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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 #210 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:)

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #211 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 :)


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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #212 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #213 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
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So you can dial from any phone there? I'll be staying in various hotels - Is it free to call local in hotels there?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #214 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #215 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!!

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #216 on: July 25, 2012, 02:15:30 PM »
do you have any old at&t or t-mobile phones

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #217 on: July 25, 2012, 03:03:29 PM »
do you have any old at&t or t-mobile phones

NO:(

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #218 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 ?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #219 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #220 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #221 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)

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #222 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #223 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #224 on: July 25, 2012, 07:45:25 PM »
Aha thanx