I am traveling to Europe later this month and I have an iPhone 5. What companies offer prepaid SIM cards that work in Spain, France, and Italy, if there are any?

the iPhone 5 is CDMA and GSM compatible.

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    Any SIM card with roaming allowed will work in all of those 3 countries as long as your phone is capable of working with GSM networks in Europe. If not can you clarify your question?
    – Karlson
    Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 14:41
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  • Thanks for the comments. I will actually just leave this closed because I can't think of a good way to make this more specific and/or not make this a poll for recommendations.
    – Hewins
    Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 14:57
  • @Hewins pity that you leave it closed, I was about to give you an extensive answer
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    Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 17:11
  • I reworded my question. Can someone take it off of hold?
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    Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 18:08

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You'll be hard pressed to find a sim card that won't work in all three countries if it works in one.

But, as has already been pointed out, the cost of calling and receiving calls will be significant. At least until roaming charges will be limited from late next year onward (if my memory serves me well).

In the mean time, you could consider a 'universal' sim card, like this one:



I think all the major carriers will work but can cost you a huge pile of money.

T-mobile has a free (no additional cost) data/text plan with their Simple Choice plan. http://www.t-mobile.com/optional-services/roaming.html

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