plan that costs $50 for the month though.

Will they prorate for 2 weeks if I only need it short term? Or am I out the $50 for the whole month?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on September 28, 2014, 02:05:08 PM
Will they prorate for 2 weeks if I only need it short term? Or am I out the $50 for the whole month?
Whole month
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Flying Fish on October 04, 2014, 11:11:38 PM
Will they prorate for 2 weeks if I only need it short term? Or am I out the $50 for the whole month?
$50 + tax.  They will hard pull your credit.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: SearchGuy on October 04, 2014, 11:16:37 PM
$50 + tax.  They will hard pull your credit.
What if I freeze my ex?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: nafnaf12 on October 04, 2014, 11:27:29 PM
Going to Belgium for a week what's my best option data a most phone optional..I use att have an unlocked phone
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: SearchGuy on October 04, 2014, 11:29:10 PM
My T-Mobile phone isn't working in Japan... :(
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on October 05, 2014, 01:50:25 PM
What model? Japan uses the 2100mhz band of 3g.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: lubaby on October 23, 2014, 01:24:48 AM
Anyone have experience using T-mobile in the following countries? Gonna be visiting them all in the next month and want to make sure my data will be running at a decent speed.
According to their website, all these are covered, just wanted to know if anyone has personal experience.

Amsterdam
India
Israel
Italy
Turkey
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yose on October 23, 2014, 01:30:59 AM
I am going to Paris for 2 days - what is the best sim to get for unlimited data? (tether/google voice)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on October 23, 2014, 02:14:47 AM
Anyone have experience using T-mobile in the following countries? Gonna be visiting them all in the next month and want to make sure my data will be running at a decent speed.
According to their website, all these are covered, just wanted to know if anyone has personal experience.

Amsterdam
India
Israel
Italy
Turkey
I have done Israel and Italy with them, worked fine
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: rediplus on October 23, 2014, 11:42:47 AM
i'm going to Spain in Nov. i see the discussion about SIMS. what kind of  phone though do i need to have to work with these sims ?Any VErizon phone ? does it have to be unlocked ? what about a blackberry bold ?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on October 23, 2014, 01:47:53 PM
i'm going to Spain in Nov. i see the discussion about SIMS. what kind of  phone though do i need to have to work with these sims ?Any VErizon phone ? does it have to be unlocked ? what about a blackberry bold ?
Vzw bold 9930 will need to be unlocked but it's easy
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: lubaby on October 23, 2014, 03:59:23 PM
I have done Israel and Italy with them, worked fine
Thanks.

Hopefully the other ones will work too, otherwise I'll have to pick up a local Sim Card.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on October 23, 2014, 07:11:42 PM
I see that my VZW iPhone 5 has a smaller sim card than what I am used to. 1) I thought VZW does not use Sim at all, only CDMA? 2) I wanna go to Isreal and use a Gulan sim card, are all sim cards these days so small? Will the Gulan sim fit in my iPhone?

Sorry for the noobish questions.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sillypainter on October 23, 2014, 07:24:31 PM
I see that my VZW iPhone 5 has a smaller sim card than what I am used to. 1) I thought VZW does not use Sim at all, only CDMA? 2) I wanna go to Isreal and use a Gulan sim card, are all sim cards these days so small? Will the Gulan sim fit in my iPhone?

Sorry for the noobish questions.

Herman, I love when somebody hacks your account :-)

There are 3 different sim cards sizes, mini, micro and nano. The IPhone 5 uses the nano sim size which I'm sure golan offers.

All iphones have GSM capabilities and VZW LTE phones are all unlocked, so you can travel easy to Israel and get a Golan sim there.

Don't forget to make a good impression at the USA "exit" border :-)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: chff on October 23, 2014, 07:47:11 PM
LTE runs via a Sim cards, so nowadays VZW & Sprint LTE phone require a Sim card at all times

If Golan doesn't offer the nano, you can take a micro and cut it down to size
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on October 23, 2014, 08:10:11 PM
LTE runs via a Sim cards, so nowadays VZW & Sprint LTE phone require a Sim card at all times

If Golan doesn't offer the nano, you can take a micro and cut it down to size
Aren't all iPhone 5 phones nano capable? If the answer is yes, then I am sure that golan has nano cards. Or am I missing something?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on October 23, 2014, 08:12:14 PM
ilherman, I love when somebody hacks your account :-)

There are 3 different sim cards sizes, mini, micro and nano. The IPhone 5 uses the nano sim size which I'm sure golan offers.

All iphones have GSM capabilities and VZW LTE phones are all unlocked, so you can travel easy to Israel and get a Golan sim there.

Don't forget to make a good impression at the USA "exit" border :-)
FTFY.

Now, are all VZW phones unlocked? Even Galaxy? Will a ATT sim work in a VZW phone?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on October 23, 2014, 09:03:52 PM
FTFY.

Now, are all VZW phones unlocked? Even Galaxy? Will a ATT sim work in a VZW phone?
Vzw lte phones are unlocked so the galaxy's are too. The s3 had issues creating an apn though. Apn is a setting in the phone to access data and with an Android you may have to edit the apn. Att sims will work in vzw phones but sometimes data won't be at lte speeds.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Joe4007 on October 25, 2014, 09:49:56 PM
How about VZW tablets, are they unlocked as well?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: shtank on October 27, 2014, 02:18:14 PM
Anyone know if Golan Telecom can give you a US number? Going to israel in less than a month and am very interested in getting a golan sim card but it would help if they could give me a US number.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sammy n on October 27, 2014, 03:06:57 PM

Anyone know if Golan Telecom can give you a US number? Going to israel in less than a month and am very interested in getting a golan sim card but it would help if they could give me a US number.
Most of there plans come with a U.S. number that forwards to your Israeli number.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: JFEADV on October 28, 2014, 10:15:52 AM
yes they do
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: The Guy on November 03, 2014, 11:48:15 AM
What the best thing to do?
I am traveling to Germany,and I need a sim for my tablet,should I buy there in the airport or before I leave?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: LAXtraveler on December 04, 2014, 04:40:59 PM
What the best thing to do?
I am traveling to Germany,and I need a sim for my tablet,should I buy there in the airport or before I leave?

