Questions tagged [mobile-operators]

The companies which provide cellphone / mobile phone services around the world.

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Are some Optus kiosks in Sydney Airport a scam?

In the international terminal of Sydney Airport there are several Optus kiosks. When I flew to Sydney for the first time, I didn't know that, and I proceeded to the first Optus kiosk I saw (assuming ...
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May a tourist to be on a non-tourist mobile plan in Sri Lanka?

A Dialog tourist plan costs LKR 1300 where a 200 min plan costs LKR 132. Is it possible to get a new connection without hassle from Colombo without taking a tourist plan? Does it take a long time for ...
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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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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 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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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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Why does my phone enable camera shutter sounds whenever I insert an Indian SIM?

I travel a lot, and one of the places I visit frequently is India. As a result, I usually carry SIM cards from the places I spend the most time in. Whenever I insert an Indian SIM card into my phone, ...
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Australian Telcos: Telstra vs. Boost

I’m going to take a journey through the Australian bush (from Perth to Darwin then from Cairns to Sydney) and I need a SIM card for my phone. I have heard unanimously that Telstra is the best for ...
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Is it possible to sign up for Google Fi as a tourist in the US?

From what I see on their website, Google Fi is an amazing option for traveling as it provides cheap data in 135 countries around the world. I already have a Nexus phone so I can sign up for their ...
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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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Mobile Internet in St Petersburg [duplicate]

I am about to travel to St Petersburg for one day and I am concerned about mobile internet. I own both a German and a Romanian SIM card, but none of the providers seem to offer a plan for Russia (only ...
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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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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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How is the PureTalk mobile carrier service in USA to use data mainly [closed]

I'm travelling to the USA for a few weeks and I need a SIM which I can use mainly for DATA. I have done a small research and find out that "PureTalk" is the cheapest among all as of today. Is there ...
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Indonesia - Suggestion for mobile data provider

Planning to visit Jakarta, Indonesia soon. I have heard that the mobile coverage there is quiet bad, even for the big city like Jakarta and Bali. Therefore, I would like to know at least which one is ...
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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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Is there a way to check if my Vodafone number is still active?

I am outside of India and got a Vodafone SIM while coming to US from India. I didn't register for International Roaming before leaving India, but I do plan to return for a visit in October this year. ...
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What sim card shall I get to travel in the Cyclades Islands and have data?

I'm traveling to Greece and will spend most of my time in the Cyclades Islands. On arrival at Athens airport or in the city I would like to pick a local SIM card for the travel. Question Could you ...
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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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Mobile service provider in Germany: Intensive Data Usage [closed]

I will be traveling to Germany for a long term. I wish to get a mobile provider which has good network coverage (I prefer staying on a country side) for mobile internet (say 3GB) along with free data ...
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Mobile Roaming Charges in Europe - have they been abolished yet?

I am currently based in Friedrichshafen, Germany. I have a German sim card. I will be travelling to Switzerland, Austria and France during this Christmas season and I would like to know if the ...
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New SIM card in Laos and Vietnam [closed]

How easy (in terms of procedure time, accessibility and cost) is it to get a new SIM in Laos and Vietnam? I'm traveling to Laos by air and Vietnam by land. Will I be able to get a SIM at Laos airport? ...
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Quality of WiFi and 3G reception in Amed (Bali)?

I am considering going for at least one month to Amed (to get more into free-diving). I need to be able to make Skype calls and other work-related tasks. I need a speed equivalent to one allowing me ...
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Check if mobile number is valid in Rotterdam [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right forum to ask this, so sorry in advance if not. I am making a mobile application, where users can register with their mobile phone numbers. The app is for Rotterdam ...
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Moving to Budapest - advice on bank account and carrier [closed]

I am moving to Budapest for work and I seek advice on choosing a bank account and mobile carrier. I am looking for a bank with English speakers as I don't speak Hungarian. I would like to minimize the ...
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How to have a Canadian phone number which can forward calls to a number abroad?

While traveling long-term we would like a convenient way of getting calls from Canada by having a portable local number which we can take with us. We would give this number to banks, credit card ...
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How fast is the mobile network (3G) in Myanmar (in February 2016)?

