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Is it always the case that every single national border crossing means you need a new SIM card to avoid impractically high fees? Not always, there are some international service providers that charge no roaming fees - in Africa. I'm not aware of any such offers in Europe. Most of the questions I've seen about this are from before the recent EU ...


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Last year new EU regulations regarding roaming came into place, making roaming à lot more affordable. Within the EU a fixed max fare is in place: 45ct/Mb from July 2013 and 20ct/Mb from july 2014 Whether you should go for a local prepaid plan or rely on roaming depends on your local fees. Last year I went to Portugal and bought a local SIM card. At first ...


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Unfortunately "No need for Japan resident card" and "Japan phone number" (along with voice and SMS) are not compatible. Non-residents aren't able to buy voice SIMs. B-Mobile appears to be the best option in most cases. There's some info in English at Japan Mobile Tech that looks to be up to date. There are no high-speed unlimited options but the Chamelon ...


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There are many to choose from. You'll probably want a prepaid plan from a "discount" provider such as Simyo or Aldi Talk. Here's a comparison. Typically the prepaid plan includes a pay-as-you-go rate that is very expensive (ca. 24 cents/MB), but you can add a flatrate option which will e.g. cost 9.90 EUR and give you 1GB of highspeed mobile internet within ...


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I just got a vodafone.it prepaid SIM with unlimited (or maybe several GB of) data for less than 30€. I'm fairly certain that was the best data plan available for my travels in Italy. You can get it at a Vodafone store in Italy. The Vodafone network in Como/Garda/Verona is very good. I can confirm that data roaming between Germany, Austria, Switzerland, ...


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Registration can be done via an online form, and as far as I've heard it only checks that the address exists. According to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz2Sic7kUAo the Aldi Talk starter set now contains a SIM card that consists of a Micro SIM and a plastic frame.


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After further research on my own I found an interesting option. The companies simyo and blau.de offer a prepaid roaming plan in Germany for the European Union. See for example here for simyo. You can buy a package for 20 Euros that covers 150 minutes calling 150 text messages 300 MB data valid 8 days You can also buy 50 MB (valid for 7 days) for 5 Euros. ...


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I am in a very similar situation. I am in Denmark for 5 months on a work visa. I arrived on June 1 and went through the annoying phone search too! Getting a phone with data is difficult without a contract. The only company that does it is Telenor that I could find. Their prices though are about 2-3 times the price of those with a "contract". To get a ...


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You'll want to decide whether you need to make calls, send SMS, or if you're just after it for data. Then take a look at the Prepaid Sim Card Wiki entry for Hong Kong. Depending on what phone you have, you have a few options there, and it'll depend on how much data you plan on using in those five days, of course, as to which one suits you the best, but ...


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I use a service from a company called Travelers Mobile. They are Canadian and I am in Canada, but they ship anywhere in the world. Basically they sell me, a US local prepaid no contract plan, delivered to my home in Canada, cheaper than if I buy it from a store in the US. They currently sell US and UK plans. I have not used the UK plan yet, but I ...


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I don't have enough rep to upvote Enchanter Thunderbirds answer, nor comment, but I did the calcs and Woolworths Mobile prepaid sims (http://www.woolworthsmobile.com.au) are the best value as at April 2013. You end up with the same talk time as amaysim which is the other cheapo, but you get more data. Way more data. 5GB. I was there for a month and had over ...


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Here is a topic on some forum about buying pre-paid on Malta. You can buy sim card by vodafone or by GO mobile. It costs about 10 EUR. They said that Go Mobile has even shop at the airport, so it shouldn't be a problem.


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I think 3 (Tre) is providing good internet in a good price. You are looking for something which is called chiavetta in Italy. Are you aiming to use it for a short period? Because if so in my idea it doesn't worth to pay for the modem if you don't own one. Buy the plan for the mobile phone and share it with the laptop. EDIT Well I have some time now and ...


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None of the telecom providers in Singapore provide preferential allocation of data bandwidth to postpaid customers. However, the performance of the data access is highly dependent on your location. Singtel has a list of locations detailing the strength of their network coverage across the island.


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I just got back from an extended trip to London and had good luck with a Three pay as you go SIM plan. £15 got you 3000 texts, 300 mins, and unlimited data. I used an iPhone 5 and although the data was 3G and not LTE, I was pleased by both the speed and the coverage. I had no issues anywhere in London or on side trips 30mins to an hour away. I'm based in ...


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All the 4 mobile operators (TIM, Vodafone, Wind and 3) offers pre-paid SIM card with data plans. Compared to other countries, Italy is quite permissive and you don't need to provide any proof of residence to purchase a pre-paid card. 3 (Tre) is generally the most cheap operator when it comes to data plans. The downside is that the signal can be quite ...


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There are 3 main mobile providers in Malta. Melita Vodafone GO You simply go to any of their store and ask for it. GO have a shop at the airport, but all of them have shops littered around malta or sub-agents. Vodafone have just introduced a 4G (LTE) network, so if you're interested in the fastest internet I think that would be the best. You can get ...


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I'll totally suggest WIND it is cheap, nice customer service plus you can buy cheap phones down there to put the card in. Well...you might think of getting Fastweb as well 'cause skype works better with them the only problem is that they do not have phisical shops where you can walk in. You need to call a special phone and get the card shipped . Or if you ...


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I suggest you the 3 (H3G) offer. http://www.tre.it/promozioni/internet-mobile/chiavetta-tre-it-42 The USB key will cost you 29 euros plus 5 euros / month for 3GB of data (SuperInternet option). It should be a prepaid plan, so if you stop paying and the credit goes to zero you have nothing more to pay, the "SuperInternet" option will just be disabled. I ...


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I suggest Vodafone or Wind as operators. Tre has a bad coverage outside big cities, you might ask people in your area about that. You can buy a "SIM dati" in any mobile phone shop, it's a SIM card only enabled for internet. For example this SIM dati Vodafone offers 15 Gb for 35 euros/month or 7 Gb for 20 euros. Unfortunately I think it's a recurring plan, ...


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My O2 Pay and Go from London was reasonable for international roaming data usage when I was at France last month. The website states that: You'll only be charged £1.99 for the days that you use data in Europe. There's a daily allowance of 15MB and if you reach this, the service will stop. If you want to use more you can simply text ...


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Just to update: I bought the ALDI Talk SIM in Germany last summer. It was one of those regular SIMs with a detachable micro SIM, so after popping out the micro SIM, it worked fine in my Nexus 4. I registered with the online form (and some help from Google Translate) and put in my hotel address and it activated fine.


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We found that 3 gave the best coverage and price when we were in Hong Kong last month. It's highly recommended you go to one of the numerous "Computer Centers" (eg Wan Chai Computer Center) to buy it. They will be more inclined to set it up for you and if it doesn't work, they will usually refund you. Top-ups are easy to get from a 7-11. Yes, you can get ...


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I was in the US in may 2013. I checked with several operators, and the best deal by far was from T-mobile. I could buy a pre-paid sim card with unlimited voice, text and data for 3 USD a day. If for a longer time, 90 USD a month could be high, but they sold for arbitrary number of days, so if you stay for a week or so, it's very convenient


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The question is old yes, but I'd like to add my thoughts to this. I have been in BKK and southern region recently, and AIS (usually green color package) worked best IMO. A friend of mine bought a TrueMove (red color package) and it was OK too, but signals were not quite good as AIS. In the Suvarnabhumi airport, go to the airport rail link. Near the ...



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