This may be old already, but when I went I bought one in the airport pre-loaded with some minutes and data for 20Euro.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: SGF on January 02, 2015, 03:57:22 PM
i am looking for a SIM i can get in the US that can work for 5 days in Germany/Switzelrnad/France/Italy.
it seems to me that Amigo-US is my best option especially cuz its unlimited data.
any better suggestions?
anything i should know about before using Amigo?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: MeirS on January 06, 2015, 09:30:32 AM
i am looking for a SIM i can get in the US that can work for 5 days in Germany/Switzelrnad/France/Italy.
it seems to me that Amigo-US is my best option especially cuz its unlimited data.
any better suggestions?
anything i should know about before using Amigo?
Does the t-mobile plan not work in those countries?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: SGF on January 06, 2015, 04:09:22 PM
Does the t-mobile plan not work in those countries?
i have sprint and i dont think a Tmobile sim works on a sprint internationally unlocked phone.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on January 07, 2015, 04:33:11 PM
Tmobile sim won't work in a sprint unlocked phone
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yordai Dooma on February 03, 2015, 02:48:53 PM
Looking into sim options for EZE and IGU/IGR.
I know T-Mobile works there but i dont have a phone that i can use with it (i need to have certain capabilities)
There are prepaid options for EZE that can be seen here: http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Argentina
The companies seem to charge for data in blocks and then limit the speeds( its unclear what the speeds are before they limit them)

I looked into using my sprint phone there and they have data plans of 120MB for $25, 300MB for $55, 800MB for $115.

Based on these prices, wouldn't it seem these sprint blocks are cheaper than the prepaid blocks on the local carriers? Sprint uses the Movistar network there as well...i can probably expect similar speeds (possibly without them limiting them?)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yosef_S on February 10, 2015, 06:08:08 PM
I'm going to be travelling in March, spending about 10 days between JNB (and to/from Kruger), LVI, VFA and AUH. I'm looking for a SIM card that I can put into an unlocked world phone and use for data, and Voice/SMS both locally and to the US. Ideally would prefer unlimited data.

Any recommendations? TIA
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on February 10, 2015, 06:42:24 PM
Tmobile postpaid assuming they cover all those places.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yosef_S on February 10, 2015, 08:36:35 PM
They cover all except Kruger. For the two days there I would have to get another phone at minimum for emergency use.

(They also don't cover Zimbabwe, but I would be at Victoria Falls though, right on the border with Zambia, so hopefully they I would be able to still have coverage.)

Have there been any issues with people opening an account with T-Mobile for one month just for international travel?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: BarryLincoln on February 10, 2015, 09:05:57 PM
They cover all except Kruger. For the two days there I would have to get another phone at minimum for emergency use.

(They also don't cover Zimbabwe, but I would be at Victoria Falls though, right on the border with Zambia, so hopefully they I would be able to still have coverage.)

Have there been any issues with people opening an account with T-Mobile for one month just for international travel?

It's a hard pull, even for one month.  If you don't want a pull, you might consider TravelCell as they have the same TMO SIM cards.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yosef_S on February 10, 2015, 09:34:14 PM
consider TravelCell as they have the same TMO SIM cards.

Will they rent me that SIM card at a flat fee for a period of time? I looked at their website earlier and it seemed like all of their options included per usage charges which I would like to avoid.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on February 10, 2015, 09:38:36 PM
They charge a rental fee and then a per minute fee. Tmo also charges per minute
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yosef_S on February 10, 2015, 09:43:53 PM
Right, but Tmo is only $.20/ minute, all the rental companies were $.59+/minute. And Tmo includes unlimited data and SMS, and the rental companies charge per MB and per outgoing SMS.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: BarryLincoln on February 10, 2015, 09:53:19 PM
Right, but Tmo is only $.20/ minute, all the rental companies were $.59+/minute. And Tmo includes unlimited data and SMS, and the rental companies charge per MB and per outgoing SMS.
-1

they provide unlimited data as well, including unlimited texts.  Only per minute charges are for voice calls.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: BarryLincoln on February 10, 2015, 09:55:42 PM
-1

they provide unlimited data as well, including unlimited texts.  Only per minute charges are for voice calls.

Referring to TravelCell specifically...
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yosef_S on February 10, 2015, 10:30:12 PM
I just went back and looked at TravelCell's site and I find their pricing very confusing.

It seems that when I view rates by individual countries it gives me the free data and SMS as well as significantly lower rates than what I had previous seen from them. (Now giving me $.00-.29/min incoming and $.99-1.69/min outgoing.)

I had previously searched for a trip with multiple destinations and it was giving me exorbitant rates ($1.99/min incoming and $3.69/outgoing) and didn't seem to include free SMS or data.

Both of those also incur a $1.99/day rental charge for a basic phone.

If I go to rent just a SIM though, then the rental fee jumps to $6.50/day, but the calls drop to $.49/min incoming and outgoing.

I'm not sure how much usage I'll actually be doing so I don't know if it would work out to be cheaper, but in theory, couldn't I rent a basic phone and then put that SIM into my phone?


In any case though, getting a line directly from TMo seems like it would be the cheapest. Even at a conservative estimate of only 100 minutes over the 9 days, (for arguments sake: 1/2 incoming and 1/2 outgoing, averaged across all destinations) I'm looking at 17.91 Rental + 74.25 Usage = $92.16 Total if I rent the basic phone and 58.50 Rental + 49.00 Usage = $107.50 Total if I rent the SIM, so $22-37 more than the $50 that it would cost me for the month on TMo, + $20 for a 100 minutes = $70 Total.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: NYHeel on February 12, 2015, 10:21:25 AM
Anyone have experiences with T-Mobile international data and the speeds you get. They claim that it's throttled down to 128 Kbps which is very slow. This was my wife's experience in Canada. The speedtest.net app was giving her But I seem to be reading different things about usage in Israel. Is the T-Mobile data fast enough in Israel? I'm thinking something like a consistent 1-2 Mbps would be good enough (obviously faster is always better). I'm just nervous using data as slow as 0.1 Mbps when I'm relying on it for GPS and information to help get around.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yakov116 on February 15, 2015, 09:10:02 AM
Anyone have experiences with T-Mobile international data and the speeds you get. They claim that it's throttled down to 128 Kbps which is very slow. This was my wife's experience in Canada. The speedtest.net app was giving her But I seem to be reading different things about usage in Israel. Is the T-Mobile data fast enough in Israel? I'm thinking something like a consistent 1-2 Mbps would be good enough (obviously faster is always better). I'm just nervous using data as slow as 0.1 Mbps when I'm relying on it for GPS and information to help get around.
I was able to skype and use Waze without any problem
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on February 16, 2015, 07:59:23 AM
going to VCE from TLV for a couple days, are there sim cards in the Airport or any other normal priced options for service?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sky121 on February 16, 2015, 08:56:11 AM
going to VCE from TLV for a couple days, are there sim cards in the Airport or any other normal priced options for service?
DoEsn't Golan work there now? If not just pick up a local SIM while you're there.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on February 16, 2015, 08:56:46 AM
Do
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Edit: i see your edit
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Emkay on February 16, 2015, 08:58:37 AM
DoEsn't Golan work there now? If not just pick up a local SIM while you're there.
only on the 99 shekel, but i got same plan as a promotion for 59 shekel so they say it doesn't work for me unless i start paying 99 shekel a month. do they have normal priced local sims in the airport? that's what im asking
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: nocknock on February 22, 2015, 02:05:47 PM
I have a Verizon BB 9930. Could it take an international sim?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on February 22, 2015, 02:29:10 PM
I have a Verizon BB 9930. Could it take an international sim?
Yes. It needs to be unlocked which can be done for 1 dollar on ebay
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Srsy on March 17, 2015, 07:16:53 AM
Am I better off getting a SIM card in the US before I leave to Greece or get one when I get there.  Which is a reliable SIM card for Greece?  Would it work in Germany also?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: PETERP on April 30, 2015, 04:44:05 PM
Am I better off getting a SIM card in the US before I leave to Greece or get one when I get there.  Which is a reliable SIM card for Greece?  Would it work in Germany also?

