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Topic # 65196 30-Jul-2010 19:23
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Hi, on travel forums, people have used global simcards, have any of you guys done this?  How have they been?

I have checked one of them out and my view is that they may be slightly less only, perhaps some places are 33%.  I find they are better for long term travelers and for those who are globetrotting.  Certainly not as great as buying a local simcard in each country but then again, one may only be in a country for a few days so it's not so worth it, for example buying a prepay kit of 10 Euro that may give you 10 Euro if you aren't gonna use that all up and then in each other country buy another kit ..

One note with aGPS, since it is assisted, can they work if you are underneath skyscrapers or near markets or do you still need a good view of the sky?

Cheers ...

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  Reply # 360396 30-Jul-2010 20:55
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I know someone who came here with one, it had a 0044 number, it seldom worked, the call quality was crap when it did and texting never worked.


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  Reply # 360451 30-Jul-2010 22:37
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mmm, couldnt you use like mobile skype or something on your device, be the easiest option, although i suppose you still need the connection in the first place.


simple logic.

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