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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 #615 on: April 15, 2016, 02:36:39 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
That would be terrific. Can anyone confirm? I'll try to get Verizon confirmation. 

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #616 on: April 15, 2016, 02:47:38 AM »
Israeli incoming and outgoing calls what's the best eitzah?
As for them calling you I don't have a solution.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #617 on: April 15, 2016, 02:49:16 AM »
That would be terrific. Can anyone confirm? I'll try to get Verizon confirmation.
Flyertalk quoted as such from Verizon. 

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« Reply #618 on: April 15, 2016, 02:50:26 AM »
Mispar Chinam gives you a free Israeli phone number that ring to your American phone.
Thank you,  site down?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #619 on: April 15, 2016, 09:00:30 AM »
Mispar Chinam gives you a free Israeli phone number that ring to your American phone.
I did that years ago but thought it was dead by now. .

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #620 on: April 15, 2016, 06:08:14 PM »
Thank you,  site down?

Checked before, works fine.

I did that years ago but thought it was dead by now. .

Started working again a while ago.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #621 on: April 15, 2016, 06:22:51 PM »
Checked before, works fine.

Started working again a while ago.
It was down last night,  worked now.  Thanks!

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #622 on: May 02, 2016, 06:54:26 AM »
Any suggestions for mobile in Italy for a week?

Phone 1 - needs just internet
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #623 on: May 02, 2016, 07:44:33 AM »
As for them calling you I don't have a solution
Most in israel have free calling to America so they can just call your regular American number.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #624 on: May 02, 2016, 10:59:37 AM »
Any suggestions for mobile in Italy for a week?

Golan 99 plan includes Italy, but outgoing calls are to Israel only.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #625 on: May 04, 2016, 12:50:19 PM »
Anyone have an active Israeli sim or two laying around? Going to Israel for two weeks,maybe we can work something out... thanx

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #626 on: May 06, 2016, 01:34:35 AM »
Mispar Chinam gives you a free Israeli phone number that ring to your American phone.

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
Between these two things worked perfectly.  Thank you

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #627 on: June 14, 2016, 08:45:12 PM »
Travelling to Venice and wondering how difficult it is to pickup a local sim card in the airport.  Does anyone have any experience in this area?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #628 on: June 19, 2016, 12:46:10 AM »
Travelling to Venice and wondering how difficult it is to pickup a local sim card in the airport.  Does anyone have any experience in this area?
I  am traveling as well to italy this week any one have  experience with this

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #629 on: August 12, 2016, 12:55:58 AM »
Any advice for Ireland?