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Need advice for international prepaid SIM

I am traveling to Palermo, Sicily and looking to get an international SIM card. I will be travelling with an LG G4-H815, European phone (no locks). Need advice as to which prepaid SIM to purchase, will be travelling September 27 for a little more than one week. Need advice/suggestions. Where I will be staying has Wifi and not a tremendous data usage.

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Most buy a SIM card for our phone upon arriving.

My buddy travels more than I and when the need arises he picks them up at the airport. Now the other options are to check with your current carrier but after a few trips I stopped buying SIMs.

Why? WhatsApp is what I use to call folk on travel.

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roaming

I currently have Sprint here in the US. Trying to decide if it is cheaper to buy a prepaid card or purchase the international add-on with Sprint.

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The last time I asked Sprint it was 180USD for the 2 weeks.

This is why I took my travel buddy's advice and picked it up when I landed. ATT was nearly as pricey.

But now? I don't bother as I use WhatsApp on travel. Have you used that?

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PS. Be sure to check out prior discussions at link.
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Thank you....

Funny how I overlooked the HOFO site. I just assumed that Cnet was the best source.

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Well I should have added a link to our Cheapskate.
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This just in. Got T-Mobile?
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If he doesn't need cellular data...

...a pre-paid SIM would be much cheaper- maybe be as much as 50-60%. There will also be a $25 fee for the T-Mobile One plan if he needs Int'l, AFAIK.

I agree that Whatsapp could be ideal though. YMMV.

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