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Right, with a bit of research, I've put the following together. Modern Japanese mobile phones (携帯電話 keitai denwa or just keitai) tend to operate on unique cellular standards not always compatible with the rest of the world. For instance, most Japanese 2G mobile phones operate on the Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) standard, which was developed and is used ...


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If you would install a FON router at home, you have free access to FON spots in Japan. The coverage seems okay in some regions.


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If you are only staying for a week to a month, and don't need to make voice calls (or are fine with using Skype for them), and have an unlocked GSM phone, one simple option is to go to a chain electronics store such as BIC Camera and pick up a prepaid data SIM. Voice phone rentals are pretty expensive, and pay-as-you-go phones require that you are a ...


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7-Eleven sells SIM cards for $10. They are a MVNO reselling Rogers service. Their main attraction is that prepaid credits are valid for one full year. However, it is not available for sale in all provinces (notably Quebec).


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With Fido you can get a pre-pay sim for $10. There are a variety of prepaid rates available. Personally I use the $10/month rate. You can change rates whenever you refill your account. From Google it looks like there are plenty of Fido stores in Vancouver. So you could pop in and pick up a sim when you arrive. The Fido website is good for managing your ...


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There are 3 major carriers in Argentina Claro, Movistar and Personal All three offer prepaid cards you can buy on literally hundred of shops around the city (I am not sure were in Buenos Aires you are going, but if you are traveling to Capital Federal, then you will find shops on the streets, on every shopping mall, and big movie complex. There are some ...


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There are several different companies in Japan that rent or sell pre-paid SIM cards and portable Wifi Routers: mb.softbank.jp pupuru.com bmobile.ne.jp rentafonejapan.com sallysrental.com econnectjapan.com


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Not 'prepaid' per se, but Starbucks in Japan now offers free Wi-fi and an English log-in page. I've found many of the FON hotspots to be inaccessible even though I have a FON router at home as many are sponsored by Softbank and hence need to be accessed through a Softbank 3G connection to add the appropriate profile / cookies.


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The price sounds rather high.... Looking on the Rogers Website I see a Pay As You Go SIM for $9.99, and you can get plans where you pay on the days you use it. That was my plan for when I'm in Canada. A price of $70 sounds like it includes a phone too. I'd suggest trying a bigger Rogers store and hope you get someone more helpful the 2nd time! (You can ...


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Truemove-H is the Best for you, with fastest and most coverage 850MHz 3G Network in nationwide and very cheap price plan. Best carrier coverage in Thailand is AIS but 3G is a few coverage in nationwide. so your mobile might be switch to EDGE when 3G not available.


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There are two good options. If you're OK with relying on Wifi hotspots, instead of needing 100% coverage, the best option is to sign up for a Wi2 300 account, which has a friendly English signup page and does not choke on foreign credit cards. For Y380/month, you get access to their own hotspots plus the Yahoo!BB and UQ networks, for a total of over 70,000 ...


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I did some research, and it looks like there are (at least) three major carriers that offer affordable pre-paid SIM cards with data plans: Virgin Mobile Vodafone Telstra


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The "Text & Web" tariff from O2 Pay as you Go might be a good option for you. http://www.o2.co.uk/tariffs/payandgo Topping up £10 in a month gives you 300 free UK texts and 500MB UK web and Wi-Fi and you get to keep the £10 as credit on your phone to use for calls and additional texts. The text and data allowance runs out at the end of the month but ...


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When I got a pay-as-you-go SIM card in Thailand, my operator billed by the minutes used rather than the amount of data transferred; where 'minutes used' is the duration you are connected for online. (So it often made sense for me to download a file or load a page, then turn off data - because typically data connection remains open whenever your phone browser ...


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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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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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Your best bet is to visit an AT&T Shop or a T-Mobile Shop upon arrival. These are the two providers that actually sell SIM cards, as far as I know. The US cell phone providers focus on selling cell phones with a SIM-card-in-software that they tie to the phone. It is less common for AT&T to sell SIM card, but you might have luck there. T-Mobile shops ...


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I am using Woolworth mobile. It gives you $250 credit, another $250 credit for optus mobile only, 5G Data and 45 days expiry. You can check it by yourself. http://www.woolworthmobile.com.au


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As was mentioned already the major two carriers in Australia are Vodafone and Telstra. Also there are two smaller ones like Virgin and Optus. While the smaller carriers offer some times cheap plans, their coverage is lacking. When I was in Australia in October 2011 I decided to go with Telstra. I don't remember exactly why, but maybe because they were ...


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2 years ago, I got a Vodafone SIM card with a prepaid 1GB / 1 month plan and a SIM-locked 3G USB stick for 100 AUD. There's probably a similar plan available without the hardware for less money. I got it in a phone store in downtown Sydney, not sure about the airport. Reception varied a lot, of course; I sometimes had to make do with GPRS speed, but didn't ...


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savvymax and lebara-mobile are two smaller providers. lebara-mobile is good for calling overseas, savvymax credit does not expire. they don't work in the outback.


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There are very few options in Israel for this type of cards but there probably even fewer ones in English. The ones I found so far would be from Israel Post, although it does seem that you can only reload the card at a postal branch in Israel. And Net+ which is a UK company but supposedly available in Israel.


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It's not a well publicised network, but a cheap one for PAYG (with unlimited data) is Giffgaff. It uses the O2 network, and keeps the costs low by not having any phone customer support, it's all forum and online ticket based. £10 gets you 250 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data (but unlike the O2 offer the £10 is spent on this offer, it's not still ...


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It all depends on the company. In the US it is customary to tip taxi drivers, however some shuttle companies have no tip policies. The difference between the two are that taxi drivers lease their cab from the company they drive for and rely on tips. Shuttle drivers usually get paid by the hour and tips are an added bonus. If this is a private shuttle 20% is ...


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Data via cellphone is one of the most competitive marketplaces in Uruguay. Vendors are shifting from 3G to 4G, starting in the area around Montevideo. From a consumer's standpoint the only discouraging trend in this market is the adoption of data volume caps by all vendors. As of August 2012 no vendor web-site offered an unlimited mobile internet ...


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While your hardware is perfectly capable, Verizon has crippled the software so you cannot access data networks with a non-Verizon SIM card, and can only access some voice networks (at least, without a bit of hacking). And this is the "fixed" software that came with the Jelly Bean update. Specifically, there is no way to change the APN settings manually, and ...


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If you have a friend in the US, you can order a SIM card on the internet and have it shipped to their house. Alternatively, you could try ordering one from Amazon, such as this one, and see if they'll ship internationally. I recommend using Ptel (Platinum Telecom), which runs on the T-Mobile network and has the cheapest rates for internet data that I've ...


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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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For me it depends on the driver. I've seen very dedicated drivers who'd help me to load and unload my luggage and that's something that I consider worth tipping - prepaid or not. An entertaining trip, exchanging a few jokes might also do the trick.


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According to the Prepaid Data Wikia on Argentina: Claro: 1 hour $3 2 hrs $5 4 hrs $7 6 hrs $10 1 day $20 2 days $30 5 days $50 10 days $100 to activate send an SMS to: 454 with: 1h, 2h, etc Movistar: 5 hrs $9 1 day $10 (upto 1GB) 7 days $59 to activate send an SMS to: 226 with: DIA Personal: 1 day $10 (up ...



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