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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: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #120 on: August 02, 2011, 07:13:51 AM »
Cellcoms "chaylim" plan is as follows,
25 sheq month voice, .29 first min, .19 second (prorated)
.18 sms
75 sheq BB + unlimited data @5mbps I believe
No contract
BB service can be added and removed as needed (a drop of a pain, like all customer service in israel)


Data will work for any phone? Not just a BB, right?
Also can you add this plan on for a month and keep the same number and have it added again the next time you come?
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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #121 on: August 02, 2011, 08:54:58 AM »
Anyone got a swiss lebara sim or other cheap mobile plan for swiss?

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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #122 on: August 03, 2011, 10:36:55 AM »
Can a laptop make and receive calls using GV though gmail when in Europe?

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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #123 on: August 03, 2011, 11:23:48 AM »
Can a laptop make and receive calls using GV though gmail when in Europe?

I think it can, using SIP.

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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #124 on: August 03, 2011, 11:37:36 AM »
I think it can, using SIP.

Can you elaborate on that? How would i do that?

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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #125 on: August 03, 2011, 12:15:05 PM »
I went with One Sim Card that Super recommended.

Here a 5% off code: OSCM05


THis code does not work anymore.

There is a code you can get for liking them on facebook. Apparently it is a generic code.
Can someone who has facebook "like" them and post the code here?

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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #126 on: August 03, 2011, 12:42:16 PM »
THis code does not work anymore.

There is a code you can get for liking them on facebook. Apparently it is a generic code.
Can someone who has facebook "like" them and post the code here?

Code is "FBFANS" for 5% OFF

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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #127 on: August 03, 2011, 01:24:52 PM »
@sky121

Not sure if its for any phone but prob.
You can keep the line open for the 25sheq and add/remove the data at ur will (rotten cust. Serv)

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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #128 on: August 03, 2011, 02:24:52 PM »
@sky121

Not sure if its for any phone but prob.
You can keep the line open for the 25sheq and add/remove the data at ur will (rotten cust. Serv)

25 sheq a month? or one time fee?
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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #130 on: August 04, 2011, 09:47:42 PM »
FYI- i bought the AT&T F160 gophone for $13.99 and succesfully unlocked it for $14 from dcunlocker....

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« Reply #131 on: August 04, 2011, 09:57:12 PM »
FYI- i bought the AT&T F160 gophone for $13.99 and succesfully unlocked it for $14 from dcunlocker....
Which unlocker did you use?

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« Reply #132 on: August 05, 2011, 02:29:03 PM »
Which unlocker did you use?
the one that said it was for the F160

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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #133 on: August 09, 2011, 12:48:26 AM »
If anyone is looking for easy directions (with visual aids) to set up a computer to make and receive free calls using SIP and GV, see here: http://blog.hishamrana.com/2010/07/09/how-to-google-voice-inboundoutbound-without-a-computer

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Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« Reply #134 on: August 09, 2011, 03:59:47 PM »
@sky121

Not sure if its for any phone but prob.
You can keep the line open for the 25sheq and add/remove the data at ur will (rotten cust. Serv)

Not sure about Cellcom but with Orange I simply email them through their website to add/remove the data package. Funny how when its in writing they are oh-so-polite ::)