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    Any of you guys using one and if so what do you recommend? Thinking of picking one up as it would have been handy for my last trip. Kinda undecided on if I should get one or just carry a spare phone and set up hotspotting off that, since we'd mostly be using it for WhatsApp and maps and searching up for info while we're out so speed isn't really an issue.

    @benyl , are you still using your T-Mobile one?

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    In the EU I just carry a spare global phone with unlimited data on a sim card.

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    I rent one on every trip I take outside of Canada.

    Just rent one at your destination - not only is it much more convenient, but you're guaranteed full local network compatibility and don't have to worry about SIM cards, data plans, etc. Then just bring your own smartphone and keep data roaming off.

    They are always cheap and end up being some of the best money we spend while traveling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'z Nutz View Post
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    Any of you guys using one and if so what do you recommend? Thinking of picking one up as it would have been handy for my last trip. Kinda undecided on if I should get one or just carry a spare phone and set up hotspotting off that, since we'd mostly be using it for WhatsApp and maps and searching up for info while we're out so speed isn't really an issue.

    @benyl , are you still using your T-Mobile one?
    @kenny still has our t-mobile one if you want to borrow it. CVS sells refill cards to get data on it. I'm assuming this is for the US?
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    Quote Originally Posted by revelations View Post
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    In the EU I just carry a spare global phone with unlimited data on a sim card.
    Same. Worked well for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by revelations View Post
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    In the EU I just carry a spare global phone with unlimited data on a sim card.
    What unlimited sim card do you use? Where to get it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    @kenny still has our t-mobile one if you want to borrow it. CVS sells refill cards to get data on it. I'm assuming this is for the US?
    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Yeah it's mostly for the US, but I'm also kinda thinking ahead should I ever go Europe or Asian or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'z Nutz View Post
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    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Yeah it's mostly for the US, but I'm also kinda thinking ahead should I ever go Europe or Asian or whatever.
    The hotspot we have is unlocked, but I've only tested it in Mexico, not sure about compatibility with EU networks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    What unlimited sim card do you use? Where to get it?
    I used giffgaff for unlimited data 25GBP/mth; 20GBP/mth for 40GB

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