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Issues with taking your mobile phone with you, and buying a phone, SIM card, or cellular data plan in another country.

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SIM cards for New Zealand Visitors [duplicate]

This question is a semi-duplicate of SIM card in New Zealand with unlimited internet access, but that was 7 years ago and I would expect the cellular details have changed in that length of time. For ...
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Prepaid SIM for a week in the USA

I'm looking for the cheapest possible plan, that will allow me to receive calls and will have a small amount of data, 1gb max. All the prepaid plans I found seem to be at least 30$+taxes. Where i ...
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Prepaid Sim at Frankfurt Airport

Based on two answers to this question, I intend to buy either lycamobile sim or Lebara sim. I found some very good options on https://www.lycamobile.de/en/ Following are the questions: Can I buy ...
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German SIM card for a two-week visit?

I'm visiting Germany for a couple of weeks (Dresden mostly) very soon. I'm coming from outside Europe and leaving Europe after this visit. I want to get a local SIM for my stay - mostly for Internet ...
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How do sim cards in Thailand work?

I am a tourist in Thailand and am a little confused about the packaging of SIM cards I see in stores like 7/11. They seem to have days marked on them, eg: 5g, 15 days, 150thb. Does this mean that I ...
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What are some inexpensive pre-paid sim card options in Vancouver? [duplicate]

What are the options for inexpensive pre-paid sim cards in Vancouver? In particular, are there any "tourist sim cards" valid for a week or something? Can I get a sim card at YVR? Or can I even ...
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Can one purchase a SIM card at Bagan Nyaung-U Airport (NYU)?

Can one purchase a SIM card at Bagan Nyaung-U Airport (NYU)? What I found so far: I wasn't able to find any official website for Bagan Nyaung-U Airport (NYU). I didn't find any information by ...
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Can one purchase a SIM card at Yangon International Airport (RNG) between 1 AM and 8 AM?

Can one purchase a SIM card at Yangon International Airport (RNG) between 1 AM and 8 AM? What I have found so far: I couldn't find information on https://yangonairport.aero. On https://www....
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Getting a SIM card at Beijing airport

There are lots of guides about this online, but they all seem rather outdated. Does anyone know if it's possible for a tourist to buy a SIM card at Beijing airport (terminal 2)? What should I keep in ...
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Traveling to the USA - Phone coverage and solutions

I know the general question has been asked multiple times but the situations seems so confuse to me that I wasn't able to find a definitive answer. I am planning a trip to the USA (will stay in ...
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Can Apple Wallet manage US, EU, and Asia cards?

I'm searching on behalf of someone in the US who is currently using Key Ring on his iPhone, which doesn't support use in the EU. I have read that Apple Pay is usable almost globally, but I'm wondering ...
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How do I call a 6-digit Australian phone number with a US-based mobile phone?

This may not exactly fit the context of this site, but I think it's worth a shot, and the answer may be useful within the context of the site. I am attempting to call the Australian phone number ...
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Cell Broadcast message in Florence [closed]

Was in Florence a couple about a month ago and I think I got about 10 cell broadcast messages with the content FI32402. Searching google proved to be pretty pointless and I assume that the FI part ...
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Can an SFR expired SIM card be extended?

I bought a local SIM card so my mobile phone would work in France, one of these: https://www.sfr.fr/telephonie-mobile/sfr-la-carte/welcome It says it expires after 14 days, and indeed this is what ...
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where to buy a SIM card in Podgorica, Montenegro?

Will I be able to buy a SIM card in Podgorica, Montenegro so I can use it when I'll be traveling there? Where to buy it and how much will it cost?
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TSA asking to see cell phone

Traveling in the US. My plane ticket showed TSA precheck, so I was able to keep shoes on. I put everything in my book bag/ carryon, and ever the paranoid person, asked my wife to go first and grab ...
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How can I receive SMS including short codes while in France?

I'm in France for a month, and I got a local SIM card to avoid paying very high international roaming rates from my home carrier. However, I often need to receive SMS messages from various companies, ...
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Is there a place in LAX where I can buy USA SIM card?

I am planning to arrive at LAX at around 7 am in the morning. I would like to know whether there is any place for me to buy USA sim card there at the airport?
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Using I-phone 8 while flying over Pacific Ocean [closed]

I will be flying from America to Japan, then the Philippines next week. Will my I-phone 8 work out over the Pacific Ocean? Or just turn it off to save roaming charges?
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How should I do mobile data and voice calls in France? [duplicate]

I'm going to be in France for about a month this summer and I'm trying to work out how set up my phone. I will be staying in a house with WiFi most of the time, and not making many phone calls, maybe ...
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What’s the best way to keep a US number on my EU mobile?

I am regularly between the US and Europe, but mainly in Europe. For the past decade, I kept a US phone number with Skype (mainly to keep in touch with elderly family who don’t use FaceTime but also to ...
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Buying a SIM card for China abroad?

