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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 #195 on: May 31, 2012, 03:00:05 PM »
Try the link I posted.
that link requires rooting the phone which i really have no interest in doing

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #196 on: May 31, 2012, 03:00:43 PM »
Well then you have you answer :)
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #197 on: May 31, 2012, 03:01:31 PM »
Well then you have you answer :)
im not sure that really answers my question

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #198 on: June 03, 2012, 06:37:40 PM »
im not sure that really answers my question

but there is no way for me to test this out

Your question just became your answer.  :P

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #199 on: June 11, 2012, 06:09:12 AM »
The main advantage are free incoming in most countries of the world and decent rates wherever you are in the world.
I'm sure in every country you can optimize with local sims, but you have to add the convenience factor.
I don't use it for data, really just use it for phone calls to places while out and about.

For data I try to find wifi or just use it in the hotel and make calls when in wifi via GrooveIP for Android.
I've used GrooveIP and I was also told by others who've attempted to use GrooveIP in Israel and the world over, that the voice connection is horrible, and that people cannot hear what your saying. So..., what on earth then is its use?

Dan, sounds like you haven't had such experience any idea why?

(could it be because you have the "paid" app?  ;))

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #200 on: June 11, 2012, 11:29:37 AM »
Connection was perfect in Argentina, probably depends on your wifi speed more than where you are.
Yes, I did pay $2 for it.
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #201 on: June 14, 2012, 05:13:27 AM »
probably depends on your wifi speed more than where you are.

+1

Case in point: Israel does not have 4G yet, so voice quality here suffers when using GrooVe IP. When I used it in the US in T-Mobile, 'twas considerably better. And WiFi is best.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #202 on: July 22, 2012, 03:53:52 PM »
Anyone know of the cheapest plan fro call from Europe to the US?

My phone does not have sim card capabilities so I would need to rent one.

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #203 on: July 24, 2012, 09:31:35 AM »
I am also looking for a cheap plan for calling US from Europe, will be there for a few weeks and need a good plan! The cheapest I have found so far is $2 a day and 39 cents/minute outgoing, free incoming. Anyone has found anything better???

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #204 on: July 24, 2012, 11:11:02 AM »
Did anyone have a extra oneSimcard
Or its there any way to have them deliver by Tisha back
Also on a iPhone.4S can I just call sprint for the unlock code?
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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #205 on: July 24, 2012, 11:25:25 AM »
Did anyone have a extra oneSimcard
Or its there any way to have them deliver by Tisha back
Also on a iPhone.4S can I just call sprint for the unlock code?

To unlock if your account is open for I believe 3 months in good standing, you can just call sprint and they'll unlock it for you

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #206 on: July 24, 2012, 01:25:37 PM »
Anyone know of the cheapest plan fro call from Europe to the US?

My phone does not have sim card capabilities so I would need to rent one.
I am also looking for a cheap plan for calling US from Europe, will be there for a few weeks and need a good plan! The cheapest I have found so far is $2 a day and 39 cents/minute outgoing, free incoming. Anyone has found anything better???
from where in europe ?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #207 on: July 24, 2012, 01:47:45 PM »
I am going to a few countries(Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Austria). Any better plans out there?

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #208 on: July 24, 2012, 04:16:04 PM »
I am going to a few countries(Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Austria). Any better plans out there?
what i know for sure that from Austria thers a local number that lets u call free to the world landline (us cells also)
and maybe other countrys too

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Re: International Sim Discussion
« Reply #209 on: July 24, 2012, 05:39:05 PM »
I am going to a few countries(Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Austria). Any better plans out there?
when are you going?