Issues with taking your mobile phone with you, and buying a phone, SIM card, or cellular data plan in another country.

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Cheapest possible way to make phone calls to the USA when visiting multiple European countries

I am visiting around 4 different European countries and was wondering how could I stay connected with my North American contacts. ( I live in NY ). Briefly, following are the number of days, I am ...
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Is there a Waze-like app to keep track of each other among travel companions?

I am an avid user of Waze. One of its feature is the ability to share your location with followers or through text messaging. This is quite handy when you are on route to appointment while being stuck ...
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How functional is World Sim, GoSIM and other “International” Data SIMs, in terms of coverage, quality of service and cost? [on hold]

I am contemplating if it is worth investing in international data SIMs (such as World Sim or GoSIM) when travelling around several countries. In particular I am interested in: how good the ...
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Is there such a thing as a European sim card?

This summer I will go on a roadtrip from West to East Europe and back. Being able to call and especially access the internet are usefull items on the road so it made me wonder whether I could buy a ...
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Mobile networks in Poland

I am preparing my trip to Poland and would like to know in advance which mobile operator should I buy. Could you please give me links to mobile operators sites, so I could compare prices? Is there ...
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ARP or LBO in Norway with Telenor

I'm a foreigner and can't speak Norwegian. That's why I thought I'd ask you guys. Someone has to have experience with this? This summer I'll fly in from the Netherlands or Germany, depending on where ...
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Prepaid SIM card for internet use in France, Netherlands and Hungary?

I need a SIM card (for Internet only) to travel in Paris, Amsterdam and Hungary. Is it possible to buy a single SIM card and use the internet in all of these countries? I'm considering one of these ...
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Prepaid SIM card for data in France (Paris)

I'm going to travel to Paris in two weeks for 5 days. I'd like to buy a prepaid SIM card for my phone, no calls or SMS needed - only data is sufficient. I've looked through French mobile operators and ...
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GSM coverage in Gaspésie, Canada

I am thinking of going hiking in Gasp├ęsie, QC, Canada. While I do not expect to rely on good/any GSM coverage, I will take my phone in case of emergency and I am trying to figure if some provider is ...
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Can I buy a mobile phone in USA and just use a SIM card in NZ?

I'm moving to New Zealand for a couple years. Can I bring my (Sprint) iPhone with me from the US and just switch the SIM card with out with a Vodafone one? That way I am on a Vodafone plan but still ...
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Data connection and phone calls during visit to London

What is the best way to have about 500 Mbytes of internet data (mainly maps and communications ) for a short visit to London ? i.e My local SIM rates is too expensive .
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Cellular internet coverage in Mauritius

I see that there is quite a healthy mobile market in Mauritius, with internet prepaid plans available at all 3 operators: Orange Emtel Chili The price differences are not so big that it would ...
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Traveling in the USA with a Samsung Galaxy SM-G900F: how good is the AT&T coverage for the 1700 and 1900 frequencies?

I am going to travel in the USA with my Samsung Galaxy SM-G900F phone, whose 4G network frequencies are 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600. I want to use AT&T, which I read uses ...
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What are the options to maintain a backup phone while travelling in the US?

I have a working GSM handset without a SIM card. I would like to maintain it as my backup phone while travelling within the US while I am a student here. In India, where I am a citizen, this was ...
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What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Australia?

Similar to the other prepaid SIM card questions. What are my options in Australia if I'd like a prepaid SIM with mobile data? Since I'm travelling a lot, what would the operator be with the most ...
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Can you do a phone call or telconf through Skype or Google Plus when traveling on the ICE in Germany?

I will be traveling on the ICE in Germany. There is Internet available and even if there is none, I can use my 4g dongle to connect to the Internet. I do need to participate in a telconf while I am ...
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Mobile phones must be turned off while the plane is being refueled?

Twice in the past week I've been on a flight where they've told us to turn off our phones because the plane is being refueled. This same airline let us watch movies on our phones in flight mode ...
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Will I have to pay import duty if I carry 2 I phone 6 with me (in my pockets) to India? [duplicate]

I am travelling from USA to India (Mumbai) and I am planning to bring 2 Iphones. 1 is for my personal use and other a gift for my brother. I am going to bring both the phones unpacked with me in my ...
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Carrying 3 phones thru Indian customs! [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to India soon. I have 2 un packed smart phones (1 of which is my personal), one is a gift (but unpacked) and the third one is my old phone from India. Do you think I'll have to pay ...
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Blackberry Q10 SIM card in New Zealand

I will be visiting NZ this coming January and I would like to know if I will be able to get a SIM card that will work in my Blackberry Q10 while I am there?
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Buying a SIM card on arrival in Amsterdam

I will land at Amsterdam airport on 8th November. Are there shops selling prepaid SIM cards there? How much time does it take for a SIM to get activated? Any recommendations? I would like a plan with ...
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What sim-card should I get in Ukraine, if I only plan to use it for mobile Internet?

I'm planning to stay in Kiev, Ukraine for a week and would like to have mobile Internet. I will need to use a total of 500 MB during that time. What is currently the cheapest sim-card/plan for my ...
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How can I get an affordable, temporary mobile plan when I travel to the United States? [closed]

I live abroad and am traveling to the United States for college but will only be in the country for a year; how can I get an affordable, temporary mobile plan? Are there plans with international ...
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Will my operator-dependent phone work in another country's operator if it is the same company?

