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Using smartphones, tablets, etc on 3G/4G/5G broadband including the various packages and prices with the various companies around the world.

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What are good options for data-only SIM and eSIM card options for Albania? [duplicate]

My friend and I are travelling to Albania soon. We want to avoid using our everyday UK SIM plans because the roaming costs are expensive. I can use either an eSIM or a physical SIM. My friend, however,...
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Best phone plan (ideas) for travelling in France from the United States [duplicate]

Excuse the specific nature of this question. Hopefully it somewhat applies to a more general audience. I live in the United States and I'm travelling to France this summer for 2 months. I use to ...
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Short term dataplans for tablets with no talk options in the UK? [duplicate]

When going to the UK with a smartphone (with limited or expensive data on my contract) and a tablet computer I might opt for a sim in my tablet which only allows data. As I will not be that long in ...
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Can you reactivate a previously expired data plan when travelling to Australia?

My wife has previously held an Aussie phone number with Amaysim. Can she reactivate that number but with a different provider, with different data plan etc, or does she have to go with Amaysim to re-...
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Do you know a 100+GB SIM in Spain?

I'm going to work remotely in Spain for one week and I wanted to know if there was a large (80-100 GB, ideally unlimited) data SIM plan with no engagement available in Spain? My current SIM card give ...
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Buying + activating Google Fi in the US but not a US resident? [duplicate]

I'm currently on a 3 week trip in California, visiting mostly in and around the major cities and I've been looking into buying a Google Fi 'simple unlimited' plan for a month for my data/calling/...
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International Cellphone Network Coverage Map/API

Query: I am trying to find a map, or database/API, which shows the cellphone network coverage given an arbitrary point for anywhere on the planet. This is in the context of planning a hypothetical ...
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Are there any prepaid mobile data cards that cover more than one non-EU balkan states?

I am planning a rail trip through the Balkans, but I would like to have a internet connection in case of any problems. One option would be to buy a new prepaid sim card in every country, but that ...
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T-Mobile network in Thailand: Koh Phayam?

I've read mobile data coverage is spotty on Koh Phayam. I plan to use the "free" international roaming my American T-mobile plan includes (Simple Global at "2G speeds"). What networks do they use in ...
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Is there a prepaid SIM for 2 weeks in Germany? [duplicate]

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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I suspect my cellular carrier may be breaking the EU free roaming directive. What can I do about it?

My significant other and I both live in Sweden, and we have two different phone subscriptions from the same provider (Hallon). I have 25 GB monthly data, she has 100 GB. We have large plans because we ...
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Unlimited data plan to use In the whole of Europe for YouTube streaming [closed]

I'm planning a Europe-wide trip in a motorhome I've bought. I'd like to stream the trip from the front of the motorhome to YouTube, basically a live landscape with music. To do this I'm trying to ...
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Data SIM card offers/prices in Buenos Aires [closed]

I'm traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina for two weeks and I cannot disconnect from the internet. I will need a data SIM card with more than 2GB (I don't need calls). I searched here, but there is no ...
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Are there eSIM-based cellular plans suitable for travel (mainly Europe and USA)?

An eSIM (embedded SIM card) allows setting a cellular service without getting a physical SIM card, so it appears very suitable for travel. Are there cellular providers that provide this option? ...
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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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Finland - SIM Card provider with data plans

I will be visiting Finland for 1 month near the end of this month, for a business trip. I would like to know how easy it is to get a SIM card with a data plan right after I land at the Helsinki ...
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Is there an unlimited data plan for living in Italy? [closed]

I am planning on temporarily relocating to Italy for a few months and I was wondering if there was an unlimited data plan. I have found some for foreigners but they tend to only last a few days and ...
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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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Can I buy a SIM card in the USA and keep it to use every time I visit the USA?

During my visit to the USA this time I am hoping to buy a SIM card. Because it it is easier to have an active mobile data connection on my phone every time I visit here to get an Uber or to find a ...
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Getting SIM card with EU-wide coverage with mobile data plan [closed]

I will be traveling to several European countries in August with a large group and want to be able to keep in touch with everyone with ease and affordably. I won't need much in the way of minutes/sms ...
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Europe-wide phone plan for a month

I'm travelling to Europe for almost a month (Ireland, England, Netherlands, Germany). Is there a way to get a phone plan which will work in all those countries? I don't mind buying a SIM card in ...
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Travelling around Europe for two years and looking for suitable phone / data service [closed]

We are living in Australia but heading to Europe to campervan around for about two years. I am looking for suitable phone/data or data only packages that won't cost an arm and a leg. We are ...
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Prepaid/Postpaid SIM card that is not throttled for Skype/WhatsApp in Germany

I am looking for companies that offer prepaid/postpaid SIM card with good data plans that I can use with my phone to make WhatsApp/Skype audio/video calls. I have read that some providers throttle ...
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Chinese SIM cards [closed]

I'm planning to go to China next January. I'm wondering about what kind of SIM card I should buy for having a data internet connection in Shanghai and Nanjing. I also want know about the price of new ...
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What is the best mobile data solution for a short trip in the US? [duplicate]

I'm going on a vacation to the US next month for 2 weeks. Instead of paying roaming fees, I'd like to buy a new SIM card with a prepaid amount from a local store/carrier. I don't think wifi networks ...
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Are there any catches/gotcha's with UK 3's 200mb/month free in Europe?

