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Old 08-07-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Cell phone roaming

There used to be a place by 1st ave and renfrew where they offered international cell phone plans for a low costs for roaming. I remember seeing this before I went to Hong Kong in 2010. I drove there tonight and the place was closed down.

Where can I get an international data plan here that can be used in Europe or is it way cheaper to get a data plan in Europe? If Europe, which cell phone provider do you recommend?

I prefer to get it here if possible. I don't want to waste time monkeying around looking for a cell phone plan in Europe.
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WIND Mobile | European Roaming

$1/MB is decent. I don't mind paying $100 for 100MB. Has anyone used this before?
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Europe is huge. You need to give a better description of what you're looking for. What countries are you going to?
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Since a thread about cell phone roaming has been started here, I would like to ask people about Roam Mobile. I am planning on taking a short trip to LA for a week or so. I've been hearing about Roam Mobile. Any of you have experience with this company and their plan? Is there something similar out there?

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Since a thread about cell phone roaming has been started here, I would like to ask people about Roam Mobile. I am planning on taking a short trip to LA for a week or so. I've been hearing about Roam Mobile. Any of you have experience with this company and their plan? Is there something similar out there?

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I bought roam mobile for the states. It was so damn cheap but it ended up that my iphone 4s was locked and had to get a refund lol.
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I'm planning on buying their cheapest phone, the Breeze. 50 bucks and I get US phone number with unlimited calling and texting anywhere in the US and Canada for 3 bucks a day or less. I just pay for the amount of days I need the phone service. Phone belongs to me and number stays as long as I use it once a year.

I have iPhone, but don't want to unlock it.

I just wanted to know if the company was reputable. From your experience they at least gave you a refund, so that's a good sign.


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definitely get the local country's prepaid, roaming will never be cheap no matter who provides it here, just make sure your phone is unlocked and you're good to go
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i get 500mb anywhere in NA as part of my plan with rogers and it was an extra $7.5 per month.
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I'm planning on buying their cheapest phone, the Breeze. 50 bucks and I get US phone number with unlimited calling and texting anywhere in the US and Canada for 3 bucks a day or less. I just pay for the amount of days I need the phone service. Phone belongs to me and number stays as long as I use it once a year.

I have iPhone, but don't want to unlock it.

I just wanted to know if the company was reputable. From your experience they at least gave you a refund, so that's a good sign.


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I just wanted roam mobile for their data plan so I can Yelp stuff!
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i get 500mb anywhere in NA as part of my plan with rogers and it was an extra $7.5 per month.
Is that 500MB in addition to your current data plan or 500MB total for Canada and USA?

$7.5 is very cheap for 500MB. Currently I have 6GB anywhere in Canada only. No roaming in the USA.

Do you have a link for the $7.5 for 500MB for anywhere in the NA? I'm interested.
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That's too cheap to be true.
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T-Mobile has, hands down, the best pay as you go plan (assuming you are on smartphone)

Depends if you need to receive/make a lot of calls. If so, the T-Mobile 1day pass pay as you go is pretty good.

I only need data when I am down south. I bought a T-Mobile Mi-Fi on CL for cheap and just load up every time I'm down there for anything longer than a day. $25 for 1.5GB/30days. Reception in city is superb and speed is crazy fast (usually over 500KB/s when I do speedtest). Then if I need to call anyone, just use skype/Viber.
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T-Mobile has, hands down, the best pay as you go plan (assuming you are on smartphone)

Depends if you need to receive/make a lot of calls. If so, the T-Mobile 1day pass pay as you go is pretty good.

I only need data when I am down south. I bought a T-Mobile Mi-Fi on CL for cheap and just load up every time I'm down there for anything longer than a day. $25 for 1.5GB/30days. Reception in city is superb and speed is crazy fast (usually over 500KB/s when I do speedtest). Then if I need to call anyone, just use skype/Viber.
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US plans are priced really differently from Europes

Europe cell plans are cheaper than North America.. a sim card starts with 10 Euros with a bunch of hours etc? They don't even expire.

Vodafone gives you free sim card and 250MB of data for 5 pounds top up. (It is pretty much the same for the rest of Europe with Orange / TMobile).

Honestly roaming is for people who are suffering for Stockholm syndrome with their current providers.. or people who think they are the center of the universe.

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