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

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

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

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

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


VOIP calling apps

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

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


Local SIM cards

Israel: See wiki on this thread.

Global MiFi
FreedomPop $10/500mb
https://www.freedompop.com/worldwide
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #180 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #181 on: May 20, 2012, 03:19:01 PM »
does anyone know about prepaid BBM in the US for a few weeks ?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #182 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
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #183 on: May 24, 2012, 02:50:16 AM »
does anyone know about prepaid BBM in the US for a few weeks ?

T-Mo prepaid is $40/month for 100 voice minutes and unl text/data and includes BB data (which is a $10 attachable, included in the $40).
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #184 on: May 24, 2012, 07:31:00 AM »
T-Mo prepaid is $40/month for 100 voice minutes and unl text/data and includes BB data (which is a $10 attachable, included in the $40).
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #185 on: May 24, 2012, 01:00:49 PM »
T-Mo prepaid is $40/month for 100 voice minutes and unl text/data and includes BB data (which is a $10 attachable, included in the $40).
this is for us only ?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #186 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.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #187 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #188 on: May 31, 2012, 02:36:01 PM »
Which GSM bands does the phone have?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #189 on: May 31, 2012, 02:38:54 PM »
Which GSM bands does the phone have?
no idea how do i check

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« Reply #190 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
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #191 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?

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« Reply #192 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.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #193 on: May 31, 2012, 02:54:35 PM »
It should.
but there is no way for me to test this out

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« Reply #194 on: May 31, 2012, 02:57:03 PM »
but there is no way for me to test this out
Try the link I posted.
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