If you’re planning to make a short
trip to Moscow or St. Petersburg, likely, you don’t need SIM card because
hotels usually have Wi-Fi and so do cafes, restaurants, and public areas. Using
the Wi-Fi, you can make WhatsApp calls, and text at the same time. But if
you’re planning an extended stay in Russia or you’re on the Trans-Siberian
trip, then it’s worth purchasing a Russian tourist SIM card. Using your home
phone network gets expensive. A local tourist SIM will help you cut down your
phone bill expenses.
There are several Russian tourist SIM
cards which offer a great deal of data. Calls to India, however, are costly.
This post explains the best Russian tourist SIMs for Indian travellers and the
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Turkey isn’t an expensive place to travel in. However, that
doesn’t stand true for staying connected with your loved ones back in India.
Switching over to a local SIM is equally expensive. Turkey doesn’t have many
options and therefore buying a SIM card in Turkey isn’t cheap.
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If you’re traveling to Canada for a short trip,
contacting family and friends can be expensive. Switching over to a local SIM
can keep your costs down. Canada has got some really great voice, SMS and data
plans to offer with their Canada tourist SIM cards. All these plans are “pay as
you go” plans, and require an add-on for India calling.
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Before I came to know of TSIM Global sim
card, I used to buy local sim cards in each country I would visit. After
clearing immigration I would have to queue up at a sim card shop, give my
passport, quickly scan available packages and make a decision which one to buy,
hand over my phone to staff to place the sim card and of course, pay.
I thought buying a local sim card is cheaper and better way than activating international roaming. But this process had several drawbacks
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With limited data allowances and expensive call rates, staying connected in New Zealand and back in India can be really costly. If you’re going to New Zealand for up to two months buying tourist SIM cards in New Zealand is the most affordable option to stay connected with your friends and family back in India.
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Buying a prepaid German SIM card in Germany is often difficult for tourists due to insistence on local address by some vendors, and language barriers.
Documents required for buying a prepaid German SIM card
For pre-paid SIM cards, the retailer has to see and put on record official ID, i.e. the passport or national ID card. Unfortunately, many stores require you to have a local address. Foreign addresses are often not accepted. If you do not have a German address, try to use your name with c/o name and address of someone else, e.g. the hotel you’ll stay. This may not be accepted always.
Prepaid German SIM cards are available at airports like at Frankfurt Airport e.g O2 Shop is located at T1, Area B, Level 1. The most convenient way to purchase a SIM card for a visitor is to go to one of the big supermarket, drugstore, service station or electronic market chains. Buy top-up vouchers called Ladebons in many stores with a PIN to enter. Go to one of the three drugstore chains (Rossmann, Müller, dm) or to cash and carry markets like “real” to top up most brands. You can use MNOs vouchers for MVNOs e.g.Vodafone vouchers for Otelo, Fyve, Edeka and LIDL Connect.
It is impossible to get a Voice enabled Japan SIM card without a permanent address once you reach Japan, but data only SIM cards are available for travelers to Japan
Getting a Japanese SIM card
The process getting a Japan SIM card is quite painful
, anyone who intends to buy a voice-call-capable SIM card (prepaid or postpaid) needs to show a proper identification which indicates that he/she has a residential (permanent) address in Japan. A hotel address is not sufficient for this purpose. However, this law does not apply to data services and data-only SIM cards.
SIM at airport
Data Only SIM cards are available at Narita International Airport, where you can get a SIM card through vending machines .The airport will have two such machines, for Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, with only credit cards accepted for added ease. users will need to register their information in order to activate the service. However, it can be done by scanning their passport information at the vending machine.