Get a vodaphone SIM card when you get to Greece. There  are  Vodaphone stores everywhere in town.  You can load 10 Eu on it and use 5 Eu towards calling and get 120 mins or more and there is also a 3 eu package for data thats I believe 200 MB . 

They will load it that way in store for you .  There is Vodaphone DE but your Greek card will be used up quickly if you can use it at all when roaming.

 
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: LoLo on May 28, 2015, 11:30:22 PM
Will Sprint galaxy s4 mini work with foreign SIM after unlocking? Or is it cdma only?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Hershelsdeals on June 09, 2015, 09:57:56 PM
Looking for a sim card that would work in BOB, anyone know how i can get one before getting to Tahiti?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: casualchurner on June 21, 2015, 10:59:48 PM
Going to YVR in a week for 5 days. Need a plan for calls to US and data(mostly for Waze and basic web search). I have an iPhone 5s from VZW. Any ideas on what's my best option? Any help would be appreciated!
TIA!

P.S. I know the answer is probably here somewhere but I've been searching and can't get a clear answer.  :-\
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ygygold on June 25, 2015, 05:09:06 PM
I'm traveling to Austria and Hungary in July. I have an AT&T Galaxy. I need voice text and data while I'm there.
Can anyone help me with this? 

P.S. I know the answer is probably here somewhere but I've been searching and can't get a clear answer.  :-\
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: BarryLincoln on June 25, 2015, 05:18:52 PM
I'm traveling to Austria and Hungary in July. I have an AT&T Galaxy. I need voice text and data while I'm there.
Can anyone help me with this?

Was in Hungary/Ukraine late last year and used a Travelcell SIM, unlimited data, txt and $.20/min i think.  was only there for 5 days though...

They are on the Tmobile plan w/ unlimited roaming...
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on June 25, 2015, 05:19:42 PM
I'm traveling to Austria and Hungary in July. I have an AT&T Galaxy. I need voice text and data while I'm there.
Can anyone help me with this?

There are tons of ads on DDMS for HipSim. Just a note of caution when renting a sim: Make sure to "remind" the provider to activate for you before you arrive so it's ready to use upon landing.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ygygold on July 01, 2015, 12:54:34 PM
Was in Hungary/Ukraine late last year and used a Travelcell SIM, unlimited data, txt and $.20/min i think.  was only there for 5 days though...

They are on the Tmobile plan w/ unlimited roaming...

How much do they charge?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ygygold on July 01, 2015, 12:55:46 PM
There are tons of ads on DDMS for HipSim. Just a note of caution when renting a sim: Make sure to "remind" the provider to activate for you before you arrive so it's ready to use upon landing.

That's about $75 or more. Correct? Reason I'm asking is because I can have international via AT&T for $30. I get 125 MB and .99 per minute. Trying to see which is cheaper.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: BarryLincoln on July 01, 2015, 05:09:32 PM
How much do they charge?
Don't recall exactly.  Want to say I paid $35 but only used the service for 5 days.  Not the best return, but given short trip, I didn't have the patience to do more research.  At the very least, they are worth a call.  They always have 10% off codes...
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ygygold on July 01, 2015, 05:27:52 PM
Don't recall exactly.  Want to say I paid $35 but only used the service for 5 days.  Not the best return, but given short trip, I didn't have the patience to do more research.  At the very least, they are worth a call.  They always have 10% off codes...

I'm going for two days. I'l give them a call.

Thanks
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ponash123 on July 21, 2015, 01:42:58 PM
I'm going to Zimbabwe and then South Africa. I'm not sure what makes more sense. To rent a cell phone here or to get a sim card there? All the rates I'm seeing are very high. Any ideas?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Suave on July 21, 2015, 03:03:32 PM
anyone try http://hipsim.com yet?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Menachem613 on August 04, 2015, 09:59:47 AM
It seems to rent a SIM card in the U.S. to use in Europe, you pay a 1 week minimum rental. What are the best options for shorter durations?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Jimgotkp on August 14, 2015, 02:23:36 AM
Seems like Vodafone's SIM card gets decent reviews for travel in EU. Any other recommendations? Headed to France, Hungary, Austria, and Czech Republic for a few days in each country. I believe I have to get a separate SIM card for use in France? Currently use a VZW iPhone 6+. Would prefer a SIM card that can work in every country (including Germany and the UAE), so I don't have to switch out the SIM card every time.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ARC on August 14, 2015, 10:07:38 AM
Can someone please help me unlock my Sprint Galaxy 6s that I am currently leasing?  Need to use it in Israel for the upcoming school year.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: User6669 on August 16, 2015, 03:59:52 AM
Can someone please help me unlock my Sprint Galaxy 6s that I am currently leasing?  Need to use it in Israel for the upcoming school year.

Call Sprint.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yochiek93 on August 16, 2015, 04:10:21 AM
Call Sprint.
They would unlock it even if its not totally paid for?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yakov116 on August 18, 2015, 07:51:20 PM
They would unlock it even if its not totally paid for?
No
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yochiek93 on August 18, 2015, 07:57:35 PM
No
Thought so, so why would calling sprint help?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on August 18, 2015, 07:58:17 PM
Thought so, so why would calling sprint help?

