Questions tagged [data-plans]

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

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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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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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What are the Phone, Data, and SMS service options for a foreigner in Japan?

I recently arrived in Japan and have been having a very difficult time trying to find a suitable mobile service. For short stays, SIM and phone rental services are a good option (1,500 JPY/day). I'm ...
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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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A Prepaid Sim card data 3G for the use in Egypt, Israel and Jordan

I will be going to Egypt, Israel and Jordan as a tourist in a few month time. I understand that I can easily buy a prepaid data plan when I am in Israel as a tourist. But can I use this plan in Egypt ...
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Can a foreigner easily buy and activate an ALDI talk micro SIM in Germany?

I'm going to be traveling through several countries in Europe and I want to get a prepaid data SIM. I don't use too much data, so I was thinking of getting an ALDI Talk SIM in Germany (where I'll be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Data plans in Germany that can also can be used elsewhere in Europe [duplicate]

I am planning to spend around 100 days in Leipzig, Germany, this summer. I want to get a prepaid data plan. 1 GB should be more than enough. My Questions are: Which service providers have suitable ...
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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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How well does T-Mobile's (US) Simple Choice plan work when in Europe?

I'm about to travel from the USA to Europe. I have a GSM phone and I use T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan. This plan is supposed to mean that I can use the phone in Europe at no extra charge. So far all ...
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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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Cheap mobile provider in Denmark [duplicate]

I am visiting Denmark for 4 months. I will need a mobile tariff with data for my Android phone. I won't be making many calls. Does any of the Danish providers offering a prepaid card with large data ...
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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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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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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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What are prepaid SIM card options for data in the UK? [duplicate]

I need to buy a prepaid SIM card with internet connection in London just for 6 days. Any suggestion and prices?
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What's the cheapest way to purchase data access for my verizon smartphone while traveling in Spain?

What's the cheapest way to purchase data access for my verizon smartphone while traveling in Spain? Voice minutes would be useful too, although data only would be ideal. Specifically, I'll be ...
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Buy Prepaid SIM for use in Spain, but mailed to US?

I'm going to Spain in a weeks. I would like to have a SIM card in hand before we arrive in Spain. Does anyone have experience purchasing a SIM card to use in Spain before arriving in Spain? These ...
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Sim Card with data plan in China? [duplicate]

I'm traveling to Beijing for a short trip (4 days), and don't want to be without my phone or pay ATT roaming. I have an unlocked, international compatible phone. What kind of options are available in ...
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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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What are the best ways to avoid data roaming fees when travelling abroad?

I'm looking for data plans I can use while touring different countries within a region without having to worry about being eaten by roaming fees. If such plans exist at all, I suppose mostly big ...
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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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Are there data plans for travelers in the USA? [duplicate]

I intend to travel to the US for a month, and I would really like to use a lot of data traffic during the trip, for browsing, maps, Skype calls, etc. How can I do that? Should I buy a SIM? Do I have ...
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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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Data connection while in Israel [duplicate]

Is there a cost effective way getting a data connection (sim card) for a mobile phone for 3 weeks while I am in Israel? So that I can read emails, and make use of google maps on my phone?
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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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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 cheapest way to use data for an Australian (Telstra) iPhone in the US? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Data-plan for the USA I'll be travelling to the US soon from Australia, and I was wondering what is the cheapest way to have 3G data in the US using my iPhone which has a ...
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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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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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Prepay (micro) sim card for data in Thailand [duplicate]

I'm going to be two weeks in Thailand and need a micro-sim for my iPhone (non jail broken). The main use will be data but obviously I will use it for calls and text too. What are the recommended ...
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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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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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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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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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Best smartphone data plan in South Korea? [duplicate]

What is the best way to get smartphone access when traveling for a few days in South Korea? I am mostly interested in getting cheap data access (google maps...).
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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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Pre-paid data SIM for voip in Egypt

I'll travel to Egypt (Sharm el Sheik airport and then to Taba) in two weeks. I am looking for a Prepaid Data SIM for VoIP calls? For me, I think, 1GB is enough for 15 days. I have checked Vodafone ...
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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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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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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 ...