I found out on OpenSignal.com that the 3G coverage is very good coverage in the cities Yangon, Naypyitaw & Mandalay. Outside of these cities, things seem to be rather "different". What I wonder ...
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SIM card for travelling to Europe from India

I will be travelling to Europe (Amsterdam, Prague and Berlin) from India for 7 days. I was wondering is it worthwhile buying a SIM card? I only need to make phone calls in case of emergencies and to ...
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A prepaid sim card for vacations to use in France & UK? (2015) [duplicate]

I found some posts about this matter but they don't have an updated review for 2015. I wish to purchase a SIM card - something like prepaid card for just one month or two for vacations - for use in ...
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Reliable mobile provider on the train from Utrecht to Eindhoven?

Let me be more specific. I'm traveling often by train from Utrecht to Eindhoven. I use my phone with Vodafone subscription but apparently it has a dead spot somewhere close to Den Bosch and Eindhoven. ...
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Can Samsung Galaxy S5 be used in South Korea?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, model SM-G900F. This is a 4G/LTE phone which I purchased from a carrier in Singapore. It is unlocked. I would like to confirm that this phone can be used in South Korea ...
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What mobile network has the best 4G coverage in Indonesia?

I want to use 4G as much as possible when traveling in Indonesia. Does anyone know (has experience?) which mobile network provides the best 4G coverage in Indonesia?
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What mobile network in Vietnam has the best 3G coverage?

I will be traveling all over Vietnam and I would like to be as often connected as possible. So having a sim card with the mobile network having the best 3G coverage is key to this aim.
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Where to buy a 4G Telkomsel sim card in Indonesia?

I have been seeing advertising about the Telkomsel 4G sim card but I'm not able to find any place to buy it. I tried many small resellers but they only have 3G SIM cards.
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What mobile network in Indonesia has the best 3G coverage?

I'm worried about 3G coverage because I am traveling all over Indonesia. That is: Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Sulawesi & Komodo.
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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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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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Why do mobile roaming prices vary by the home country of your mobile phone, when a long way from home?

I can understand that if you have two mobile phones, one from (say) the UK, and one from (say) India, then the price for roaming is likely to be very different between them when you're in a country ...
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Buy credits for prepaid mobile in another country

I have an Orange prepaid SIM card from Poland. I'm going to Berlin next Monday and I think that I'll have to use my credits from my SIM card to use Internet (or Orange roaming is free?) (here in ...
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European roaming data provider, which SIM cards can be purchased on-line / in Poland

(question similar to this, but focused on data plans and SIM cards with purchase on-line or in Poland) I'm about to travel across the Europe (mainly and maybe some other parts of the world) and I'd ...
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Which cellphone provider offers cheap internet in Perú?

Which cellphone provider offers cheapest internet in Perú. Cheap in price, good data volume, flat rate as possible.
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Mobile networks in Poland

I am preparing my trip to Poland and would like to know in advance which mobile operator should I buy. Could you please give me links to mobile operators sites, so I could compare prices? Is there ...
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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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Cellular internet coverage in Mauritius

I see that there is quite a healthy mobile market in Mauritius, with internet prepaid plans available at all 3 operators: Orange Emtel Chili The price differences are not so big that it would ...
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How reliable is Vodafone mobile data in NZ?

I'm planning on getting a SIM card for my smartphone while visiting NZ for a Contiki trip, with internet access being my only concern. Wikivoyage mentions that Vodafone has a traveller SIM. The price ...
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Prepaid SIM card for Austrian local calls

I've just moved to Austria visiting my parents/friends and I am wondering could you help me to find the best deal while I am here approx. for 3-4 months? I want to make just local calls without data ...
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Austria - Czech Republic - Germany - What is the best option for mobile phone

I'm planning to spend about 10 days in Austria, Czech Republic and Germany, starting in Austria. I'd like to have mobile internet for maps and getting information about cities. I'd like also to have ...
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Activation of International roaming

I plan to visit Europe from India and have activated the international roaming (IR). My questions are; Since incoming calls are also charged, will I get charged even for a missed call (or if I just ...
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Multi-country cellular carriers? [duplicate]

I've noticed that a lot of mobile operators have service in several European countries -- Vonage, Orange, Lebara, etc -- but it looks like if you get a SIM card from Orange France, you'll pay ...
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Text message delivery time from Europe to Asia

I use an European online banking account with mobileTAN. The text message will be sent from Germany and is online valid for two minutes. Will the message reach me in time in Far East Russia, roaming ...