He probably means that everything should be done the straight way.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Hatastah on October 18, 2015, 09:18:09 PM
Im currently based in the US, and am about to move to London. I'm looking for a way to keep my US number as I while be frequently traveling to the US, as well as keeping my existing number for Whatsapp. What is the best way to go about doing such?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: LoLo on October 18, 2015, 11:25:37 PM
Im currently based in the US, and am about to move to London. I'm looking for a way to keep my US number as I while be frequently traveling to the US, as well as keeping my existing number for Whatsapp. What is the best way to go about doing such?
Port to google voice. (https://support.google.com/voice/answer/1065667?hl=en)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Hatastah on October 18, 2015, 11:27:32 PM

Port to google voice. (https://support.google.com/voice/answer/1065667?hl=en)
Thanks. How do I go about using my number once it's ported? Google voice app? I have an iPhone...

Also, can I sync my locks number to ring on Google voice?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: LoLo on October 18, 2015, 11:29:43 PM
Thanks. How do I go about using my number once it's ported? Google voice app? I have an iPhone...

The app, Or you can fwd the calls to any US number.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: David Smith on October 18, 2015, 11:37:33 PM
Google voice charges for porting. Port to ring.to, which is free, and can be used as VoIP through the app, if you ever want to use your American number in England.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: LoLo on October 19, 2015, 12:12:53 AM
Was Three.co.uk already mentioned here?
Free roaming in 18 countries (http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phones/Feel_At_Home), works best with the All in one 20 plan (http://store.three.co.uk/view/searchSimOnly?tariff=112), i used it in israel and use it in USA as a spare phone, and pretty pleased.
Though you need a UK CC to top-up online.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on October 19, 2015, 05:12:59 AM
Was Three.co.uk already mentioned here?
Free roaming in 18 countries (http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phones/Feel_At_Home), works best with the All in one 20 plan (http://store.three.co.uk/view/searchSimOnly?tariff=112), i used it in israel and use it in USA as a spare phone, and pretty pleased.
Though you need a UK CC to top-up online.
but you dont get a local usa number so not so ideal for people living in the usa.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: jshelton on October 19, 2015, 04:36:50 PM
I have an unlocked iphone. ill be in the UK for approximately 8 days. I would love a phone that can call in London and I don't need texting just data. what is my best option for phone or SIM rentals? I have AT&T and alternatively I could activate my international for that month.

thanks
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: eli1571 on October 20, 2015, 04:25:52 AM
most uk companies have monthly packages you can just buy a sim card and top up £10 - £20 and get calls text and data
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on October 20, 2015, 11:29:54 PM
What's a good one for Vietnam? AT&T iPhone 6 if that matters.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: jojo-nj on October 21, 2015, 08:44:56 AM
Next month I will be traveling to Israel, Taiwan, China and India and was looking for one international sim card that would would work for all countries. I am not a big phone talker so I don't need unlimited talk. I found Worldsim https://www.worldsim.com/?___store=usa which is based in the UK. (charge on CC will be in UK currency). They give you a  UK # and also would provide US access # for free (no monthly charge), but calling the US # would be cost $.25/minute, otherwise most incoming calls are free. Depending on how much credit you load, the more you load the less the sim card itself costs. Loading $75 in credit and the sim card cost $7.5 (to own not rent). Shipping options are numerous, but I'm not in rush so I paid $5.25 for regular mail and it shipped from Detroit. One important note is that when making calls they use the call back method, so when you dial it will ring you back to connect.

To top it off, when I went to check out they show an offer to get an International Data Roaming Internet Dongle for free. This allows data roaming on your laptop almost anywhere in the world. If you add it to your shopping cart it will give the the Dongle and $15 credit free. If you go back and add another one with $75 credit and delete the one with $15 credit in your shopping cart you will get the $75 and the Dongle free. The data dongle works in the US too (I didn't check data rates) but in a pinch you can get internet access almost anywhere in the world.

I will report back on how the service is after my trip.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: mancunian on November 02, 2015, 07:11:54 PM
So... looked through close to 39 pages, but what's the verdict on Australia? US number best rate

Is there anything like plans they have in Israel?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myb821 on November 04, 2015, 10:06:30 AM
most uk companies have monthly packages you can just buy a sim card and top up £10 - £20 and get calls text and data
Can you give more information and possibly a link?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on November 18, 2015, 01:29:07 PM
Is there any place in the 5 Towns area which has walk-in service for Israel phones and SIMs?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on November 18, 2015, 01:56:14 PM
Five towns judaica
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: DanH on November 18, 2015, 03:00:49 PM
Is there any place in the 5 Towns area which has walk-in service for Israel phones and SIMs?
isnt there a talknsave branch there? on rockaway tpke

edit, from google:
TalknSave
207 Rockaway Tpke
Lawrence, NY
USA 11559
ny@talknsave.net
1-866-825-5672 (Service number in Israel )
1-718-504-3522 (Fax)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on November 18, 2015, 04:54:54 PM
Thanks all for your help.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: blue eyes on December 08, 2015, 11:20:14 AM
Whats my best bet to pick up local a sim card before leaving the US ( too late to ship). I need to it cover Belguim and UK. just talk and text. I will rely on wifi for data and have a second phone with full unlimited coverage.
If i cant take the card with me. whats my best bet once I land in Europe?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ushdadude on January 03, 2016, 08:42:37 PM
anyone have any tips for Peru?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Brian93 on January 03, 2016, 10:00:03 PM
anyone have any tips for Peru?
If you're thinking short term, you should be able to buy a prepaid sim card for about 14 sol for 2 weeks with a couple hundred mb. Also, whatsapp will continue to work after your data runs out/ expires.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ushdadude on January 03, 2016, 10:04:10 PM
If you're thinking short term, you should be able to buy a prepaid sim card for about 14 sol for 2 weeks with a couple hundred mb. Also, whatsapp will continue to work after your data runs out/ expires.