A group of German tourists who are going to China are looking for options to have a SIM card with a data plan while staying there. Their own experience from previous trips, as well as some posts here ...
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Availability of public telephone for tourists in uk

I do not want to use my mobile phone (hoping it is not that necessary) in the UK. Where can I use public telephones in the UK and at what prices? Most of the time I will be in Oxford/London/...
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Compatibility of Asus phone with US local sim

I will be traveling to Ohio, USA in the first week of June. I am not sure whether the internet roaming packages in airtel or matrix sim work there. So I prefer to take local carriers of the United ...
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Is it possible to buy US sim card at Columbus airport, Ohio

I will be traveling to Columbus,Ohio, USA during June for 15days. Is it possible to take a US sim card from Columbus airport Ohio? Or Can I get a sim card outside airport from shops in a reasonable ...
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Buying a SIM card in Hungary for travel to Slovakia and Austria

I am planning a trip which begins in Hungary, continues in Slovkia (most of the duration) and ends in Austria. Coming from outside the EU, it seems it would be a good idea for me to buy a local SIM ...
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Using smartphone train ticket in Italy

Is it legal to use electronic tickets from a third party app (e.g. "trainline") in a train operated by Trenitalia? I don't want to print the tickets.
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South Korea SIM paperwork: laissez-faire or strict?

Looking for information from someone who's recently visited Korea as a tourist. With regards to visitors buying a SIM card for local use, I've noticed some countries are totally laissez-faire. You ...
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Did the UK lift the requirement for registering SIM cards?

I understand that for some years now there is an EU regulation which requires proper identification of the owner of a SIM card prior to its activation. I.e. in Germany, for example, one has to show an ...
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Jio recharge - payment cannot be processed error

I am in India and I am trying to renew my 4G subscription with Jio. When doing so, I get the error "Payment failure - Your request for recharge cannot be processed at this time. Please try after some ...
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How to use a North American smartphone in Ireland (Republic + North)?

I will be visiting Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) this summer (first trip in Europe!) and I'm from Canada. We want to be able to use our (unlocked) Smartphones in Ireland for: ...
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Maximum price for calling inside the EU, from when?

Last year, the EU agreed to cap prices of international phone calls: The European Parliament scored a victory after months of heated negotiations as the European Commission and national diplomats ...
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What is the easiest way to access a small amount of mobile data in Europe?

I have booked a future Über ride from Zürich Station to the Airport. My issue is that I don’t have a travel SIM, or by extension mobile data. What should I do so as to know if a ride has been accepted,...
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How to register with the ALDI talk mobile app?

I just purchased the ALDI Talk and went through all the steps for the registration including the online identification. Then, I download the iOS app and it asks to provide the 06-nummer in the app. I ...
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Docomo (now Airtel) Indian Prepaid sim card is in Grace State

I have been living in Europe last 5 years and had my Indian phone number active (which I use to receive the OTP for bank transactions). Now after 5 years of usage, on my Indian number, I get a ...
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Netherlands SIM card texting the US

I'm studying abroad this semester in Amsterdam, and I recently got a Lebara international bundle sim-only plan. This plan allows me to have unlimited texts and calls, and 5G of data. My question is ...
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Grasshopper on International Sim Cards

Will IP Phone Software Services such as Grasshopper or the like, function with an international Sim Card and no phone number (except the international Number)? We jump from country to country ...
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VOIP providers that provide support to receiving SMS from short codes?

I had a Canadian phone number and I started to travel frequently so I ported it to a VOIP provider. I still needed the phone number because a lot of online services I used relied on two factor ...
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What can border guards check on your smart phone when entering USA?

I don't travel much but have heard lots of horror stories about entering into the USA. What exactly can the border guards check in your smart phone when entering the USA? I use mine a lot and it's ...
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SIM cards in South America, which are the most reliable ones? [closed]

I know that this sounds very subjective but I don't know how to put it different: I will be travel in South America for few months, with an average timespan of 2 weeks in each of this countries: ...
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How standard are SIM card prices across Israel?

Is the price of a SIM card generally standard across Israel, or are prices variable, such as much higher at the airport?
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Where to buy a SIM card at Ben Gurion airport, Israel?

Are there any places to buy an Israeli SIM card when at the Ben Gurion airport, in Israel?
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Is there a prepaid SIM for 2 weeks in Germany?

I consider purchasing a prepaid SIM card in Germany for not more than 2 weeks (although I might be in Germany for more than 2 weeks - up two two months maybe, in this trip). I need a prepaid SIM in ...
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Pakistani Sim on roaming in UK some questions?

I wanted to ask that if you use a pakistani sim on roaming in UK And call a UK number from that Pakistani Sim roaming number what does it show on the UK mubile number that the person is calling from ...
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A phone setup for frequent international travel

I'm currently travelling a lot between two countries (Denmark and Australia), and I might be adding a third country to that list (Netherlands). I'm servicing clients in all these countries. And they ...
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Take a new unpacked box of iPhone XS to India from US [duplicate]

I'm traveling to India and my friend is asking me to bring a new unopened iPhone XS to India for him. I'll have a 2 hour layover at Dubai and then I'll reach Delhi. Can I take an unopened box of a new ...
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What does “21 Lisboa” cell broadcast message mean?

I have recently traveled to Lisbon and almost each day while being there I have received the same message thorough a cell-broadcast channel on my mobile phone: 21 Lisboa I have asked my host, but ...
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I have a Lycamobile sim from the UK. Will it work in Mexico?

I have a Lycamobile sim from the UK. Will it work in Mexico? I'll mostly be communicating with whatsapp and messenger but I had a spare sim lying around so I stuck it in my phone.,
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Getting hold of tourist SIM card in Shenzhen, China

How can I as a foreign national get hold of a prepaid (tourist) SIM card with a Chinese phone number in Shenzhen, China? I am looking for a near mainland-Chinese equivalent of obtaining one from a ...
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Can I use my unlocked Samsung Galaxy J2(J200G) 4G VoLTE India phone in USA?

I checked my phone supports wide range of bands as mentioned on GSM Arena: GSM Arena HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300) I will be travelling to ...