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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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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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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What are the best ways to avoid data roaming fees when travelling abroad?

I'm looking for data plans I can use while touring different countries within a region without having to worry about being eaten by roaming fees. If such plans exist at all, I suppose mostly big ...
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How to stop UK mobile number being disconnected while abroad travelling for 6+ months?

I'm from the UK going on a long trip on which I'll be using local SIM cards for my phone. While I won't be using my UK mobile number during this trip, I want it still to be there when I get back, to ...
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How do I know if my US phone will work overseas?

I have a smartphone bought in the US through a US carrier, not rooted or otherwise modified. I understand that some phones will work overseas, some won't, and some can if I make modifications to the ...
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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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Prepaid SIM card with best data plan in Canada

I'm travelling to Canada. Does anyone know which prepaid SIM card has the best data plan? In term of data usage & 3G/4G coverage. I don't think I'm gonna need to call a lot so talk ...
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Data connection while in Israel

Is there a cost effective way getting a data connection (sim card) for a mobile phone for 3 weeks while I am in Israel? So that I can read emails, and make use of google maps on my phone?
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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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Pre-paid data SIM for voip in Egypt

I'll travel to Egypt (Sharm el Sheik airport and then to Taba) in two weeks. I am looking for a Prepaid Data SIM for VoIP calls? For me, I think, 1GB is enough for 15 days. I have checked Vodafone ...
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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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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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What mobile network in Vietnam has the best 3G coverage?

I will be traveling all over Vietnam and I would like to be as often connected as possible. So having a sim card with the mobile network having the best 3G coverage is key to this aim.
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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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Can a foreigner easily buy and activate an ALDI talk micro SIM in Germany?

I'm going to be traveling through several countries in Europe and I want to get a prepaid data SIM. I don't use too much data, so I was thinking of getting an ALDI Talk SIM in Germany (where I'll 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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Making calls from Romania

I am heading to Romania for work at the beginning of December. I was wondering if anyone could tell me the cheapest way to communicate in real time from Romania to the US? I am going to be taking my ...
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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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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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Mobile providers and mobile internet in Thailand?

I'm traveling to Thailand for three weeks and I was hoping to get a local Sim card while there, to be able to contact home, people I meet, and use the internet. Which networks are available and do ...
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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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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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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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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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Cost for US cell phone users to receive international calls

This is a question not from the point of view of the traveler, but from the point of view of someone in the US receiving calls from a traveler abroad. In general, for the major US wireless carriers, ...
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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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Roaming charges from country to country in Europe

If I purchase a SIM card for Germany, and I wander over to Salzburg, for example, would I be roaming? How is roaming defined and how does it work?
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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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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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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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Simple phone for US-only use: GSM 850/1900, or CDMA/IS-95?

I currently have a Nokia 1200 and I've never visited an area where it doesn't work. My phone operates on 900/1800 MHz, so it will not work in the USA. Soon, I will visit the USA for approximately one ...
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Prepaid mobile phone package for Frankfurt, Germany

I am visiting my sister in Frankfurt Germany and I want to buy a prepaid card with calling time, SMS and mainly Internet. I saw the other replies but the sites that were posted from other users are ...
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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 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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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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Can I buy a sim card for prepaid internet for the USA from Germany?

I am currently planning a 3 month trip to the USA (Pittsburgh, PA). As I have never been in the US and only rarely abroad and I was never alone abroad before I really want to make sure that I have ...
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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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Will my German Aldi Talk work in Austria?

I'm going to be traveling to Vienna in a few days. Will my german Aldi Talk flat rate plan work in Austria? I just want to be able to use my phone to contact people there as well as use train apps ...
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Travelling to India question regarding sim card

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 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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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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What mobile network has the best 4G coverage in Indonesia?

I want to use 4G as much as possible when traveling in Indonesia. Does anyone know (has experience?) which mobile network provides the best 4G coverage in Indonesia?