Thanks. what type of sim card and from where? it's for my dad so it can't be complicated.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Brian93 on January 03, 2016, 10:11:07 PM
Thanks. what type of sim card and from where? it's for my dad so it can't be complicated.
I just picked one up at a gas station
It was called twenti
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ushdadude on January 03, 2016, 10:13:18 PM
I just picked one up at a gas station
It was called twenti

in peru?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Brian93 on January 03, 2016, 10:27:14 PM
in peru?
Yes
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ushdadude on January 03, 2016, 10:47:01 PM
Yes

thanks. my dad will want one before he goes. he'll probably end up renting from one of those jewish companies
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Matovu on January 04, 2016, 12:07:43 AM
Why is there no discussion using Verizon.
Same phone for 10.00 a day ?
Any thread on this ?
Deserves one, no ?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Aron27 on January 04, 2016, 03:01:20 AM
Hi, I'm going to be in Panama, Mexico and Canada over 3 weeks.. Any ideas for an sim that would work for all 3 countries?? Is there an add on for t-mobile for all 3 countries?? Tia
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Thingywingy on January 19, 2016, 05:28:52 PM
Going to Iceland on Sunday. Any idea what the best option is for a Verizon phone?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: snagger on January 19, 2016, 11:32:40 PM
Going to Iceland on Sunday. Any idea what the best option is for a Verizon phone?
if your just going for a short time, verizon has a new plan that you pay $10 a day and you can use your regular plan allowance.. You have to add it to your plan, however you only get charged for the days that you use it.   http://www.verizonwireless.com/landingpages/travelpass-countries/
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on January 19, 2016, 11:44:39 PM
if your just going for a short time, verizon has a new plan that you pay $10 a day and you can use your regular plan allowance.. You have to add it to your plan, however you only get charged for the days that you use it.   http://www.verizonwireless.com/landingpages/travelpass-countries/
My father just used it in Israel and it didn't work well. He didn't receive lots of incoming calls

Would this plan work in Israel with phones that only support CDMA?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: snagger on January 20, 2016, 12:25:53 AM

My father just used it in Israel and it didn't work well. He didn't receive lots of incoming calls

Would this plan work in Israel with phones that only support CDMA?
Don't know. They claim it only works well with a "world phone".. I know iPhones are compatible.. What type of phone did he have?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman on January 20, 2016, 12:51:39 AM
Don't know. They claim it only works well with a "world phone".. I know iPhones are compatible.. What type of phone did he have?
iPhone.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: hvaces42 on February 25, 2016, 10:56:27 AM
Any suggestions for using my Sprint Note 5 in Hungary and Poland?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sky121 on February 25, 2016, 04:03:54 PM
Sprint has unlimited 2g data and texting and 20 cent calls available on most plans for free. Give them a call to find out.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Alexsei on March 07, 2016, 02:15:03 PM
Any better options for global MiFi other then freedompop $10/500mb?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Menachem613 on March 08, 2016, 11:33:13 AM

if your just going for a short time, verizon has a new plan that you pay $10 a day and you can use your regular plan allowance.. You have to add it to your plan, however you only get charged for the days that you use it.   http://www.verizonwireless.com/landingpages/travelpass-countries/

Any recent feedback of use in Europe?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: User6669 on March 10, 2016, 07:47:37 PM
Any recent feedback of use in Europe?
Works great in Hungary.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: nafnaf12 on March 12, 2016, 09:33:51 PM
when using golan in israel
would i have to change the apn?
on a galaxy s6 and iphone 6s
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: BKisraeli on March 12, 2016, 09:41:48 PM
when using golan in israel
would i have to change the apn?
on a galaxy s6 and iphone 6s

Chances are you will need to add new APN settings in order to use the data plan , 90% of the time the network only adds call and text settings (that is programmed in to the sim. ) data settings need to be added by 1) adding it yourself 2) calling the provider and they push the APN settings to your phone . you are better off looking it up on Google or using an app form play store
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: theblakdavid on March 13, 2016, 04:46:07 AM
when using golan in israel
would i have to change the apn?
on a galaxy s6 and iphone 6s
IMEits auto updated. No need change.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Alexsei on March 13, 2016, 02:11:40 PM
Any better options for global MiFi other then freedompop $10/500mb?
BUMP & QTA, any experience with FP global mifi ?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: User6669 on March 18, 2016, 05:16:12 AM
when using golan in israel
would i have to change the apn?
on a galaxy s6 and iphone 6s
They usually send you a message that updates the APN when you click on it.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: chff on April 11, 2016, 03:36:47 PM
Added Sprint info to the wiki

https://www.sprint.com/landings/openworld/index.html (https://www.sprint.com/landings/openworld/index.html)
http://www.sprint.com/landings/international-value-roaming (http://www.sprint.com/landings/international-value-roaming)/
http://support.sprint.com/global/pdf/support/BizMultiCountryDataPack.pdf (http://support.sprint.com/global/pdf/support/BizMultiCountryDataPack.pdf)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Alexsei on April 11, 2016, 03:38:01 PM
Any better options for global MiFi other than freedompop $10/500mb?
https://www.freedompop.com/worldwide
http://blog.freedompop.com/global-hotspot/
BUMP #2 & QTA, any experience with FP global mifi ?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: thaber on April 13, 2016, 11:33:38 AM
Using the Verizon int'l $10 a day plan, for Israeli incoming and outgoing calls what's the best eitzah?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on April 13, 2016, 12:28:51 PM
Using the Verizon int'l $10 a day plan, for Israeli incoming and outgoing calls what's the best eitzah?
That plan uses your American minutes which should be free. Don't understand the q
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: thaber on April 13, 2016, 12:46:50 PM
That plan uses your American minutes which should be free. Don't understand the q
If people in Israel call me they have to call my us number.  And if I call them it's international long distance. 
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on April 13, 2016, 01:12:46 PM
You can call them for free. It's as is you are in the usa. As for them calling you I don't have a solution
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: thaber on April 13, 2016, 11:08:24 PM


You can call them for free
I have free international calling?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on April 14, 2016, 07:47:03 AM
In America you can't call Israel but when you have travel pass and paying 10 bux per day it gives calls in Israel and to the usa. Cmiiw someone
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: thaber on April 15, 2016, 02:36:39 AM
In America you can't call Israel but when you have travel pass and paying 10 bux per day it gives calls in Israel and to the usa. Cmiiw someone
That would be terrific. Can anyone confirm? I'll try to get Verizon confirmation. 
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: User6669 on April 15, 2016, 02:47:38 AM
Israeli incoming and outgoing calls what's the best eitzah?
As for them calling you I don't have a solution.

Mispar Chinam (http://misparchinam.com) gives you a free Israeli phone number that ring to your American phone.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: thaber on April 15, 2016, 02:49:16 AM
That would be terrific. Can anyone confirm? I'll try to get Verizon confirmation.
Flyertalk quoted as such from Verizon. 
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: thaber on April 15, 2016, 02:50:26 AM
Mispar Chinam (http://misparchinam.com) gives you a free Israeli phone number that ring to your American phone.
Thank you,  site down?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: cozmohoot on April 15, 2016, 09:00:30 AM
Mispar Chinam (http://misparchinam.com) gives you a free Israeli phone number that ring to your American phone.
I did that years ago but thought it was dead by now. .
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: User6669 on April 15, 2016, 06:08:14 PM
Thank you,  site down?

