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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 #300 on: September 09, 2013, 01:36:48 PM »
Will be in Hong Kong for a week. Sim suggestions? Looking for something with cheap internet.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #301 on: September 09, 2013, 01:43:25 PM »
Will be in Hong Kong for a week. Sim suggestions? Looking for something with cheap internet.

I'd imagine your best bet would be to pick up a prepaid over there.
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« Reply #302 on: September 09, 2013, 01:57:03 PM »

I'd imagine your best bet would be to pick up a prepaid over there.

Thats what i was thinking. Was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions when I do
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #303 on: December 17, 2013, 12:43:46 AM »
Anyone a Swiss sim for 10 days?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #304 on: December 17, 2013, 02:18:10 AM »
Anyone a Swiss sim for 10 days?
I am looking through my stuff but can't seem to find it.
There are 2 cell phone stores across the street from arrivals where you take the train

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #305 on: December 17, 2013, 06:32:04 AM »
Anyone a Swiss sim for 10 days?
Buy Yallo it costs 3 cent to the US and the whole world

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #306 on: December 17, 2013, 03:43:50 PM »
Buy Yallo it costs 3 cent to the US and the whole world
where you buying it? here in the us?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #307 on: December 17, 2013, 04:17:16 PM »
where you buying it? here in the us?
dont know about buying it in the use,  ibought it in swiss by a post office paid 10 frank for a sim loaded with 20 frank ;D

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #308 on: December 17, 2013, 05:45:21 PM »

dont know about buying it in the use,  ibought it in swiss by a post office paid 10 frank for a sim loaded with 20 frank ;D
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #309 on: December 18, 2013, 10:37:12 AM »
going to Israel for 9 days in January.  I have an Iphone 4 but am do for an upgrade (Verizon plan), I was going to wait a few months but I heard it may be worthwhile to go for the upgrade now so I can use my phone (will get a 5s) in Israel with a sim card.
Any suggestions on what company to get an Israel/international sim for the trip? looking for good price and overall EASE.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #310 on: December 24, 2013, 06:54:13 PM »
Hi I'm traveling to Germany in a week, any one have any ideas of a Sim card to buyin the US for use there mainly for calling (data is not important) with good rates for incoming and outgoing to Germany and the US?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #311 on: December 24, 2013, 07:40:50 PM »
Has anyone noticed that toggle mobile now includes a USA number that can be used to receive calls in most of Europe and Australia and the USA for free.  Seems to be a fantastic deal.

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Cheap cell phone plan-Europe
« Reply #312 on: March 23, 2014, 12:13:33 PM »
I'm looking for the cheapest cell phone plan that covers all of Europe. I don't mind getting the SIM card once I land there but it's gotta fit an iPhone.
My preference is to have unlimited data but I would consider no data depending on the price...

Anybody have experience?

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Re: Cheap cell phone plan-Europe
« Reply #313 on: March 23, 2014, 09:27:59 PM »
Toggle mobile. Co.uk have good prices for Europe

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Re: Cheap cell phone plan-Europe
« Reply #314 on: March 23, 2014, 09:28:46 PM »
Do I get that in America or when I land