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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 #700 on: February 09, 2020, 12:14:34 PM »
That's Three Mobile's regular price you won't do better than this in the airport, but just know that you won't be able to make calls to the Usa.

Thanks, to make calls to the US I'll use Google Voice

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #701 on: November 15, 2020, 11:43:57 PM »
What's the best (cheapest) international SIM with free roaming in USA?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #702 on: April 05, 2021, 08:38:56 PM »
$24 for a unlimited talk text and data TMobile plan,
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #703 on: July 22, 2021, 10:38:06 AM »
What’s my best option for talk and text from Europe to USA? Coming from Israel and have 4g flip phones.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #704 on: June 29, 2022, 08:20:05 AM »
Whats the best phone plan for use in europe that can call the US?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #705 on: June 29, 2022, 08:58:58 AM »
What’s my best option for talk and text from Europe to USA? Coming from Israel and have 4g flip phones.

For starters, check the country you’re going to and make sure the 4G phones you’re using support the bands in that country.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #706 on: July 04, 2022, 08:19:13 AM »
Whats the best data plan for use in italy and switzerland? I prefer calls and text but not mandatory as i can use whatsapp with data. Any reccomendations?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #707 on: July 04, 2022, 12:27:52 PM »
same as above but France also. what is the best reliable wifi?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #708 on: July 04, 2022, 09:39:10 PM »
And best for Germany (and a drop in Switzerland) that can work as soon as landing

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #709 on: July 11, 2022, 07:36:31 AM »
Is it possible to activate a "Three" (UK carrier) SIM card outside of the Uk in order to use the free roaming around europe?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #710 on: July 11, 2022, 09:55:56 AM »
Is it possible to activate a "Three" (UK carrier) SIM card outside of the Uk in order to use the free roaming around europe?
Yes sure.
You just pop it in to the phone and buy a bundle

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #711 on: July 11, 2022, 10:01:49 AM »
Yes sure.
You just pop it in to the phone and buy a bundle
And it activates itself even if its out of the service area? For example activating in israel to use in Poland?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #712 on: July 11, 2022, 05:36:23 PM »
And it activates itself even if its out of the service area? For example activating in israel to use in Poland?
almost sure, but if you have the sim and get reception it should activate itself

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #713 on: July 13, 2022, 02:31:26 PM »
almost sure, but if you have the sim and get reception it should activate itself
How do i get reception if i'm out of the country of service??

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #714 on: July 14, 2022, 12:28:01 AM »
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #715 on: July 14, 2022, 09:04:42 AM »

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #716 on: July 14, 2022, 09:46:46 AM »
How do i get reception if i'm out of the country of service??
Because GSM SIM service works all over unlike cdma

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #717 on: August 08, 2022, 04:23:10 PM »
Going to Scotland and London for a week.  What's best option for SIM?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #718 on: August 08, 2022, 05:28:59 PM »
Because GSM SIM service works all over unlike cdma

I don't think CDMA exists anymore. It's mostly LTE at this point. But different carriers/devices use different bands.
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