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International Cell Phone Plans

December 2, 2019

If you travel overseas, and especially if
you travel overseas infrequently, one of the areas you can really get hurt to the
tune of hundreds or thousands of dollars in additional cost is just use your
U.S.-based cell phone overseas. Now there’s two exceptions to it,
T-Mobile and Sprint both include with their plans the use of their phones
outside the United States in most countries in the world. You pay nothing
for texting, you pay nothing for unlimited data and then you pay 20 cents
a minute for calling. But if you travel overseas frequently, there’s a service
you need to know about Project Fi. It’s Google’s little-known cell phone service.
Google allows you with Project Fi to use your service around the world at the
same exact cost as using it in the United States. You have high-speed data
in the United States you have high-speed data overseas, you have the free calling,
you of the free texting, the whole bit with Project Fi. Now calling country
to country you’re still gonna pay 20 cents a minute with it, but most people
avoid that with these cell phone services by using a calling app. There
are several available like WhatsApp or Viber are two examples where you can make
calls for free. Now there’s another one called Line that allows you to make five
free calls a day to the United States. You watch a video ad for about 20
seconds and then you’re allowed to do a five-minute call the United States so
you can even call somebody back in the U.S. who doesn’t have the Line service so
you can call just a regular line. That somebody — well isn’t that funny you can call a regular line, online, but that’s the
beauty of it. If you were on AT&T or Verizon, oh it’s rotten terrible when you
use either overseas. They either charge you massive costs if you don’t sign up
for an international plan or they charge you huge additional fees to have an
international plan overseas. If you are traveling overseas a lot you
should really think about switching your cell phone service to T-Mobile, Sprint or
to Project Fi so you get a good deal overseas. But if you don’t want to leave
AT&T or Verizon the best thing is when you get overseas buy a local SIM card
for local service. That will cost you very little money usually for one
that’ll get you more than enough data for a month for about fifteen to twenty
dollars will get it done for that month.

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  • Reply rex85761 June 14, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    You can also use republic wireless on WiFi in a foreign country at no extra cost to call back to the US.

  • Reply Joseph Barney October 12, 2018 at 2:54 am

    Good review! I'm on Project Fi right now and plan on traveling. Works great within the USA as well as abroad!

  • Reply Mike S January 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    What's up with the watches on both arms?  : )

  • Reply Khoshbo Rahemi February 27, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Yes but their network doesn't support IOS

  • Reply Herbie July 8, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Yeah, good luck with that local sim chip. Nobody does that anymore. AT&T has an international plan for $10 a day (only if needed) to use your phone just as you would here, no extra fees.

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