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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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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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 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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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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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?
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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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Will my iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S work in New Zealand?

We are planning to be in New Zealand for 10 months starting in August and currently are under contract with Verizon here in the USA. I am thinking about suspending my Verizon account and getting ...
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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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What equipment should I travel with to increase the odds of good internet and phone connectivity?

Getting decent internet and telephone coverage while traveling is not a given. I find that outside of urban areas many places I stay when traveling have unreliable internet connectivity, if any. ...
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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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Prepaid cellphone (Handy) or SIM card for Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary?

I'm going to spend all May 2014 in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungry and I want to have a smart phone to have the possibility to see maps and thins kind of data and of course make some ...
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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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What are my options for pre-paid SIM cards in Buenos Aires, Argentina?

I have three devices: iPhone 5 - nanosim, 4G/LTE MiFi - microsim, 4G/LTE iPhone 4S - microsim, 3G Which providers in Buenos Aires / Argentina have the best prepaid options for these devices? They ...
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Internet access using mobile phone in Argentina

Considering the mobile Internet in Argentina, I have two related questions: Is there a mobile provider that offers a (pre-paid) sim to access the mobile Internet for a reasonable rate? How good is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Inexpensive way to use my US iPhone's data connection in Turkey?

I want to use my AT&T iPhone – specifically the data connection – while in Turkey in September. What's the easiet, cheapest way to make my phone work in that country? How good is the service? ...
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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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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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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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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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Cell phones in South Korea

What is the best way to get smart phone access when travelling a few days in South Korea? I am mostly interested in getting cheap data access (google maps...).
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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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In the US, what's a good prepaid GSM SIM card without a phone?

My daughter is going to spend the next school year (August 2011 to June 2012) in Memphis, TN as an exchange student from Switzerland. She'd very much like to use her iPhone during her stay in the ...
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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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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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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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How long does it take for a SIM card to activate (Europe)?

I have been wondering whether or not to buy a new SIM card when I take side trips to countries bordering Germany (one for each country). However, I have heard that each time I get a new SIM card, it ...
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How to stay connected with friends, family while abroad?

How do you stay connected with your friends, colleagues and family while abroad? I've recently came across such a thing as TravelSIM which offers a callback service at quite low prices and to my ...
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Is it possible to top up a TMN PT Moche PAYG phone online?

Can anyone out there let me know if it's possible to top up a TMN Moche PAYG number while abroad in Spain? I would use my PT bank account but I've no money in it. Hopefully someone can help me.
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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 ...