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

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

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

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

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


VOIP calling apps

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

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


Local SIM cards

Israel: See wiki on this thread.

Global MiFi
FreedomPop $10/500mb
https://www.freedompop.com/worldwide
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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #135 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

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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #136 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?
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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #137 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)

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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #138 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.
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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #139 on: September 05, 2011, 09:20:49 AM »
http://www.ampcellular.com/   anyone know anything about this site?

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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #140 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)

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international cell phone plans
« Reply #141 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.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #142 on: September 09, 2011, 12:58:27 AM »
Do israeli plans have free incoming all over the world?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #143 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.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #144 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.

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« Reply #145 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?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #146 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.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #147 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #148 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.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #149 on: February 05, 2012, 11:06:57 AM »
Nope 4G is not GSM, 4G is just a set of requirements.
so even its have a sim its not a GSM phone ?