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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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I couldn't find a complete list, as most websites usually only compare a few providers. This website has a couple of them. There are 4 worldwide ones and one specifically for Europe which might be more interesting in your case.


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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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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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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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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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Calling an Indian or global toll-free number will on your Indian mobile from abroad will most likely cost something, calling a French toll-free number will be even more expensive, if possible at all. You need a local mobile (not 100% sure about that one), landline or phone booth for a calling card to make sense. To avoid unwanted data traffic, you have to ...


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Wikipedia has all the gory details. Basically, in Europe, licenses for mobile phone operators are issued by each country and networks in different countries are generally separate even if they are operated by subsidiaries of the same parent company or share the same brand (I write “generally” because I am not entirely sure that it's always the case but it's ...


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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'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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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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First, look up the phone's specs via Google. Wikipedia has good pages for most phones, including yours, and the top right infobox says: Compatible networks GSM 850/900/1800/1900, EDGE UMTS 900/1700/2100 Ignore the EDGE UMTS HSPA LTE OMG BBQ WTF bit at the end and look at the first part after GSM: you've got four numbers (frequencies) listed. Geeks ...



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