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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 #285 on: July 06, 2013, 10:14:44 PM »
Just curious, does anyone else think its ridiculous how difficult it is to switch SIM cards in the iphone 5?
No different than the 4

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #286 on: July 07, 2013, 11:30:48 AM »
No different than the 4
Then I'm even more flabbergasted that they didn't make it simpler in the 5. For a frequent traveller its a real annoyance, trying to switch SIMs while on a plane or in an airport is incredibly difficult.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #287 on: July 07, 2013, 01:15:46 PM »
Then I'm even more flabbergasted that they didn't make it simpler in the 5. For a frequent traveller its a real annoyance, trying to switch SIMs while on a plane or in an airport is incredibly difficult.
welcome to apple. Land of proprietary. How can they make a phone without a removable battery? And change the sim size again. And the charger!

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #288 on: August 25, 2013, 09:24:22 AM »
How do I down load groove ip onto my HTC android?/


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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #289 on: August 25, 2013, 09:35:33 AM »
How do I down load groove ip onto my HTC android?/

Load it down

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #290 on: August 25, 2013, 12:06:01 PM »
Load it down
I am trying to find out how
,to do it from my phone

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #291 on: August 25, 2013, 03:10:48 PM »

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #292 on: August 25, 2013, 06:21:08 PM »
They sell a sim cutter on eBay for $5. Easy to do. I change sims on the plane all the time. I tape the pin and sim inside my otter box case. Takes 3 minutes.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #293 on: August 25, 2013, 06:26:52 PM »
njmacman - What company is the sim cutter you use? I would reccomend "noosy"

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #294 on: August 25, 2013, 09:00:19 PM »
I used whatever they had on Ebay- cost about $5. Cut from micro to nano to go from Iphone 4 to 5. I don't have the cutter here to tell you the make, but it also came with adapters so you could still use it in the larger size after cutting.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #295 on: August 26, 2013, 12:42:25 AM »
I cut two sims to nano sim size with a pair of scissors.
Both still work :P
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #296 on: August 27, 2013, 02:21:14 AM »
I cut two sims to nano sim size with a pair of scissors.
Both still work :P
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #297 on: September 09, 2013, 11:57:15 AM »
Anyone know of the best and cheapest SIM card Pre Paid Plan for Australia? Will be there for a full year. Will be using iphone 4s ATT Unlocked.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #298 on: September 09, 2013, 11:58:28 AM »
Anyone know of the best and cheapest SIM card Pre Paid Plan for Australia? Will be there for a full year. Will be using iphone 4s ATT Unlocked.

If you will be there for a year maybe it's worthwhile signing up for something there?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #299 on: September 09, 2013, 12:26:21 PM »
I used whatever they had on Ebay- cost about $5. Cut from micro to nano to go from Iphone 4 to 5. I don't have the cutter here to tell you the make, but it also came with adapters so you could still use it in the larger size after cutting.
Or you can get it here from someone I know