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Old 15-01-2012, 14:45   #1
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Hi I really need some advise on using my Mobile phone overseas,
we will be travelling from Australia, and flying into many Country's around the world looking for a boat to buy.
I just want one sim card to use has anyone got any idea what is the best and cheapest?
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Old 15-01-2012, 16:27   #2
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would love help please guys we are leaving in less than 2 weeks and the Captain is too busy.
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Old 15-01-2012, 16:56   #3
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Re: mobile sim cards.

You can get a fixed contract long term+roaming service while in the EU, but it will be dear. We simply buy a new prepaid in each and every country and use an unlocked phone. Sure the number changes but the price is OK.

Orange worked OK for us in any case within the EU.

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Old 15-01-2012, 17:17   #4
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International SIM Card for Europe, Asia, 200 Global Countries


OneSimCard.com is the most reasonable that I'm aware of.
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thanks guys I need to have the same number if possible so it's easy for my kids to contact me. They all think i'm gonna die out there.
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Don't use Three - recently had a bill for 500 for 3 days outside of the UK
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Old 28-01-2012, 08:55   #7
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thanks guys I need to have the same number if possible so it's easy for my kids to contact me. They all think i'm gonna die out there.
Get a google Talk account. You can forward your google phone number, at any time, to any new phone number get in the future.
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Please try Gymsim at Gymsim.com.
I have used these now for several years and have been pleasantly surprised with their service.
As long as you read their Tarif roadmap and can understand it you can make a good saving. In fact in some cases it is cheaper than buying a local SIM
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Thanks Guys will check these out.
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Re: mobile sim cards.

Hi Deck Scrubber, I work overseas, and live in the US. I travel extensively, and the best answer I have found for me is a dual sim card phone with 4 bands, and then purchase a sim card for whatever country I find myself in; Samsung builds a number of models. It seems to me every call plan really socks it to you once you leave their area of coverage, and using the local prepaid sim to call home is usually cheaper, at least for me. My people don't call me, I call them periodically and use email as my main line of communication. Other's experiences may vary.
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skype.

but that is after the wifi or sim in the puter is found and done.....goood luck and let us know what ye find out..
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we have skype already thanks Zee, ok looks like the Captain is saying it might be ok to have a plan with these now.....god damn he changes his mind all the time.
So here it is we need Internet and mobile phone? oh and in less than 2 weeks we will be out of here looking for our boat and setting sail real soon.
Almost all our family is here in Australia and it's really important that I can keep in contact with my kids.
Please help am going crazy here trying to work out the best way to get around this.
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