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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    So, my work is bringing me to Paris from the USA, and it looks like I'll be there about a year: March 2021–March 2022, if the pandemic allows it. They are taking care of the visa application and all that. It's an English-speaking office (I know!), but I have only rudimentary French. There's a...
  2. General Expat Discussions
    When you travel overseas, what's been your experience with a data plan/cellphone access? What options do you use? What have been your biggest frustrations with data/cell access? (vacation vs. 1 month+/work)
  3. Other Americas
    When you travel overseas, what's been your experience with a data plan/cellphone access? What options do you use? What have been your biggest frustrations with data/cell access? (vacation vs. 1 month+/work)
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I'd like to buy a cheap, efficient Spanish smart phone In the US before traveling to Barcelona because I'd like to be able to do some research on phone cost and quality before purchasing. However, I'm unable to find a source that sells Spanish phones rather than just sim cards. For example and a...
  5. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hola! If I buy an inexpensive Smartphone at Walmart (Tracfone prepaid) with a SIM card, will I be able to take it to Mexico and have the SIM changed out so I can make and receive calls in Mexico and use WhatsApp? If I wait and buy a Smartphone in Mexico, I assume it will be set to Spanish...
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all, will be in Morbihan for two months. I have a phone, trying to find a Mobil (SIM) service while we're there without a contract. I was looking at Free mobile*: forfaits mobiles 4G+ sans engagement. My french reading skills aren't great. 25Gb a month would be great if I read that right. I...
  7. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi everyone, I'm moving to Spain for a month in a few days and will be working out there. I need a sim card with tons of data but only on a rolling monthly contract. This Movistar contract looks good (can't post a link due to the forum rules - it's called 'Rate 20' €45 for 20gb) but I'm really...
  8. The Platypus Den
    Was looking to put a post up for Americans moving down under to share info about shipping containers, cheap flights, any animal airline/ quarantine concerns, and the like. Looking to connect with others and share some links. This is what I have so far: interesting links page on the site...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi all, this may have been answered before but I have searched for the last two hours and can't get a definitive answer. - My itemised phone bills are from the internet. I have read on the forum that as they are 6 pages long we only need to supply one page worth of phone logs from the bill...
  10. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    My wife and I are preparing to submit our long stay visa application and start a new life in Chiang Mai later this year. A few questions we have: 1. What do people do for medical services? How does one see a doctor? How would someone get prescriptions filled? 2. Phone options - we have iPhones...
  11. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi, I have a couple of questions, I am in Dubai looking for a flat to rent in the Dubai Marina but I have no idea where to begin. Is Dubizzle reliable for flat hunting or should I contact agents directly? I also wondered which network I should buy a pay as you go sim card. I would really...
  12. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, I'm sussing out who would be best to open a bank account with in Spain and which mobile phone provider would be the best to go with. At the moment, from what I've seen out there BBVA for a bank acct and Orange's Tarjeta Ardilla for a phone plan seem to incur the least fees. For a bank, I...
  13. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi, I've been in Canada for 4 years now as a student, and now permanently as a worker now that I graduated. Before I was on my parent's phone plan with Verizon and had a basic flip phone with international and unlimited text. Their contract is up soon and they'll be switching to another company...
  14. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hello, Long time lurker, first time poster. I wasn't ever sure I would make an account because almost all of my questions had been asked before and answered better than I would have hoped. We currently live in the US, but my wife already has a job lined up in NZ in November. We plan on...
  15. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hi folks As I am getting close to my move to Mexico, I am going to need to cancel my iPhone service with ATT and unlock my iPhone so that I can secure immediate service as I will be driving into Mexico. My dilemma is this; If I discontinue service with ATT I will be without reliable service as...
  16. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hi, (excuse me if the terminology you use in US is not the same but I hope you get what I mean) Is there any provider of prepaid mobile sim cards that is cheap with no monthly payments (and no expiry) and has data (Internet) At the moment I'm abroad with a prepaid sim card that I bought a year...
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all, I have been researching various iPhone plans with the French providers but wanted to get feedback on which ones work the best (i.e. network coverage, no hidden fees, etc). I am debating between Free, B&You, SOSH and SFR Red packages. I have an unlocked iPhone and will be calling the...
  18. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi, I have been trying to find out if I can bring my mobile phone which I purchased in Dubai to Canada. I called up operators and other companies and no one could help me out. All they say is go down to the nearest branch and show them your phone. But thats not too helpful as I am in Dubai at...
  19. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi There, I am moving to Dubai soon and I'd like some pieces of advice on which telecom company to choose from between Etisalat and DTAC and why? Which one has more reliable coverage for a good price? Thanks a lot Hinda Z.
  20. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hello all, I am new to this forum but thought I might be able to get needed information concerning Telcel interenet. Do any of you know if you can suspend your internet and landline phone package? My wife and I are returning to the States for a few months and instead of leaving these utilities...
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