Checked before, works fine.

I did that years ago but thought it was dead by now. .

Started working again a while ago.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: thaber on April 15, 2016, 06:22:51 PM
Checked before, works fine.

Started working again a while ago.
It was down last night,  worked now.  Thanks!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: DanH on May 02, 2016, 06:54:26 AM
Any suggestions for mobile in Italy for a week?

Phone 1 - needs just internet
Phone 2 - needs to place/receive calls, + internet.

Phone 1 is currently 012, Phone 2 is currently Orange/Partner.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sammy n on May 02, 2016, 07:44:33 AM
As for them calling you I don't have a solution
Most in israel have free calling to America so they can just call your regular American number.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: User6669 on May 02, 2016, 10:59:37 AM
Any suggestions for mobile in Italy for a week?

Golan 99 plan includes Italy, but outgoing calls are to Israel only.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Luvisrael on May 04, 2016, 12:50:19 PM
Anyone have an active Israeli sim or two laying around? Going to Israel for two weeks,maybe we can work something out... thanx
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: thaber on May 06, 2016, 01:34:35 AM
Mispar Chinam (http://misparchinam.com) gives you a free Israeli phone number that ring to your American phone.

In America you can't call Israel but when you have travel pass and paying 10 bux per day it gives calls in Israel and to the usa. Cmiiw someone
Between these two things worked perfectly.  Thank you
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: BarryLincoln on June 14, 2016, 08:45:12 PM
Travelling to Venice and wondering how difficult it is to pickup a local sim card in the airport.  Does anyone have any experience in this area?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sunshine on June 19, 2016, 12:46:10 AM
Travelling to Venice and wondering how difficult it is to pickup a local sim card in the airport.  Does anyone have any experience in this area?
I  am traveling as well to italy this week any one have  experience with this
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: MeirS on August 12, 2016, 12:55:58 AM
Any advice for Ireland?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: talmid chuchem 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?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yakov116 on August 24, 2016, 07:48:23 AM
Any advice for Ireland?
Need data?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: MeirS 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.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Chuck2 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?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: dave 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?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman 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?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: chff 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
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ilherman 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.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: JACKBLUE on November 13, 2017, 08:41:58 PM
Anyone know if toggle mobile works in Austria?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sillypainter 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.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: JACKBLUE 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?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sillypainter on November 13, 2017, 09:08:46 PM
how about incoming calls?
Any better recommendations?

Rates are on their site. Togglemobile.co.uk
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: chff 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/
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: beachbachur on April 10, 2018, 08:20:01 PM
whats my best option for a sim card for 1 day in france? is there a place that rents them in the us or should i buy in the airport in france?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Joe4007 on April 10, 2018, 08:23:53 PM
whats my best option for a sim card for 1 day in france? is there a place that rents them in the us or should i buy in the airport in france?
What carrier do you have in the US? Don't think it makes sense to buy and set up a SIM for one day.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Saver2000 on April 12, 2018, 01:40:31 PM
Whats the best option for service using a sprint galaxy s5 in Hungary for 2 days?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: JACKBLUE on April 12, 2018, 02:06:27 PM
Whats the best option for service using a sprint galaxy s5 in Hungary for 2 days?
why not sprint? Assuming youíre on a sprint plan.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yuneeq on April 15, 2018, 01:00:18 AM
Any tips what sim I can get for China for internet and maybe for calling US?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Dave A on June 11, 2018, 07:42:53 AM
Traveling from Israel to US for 2 months.  Reccs on best SIM card/plan to use while in the States?  Only need US calling/text and data.  Thanks!
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myi on June 11, 2018, 11:50:01 AM
Any tips what sim I can get for China for internet and maybe for calling US?
Your best bet for the calling to the U.S. is to use Google voice/Google hangouts the easiest and most simple way to get in contact with someone anywhere in the world as long as you have data and it's all free the calling, or t-mobile while using Wi-Fi only calling which gives you free calling to US and CAN.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Definitions on June 11, 2018, 02:10:00 PM
Traveling from Israel to US for 2 months.  Reccs on best SIM card/plan to use while in the States?  Only need US calling/text and data.  Thanks!
Red pocket. You'll need an address to ship it to in USA.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: shwarmabob on June 11, 2018, 02:42:19 PM
Traveling from Israel to US for 2 months.  Reccs on best SIM card/plan to use while in the States?  Only need US calling/text and data.  Thanks!
if you don't need a huge amount of data then ting - ting.com
9$ for the SIM and the rest depends on your usage.
I can get you $25 off, pm me if interested
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myi on June 11, 2018, 08:11:35 PM
if you don't need a huge amount of data then ting - ting.com
9$ for the SIM and the rest depends on your usage.
I can get you $25 off, pm me if interested
What do you mean $9 for the SIM? I have many blank sim cards which I got from swappa each time I bought a phone, or is it to activate a sim $9?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: shwarmabob on June 12, 2018, 07:08:50 AM
What do you mean $9 for the SIM? I have many blank sim cards which I got from swappa each time I bought a phone, or is it to activate a sim $9?
I am not sure what you mean by blank sim. Every sim card is specific to a service provider (ATT, Vodafone, Golan, etc).
If you have a "blank" sim for Ting, it will work. The activation is free.
I thought swappa only sells the phones.
You can order the SIM card here: https://ting.com/shop
Their phone prices are not very good, you are better off buying it on swappa if you don't already have one.
If you sign up here: https://zcq7m04jn2b.ting.com/ you get a $25 off after activation.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myi on June 12, 2018, 07:16:12 AM
I am not sure what you mean by blank sim. Every sim card is specific to a service provider (ATT, Vodafone, Golan, etc).
If you have a "blank" sim for Ting, it will work. The activation is free.
I thought swappa only sells the phones.
You can order the SIM card here: https://ting.com/shop
Their phone prices are not very good, you are better off buying it on swappa if you don't already have one.
If you sign up here: https://zcq7m04jn2b.ting.com/ you get a $25 off after activation.
Every time I purchased a phone from swappa I was sent a free sim from ting.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: shwarmabob on June 12, 2018, 07:36:57 AM
Every time I purchased a phone from swappa I was sent a free sim from ting.
in that case you can use those, saved $9. Swappa never sent me one
BTW calling Israel (and a bunch of other countries) is included, look at their international rates
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myi on June 12, 2018, 10:33:24 AM
in that case you can use those, saved $9. Swappa never sent me one
BTW calling Israel (and a bunch of other countries) is included, look at their international rates
Thanks will take a peak, they always offer you a free sim which gets mailed separately if you request as they hope you would use them as your service provider.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Definitions on June 12, 2018, 10:45:24 AM
if you don't need a huge amount of data then ting - ting.com
9$ for the SIM and the rest depends on your usage.
I can get you $25 off, pm me if interested
Ting is way overpriced. 1000 minutes, 1000 texts, 1gb data will cost $45 a month.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: myi on June 12, 2018, 12:07:53 PM
Ting is way overpriced. 1000 minutes, 1000 texts, 1gb data will cost $45 a month.
I get that for free from freedom pop for my two lines I have sitting around.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: farvus nisht? on June 12, 2018, 03:31:28 PM
Traveling from Israel to US for 2 months.  Reccs on best SIM card/plan to use while in the States?  Only need US calling/text and data.  Thanks!
buy a prefunded sim on ebay for around 10$ or so, options of h20(at&t), lycamobile(t-mobile), verizon, all with unlimited talk/text and some data. I've seen verizon as low as 4$ for 30 days unlimited evreything.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: shwarmabob on June 13, 2018, 09:09:01 AM
buy a prefunded sim on ebay for around 10$ or so, options of h20(at&t), lycamobile(t-mobile), verizon, all with unlimited talk/text and some data. I've seen verizon as low as 4$ for 30 days unlimited evreything.
so you are saying that I can have unlimited everything for $48 a year. Where do I sign up?
BTW Verizon uses CDMA network and if he is coming from Israel his phone is most likely GSM
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: farvus nisht? on June 14, 2018, 02:50:11 PM
so you are saying that I can have unlimited everything for $48 a year. Where do I sign up?
BTW Verizon uses CDMA network and if he is coming from Israel his phone is most likely GSM
1. Yes If you don't mind getting a new number evrey month (though GV can take care of that)
2. each seller is diffrent, they will send you instructions how to activate.
3. the prices come and go the 4$ is not on ebay now, you need te check every so often for a good deal.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Luvisrael on July 22, 2018, 07:17:47 PM
Need a Sim for data in Hungary and Austria. Leaving from Israel tomorrow. Any ideas?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 29, 2018, 09:11:25 PM
Have cricket gsm - need call and data for a couple of days in Israel. What's the cheapest way or best thread?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ual902 on July 30, 2018, 03:14:51 PM
With http://www.togglemobile.co.uk/home/en can I forward my USA Cricket GSM phone number to a Toggle Mobile simcard and receive phone calls from the US when traveling in Europe?.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: rabshi on October 14, 2018, 05:31:34 AM


