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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 #270 on: February 28, 2013, 04:21:23 PM »
wil be Zurich next week from Friday morning to Monday afternoon. Whats the best sim to get there.

So far I see Lebara, simply or classic plan? Or should I get a sim when I'm in the train station by the airport and who should I go with?

Or should I go with one of the travel sim shop - http://new.travelsimshop.com/EN/start

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #271 on: February 28, 2013, 04:24:28 PM »
wil be Zurich next week from Friday morning to Monday afternoon. Whats the best sim to get there.

So far I see Lebara, simply or classic plan? Or should I get a sim when I'm in the train station by the airport and who should I go with?

Or should I go with one of the travel sim shop - http://new.travelsimshop.com/EN/start

TIA

I think the service Dan uses has cheaper rates.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #272 on: February 28, 2013, 04:28:38 PM »
I think the service Dan uses has cheaper rates.

Care to share what those would be and how I can sign up?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #273 on: February 28, 2013, 04:32:54 PM »
http://www.onesimcard.com/?59381

Tough its just for emergencies and so that I can be reached.  Otherwise I just GrooveIP when in wifi.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #274 on: March 04, 2013, 08:14:28 PM »
wil be Zurich next week from Friday morning to Monday afternoon. Whats the best sim to get there.

So far I see Lebara, simply or classic plan? Or should I get a sim when I'm in the train station by the airport and who should I go with?

Or should I go with one of the travel sim shop - http://new.travelsimshop.com/EN/start

TIA
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #275 on: June 24, 2013, 03:27:59 PM »
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Data bundles for all Toggle Countries are 302953364319240192[/tweet]]arriving in the next few weeks.[/url]
so has anyone tried this service? it seems really cheap..

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #276 on: June 24, 2013, 03:36:31 PM »
http://www.onesimcard.com/?59381

Tough its just for emergencies and so that I can be reached.  Otherwise I just GrooveIP when in wifi.

How's the quality -- from both callers perspective -- with GooVeIP?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #277 on: June 25, 2013, 01:10:58 AM »
How's the quality -- from both callers perspective -- with GooVeIP?

Depends on the WiFi. When WiFi is fast call quality is great.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #278 on: June 25, 2013, 01:21:18 AM »
How's GrooVe over cellular data?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #279 on: June 25, 2013, 01:34:37 AM »
How's GrooVe over cellular data?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #280 on: June 25, 2013, 04:13:41 AM »
How's GrooVe over cellular data?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #281 on: June 25, 2013, 04:28:45 AM »
Any ideas for a sim card in Nepal?
and how to get my GV number to fwd to it (if possible)

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #282 on: June 30, 2013, 09:30:12 AM »
Any ideas for a sim card in Nepal?
and how to get my GV number to fwd to it (if possible)
Callcentric doesn't service Nepal?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #283 on: June 30, 2013, 10:43:18 AM »
CallCentric services pretty much everywhere.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #284 on: July 05, 2013, 06:05:55 PM »
Just curious, does anyone else think its ridiculous how difficult it is to switch SIM cards in the iphone 5?