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New Germany Data SIM Card Rates for Ortel

Ortel, a German cellular provider using the EPlus network, has offered extremely affordable calling and data plans for a couple of years now. In the past, the main issue with them is that although they offered inexpensive data plans, the da … Continue reading

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Using the iPhone 5C Internationally

Many customers buying a new iPhone are buying them without a plan. While it may be tempting to buy a subsidized iPhone, the fact is, in the long run, you may end up paying more by being stuck to a 2 or even 3 year plan and once you make tha … Continue reading

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Getting a Data SIM Card for your iPhone for Europe

Let’s face it, we are addicted to our phones. While I personally (and laughably for some) still use a Blackberry because I love the QWERTY keypad, I see it all around me and and 40% of our clients confirm that they are iPhone users. A … Continue reading

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The Newest Trend in International Cellular Roaming

It seems like most of the carriers, including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint (but not T-Mobile…yet) are offering “buckets” or rather, X amount of call time minutes or X amount of MB for data for travelers who want to stay c … Continue reading

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International Roaming with T-Mobile

If you are planning on traveling internationally and want want to use your T-Mobile phone to make or receive calls, check emails or even use Skype, your phone is most likely a quad band GSM phone and thus will work virtually anywhere on the … Continue reading

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Retiring in Italy

When people mention retiring in Italy, the first thing that probably comes to mind is that, well, someone must have a very nice nest egg tucked away somewhere. Conversely, when people talk about retiring in Costa Rica or Mexico, people … Continue reading

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I Can’t Stand My Provider!

Practically every day, people complain to me about their cellular provider or tell me how they can’t wait until their contract is up so that they can switch. I have the same news for you as I have for them, chances are, you will … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off in Italy Interestingly enough, many Italians do not perceive that taking advantage of someone a bit is inherently a bad thing. In fact, culturally, if you pull a fast one on someone, you are just being clever … Continue reading

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My Experience Unlocking my T-Mobile Cell Phone

I have always been a fan of T-Mobile and have seldom been critical of them but when its well-deserved, and taking a cue from Verizon, they are going to hear from me know. I have been a T-Mobile customer literally since day one that they sta … Continue reading

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exquisite-planet: Bled, Slovenia … Continue reading

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