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Offline kai #2

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Global Simcard
« on: August 10, 2017, 07:41:50 AM »
Has any one used a global simcard? I bought one a few days ago https://alwaysonlinewireless.com/ ? Any thoughts or experience? It seems like the only real downside is price atm. Depending on where you go it can be expensive but wifi is pretty much everywhere now-a-days

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Re: Global Simcard
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 12:41:37 PM »
Has any one used a global simcard? I bought one a few days ago https://alwaysonlinewireless.com/ ? Any thoughts or experience? It seems like the only real downside is price atm. Depending on where you go it can be expensive but wifi is pretty much everywhere now-a-days


Seems outdated....who really needs a simcard for travel anymore.


I have T mobile....and get free 2G internet while in Colombia which is good enough to chat with on facebook or make a call on whatsapp. You can get 4G by paying a little extra.


Calls to and from the US are free if you make or receive the call while connected to WIFI and 20 cents per minute if you aren't.


I do have a local simcard I use on the off chance that I need to call someone that isn't on whatsapp...but that only happens about once a month.




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Re: Global Simcard
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 05:10:05 PM »
 true, with tmobile you really dont need a global sim card.  my kids where here for a week using tmobile, if your just using data for facebook, whatsapp chatting, checking e mails, texts ect, its fine. it 2 g speed but more like 250 k speed.


only problem they had was their iphones kept jumping carriers here, from claro, to movistar to tigo and sometimes would have to reset the phones to get it to connect.

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Re: Global Simcard
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Re: Global Simcard
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 07:56:52 PM »
Cheaper for me to hit a pawnshop, buy a decent phone cheap with a sim card, pay to load data, minutes into it as I go, than pay verizon to extend my service to various countries.

Don't want to bring my $840 phone anyway. I give away or sell my 'over there' phone b4 leaving.
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Re: Global Simcard
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 01:13:54 AM »
Cheaper for me to hit a pawnshop, buy a decent phone cheap with a sim card, pay to load data, minutes into it as I go, than pay verizon to extend my service to various countries.

Don't want to bring my $840 phone anyway. I give away or sell my 'over there' phone b4 leaving.


Or you could switch to T mobile....the 2G is free.

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Re: Global Simcard
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 06:23:30 AM »
I have TMo and its ok for Mexico but I still have to work. I can't VPN and run our online meeting app on 2g. That's not going to fly lol. After I leave here I'll be there in Med for 3 months and if something happens to the wifi I need to know I can keep going

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Re: Global Simcard
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 12:07:03 PM »
I have TMo and its ok for Mexico but I still have to work. I can't VPN and run our online meeting app on 2g. That's not going to fly lol. After I leave here I'll be there in Med for 3 months and if something happens to the wifi I need to know I can keep going

You can always pay the 10 bucks for a gig of 4g anytime you want to T-Mobile

 

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