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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Best Prepaid Sim Card for Paris and London [closed]

We are traveling to Paris and London. We've been seeing that we can get one sim card for both places but we aren't sure if that is the best answer. Can anyone help with some suggestions?
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Can I buy a local SIM in South Korea that enables tethering?

I will stay for a week or more in Seoul, and want to get a local SIM in my iPhone. As far as I know, there don't seem to exist any carriers that enable tethering, as it is not mentioned there (but it ...
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International SIM cards

My family and I are going to Holland and then Prague in August. Does anyone know if we can buy SIM cards in Holland and use the same ones in Prague
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Do I need a SIM card for Free WiFI in Austria

Is it necessary to buy an austrian SIM card with Austrian +43 number to use Free WiFi in Austria ? Do the Airport or City Wifis work with any international number that belongs to any country around ...
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Is it possible to achieve 4G/LTE environment without buying local SIM?

I cannot tolerate slow network in traveling and want to always get the fast network environment, possibly >5MB constantly. However, at the same time I don't like to buy local SIM card whenever I enter ...
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What are the legal restrictions on SIMs in Japan?

eConnect says that there's legal restrictions on SIM cards: Data Only SIM Our SIM card does not support voice call and SMS. It is currently prohibited by law to provide SIM card with a ...
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Prepaid SIM with voice & data at Haneda Airport

I'm looking to pick up a prepaid SIM with both voice and data at Haneda Airport soon. Do I understand correctly that my only choice, meaning offers data, voice & has a booth at Haneda, is ...
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Slovenian mobile plan with cheap data roaming in Balkans [closed]

Dober dan. I have obtained stalno bivalisce in Slovenia and now can choose from a wider range of mobile plans. Which one is the best for travelling? Is there one with cheap data in roaming in Balkans?...
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Large tech allowed on Intl. flight? [duplicate]

I have a 16000mAh power bank that I use to charge my phone and iPad. I was concerned of it size being a problem for Canadian-USA border security. Is this actually a problem or will they not even care?...
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SIM data plans and acquiring 3G/4G in the US? [duplicate]

I dont really use a lot of data plans and phone plans etc. so my knowledge is quite limited. Im travelling to the US and I want to buy a SIM there. As far as I know, mobile SIMs are either prepaid or ...
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Phone service crossing borders, Vietnam>Thailand>Laos>Cambodia

I'll be traveling SE Asia, and want one phone service. If I buy a SIM card with Viettel in Vietnam, will it function in Thailand and in Laos and in Cambodia? If it does, will I be charged roaming?
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What is the cheapest most convenient telecom company with prepaid SIM cards in the US? [closed]

I am planning to travel to the US in a few weeks as an exchange visitor, I would like to know which telecom company in the US offers the cheapest international and local calls rate as well as data ...
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Any cheap sim with just data plan in Majorca Spain?

I was wondering if there is a cheap SIM + data plan from a provider I can get in Majorca - Spain. Not interested in calls, only data preferably. Let's say 2GB for a week or something similar. Thanks ...
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Are there sites to find the cheapest or best simcard options that cover more than just one country?

Regularly we get people asking what is the best phone/simcard for their upcoming travels. As we do not do product recommendation, often the only useful answer would be a link to a site where they ...
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Canada mobile phone plan [closed]

I'm going to study abroad (in Québec) for 4 months. My question is related to my mobile phone plan. I currently have a french mobile phone plan with Orange. The Orange website is... well quite ...
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Mobile Charging at the Bodie Island Lighthouse

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is situated on North Carolina's "Outer Banks" within a large system of U. S. national parks known as the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Source: Wiki Creative Commons ...
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How many phones can i carry into India? [duplicate]

I am spending the summer in Dresden. When I came here, I was carrying my iPhone 5s. Now I bought a new iPhone 6s here in Dresden and I am using it, as well as my older one, which was broken (the front ...
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Geting a data plan in Japan as a tourist [duplicate]

I will be visiting Japan for two weeks as a tourist. I would like to have Internet access on my phone at all times, and found that there are some mobile data options for tourists. How do they actually ...
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Charging mobile phones in Mongolia

I often find mobile phones useful when travelling. On the practical side, they can be helpful when trying to find a place, and also looking up information about a place. On a more non-essential note, ...
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Can I bring a brand new, package iPhone into Costa Rica for another person?

Will I get in trouble with TSA/airport security for bringing a brand new, packaged iphone in my carry-on luggage from the USA to Costa Rica?
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Buying a sim card in Italy

I am planning to buy a sim card in Rome that will provide data and voice services for 2 weeks. However, the process of buying one seems complicated, the shop keepers seem to ask for a Codice Fiscale. ...
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Prepaid phone for use in Canada

Looking for cheap dumb phone for use on 2 week trip to Canada (I have iPad for Wi-Fi so don't need data). We are landing on ferry from Portland ME to Nova Scotia so landing in Yarmouth. Thoughts? ...
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How can AT&T charge me to use WiFi while I'm abroad?

Knowing that AT&T is a global network, I was curious about what it would look like to use my phone internationally if they're my carrier. I came across their Passport Packages information, which ...
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SIM requirements to phone abroad from the US?

I will be traveling to the US soon and I will be expecting to make phone calls abroad from the US. Is it possible to phone abroad from the US with a Vietnamese SIM card with a Vietnamese carrier (...
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Best SIM option for UK and Italy?

