Questions tagged [cellphones]

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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How much is a sim card at heathrow, and what network should i use [duplicate]

Travelling into heathrow in April , Have an IPhone 6 4g how much will a sim card cost, pay as you go. Data calls and text. will it have a uk tel number?
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Is it useful to buy a prepaid SIM card at HK airport but use it in the mainland?

I will travel to China via Hong Kong airport (stopover only). I will stay there for 4 months. I heard that it could be useful to purchase a SIM card at the HK airport because you can use it in the ...
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Can I get a Mexican SIM card in Cancun Airport?

I want to be able to FaceTime the U.K. from Mexico so I’d like to buy a SIM card and put it in my unlocked U.K. iPhone (there’s no WiFi where we’re going). Will this work and is there somewhere in ...
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Advice Needed: Exchange Students in South Korea

We are 3 Indian students, going to attend a 4-month exchange program at the Korean National Police University, in Asan. We are landing in Seoul on the 21st of February. However, because of a last-...
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How can I check out the balance on my Vodafone Italy SIM card without a mobile app?

I purchased a SIM card from Vodafone in Italy, which costs €30 and includes 8 GB of data. Now I want to check the balance of my SIM card. According to SIM card wiki Vodafone Italy offers an iOS app. ...
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Using a US phone in Europe

My US wireless carrier (Verizon) sells a service that claims to allow me to use my phone as usual while in Europe, for a flat $10/day. There's no mention of changing SIM cards, per-minute charges, or ...
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What is the time limit for using T-Mobile SIM cards in Canada?

Looking at prepaid SIM card options in Canada it seems that the best choice by far is to get a T-Mobile prepaid plan for $50/month which includes 4GB of data and allows you to use the same tariff in ...
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How to make a call from Los Angeles airport?

I tried to find duplicates for this question, but was unable to find any. I am travelling from India to Los Angeles for a short visit. In case of any emergency, if I want to make a call (from my ...
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Can I initialize a SIM card when abroad?

I will be travelling from France to Germany / Poland / Austria later this month and I will have a French new SIM card shipped to me when I will be abroad. Is it possible to initialize such a card on ...
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Suspended SIM in Bangladesh [closed]

I'm in Bangladesh now, and a week ago I bought a Grameenphone SIM card (voice + data). I recharged it yesterday and now I can't use it (it says "service suspended"). I am sure I have enough credit; I ...
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Is my cell phone operator allowed to limit my EU data roaming?

My Norwegian cellular provider has given me a two month deal where I can use 50 GB of cellular data per month. After this 50 GB limit, I have unlimited data, but at very low speeds. I traveled to ...
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Which emergency number is my best bet? [duplicate]

After looking through a list of emergency numbers for the different countries, I've noticed that there are four main numbers: 112, 911, 999 and 000. So, if I found myself in a country where I didn't ...
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Is it possible to get single SIM card for Vienna + Prague without roaming [duplicate]

I will be travelling between Vienna and Prague in December. My plan is to buy local SIM card but as Vienna/Prague are very near to each other, i was wondering if any mobile operators offer combined ...
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Traveling to Chile with new iPhone (still sealed in box) - Will I have problems?

I am traveling from the USA to Santiago, Chile next week bringing a new sealed iPhone 7 for my husband. I am wondering if it's possible for me to bring it as is (in this case, unopened sealed box), or ...
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How to activate mobile phone in Chile?

I have been told that recently Chile decided to block the IMEI of all phones not officially sold in the Chilean market. As a foreigner who bought a prepaid SIM card, it's quite frustrating! My phone ...
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Best SIM card for Vancouver/Whistler-Blackcomb, BC (for: phone, SMS, almost no data usage)? [closed]

What would you suggest as the best SIM card for Vancouver and Whistler-Blackcomb (BC)? Main Usage: phone calls, SMS, almost no data usage.
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How to get a SIM card in Taiwan?

