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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 #375 on: April 29, 2014, 04:05:35 PM »
unless your fine with using the calling apps
Which probably won't work very well on 2G...
And if they don't know what they're talking about, maybe texting and 2G aren't free either.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #376 on: April 29, 2014, 04:08:22 PM »
Which probably won't work very well on 2G...
And if they don't know what they're talking about, maybe texting and 2G aren't free either.
They are.

BTW there is a thread here discussing this T-mobile plan.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #377 on: April 29, 2014, 04:09:22 PM »
And if they don't know what they're talking about, maybe texting and 2G aren't free either.
Scratch that. Took another look at that chart that lets you plug in the country you're visiting, and tried Israel, Italy and France. It clearly says all have unlimited data and texts and calls are .20

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #378 on: April 29, 2014, 04:13:11 PM »
BTW there is a thread here discussing this T-mobile plan.
Found it. http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=32891.50 thanks

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #379 on: April 29, 2014, 04:18:39 PM »
If that's the case, then it's not worth it at all. Can get sim's in each country with cheaper rates. Uch, I was really hoping you were wrong. :)
In my case where I was every day in a different country it was really worthwhile.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #380 on: April 29, 2014, 04:23:39 PM »
In my case where I was every day in a different country it was really worthwhile.
$wise or convenience?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #381 on: April 29, 2014, 04:30:26 PM »
$wise or convenience?
That. Sometimes, convenience is a most. Getting every day new numbers setting up SIM cards...
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #382 on: April 29, 2014, 04:34:40 PM »
So it looks like ill just go for this, thanks @ilherman

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« Reply #383 on: April 29, 2014, 04:37:34 PM »
That. Sometimes, convenience is a most. Getting every day new numbers setting up SIM cards...
Right, and perhaps getting the sim for Israel since that'll be the longest stay. Thanks for the advice.

Emkay, I assume your months don't match up with mine?

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« Reply #384 on: April 29, 2014, 04:39:22 PM »
Right, and perhaps getting the sim for Israel since that'll be the longest stay. Thanks for the advice.

Emkay, I assume your months don't match up with mine?
you would be assuming wrong

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« Reply #385 on: April 29, 2014, 04:52:32 PM »
you would be assuming wrong
lol Family plan, then?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #386 on: April 29, 2014, 04:56:58 PM »
lol Family plan, then?
I would Only need it for a month though and I believe you need longer

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #387 on: April 29, 2014, 05:31:44 PM »
I would Only need it for a month though and I believe you need longer
Yeah I do need 2 months. Don't see why 1-2 lines can't be dropped after 1 month, though.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #388 on: April 29, 2014, 05:45:43 PM »
Yeah I do need 2 months. Don't see why 1-2 lines can't be dropped after 1 month, though.
my travel dates are june 29 till July 13.
If that can be worked out then I would

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #389 on: April 29, 2014, 05:48:53 PM »
my travel dates are june 29 till July 13.
If that can be worked out then I would
June 11 - July 24

Could be. Not sure if we can rely on them when calling.