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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 #225 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!

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #226 on: July 26, 2012, 08:08:24 AM »
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #227 on: July 26, 2012, 09:28:49 AM »
Thanks so much! So this only works in which countries??

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #228 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?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #229 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #230 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)?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #231 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #232 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.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #233 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.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #234 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #235 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!

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #236 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 ;)

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #237 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.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #238 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #239 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