I'm Vietnamese. I am looking for some information about travel to Taiwan in this site. Currently, I have a question. How can I get a SIM cardwhen I travel to Taiwan? I want to connect with my family ...
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Telekom Hungary Domino SIM data not working

In Budapest, you can buy "DOMINO SIM KARTYA" SIM cards for 990 HUF (and no paperwork), with 500MB of data. The problem is that the card doesn't seem to register on my Android phone. The only website I ...
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USA West Coast - Buying a SIM card

I'm going to visit California next year. I'm from Europe. Since my current carrier doesn't provide good plans for roaming in the USA, I'm looking for a service that can offer a SIM card with data ...
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Cancelling a Prepaid Contract (US) from Germany

I have a problem: For my holiday in the US I got a prepaid SIM card from AT&T. In the store I explicitly said I wanted it for only one month and the saleswoman explicitly said they won't charge me ...
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Why don't airlines install Faraday cages in their planes? [closed]

Cell phones and other electronic devices can interfere with the pilot's comms and other crucial avionics, as well as cell towers on the ground, if the plane is low enough. Due to these issues, the FCC ...
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How to call an Italian mobile from a UK mobile while in Italy?

If I take my UK mobile (cell) phone to Italy how do I call an Italian phone number? I have an iPhone 5s but generic advice appreciated. I know from the UK I would prefix the number with 00 39 but ...
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Can I use my US Samsung-SM-G900V in Guatemala?

I bought my Samsung Galaxy S5 online for a decent price and it's been 2 years and I still have it. It's a Samsung-SM-G900V and I was wondering can I used it internationally if I purchase a ...
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Best/practical combination of SIM cards to use for a around the world trip? [closed]

What SIM cards are recommended to provide mobile data at reasonable prices across lots of countries, in order to support traveling around the world? For example. the three network provides a one-...
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An iPhone purchased in the US: will it work in New Zealand?

I'm from New Zealand but am currently in the United States for the next few months. I plan to buy an unlocked iPhone 7 from Apple, use an AT&T SIM (which I already have) in it while I'm here, and ...
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How can I find the cheapest prepaid SIM card for a given country?

Next month I am traveling to country X, where I would need Y minutes of calls, Z text messages and most importantly Q megabytes of data. How can I find the cheapest/most reliable SIM card for my needs?...
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Prepaid SIM card for short term - Canada [duplicate]

I've checked questions like: Economical mobile data for US and Canada Any Sim Card that works in Canada & US Prepaid SIM card for US and Canada They don't really address my problem. I will be ...
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Mobile phone connection in Macedonia for short visit

I will visit Skopje, Macedonia for a week and I would need a mobile phone to call people, but mainly for internet. I have a Three mobile prepaid connection in Ireland. As per the Three website it ...
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Buying a SIM card to use on extensive travel elsewhere in the EU [closed]

I currently live in Germany but I am 2-3 months in Spain a year. I only a a bad DSL connection but the mobile network here is quite good. However, they charge a lot for only little data. As all ...
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How can I get notifications of a nuclear attack on Japan?

According to North Korean missile flies over Japan, the Japanese government sends emergency alerts to mobile phones if there's a suspected nuclear attack. How can I receive such notifications while I'...
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Can I legally get SIM card in Germany as a tourist?

This late July I went to EU for a 10 day trip. I live in the US. When I stopped at TMobile (or was it Deutsche Telekom?) store at Hamburg to buy a local SIM card. I was told that this is impossible, ...
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Is it possible to get and activate a SIM card after 23:00 in Tallinn (Airport)?

I'm going to arrive at Tallinn Airport but the flight is scheduled to arrive at 23:00. According to Prepaid Data SIM Card Wiki on Estonia: Prepaid SIM cards called Kõnekaart are available at ...
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Best mobile and internet options when visiting UK [closed]

I'm in the US and will soon be making my first overseas trip with personal electronics. I'll start by saying that I won't exactly be the tech-iest traveler on the flight. Last time I was airborne, the ...
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Travelling to Berlin and taking a cruise from Rostock halting at Norwegian Ports

I am travelling to Berlin and then going to Norway. Can I get a sim in Berlin which will be usable in Norway as well? Need majorly for data and GPS.
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Can I get a local sim card at London Ontario International Airport (YXU)?