I'm not sure that this is the correct site for my question, but didn't find a better one. My situation: I have a phone that is locked to a mobile phone operator (e.g. Vodafone) in Hungary. Can I use ...
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How many electronics can I take with me when I travel from USA to the UK

I will travel in USA net week and some of my friends asked me to buy Iphone6 for them. Maybe I have to take 5 Iphone6 with me when I am going back. Is that possible? What if I open them all and active ...
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USA: cellular plans with domestic roaming

I'll be spending about 20 days in USA, but across multiple cities on the East and West coasts. What would be a good GSM Sim only mobile plan for this? I've looked through some data online and it ...
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Mobile connectivity in Budapest subway

Is there mobile networks coverage in Budapest underground? If yes, is it good enough to use mobile internet? (And not just on stations, but also in the tunnels).
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Travelling back to india from usa [duplicate]

I have a confusion regarding the number of phones i can carry with me . As the iphone is cheaper in usa compared to india i wish to carry many iphone's with me (what is the max limit) . I also do not ...
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What's the best SIM card for France, with long validity and no hidden fees?

What's the best SIM card for France, with long validity and no hidden fees? And preferably cheap to access from other countries. I come to Europe for some months every year and wish to have continuity ...
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Phone during a holiday to usa [duplicate]

I am visiting USA on a holiday next week. We would like to use a prepaid sim in our own mobile phones - Motorola G and a Samsung s4 mini. What is a recommended provider that will provide unlimited usa ...
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Will I be allowed to bring 3 iPhones to Argentina (Buenos Aires) from the US?

I am traveling to Buenos Aires next month (from the US) and I wanted to bring an iphone as a gift for my sister and her husband who currently live there. I will also have my own iphone bringing it to ...
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Sim card for travelers in Turkey

Is it possible to buy SIM card in Turkey for the time of travel? If so, how much does it cost and how much do calls, texts and - the most important - data transfer cost in average?
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Best option for talk/text only Paris vacation 8 nights [closed]

My girlfriend and I are Americans going to Paris for 8 nights. We both have international-capable Galaxy S3s through Verizon but are looking for the cheapest way to make a few local calls and send a ...
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Reliable Android app for GPS without internet connection

I am travelling to Iceland soon, and just found out that my Garmin GPS does not give directions in Iceland. I know that I will have plenty of locations with Wifi during my vacation, but this will not ...
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Cellphone in Thailand

I am moving to Chiang Mai, Thailand. I want to activate my phone in Thailand. I have a brand new unlocked Samsung Galaxy S Duos GSM phone. This phone has never been activated. I have noticed that sim ...
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Enable Internet access on the go in Ireland

I have an unlocked Sony Xperia ZR which I want to use while travelling in Ireland. My objective is to stay connected to the Internet. Primary reason is to access maps and occasionally use other online ...
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Does T-Mobile charge international roaming fees in the US Virgin Islands on a US pre-paid plan?

I have an iPhone with T-Mobile Prepaid service. I am still unclear whether or not I will be charged roaming fees when I am in the United States Virgin Islands. I tried calling T-Mobile support, but ...
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Phone SIM Card for multiple countries

I have family members traveling through the following countries over the next couple of weeks: Brasil Argentina Chile Peru Mexico Considering that they're spending 4-6 days in each country, they ...
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Unable to add foreign bank account number to Congstar prepaid account

I bought a Congstar prepaid card, activated then selected a package, but it seems that I can't add IBAN bank account number unless it starts with DE? See attached screenshot. What do I do now?
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Is it possible to use HTC Desire C phone in Russia?

I am hoping to be able to buy a prepaid SIM Card in Russia when travelling there, and use it for data/internet access with my current phone. Is that possible with the HTC Desire C Android phone ...
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Mobile internet in New York City

I will be staying in New York City for a week, and I am wondering about Internet access. Using my own SIM it will cost me $26 / day for 50 MiB, then $3 for every MiB after that. That quickly becomes ...
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Bringing mobile bought in US to india [duplicate]

I have bought a mobile through a friend in the US. What is the best way to get it to India without getting into trouble while departure from US and on arrival to India (customs)?
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Prepaid SIM card for Austrian local calls

I've just moved to Austria visiting my parents/friends and I am wondering could you help me to find the best deal while I am here approx. for 3-4 months? I want to make just local calls without data ...
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Seeking advice on getting a SIM card in Europe primarily for GPS use

I'm hoping for some advice on getting a SIM card in Europe primarily for GPS use for biking over a couple weeks. I'm planning on buying a GSM sim card on arrival at the airport, which I understand is ...
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Cheap phone calls from Canada to Poland

I'm travelling to Canada and I need to make cheap phone calls from Canada to Poland. Are there any cheap prepaid cell phone operators or fixed lines? If you can, please add some prices for example.
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Can I buy pre-paid data plan in France for 4 weeks, without speaking French?

I am going to France (with a car) for just over 3 weeks. Is it possible to buy a pre-paid SIM card with Internet (around 500MB - 1GB), so I can use it with my phone? An important complication is that ...
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iPad, cellular data sim card, London UK?

I will travel from USA to London in Aug. I want to buy an iPad in USA which will work with a data sim card, which I assume to be available in London. Questions: Which type of iPad has the highest ...
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Cellphone carriers in Europe

I am planning to move to France and I am a bit curious, how do cellular carriers/networks operate in the European Union? If I have a mobile from Orange, will it stop working once I leave France? Is it ...
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How well does T-Mobile's (US) Simple Choice plan work when in Europe?

I'm about to travel from the USA to Europe. I have a GSM phone and I use T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan. This plan is supposed to mean that I can use the phone in Europe at no extra charge. So far all ...
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Cellular internet coverage in Norway

I am travelling to Norway for few days and need cellular data access during my stay. I am planning to buy '3' network's pay as you go card so that i can take advantage of their 'Feel at Home' facility ...