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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 #240 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???

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #241 on: July 26, 2012, 02:41:47 PM »
and the place to buy simcards at this price???
airport

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #242 on: July 26, 2012, 02:42:45 PM »
where u planning on calling ? about how many min ?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #243 on: July 26, 2012, 02:43:41 PM »
airport
or any KIOSK (as its called here in israel) there its called TRAFFIK stores

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #244 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #245 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?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #246 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!!

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #247 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 ?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #248 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #249 on: July 27, 2012, 08:42:04 AM »
ok sounds good ill be happy to get the info, did the card also cost u?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #250 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).

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #251 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.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #252 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

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #253 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?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #254 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