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You mean one of those USB batteries? They're not much bigger than an iPhone so no, no problem at all. However, you should not check batteries.
When I travel between Ireland and the USA about five times a year, I carry with me in carry-on luggage: A 17" laptop An iPad An Android tablet Two or three mobile phones Cables for the above A USB power block A small power bank (not 16000mAh, though) And I've never had a problem.
As I know, you can use Vietel in Laos and Cambodia
You can rent a so called "egg" from various website like www.taobao.com and it provides wifi hotspot, then you can use your cell phone connect to it and use apps like google map. I rented for less than $10 per day, and the data is unlimited. Speed is decent too.
T-Mobile in the US offers free data and 20c/min calls in most countries, but you need postpaid account, i.e. have US SSN or ITIN and pass credit check.
Yes and yes. There are no universal SIM cards in SE Asia, they all charge roaming fees, which can be quite expensive. It is much easier and more economical to get a pre-paid SIM card in each country as you travel. Or use voip services through your hotel's wifi each night.
Neither TSA nor airport security are likely to care. Costa Rican customs, though, will probably want to have a chat about it to decide how much import duty you need to pay on the phone. Be sure to bring the receipt so you can document its value, and choose the goods-to-declare lane on arrival, if there is one.
No, as of 2016, there is no such site. Your only alternative is to create a page on the Prepaid SIM Wiki for recommendations on which tariff to get for each region.
I bought a SIM card from a street vendor stall. It's difficult for non-nationals to register a SIM card which must be done prior to using one. For foreigners, the vendor would typically register it himself and sell to you with a somewhat higher mark up. You need to make sure that the SIM card is registered and test it on your phone before walking away. After ...
I had no problem getting a sim card at Unicom. I had to pay for a month though, which was 26 Yuan. That got me text, talk, and 600MB of data for a month.
I'm not sure what you define as 'cheap,' but I read up that Three provides the cheapest SIM plans for data overseas. After visiting several websites and then chatting with a Three chat operator, I found this You'll probably want to select 1 month, and then look down the list for exactly how much data you want. 12gb is from £20 and Unlimited data is from £...
As of 2016, the best offer is to get a Vodafone simcard. Their price list (for data) is as follows: 500 MB — 30 UAH/month (~1EUR) 2000 MB — 50 UAH/month (~2EUR) 5000 MB — 90 UAH/month (~3EUR) You can buy a Vodafone sim card at any of the numerous mobile phone kiosks in Ukrainian cities or at Vodafone's official stores. There is now also 3G coverage and ...
I worked for Bell Canada for a while and this is a question that came up a lot, mostly with people vacationing overseas. I don't know much about Orange or French plans but here's some things to consider: How does your current plan compare to other plans on the market? If you have an older plan, it might be cheaper than any plan you would be able to get if ...
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