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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 #645 on: April 12, 2018, 01:40:31 PM »
Whats the best option for service using a sprint galaxy s5 in Hungary for 2 days?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #646 on: April 12, 2018, 02:06:27 PM »
Whats the best option for service using a sprint galaxy s5 in Hungary for 2 days?
why not sprint? Assuming you’re on a sprint plan.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #647 on: April 15, 2018, 01:00:18 AM »
Any tips what sim I can get for China for internet and maybe for calling US?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #648 on: June 11, 2018, 07:42:53 AM »
Traveling from Israel to US for 2 months.  Reccs on best SIM card/plan to use while in the States?  Only need US calling/text and data.  Thanks!

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #649 on: June 11, 2018, 11:50:01 AM »
Any tips what sim I can get for China for internet and maybe for calling US?
Your best bet for the calling to the U.S. is to use Google voice/Google hangouts the easiest and most simple way to get in contact with someone anywhere in the world as long as you have data and it's all free the calling, or t-mobile while using Wi-Fi only calling which gives you free calling to US and CAN.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #650 on: June 11, 2018, 02:10:00 PM »
Traveling from Israel to US for 2 months.  Reccs on best SIM card/plan to use while in the States?  Only need US calling/text and data.  Thanks!
Red pocket. You'll need an address to ship it to in USA.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #651 on: June 11, 2018, 02:42:19 PM »
Traveling from Israel to US for 2 months.  Reccs on best SIM card/plan to use while in the States?  Only need US calling/text and data.  Thanks!
if you don't need a huge amount of data then ting - ting.com
9$ for the SIM and the rest depends on your usage.
I can get you $25 off, pm me if interested

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #652 on: June 11, 2018, 08:11:35 PM »
if you don't need a huge amount of data then ting - ting.com
9$ for the SIM and the rest depends on your usage.
I can get you $25 off, pm me if interested
What do you mean $9 for the SIM? I have many blank sim cards which I got from swappa each time I bought a phone, or is it to activate a sim $9?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #653 on: June 12, 2018, 07:08:50 AM »
What do you mean $9 for the SIM? I have many blank sim cards which I got from swappa each time I bought a phone, or is it to activate a sim $9?
I am not sure what you mean by blank sim. Every sim card is specific to a service provider (ATT, Vodafone, Golan, etc).
If you have a "blank" sim for Ting, it will work. The activation is free.
I thought swappa only sells the phones.
You can order the SIM card here: https://ting.com/shop
Their phone prices are not very good, you are better off buying it on swappa if you don't already have one.
If you sign up here: https://zcq7m04jn2b.ting.com/ you get a $25 off after activation.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #654 on: June 12, 2018, 07:16:12 AM »
I am not sure what you mean by blank sim. Every sim card is specific to a service provider (ATT, Vodafone, Golan, etc).
If you have a "blank" sim for Ting, it will work. The activation is free.
I thought swappa only sells the phones.
You can order the SIM card here: https://ting.com/shop
Their phone prices are not very good, you are better off buying it on swappa if you don't already have one.
If you sign up here: https://zcq7m04jn2b.ting.com/ you get a $25 off after activation.
Every time I purchased a phone from swappa I was sent a free sim from ting.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #655 on: June 12, 2018, 07:36:57 AM »
Every time I purchased a phone from swappa I was sent a free sim from ting.
in that case you can use those, saved $9. Swappa never sent me one
BTW calling Israel (and a bunch of other countries) is included, look at their international rates

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #656 on: June 12, 2018, 10:33:24 AM »
in that case you can use those, saved $9. Swappa never sent me one
BTW calling Israel (and a bunch of other countries) is included, look at their international rates
Thanks will take a peak, they always offer you a free sim which gets mailed separately if you request as they hope you would use them as your service provider.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #657 on: June 12, 2018, 10:45:24 AM »
if you don't need a huge amount of data then ting - ting.com
9$ for the SIM and the rest depends on your usage.
I can get you $25 off, pm me if interested
Ting is way overpriced. 1000 minutes, 1000 texts, 1gb data will cost $45 a month.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #658 on: June 12, 2018, 12:07:53 PM »
Ting is way overpriced. 1000 minutes, 1000 texts, 1gb data will cost $45 a month.
I get that for free from freedom pop for my two lines I have sitting around.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #659 on: June 12, 2018, 03:31:28 PM »
Traveling from Israel to US for 2 months.  Reccs on best SIM card/plan to use while in the States?  Only need US calling/text and data.  Thanks!
buy a prefunded sim on ebay for around 10$ or so, options of h20(at&t), lycamobile(t-mobile), verizon, all with unlimited talk/text and some data. I've seen verizon as low as 4$ for 30 days unlimited evreything.