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

No, your carrier is not breaking the policy : https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/internet-telecoms/mobile-roaming-costs/index_en.htm Here are the relevant parts : The limit is calculated ...
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Can you reactivate a previously expired data plan when travelling to Australia?

Firstly, you need to determine whether your wife still owns that phone number. The Amaysim terms and conditions suggest that a pre-paid service (and the phone number) is cancelled once it is inactive ...
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Can a foreigner easily buy and activate an ALDI talk micro SIM in Germany?

Oct2018 I would not recommend this as here is what I went through today and would not get past step 1 without a fluent German and video cell phone access in hand. First have your helper read the ...
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Is my cell phone operator allowed to limit my EU data roaming?

Yes, this seems allowed. The frequently asked questions regarding "Roam like at home" listed on the EU site, include the following answer: If at home you have unlimited mobile data or very cheap ...
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Are there any catches/gotcha's with UK 3's 200mb/month free in Europe?

TL;DR On the whole, the answer seems to largely be "No once you've registered it". Mine has worked fine for free data in the UK and in Sweden Having got one, and had a play, the biggest problem I hit ...
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Is it possible to achieve 4G/LTE environment without buying local SIM?

T-Mobile has a unlimited-data-in-120+-countries plan that should cover all your countries. I have that plan since two years, and it worked smoothless (and cost-free) in India, Russia, all of Western ...
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Can I buy a SIM card in the USA and keep it to use every time I visit the USA?

The duration between visits and amount of expected use will matter a lot in this case, you should mention it. This information is a bit outdated as I haven't done recent research, but TMobile prepaid ...
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Short term dataplans for tablets with no talk options in the UK?

Depending on where you are going, you might first want to decide which UK network to use. In rural areas, coverage can be quite patchy and choosing a network with good coverage at your location will ...
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Can I buy a local SIM in South Korea that enables tethering?

I tried it in my recent trip to Seoul. You can buy the SIM card from KT olleh and use it for tethering. I asked the staff at counter if I can use tethering, and she kindly replied "Yes". And ...
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Finland - SIM Card provider with data plans

There are three major networks in Finland Elisa, DNA and Telia. All of them have a really good coverage in the whole country and unless you're going to a specific place in the countryside I wouldn't ...
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Are there data plans for travelers in the USA?

T-Mobile now offers a 30$ prepaid international tourist plan with unlimited data, unlimited domestic texting and 1,000 domestic minutes of talk time, with a free SIM card. The main limitation -- apart ...
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What are the best ways to avoid data roaming fees when travelling abroad?

It's not an all-countries-proof method but if you're from the UK you could get a Three sim card, they have a Feel At Home system that allows you to use your plan in other countries*. * At the time of ...
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Road trip from UK to Romania & Mobile Data

There are various offline map solutions for iOS. I use ones based on openstreetmaps such as osmAnd. With these types of apps, you can download maps for the areas you intend to visit either before hand ...
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Where to get data-only SIM in Japan

There were no problems to buy the data only SIM card right in the Osaka-Kansai airport and I even have seen SIM card vending machines in Kyoto. You need to know how to configure mobile data access ...
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Can a foreigner easily buy and activate an ALDI talk micro SIM in Germany?

Even in 2016 it still works. You just need the telephone number and the SIM card number on the letter glued the sim of the €12.99 starter pack. In the address field, you must put in a valid address ...
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What is the best way to get temporary smartphone data service across multiple countries?

Since the original question was posed, another possibility has appeared: Google Fi. One must have a US account and live (mostly) in the US. However, significant overseas use is inexpensive and the ...
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Data plans in Germany that can also can be used elsewhere in Europe

This situation has completely changed since the 15th of June 2017. The EU "roam like at home" rules mean that when you use your mobile phone while travelling outside your home country in any EU ...
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T-Mobile network in Thailand: Koh Phayam?

Here's what I found out about T-mobile's free roaming while in Thailand: It was almost always roaming on AIS. (I think there was also some other operator in some areas around Bangkok.) The speed was ...
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Do you know a 100+GB SIM in Spain?

If you're looking to go unlimited and you're going to use a wireless modem, you have a few options. Orange offers the Holiday Pass, which has unlimited data and a small allowance for making phone ...
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What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Singapore?

I was in SIN airport in December 2023, and those were the prices and options for StarHub prepaid SIM cards:
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What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Singapore?

You can also pre-order SIM cards for collection at Changi Airport: e.g. SingTel, Starhub, M1.
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Sim Card with data plan in China?

I bought a SIM card from a street vendor stall. It's difficult for non-nationals to register a SIM card which must be done prior to using one. For foreigners, the vendor would typically register it ...
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Sim Card with data plan in China?

I had no problem getting a sim card at Unicom. I had to pay for a month though, which was 26 Yuan. That got me text, talk, and 600MB of data for a month.
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Best smartphone data plan in South Korea?

You can rent a so called "egg" from various website like www.taobao.com and it provides wifi hotspot, then you can use your cell phone connect to it and use apps like google map. I rented for less ...
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What is the best prepaid SIM card for data in France?

France is actually super cheap for mobile data - if you use it for more than a few weeks, and you shop around a bit (the market is quite competitive). Types of plans The most common type of plan is a ...
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How well does T-Mobile's (US) Simple Choice plan work when in Europe?

My wife and I spend two weeks in Rome, Sicily, and Malta in April 2018. Our experiences were different. She has a Nokia 950 Windows 10 Mobile and I have an Alcatel Revvl 5049W Android 7. She had good ...
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What are the Phone, Data, and SMS service options for a foreigner in Japan?

The accepted answer is out of date: since 2014, you've been able to rent voice SIMs in Japan. See Are short-term visitors in Japan allowed to buy voice-enabled SIM cards? for details.
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Data SIM card offers/prices in Buenos Aires

As far as I know, Tuenti is your best bet. They're probably the cheapest provider and have everything pretty much automated. Just buy a SIM card (should be around ~1USD probably) in a kiosk or ...
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