My partner is Italian and we live in the UK. We frequently travel to Italy. We'd like to have a phone that we can use to call Italy affordably from the UK, and use in Italy to contact both Italian ...
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Using LG V10 or Motorola in Japan

Traveling to Japan early May for a couple of weeks, exploring options for data access while there for easier navigation, translation, etc. I have an LG V10 on the Verizon network, my girlfriend has a ...
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Buying a phone SIM card out of the country [closed]

I need to travel to Europe(Germany, France, Switzerland) starting in Germany where I will need a phone with available data. There have obviously been questions about various available plans like: ...
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Prepaid phone number provider in Sydney / Brisbane airports

Does anyone know if there are any mobile prepaid phone provider store at Sydney / Brisbane airport? And if so, do they stay opened 24 hours? I'll have a flight link at SYD 17:45 and after that I'll ...
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Why are satellite phones strictly banned in India?

Is it true, that using or travelling with satellite phone is strictly and unconditionally banned in India? And if yes, is there any explanation or official reason, why? I have found such information, ...
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Mobile Phone Ticketing with holder's photo anywhere in the world? [closed]

There are plenty mobile phone applications for purchasing one-time tickets for public transport all over the world. Nowadays, smart cards for public transport (e.g. Oyster card in London) are being ...
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Renting a WiFi hotspot in South Africa

I'll be visiting Johannesburg, South Africa in a few weeks. I want to rent a WiFi hotspot so that I can connect several devices to the Internet. I've seen that Vodacom rents these, and they can be ...
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Traveling to Vietnam in HCMC Unlocked Phone/Sim Question [closed]

Would like to communicate while there for 2 weeks AND take quality pictures w/o breaking bank. What should I use? SimCards? I currently have ATT.
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Best prepaid SIM card for a short visit to the Philippines?

I will soon be visiting the Philippines for a short business trip (under one week), with a high likelihood for more to come. What's my best choice for a prepaid SIM card? Rough criteria: Must ...
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Indian customs rules on bringing packed iPhone [duplicate]

I am a US citizen, who is a Person's of Indian Origin (PIO) card holder. I am planning to buy an iPhone 6s (60 rupees) as a gift for my mother (who lives in India). I would like to bring it to her in ...
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Buy mobile data in Morocco with Inwi SIM card

I've bought a standard 30DH Inwi SIM card. I recharged it online for 200DH to have more mobile data. That data ended very soon but I still have all my calling credit. Is it possible to use this credit ...
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A prepaid sim card for vacations to use in France & UK? (2015) [duplicate]

I found some posts about this matter but they don't have an updated review for 2015. I wish to purchase a SIM card - something like prepaid card for just one month or two for vacations - for use in ...
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Using mobile internet with a Elephone P7000 in the USA

I'd like to fly to the USA at the end of January and I was wondering if my phone (Elephone P7000) supports any of the frequency bands in the USA. I am flying to Cary, North Carolina and my phone ...
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Who pays when receiving international calls on a local Canadian mobile number?

I have no landline and have a Bell account for my cell. I live in Canada and am expecting a call from a friend in Australia. Will I be charged to receive the call from Australia on my cell on my free ...
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How to buy an Australian sim card before going there?

I plan to travel Australia next three months I need to have an Australian sim card (any operator/any plan) right now (to add my mobile phone number to my CV). Is there possible to buy a sim card from ...
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Tourist cell phone use in Myanmar

Most countries allow you to purchase SIMS at the airport for cell phone use in the country. Can you do this in Yangon airport (RGN)?
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Mobile Internet Carriers in Eastern Europe [closed]

So, I will travel to a bunch of countries in Eastern Europe soon and I would like to have internet access in my cellphone. I've already bought in other trips pre-paid SIMs, but as far as I'm concerned ...
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Is it possible to buy a German prepaid SIM Card from outside Germany?

I live in Spain but I will be travelling to Germany in a few months (February 2016) and I'd like to buy a prepaid SIM card to have internet on my phone while I'm there. I've been to Germany before ...
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3G prepaid SIM in San Diego [duplicate]

I am going to San Diego next week, traveling from Italy. I would like to know if there is any possibility of buying a low-cost prepaid SIM that allows me to navigate in 3G/4G via my phone (either ...
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Travelling to India question regarding sim card [duplicate]

Hi all I am planning to travel to jalandhar India for 2 weeks in December and I need to be able to use my phone almost as soon as I land. I read a few of the other posts saying that there are booths ...
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What a efficient mobile phone (voice & data) options for a multi country trip

We will be going through US, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Thailand and Germany. Our existing mobiles are not a good choices (corporate phone or US only). We like to have phone ...
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How many iPhone 6s plus can I bring from US to Malaysia

I bought 3 iPhone 6s plus and I'm using iPhone 4s right now. I want to give iPhone to my mom and my GF. Can I hand carry all of them?
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Regarding electronic item to carry [duplicate]

I want to take 2 iPhones with me (36000 INR each) to India from USA,as i stayed 4 month here and I am resident of INDIA and went US for official work. Will there be any problem or any amount do i need ...
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Can Samsung Galaxy S5 be used in South Korea?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, model SM-G900F. This is a 4G/LTE phone which I purchased from a carrier in Singapore. It is unlocked. I would like to confirm that this phone can be used in South Korea ...
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Traveling to New Zealand for 2 weeks - Verizon Phone and what to do?

I have an iPhone 5S with Verizon and want to know the best way to have a mobile phone while there without incurring a massive Verizon bill. I would like to have data and voice, but I can settle for ...