A few months ago, the UK arm of 3 launched a new data-only pay-as-you-go plan offering 200mb/month free. In theory, you order the sim online for free for posting to a UK address, or pay £1 for one ...
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Can I buy a local SIM in South Korea that enables tethering?

I will stay for a week or more in Seoul, and want to get a local SIM in my iPhone. As far as I know, there don't seem to exist any carriers that enable tethering, as it is not mentioned there (but it ...
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Is it possible to achieve 4G/LTE environment without buying local SIM?

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 ...
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Geting a data plan in Japan as a tourist [duplicate]

I will be visiting Japan for two weeks as a tourist. I would like to have Internet access on my phone at all times, and found that there are some mobile data options for tourists. How do they actually ...
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Road trip from UK to Romania & Mobile Data

I'm doing a road trip from UK to Romania this summer but I don't have a GPS. I'm looking to use Google Maps on my iPhone. How could I get mobile data (I have a UK mobile)? I of course would like to ...
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Unlimited Data Plan Europe [closed]

I'm going on a trip through Europe this summer and will need approximately 500mb of data every day for about 28 days. I won't need any minutes or texts, just Data. I will need normal/fast speed, so no ...
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Buying a pre-paid SIM card in Kazakhstan (Almaty or Astana) with data

Where in Almaty or Astana can I buy a pre-paid SIM card with data? Will I have to show the seller my passport when I buy one? A place with English speakers, if possible, would be preferable. I ...
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Where to get data-only SIM in Japan [duplicate]

I have an unlocked North American (Canada) iPhone 5s, where can I buy a data only SIM card in Japan ? I'm not interested in renting nor in a voice plan, I'll be staying for 4 weeks. I'll be landing ...
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Portable Wifi Hotspot for Italy [duplicate]

What options are there for visitors to Italy in getting a sim card with a large amount of data (3G or 4G) or alternatively a portable wifi hotspot that I can pick up and drop off easily. I will be ...
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3G/4G Internet access in Bangkok

I'm going to be visiting Bangkok for one week, and would like to have a contingency plan in case the hotel WiFi is unusable. What are my options for a data only SIM card for one week?
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Prepaid SIM card with data-only plan in Slovenia?

I'm going to stay in Slovenia for a week. I'd like to buy a prepaid SIM card with a data-only plan. I only found this offer [PDF]. It's from Tusmobil and charges 1€ for 24h of usage. It's ideal ...
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Pay as you go in USA with Three network?

So I am going to Florida in September. I would like to be able to take my mobile with me and use it to text people and all the other social networking business. The only problem is EE has ridiculous ...
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Data-only sim-card for a 1-week stay in Hungary

Preparing for my trip to Sziget, I was wondering what the cheapest prepaid data sim cards would be Hungary has to offer. I checked the Prepaid Data Sim Wikia and was planning on buying Magyar Telekom'...
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Prepaid mobile phone prices in Montevideo, Uruguay

I have a hard time understanding how I will be charged in Montevideo, Urugay for my phone. I've seen this answer which links me to this wiki page with the prices of all mobile operators. I'm an ...
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How can I get 4G LTE (or equivalent) for my laptop in Germany?

When I search Google, I'm getting a lot of articles dated around 2012 about LTE not working in Europe. I don't think that's the situation anymore, but I'm not well-versed in phone technology (e.g. ...
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What are the future European Union roaming fees/pricing charges? [closed]

Since the legislation abolishing roaming charges was itself abolished, what milestones in pricing can we expect and when? Please no discussions, arguments for national SIM plans and packages. Update:...
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Help with a Pay-As-You-Go mobil/data plan for Europe [closed]

I will be stationed in Germany but will be traveling to Switzerland, Italy and Greece. Any ideas on a good plan that will allow me to use my iPhone for calls and data while traveling in Europe?
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How functional is World Sim, GoSIM and other "International" Data SIMs, in terms of coverage, quality of service and cost? [closed]

I am contemplating if it is worth investing in international data SIMs (such as World Sim or GoSIM) when travelling around several countries. In particular I am interested in: how good the coverage ...
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Economical mobile data for US and Canada

I am travelling to US and Canada from Australia this year and was wondering what would be the most economical and hassle free option for having mobile data and call time on my iPhone that gives me ...
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Mobile phones and mobile internet in Italy

Buongiorno! Suppose I step down from the plain in Fiumicino. What is the fastest way to get hold of Italian SIM-card with some talking minutes and some Internet? The latter is more important than the ...
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What is the best prepaid SIM card for data in France? [closed]

I'm going to travel to Paris in two weeks for 5 days. I'd like to buy a prepaid SIM card for my phone, no calls or SMS needed - only data is sufficient. I've looked through French mobile operators and ...
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Cellular Data Options in Trinidad and Tobago

I'm making my first trip to Trinidad and Tobago this holiday season with a few friends and the idea came up of trying to purchase a mobile hotspot. I've done some googling but the two major cell ...
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What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Australia?

Similar to the other prepaid SIM card questions. What are my options in Australia if I'd like a prepaid SIM with mobile data? Since I'm travelling a lot, what would the operator be with the most ...
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Blackberry Q10 SIM card in New Zealand

I will be visiting NZ this coming January and I would like to know if I will be able to get a SIM card that will work in my Blackberry Q10 while I am there?
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Enable Internet access on the go in Ireland

I have an unlocked Sony Xperia ZR which I want to use while travelling in Ireland. My objective is to stay connected to the Internet. Primary reason is to access maps and occasionally use other online ...
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