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Keeping a US phone number

You can also port your number to Google Voice for a one time fee of US$20. This will be signficantly cheaper than most other options, and you have the ability to port your number out of Google Voice ...
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Mobile carriers in France and how they work across the EU

A few years ago, roaming within Europe was quite expensive. Since then, the European Commission have identified roaming as a notable impediment to the single market, so have been taking some strong ...
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State of cell phone providers in France

Actually, prepaid offers in France kind of suck compared to what I have seen in other countries. Your number remains active but your credit is only valid for a very short time (even with an ...
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Using a Pay As You Go mobile phone in the UK

I can understand your confusion, because I have been to the US once and felt the same, from the opposite side. The pay as you go SIM plan you bought has £20 Big Bundle: 400 minutes, 4000 texts ...
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Navigating Capital One's two factor SMS authentication from outside the United States

I want to report that I have solved my issue. Here is what I did. The following information is correct as of March 2020, except the part about T-Mobile which was current in fall 2019. First, some ...
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Getting a phone number in Sweden without having a personnummer

The major carriers are: Telia Telenor Tre (3) Tele2/Comviq While in Sweden you can get a prepaid SIM from any of them (except Tele2 but including Comviq) at for example Pressbyrån or 7-Eleven but I'...
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Keeping a US phone number

You can port your number to Twilio, then pay $1/month to keep it active there. You can also get crafty with forwarding and voicemail and such.
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Keeping a US phone number

I've got two extra lines, for visiting friends & family. They're used every few months. I keep them on T-Mobile Pay-As-You-Go, which is currently $3/month.
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Cheapest way to receive Singaporean SMS overseas

I think an option for you might be a SIM-only plan. Normal postpaid plans in Singapore are unnecessarily expensive, because they need to finance your free phone upgrade every year or so. Unfortunately,...
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Keeping a US phone number

Verizon, and probably all the major carriers, offer prepaid sim only deals where $100 will keep your number for a year. At $8.50 or so a month it is probably cheaper any other plan you will find. As ...
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Keeping your US Phone Number

What is the "internet phone" that you already have in the US? Your question is very ambiguous, especially for someone like you who's not a newbie. If you have a normal phone number, like a mobile ...
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Keeping your US Phone Number

Not all VoIP providers are international, and you'll have to check with yours. I used Skype with US number from out of country without an issue, Google Voice is another viable option. Both allow ...
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4G on an unlocked US phone in South Korea?

I have done this for several years without any problems. There are a couple things that you need to do: Research your Korean provider. (Let's take SKT as an example.) Find out what frequencies / ...
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State of cell phone providers in France

There are some MVNO operators (which rent the antennas from one of the four networks, i.e. Orange, SFR, Bouygues and Free) which have interesting offers, usually much cheaper than the big-name brands, ...
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What are the minimum cell phone specs needed to work in UK?

WiFi should not be a problem. The only thing to watch for is that your phone needs to be GSM not CDMA, and needs to support at least the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands. The phone's manufacturer should ...
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What is best time to call Australian immigration call center?

You could probably do a statistical analysis on this, working out that most calls will probably come from : within Australia India perhaps? China United Kingdom other large populations of immigrants ...
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Will a (landline) phone bought in France work in Germany?

German phone lines usually end with a TAE connector (Telekommunikation-Anschluss-Einheit): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telekommunikations-Anschluss-Einheit The main question would be - will you ...
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Getting a mobile phone contract in Austria

You should check out the austrian contract comparison site durchblicker to find the best contract for your situation. You can check mobile contracts for various situations and everything else ...
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Australian immigration best contact number

The exact number you need to dial depends on the country your are dialing from. In most countries of the world, you call an international number by dialing 00 before the country code (61 in this case ...
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Telephone etiquette in the UK

A caller who wants you to know who they are will identify themselves. A caller who doesn’t want you to know won’t. People who don’t want you to know who they are usually just want your best - and your ...
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Navigating Capital One's two factor SMS authentication from outside the United States

Another alternative to the previous answer. I have personally used the Hushed app (internet phone number) with both Bank of America and American Express without any issues. I previously used it with ...
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Getting a phone number in Sweden without having a personnummer

I was able to get a SIM card from Telia without a personnummer, but I cannot call/text numbers outside of Sweden using it. I can receive international calls, I just can't make them. I don't know if ...
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Getting a phone number in Sweden without having a personnummer

You could buy and use a SIM card meant for a tourist. This article at toomanyadapters.com reports that the author — presumably not a Swedish citizen, and thus without a Swedish personnumer - was able ...
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Getting a mobile phone contract in Austria

First aboout UPC, it seems to be standard practice, for all their products, to use CRIF Gmbh to check your financial status (according to the terms of some random products I just checked). But, nobody ...
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4G on an unlocked US phone in South Korea?

T-Mobile uses GSM, but South Korea uses CDMA. You might (?) be able to use the 4G LTE part, but this seems like a poor idea, because any areas in South Korea which don't have 4G LTE coverage will ...
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