I'll be arriving at London Ontario International Airport at night about 9pm next week. I was wondering if I could get a local sim card with a data plan at the airport then? How much would it cost and ...
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Can I check balance on data on T-Mobile SIM card (Poland)?

I contacted T-Mobile's SIM card in Poland, which is 25 PLN (5 PLN sign-up fee and 20 PLN top-up which is valid for 30 days). It includes 10 GB data package. Now, I would like to check how much data ...
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How many phones can we take on a plane? [duplicate]

How many phones can we take on a plane? I have 3 phones and an iPod. Would I be able to fly from England to Turkey and back?
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Can you use Canadian tablet-only SIM cards in a phone to make calls and receive text messages?

Looking up the prepaid SIM card market in Canada it seems that the reasonably priced options for my needs (2GB of data) are only available in the "tablet" plans. However it's not clear if those SIM ...
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Do USA iPhones work in Hungary?

I want to buy an iPhone 5S ( Model A1533 ) second-hand originally bought from Verizon. And there are an iPhone SE (A1662) and iPhone 7 (A1660 CDMA). Can these mobile phones work in the EU and ...
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Can I purchase/activate SIM card around Poznan Glowny station after 20:00?

I'm going to move to Poznan from Berlin using DB train. However, the arrival time is 19:27, and I must purchase and activate SIM card immediately in order to get to my AirBnB room. According to ...
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Possible to get Canadian SIM card for data only for a few days?

I'm gonna be in Montreal for a few days but my carrier doesn't provide any service. Is there any Canadian carrier who sells a sim card just for data for a few days? I'm used to the European easiness ...
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Are old iPhones unable to be use SIM cards overseas, and if so, can it be avoided?

An iPhone 4 I got in March 2011 in Australia was able to be used with a SIM when I visited Japan in 2011 to 2013. However, when I tried getting a SIM for it in September 2016, the store staff said ...
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Best Options for Mobile Data in Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands [closed]

I will be traveling from the US to to Copenhagen, Berlin, and then Amsterdam for a total of 12 days. While there, I would like to connect to mobile data networks. I will be traveling with my Samsung ...
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EU roaming when calling a number outside the EU?

I have a SIM card from one EU country, and travelled to another. It was after 2017-06-15, so I should enjoy the new "roam like at home" rules. I made a call to a non-EU country, expecting to be ...
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Buying a sim-card for a week in Russia [duplicate]

We are going to St. Petersburg for a week and we would like to buy a sim card for our Samsung smartphone, so that we can use phone and Waze. I looked for russian sim-cards in Google and all I found ...
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Is it possible for a foreign employee to subscribe to a smartphone contract plan in Kazakhstan? [closed]

Is it possible for a foreign employee to subscribe to a smartphone contract plan in Kazakhstan? I might be teaching for two years in Almaty, so it's a basic need for me to get a phone.
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Prepaid mobile plans with data in New Caledonia

I will soon be visiting New Caledonia for a week and would like to get a local SIM card with mobile data. What are my options?
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Cheap Mobile Data Sim Card for Short Stay in Amsterdam, Netherlands

I'm going to visit Amsterdam end of the June for 5 days. I have managed to find out Libra Mobile and Lyca Mobile has the cheapest Mobile Data offering. What is the best option to have for mobile data?...
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Internet Data Plans in Shanghai [closed]

I am traveling to Baoshan, Shanghai and would be staying there for two months. I need a good Internet plan as I am enrolled in some online platforms and need about 1 GB of data per day and ...
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Sprint iPhone 5c compatibility in Australia

I currently have a locked Sprint iPhone 5c from the US, which I'd like to take on a two-month trip to Australia. I gather that I can unlock my phone by calling Sprint, then buy a local sim card and ...

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