I cannot tolerate slow network in traveling and want to always get the fast network environment, possibly >5MB constantly. However, at the same time I don't like to buy local SIM card whenever I enter a next country.
So I ended up with considering my carrier's roaming plan, but it is quit expensive (around US$25 per day!). And then, I ended up with switching to international SIM, which I have just knew.
However, as long as I search for it, it doesn't seem to be what I want. Specifically, most of it lack phone number (some have) and does neither have fixed usage data plan nor tethering. Also, the network speed doesn't seem to be what they focus on, as they don't mention it at all.
So I just want to use my phone the same way I use it in my home country, like:
- Have one phone number
- Fixed monthly data plan, conform to 4G/LTE
And for your information my usage prediction is the following:
- 1GB per month (although I might want 2GB)
- Only receive a few SMS per month
- Won't make nor receive call
Another option is rental mobile router. However, I don't like the option because it forces me to carry one more gadget in traveling.
Is there any option available to meet my needs? Or if the speed is my top priority should I bother to purchase local SIM? It is what I'm desperately looking for, and thus I can even spend US$ 100+ monthly.
The country/city I plan to travel is the following:
Top priority: Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore
Next priority: Moscow, Australia, Italy (mostly North), Spain, Stockholm, London, Kuala Lumpur, Canada