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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Cell phone service providers in France with English customer support

Which major cell phone providers provide English customer support in France? Not speaking French, I find it extremely daunting to deal with them and I already had some rather bad experiences with a ...
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Process & recommendations to obtain a prepaid micro-SIM card in Jakarta (Indonesia)?

What are the requirements to obtain a pre-paid micro-SIM in Jakarta, Indonesia (passport, cost, etc)? What are the recommendations for where to obtain a micro-SIM (7-11, cellular company store)?
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Recommendation for mobile prepaid SIM card for smartphone + home calls in Germany

What SIM card would you recommend for smartphone user for the travel in Germany? It would be probably the only or the most important connection to the Internet, so large amounts of data and ...
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Are there data plans for travelers in the USA?

I intend to travel to the US for a month, and I would really like to use a lot of data traffic during the trip, for browsing, maps, Skype calls, etc. How can I do that? Should I buy a SIM? Do I have ...
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Prepaid SIM card for 1 month stay in Texas / USA [duplicate]

I will be staying in Houston (Texas) for about a month and I'm looking for a prepaid SIM card that I can use during that time, preferably with mobile data. Update (more details): Primarily, I'm ...
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Which cellphone provider offers cheap internet in Perú?

Which cellphone provider offers cheapest internet in PerĂș. Cheap in price, good data volume, flat rate as possible.
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International Phone Numbers in Cell

I have an unlocked GSM smartphone. I am currently in the USA and I am programming some number into the phone. I have been putting then in like +44 01XXXX..., etc. Should I remove the country code ...
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Is there a Sim Card with reasonably priced local calls working across South America?

I'll be traveling across South America for a month. I'd like to buy a local-ish prepaid sim card upon arrival that I could use for local calls and casual internet access using my smartphone. I have a ...
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Cost for senders when receiving texts in Belgium on a US or Belgian SIM card

First, my specific question is : How could I receive texts from both US and Belgian phone numbers without the senders paying additional fees? (i.e. on top of their national text plan) I used to live ...
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Mobile Phone Plan for Norway and Europe

I currently live in Canada. In a few months, my friends and I will be going to Norway for 9 months for a program at a school in Norway. The trip will be mostly in Norway but would extend to a large ...
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Can I buy a SIM card in Germany for a short duration?

I will be travelling to Germany for 9 days and I need a SIM card there as soon as I arrive at Frankfurt Airport. I can take a SIM from India with international roaming activated but that option seems ...
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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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Micro SIM 3G for iPad in Vienna?

Next week I am leaving for Vienna and staying there for a week. I'm staying there for work, alone, and since I need to get in contact with my colleagues and family at home (I am Italian) I would ...
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Prepaid sim card usa

We're going to the US for a roadtrip coast-coast on saturday and we'll be needing our smart phones, at least for navigation but preferably also for skype and to have internet access to do research for ...
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Traveling fom the US to Japan, could I bring my own phone?

I'll be traveling from the US to Japan soon for vacation, and I'm wondering if I should be bringing my iPhone 6 Plus (Verizon, LTE). Will my phone be compatible with the network there, and will the ...
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Reliable Android app for GPS without internet connection [closed]

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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Prepaid SIM card in France with Free mobile

I bought a SIM card for 29.99 euros from Free mobile, offering unlimited data for 30 days in France. I used my credit card and they didn't take down any of my personal details. I used the address of ...
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Japan - buy unlocked phone [closed]

I am thinking about buying a smartphone while in Tokyo. Do you have any physical store (I leave on Monday morning) to recommend? I've already been to Yodobashi, where they showed me about 15 models. ...
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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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What are the options of using your home country cell abroad to call home?

I'm lost as to the many options available and how to implement them. I want know what are the most cost effective ways I can use my Canadian Bell cell number to call family back in Canada from the ...
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Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?

I am trying to use Google Maps in China. I know that Google is blocked, which is why I downloaded the map of Beijing offline. However, when I open the app my phone attempts to find GPS satellites but ...
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Help with a Pay-As-You-Go mobil/data plan for Europe [closed]

I will be stationed in Germany but will be traveling to Switzerland, Italy and Greece. Any ideas on a good plan that will allow me to use my iPhone for calls and data while traveling in Europe?
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Mobile connectivity in Israel, in and outside small and large cities?

What is mobile connectivity like in Israel, especially outside the cities but also in the smaller cities? For example, will I be able to use GetTaxi, the Israeli equivalent of Uber, at the Beit ...
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Can I buy a prepaid mobile data plan while on route in France?

I will be driving through France soon and would like to have a local prepaid sim with data capabilities. I found a very interesting sollution in the French Connection, but I need a French delivery ...
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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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Prepaid SIM card with best data plan in Canada

I'm travelling to three cities in Canada: Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Does anyone know which prepaid SIM card has the best data plan? In term of data usage & 3G/4G coverage. I don't think ...
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Cellular Internet in Iceland?

Is it possible to purchase a pre-paid SIM card that with cellular Internet access in Iceland ? If so, in what parts of Iceland can I expect coverage ?
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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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How functional is World Sim, GoSIM and other “International” Data SIMs, in terms of coverage, quality of service and cost? [closed]

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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What's the cheapest SIM card with Internet for smartphone in Czech Republic?

I want to go to Prague for a few days and do there some geocaching. I need therefore SIM card with internet package or internet flat rate. I don't think the traffic generated while geocaching will be ...
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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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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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Cell phones in Japan

What are the options for getting a smart phone up and running when travelling for a couple of weeks in Japan?
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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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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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What's the cheapest way to call China from the US with an AT&T cell phone?

My girlfriend got a new job that requires frequent travel to Shanghai, China. She has a Chinese phone and sometimes has Internet access. Aside from Skype/Internet communications, what's the cheapest ...
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GSM coverage in Gaspésie, Canada

I am thinking of going hiking in Gaspésie, 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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European data SIM plan

I live in London, and would like to find a SIM card that has an attractive EU wide data plan for my iPad. I know I can get individual SIM cards for each country, but that's something I'd like to ...
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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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Can I buy a prepaid mobile internet sim in Portugal as a tourist?

The titles says it all. I would like to buy a SIM cart to enable mobile Internet on my phone in all of Portugal, preferably for a month. Is this possible, or is mobile internet only for local ...
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Are there any Verizon smartphones that work in Israel?

I know all the new 4G phones have GSM radios, but I heard that many (or maybe even all) of Verizon's smartphones make it so certain capabilities - specifically, data - don't work with international ...
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Long-life SIM cards in Europe

I regularly travel to Europe (Germany, Poland, France, Switzerland). Every time that I arrive in a country, I buy a cheap prepaid SIM card. The problem is that all these cheap SIMs have a short ...
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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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Internet connection for iPad in India

Will my AT&T iPad from the USA work in India, or will I need a WiFi hot-spot to get an Internet connection?
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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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What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Germany?

I'll be staying in Berlin for one month and I have an unlocked iPhone (GSM) that I'd like to use while I'm here. What are my choices for SIM cards and packages that include data?