Travelling from Israel to Hungary, Germany & New York.

What would be the cheapest reliable sim card to cover voice calls to & from Israel as well as local calls?




Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: jeremiah1083 on November 28, 2018, 04:36:16 PM
Hi - I have VZW unlimited plan in US and in the past have paid $10 per day for use in Israel. Because my data was throttled and I started traveling to Israel for a few days every month, I got a Golan SIM on the NIS 39 per month, 50GB All Included plan (no virtual number), and swap my SIM every time I go to Israel. I'm looking for help on 2 things:

1) Is there a way to forward calls from my Golan number to my VZW US number, so when I'm back in the US I still get calls made to my Golan number? I called Golan and they told me it's not possible to forward to numbers outside of Israel, but I'm wondering if there's a workaround. 
2) I have an iPhone XS with e-sim - once VZW enables e-sim, would that help in some way, leaving the Golan SIM in my phone as a secondary line even in the US? Golan told me I can only use my Golan SIM outside the US (if I upgrade to the international plan) for 45 days per year, so not sure this would even help.

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: chff on December 05, 2018, 01:27:37 PM
2) I have an iPhone XS with e-sim - once VZW enables e-sim, would that help in some way, leaving the Golan SIM in my phone as a secondary line even in the US? Golan told me I can only use my Golan SIM outside the US (if I upgrade to the international plan) for 45 days per year, so not sure this would even help.

On my Pixel 2 I have to select either the Sim or esim, can't have both working concurrently
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yeshivaman on December 05, 2018, 05:31:02 PM
So i'm a technological illiterate and i don't understand everything I've read so far. Simple question - i'm traveling to Israel with a stop in Poland - i have a verizon iphone and a sprint iphone. Can I use them for talk and data without needing to take a second mortgage? If so, how?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: chff on December 25, 2018, 01:10:10 PM
https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/travelpass-faqs/

https://www.sprint.com/en/shop/services/global-roaming.html
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: sruliL on January 02, 2019, 06:23:14 PM
I'm going to be in Zurich for a 11 hour layover and want to leave the airport and tour a bit. What is a good, cheap international SIM that will work for calling within Switzerland and to the US?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: BarryLincoln on January 02, 2019, 06:27:22 PM
I'm going to be in Zurich for a 11 hour layover and want to leave the airport and tour a bit. What is a good, cheap international SIM that will work for calling within Switzerland and to the US?

IMO, depending on what service you use in the U.S., your best bet is to pay $10 for the day and use your phone like you would if you were in the U.S. 
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: MoYS on March 25, 2019, 09:34:03 AM
Is it possible to activate a sprint phone while out of the US on to the sprint network and then roam internationally or can it only be activated while in the US? The other option would be to get it unlocked internationally and then get a new sim which i dont want to do.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Yeah on May 27, 2019, 01:21:58 PM
Traveling to Israel for almost a week, was thinking of using Sprint global roaming (the high speed one for $25 a week). Any reason why not to use it?
Also how is the speed quality?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: JudahMcB on July 09, 2019, 01:15:27 PM
Looks like Red Pocket released a prepaid monthly data-only Global Data Plan that's $9 for 1GB at LTE speeds plus $8 for each additional 1GB that works in 50 countries (Israel included). https://www.redpocket.com/global (https://www.redpocket.com/global). Is this the cheapest high-speed global roaming data plan out there?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on July 09, 2019, 02:44:02 PM
Looks like Red Pocket released a prepaid monthly data-only Global Data Plan that's $9 for 1GB at LTE speeds plus $8 for each additional 1GB that works in 50 countries (Israel included). https://www.redpocket.com/global (https://www.redpocket.com/global). Is this the cheapest high-speed global roaming data plan out there?
seems like its cheaper the @Dan idea of Google Fi (https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/cell-phones/today-save-400-500-instantly-off-unlocked-google-pixel-smartphone-google-fi/#Google_Fi_plans:)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Pesach on July 09, 2019, 08:14:01 PM
everything is slightly confusing with all the sims, i want one sim that would work for an unlocked gsm phone anywhere in the world unlimited talk and texts an american number  and can create any number so if someone in europe, russia, israel etc  wants to call you he wont have to pay long distance fees he would just call using a local number.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ExGingi on July 09, 2019, 09:03:56 PM
seems like its cheaper the @Dan idea of Google Fi (https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/cell-phones/today-save-400-500-instantly-off-unlocked-google-pixel-smartphone-google-fi/#Google_Fi_plans:)
Except if one only needs a little connectivity for a couple of days, especially if needed also in countries only included in the more expensive plan.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: JudahMcB on July 09, 2019, 09:11:25 PM
Except if one only needs a little connectivity for a couple of days

