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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 #600 on: March 08, 2016, 11:33:13 AM »

if your just going for a short time, verizon has a new plan that you pay $10 a day and you can use your regular plan allowance.. You have to add it to your plan, however you only get charged for the days that you use it.   http://www.verizonwireless.com/landingpages/travelpass-countries/

Any recent feedback of use in Europe?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #601 on: March 10, 2016, 07:47:37 PM »
Any recent feedback of use in Europe?
Works great in Hungary.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #602 on: March 12, 2016, 09:33:51 PM »
when using golan in israel
would i have to change the apn?
on a galaxy s6 and iphone 6s
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #603 on: March 12, 2016, 09:41:48 PM »
when using golan in israel
would i have to change the apn?
on a galaxy s6 and iphone 6s

Chances are you will need to add new APN settings in order to use the data plan , 90% of the time the network only adds call and text settings (that is programmed in to the sim. ) data settings need to be added by 1) adding it yourself 2) calling the provider and they push the APN settings to your phone . you are better off looking it up on Google or using an app form play store
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #604 on: March 13, 2016, 04:46:07 AM »
when using golan in israel
would i have to change the apn?
on a galaxy s6 and iphone 6s
IMEits auto updated. No need change.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #605 on: March 13, 2016, 02:11:40 PM »
Any better options for global MiFi other then freedompop $10/500mb?
BUMP & QTA, any experience with FP global mifi ?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #606 on: March 18, 2016, 05:16:12 AM »
when using golan in israel
would i have to change the apn?
on a galaxy s6 and iphone 6s
They usually send you a message that updates the APN when you click on it.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #608 on: April 11, 2016, 03:38:01 PM »
Any better options for global MiFi other than freedompop $10/500mb?
https://www.freedompop.com/worldwide
http://blog.freedompop.com/global-hotspot/
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #609 on: April 13, 2016, 11:33:38 AM »
Using the Verizon int'l $10 a day plan, for Israeli incoming and outgoing calls what's the best eitzah?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #610 on: April 13, 2016, 12:28:51 PM »
Using the Verizon int'l $10 a day plan, for Israeli incoming and outgoing calls what's the best eitzah?
That plan uses your American minutes which should be free. Don't understand the q

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #611 on: April 13, 2016, 12:46:50 PM »
That plan uses your American minutes which should be free. Don't understand the q
If people in Israel call me they have to call my us number.  And if I call them it's international long distance. 

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #612 on: April 13, 2016, 01:12:46 PM »
You can call them for free. It's as is you are in the usa. As for them calling you I don't have a solution

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #613 on: April 13, 2016, 11:08:24 PM »


You can call them for free
I have free international calling?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #614 on: April 14, 2016, 07:47:03 AM »
In America you can't call Israel but when you have travel pass and paying 10 bux per day it gives calls in Israel and to the usa. Cmiiw someone