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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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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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I think that MichaelS's answer, though complete when written, is a little out of date. As of today, you can get a sim card from at least the following three providers at Israeli post offices: An Orange "Big Talk" card, under the same terms that MichaelS described in his answer. A Cellcom "Talkman" card costs 39 shekels and comes charged with 30 shekels. ...


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Since the card is prepaid, is there any reason to not keep using it until it cuts off? You might want to keep it for voice use only (where roaming charges are not as high) as a backup or when you enter a new country and don't have a local SIM card yet. Theoretically, you can also cash out unused credit under some circumstances, but it's probably not ...


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Roaming in Europe with GSM phones generally works very well. I don't have experience with this particular combination but I have done it across various countries (including France with a T-mobile subscription from another country than the US) and never had a problem placing a call or sending a SMS (I had trouble with MMS but who cares about MMS today?). I ...


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You might want to check opensignal.com, they have a map showing coverage - from that it would seem coverage on Sicily is below average for Italy; and I can tell you Italy in general is below average compared to other european countries. That said, it seem I TIM (Telecom Italia) is the only provider actually covering the whole of Sicily, with Vodafone and 3 ...


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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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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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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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As far as I know you will have to buy a new one in each of the other countries to avoid extortionate roaming charges. It is really easy in Egypt (I just popped in to a Vodafone store in Cairo airport and had the SIM in 15 minutes). The last time I bought a SIM in Jordan (2005) it was not a big problem either.


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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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The answer: Yes, at least in 2013. I bought the ALDI Talk SIM in Germany in summer 2013. 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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Since the current answers are rather outdated, here's a web site with recent-enough information. Generally, the no-contract plans are affordable. For example, Golan Telecom doesn't require Israeli identification and you can even pay by PayPal. Their activation fee is 49 ILS, and for unlimited calls and 1GB data you'd pay 37 ILS monthly (59 ILS monthly for ...


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Check out the Pay as You Go Sim with Data Wiki. It's got an entire page devoted to the Netherlands: http://prepaidwithdata.wikia.com/wiki/Netherlands


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There's numerous questions on this already - see Is it easy to get prepaid SIMs in the US/Canada? Which prepaid sim to get to use my unlocked iPhone 4 in the US Are there data plans for travelers in the USA? To rehash, assuming you're using a GSM phone (the standard in Europe, Australia/NZ and a bit of Asia), you have two main options - AT&T or ...


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Firstly, it's easiest just to pick one up there - you'll have a bigger choice. From Wikitravel: it is advisable to get a local SIM card for your mobile for emergencies and for cheaper local calls/texts. These are widely available, cheap (often free) and easy to 'top-up', So that side of things is taken care of. In terms of what you get with a ...


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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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Now that I'm back from my trip I thought I'd add my own answer with details of the experience. All of the following is using an iPhone 4S, unlocked and using T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan (originally an AT&T locked phone). On landing at Heathrow I turned off airplane mode and my phone immediately connected to EE. I've seen reports that this could take ...


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I used this plan on my Nexus 4 in Israel, Germany, and Greece this summer. I used it mainly for data, with some texting and voice calls (though at 20 cents/minute, I kept voice calls to a minimum). It was not perfect. Sometimes I had to manually scan for networks and get it to register on a different network (because automatic registration failed). ...


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T-Mobile roams onto other T-Mobile networks where they exist, e.g. in Germany (T-Mobile is a German company). T-Mobile owns 50% of EE in the UK, and all T-Mobile customers (from any country) roam onto EE when in the UK. EE in the UK is a major network with coverage nearly anywhere you're likely to go. The only places you're likely to struggle for a signal ...


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To answer my own question: At Sharm el Sheikh airport you can find a Vodafone kiosk near the exit. The guy who was there was very helpful. For 10 USD I got 1 GB data and some minutes of call within 5 minutes. All my VoIP apps (Viber, Skype, Internet Call) are working if I have coverage.


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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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I'd get a Lebara SIM card, they can send it to you by post for free and then you can top-up online. It's 1 GB for 10 euro.


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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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