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There's an entire wiki dedicated to this exact question! http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/ I'm marking this as a community wiki-answer in case anyone wants to dig into the pretty significant amount of work required to expand this answer with rates and options available for the US. :-)


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Weirdly I thought we had this question, but the only question seems to be in relation to Canada in North America... Yes, you can. I've done so the last two years, and intend doing this again in June/July this year. Which company you use depends on your requirements and the deals, of course, but I just went into a couple and asked what they had, and then ...


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Probably every major provider has something in this direction (that is, I know that two have it, not sure for one, and everything else are just resellers of these three) Recommendation: A1 has (at least) two prepaid data plans, best coverage (measured, not subjectivly), etc.etc., see below. Don´t use: "3", because since they merged with another company, ...


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Starting with the last question first, whether your phone will work on Norwegian carriers will depend on Whether it is unlocked What specific model it is You can check the first with your carrier in Canada and the wiki link above should have enough information. As for plans, you will probably want to just get a prepaid SIM. This is quite a bit more ...


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The official travel guide, visitnorway.com has a useful page on using mobile phones in Norway, with a list of all the local operators and some tips on where to buy a SIM card. You could use that as a starting point to find out exactly what's on offer in Norway. Just about any monthly plan or prepaid/pay-as-you-go offer in Norway should include roaming ...


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If you really need voice and text with a Japanese number, you don't have many options, as most "tourist SIMs" are data only. The only data+voice plans available to tourists (that I know of) are from Softbank and b-mobile. Your phone must be unlocked. Yes, it will be compatible with Japanese networks.


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Not all US phones will work in Japan, but (as the Japan Guide suggests) most modern 3G and 4G phones do. Specifically, the phone needs to support 3G UMTS 2100 MHz, 3G CDMA2000 800 MHz, or LTE band 1. According to this blog post the iPhone 6 will have no problem working in Japan if it is unlocked. As for getting a sim card; the last two times I visited I ...


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LTE is (almost) everywhere in Japan, I'm writing this from a mountain resort town while tethered to my iPad. You can get prepaid sim cards at most of the electronics shops, look for "IIJ" on the package. 3000 yen data only is lots for any vacation unless you spend too much time on youtube or video calls. It is possible your home service will work, but you ...


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Unfortunately, while this offer is competitive, it has some caveats. One of the main, regarding included roaming in some countries, is that you should be a customer for more than 60 days. It is written in their conditions (page 3, in Services inclus): Pass Destination (valables après 60 jours d’ancienneté au Forfait Free): ... Regarding the prepaid ...


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( YodObashi, not YodAbashi ) Yodobashi would be my first choice, unless you want an iPhone. Bic is more-or-less the same as Yodobashi, just the music is more annoying. If you know which model you want, Amazon.co.jp is another good choice. Do check that it explicitly says "unlocked" on the box. The Japanese mobile carriers generally do everything possible ...


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Here are a few apps I have found which work offline by allowing you to download maps with regular updates. All you need is a GPS enabled android phone to install these apps and your phone will replace the regular GPS device many people use. They also provide maps to most countries, though it would be advisable to check for map accuracy before using the apps ...


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Google Maps actually allows you to save maps and use them while you don't have WiFi. This article outlines exactly how to do it, you basically save a map of wherever you'd like. I actually did this in Montreal recently and it was a lifesaver! Plus, since it's Google Maps, it should work just about everywhere.


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The reason you can't use your GPS unit in China is because China's government has blocked all usage of Google in China, so try downloading a different app, and it will work.


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Many good answers here already. But I have been to China before, and used GPS with a very good precision, and with Google Maps. Also, dealing with the coordinates and mobile device GPS is part of my profession, so let me pitch in. GPS satellites are nothing more than a satellite network that spreads a signal of a timestamp that mobile phones or any GPS ...



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