Google Fi is $20/month plus $10/GB or fraction thereof. This Red Pocket plan is $9/GB/month with no additional fees. Throw in a free Google Voice number for free VoIP calling to/from US and free text. Even if you only use a few 100MB you still end up ahead.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ExGingi on July 09, 2019, 09:25:04 PM
Google Fi is $20/month plus $10/GB or fraction thereof. This Red Pocket plan is $9/GB/month with no additional fees. Throw in a free Google Voice number for free VoIP calling to/from US and free text. Even if you only use a few 100MB you still end up ahead.
But you can activate and suspend Google Fi and will be fractionally charged (down to the minute IINM) so if you use Google Fi for 5 days, you could end up paying $5 and use it during layovers in Italy or Turkey which aren't included in the $9 red pocket plan.

Also with Google Fi you can get two SIMs (the regular one plus data only SIM) to share the data on two devices.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: Pesach on July 25, 2019, 04:45:15 PM
can someone suggest a sim for calling from europe to the us unlimited talk and text on a flip phone? and being able to call 1800 numbers for flight and amex etc 
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ExGingi on July 25, 2019, 05:03:54 PM
can someone suggest a sim for calling from europe to the us unlimited talk and text on a flip phone? and being able to call 1800 numbers for flight and amex etc

When my daughter was in Seminary this past year in Europe, all her friends got a plan from Wind that included some limited minutes to the US. My daughter instead got a cheaper plan with no minutes to the US, but that worked throughout Europe, and then she used FreeVoipDeal with local access number for unlimited calling to the US.

Looks like you can also get something similar from Vodafone for 11GBP/month. https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/best-sim-only-deals with an interesting map (https://www.vodafone.co.uk/cs/groups/public/documents/webcontent/vfcon079682.pdf) of no-roaming charge countries.

These solutions work for unlimited calling to the US, not texting to the US.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on July 26, 2019, 05:36:20 AM
But you can activate and suspend Google Fi and will be fractionally charged (down to the minute IINM) so if you use Google Fi for 5 days, you could end up paying $5
you dont pay the $20 for the monthly fee?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ExGingi on July 26, 2019, 08:51:53 AM
you dont pay the $20 for the monthly fee?
That too is prorated, down to the minute.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on July 28, 2019, 06:18:35 AM
That too is prorated, down to the minute.
wow, I didnít know that... thanks

Is there a way to receive your texts for free while outside the US?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: jose34 on July 28, 2019, 06:16:59 PM
Going to  be in Canada for a month; what the best plan for Unlimited Texting and Calling to US and Canada?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ExGingi on July 28, 2019, 06:18:34 PM
Going to  be in Canada for a month; what the best plan for Unlimited Texting and Calling to US and Canada?

What do you have in the US. Several US carriers have that included.

See https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=81959.0
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: jose34 on July 28, 2019, 06:29:09 PM
Thanks, I should have clarified, coming from Israel. So no US plan.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on July 28, 2019, 06:40:50 PM
Is there a way to receive your texts for free while outside the US on Google fii?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ExGingi on July 28, 2019, 06:46:01 PM
Is there a way to receive your texts for free while outside the US on Google fii?

Google Fi includes unlimited SMS
(https://i.imgur.com/ZIDC6wm.png)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on July 28, 2019, 07:04:07 PM
Google Fi includes unlimited SMS
(https://i.imgur.com/ZIDC6wm.png)
my bad, I forgot to add when the service is paused, but I assume that the answer is no... thanks though...
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ExGingi on July 28, 2019, 07:33:57 PM
my bad, I forgot to add when the service is paused, but I assume that the answer is no... thanks though...
Well, you can always use Google Voice for free US texting. Google Fi was going to take over my GV number upon sign up, so I created a separate account with a separate number, as I wanted to keep GV for what I use it now. I don't know what happens to GV if it is allowed to take over your GV number.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on July 29, 2019, 02:01:42 AM
What service does google fii give you while in Israel?
@Dan ?
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: TravelSER on October 04, 2019, 04:25:38 AM
Does anybody know were i could get a Toggle sim? currently not possible to order online.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: yeshivish on January 06, 2020, 03:37:36 PM
They have shut down permanently
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ual902 on January 26, 2020, 12:27:52 AM
What sim card for Western Europe, Scandinavia and mainland Europe mainly for Data outside of WiFi Area's?  (Not T-Mobile)
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ExGingi on January 26, 2020, 07:50:09 AM
What sim card for Western Europe, Scandinavia and mainland Europe mainly for Data outside of WiFi Area's?  (Not T-Mobile)

From what I've seen (when kids were in Italy and UK) you can get very inexpensive plans in Europe (without roaming charges throughout Europe or European territories).
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: RebTuvia on January 26, 2020, 08:55:39 AM
   
What sim card for Western Europe, Scandinavia and mainland Europe mainly for Data outside of WiFi Area's?  (Not T-Mobile)
From what I've seen (when kids were in Italy and UK) you can get very inexpensive plans in Europe (without roaming charges throughout Europe or European territories).
For example 3 Mobile Sim has plans starting at 8GBP for like 4gb data, works in most of the world.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ual902 on February 08, 2020, 08:19:39 PM
Is this a good deal from eBay? Or I can do better at LHR? will be transferring to OSL.

UK Europe 30days Prepaid SIM Card 12GB Unlimited call 71 Countries Three network $24.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233393076810
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: RebTuvia on February 09, 2020, 12:08:47 PM
Is this a good deal from eBay? Or I can do better at LHR? will be transferring to OSL.

UK Europe 30days Prepaid SIM Card 12GB Unlimited call 71 Countries Three network $24.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233393076810

That's Three Mobile's regular price you won't do better than this in the airport, but just know that you won't be able to make calls to the Usa.
Title: Re: International Sim Discussion
Post by: ual902 on February 09, 2020, 12:14:34 PM
That's Three Mobile's regular price you won't do better than this in the airport, but just know that you won't be able to make calls to the Usa.

Thanks, to make calls to the US I'll use Google Voice