ipad international roaming rates

cfs

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 8, 2008
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Hi Forum,

I have looked on Verizon and AT&T's websites and can't find an actual rate. Does anyone have any experience with international roaming rates?

I travel a few times a year and I can't get a local SIM where I travel (Japan) because they don't give them out for iPads not bought in Japan. They really have a lockdown on data over there.

Any info. would be helpful.

Thanks.
 

Chupa Chupa

macrumors G5
Jul 16, 2002
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Do they sell regular prepaid data SIMs? If so just buy one of those and cut it down. A SIM cutter is around $10 at Amazon. That is what I do when I travel to Europe. Prepaid data microSIMs are tough to find there too.
 

cfs

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 8, 2008
599
9
Do they sell regular prepaid data SIMs? If so just buy one of those and cut it down. A SIM cutter is around $10 at Amazon. That is what I do when I travel to Europe. Prepaid data microSIMs are tough to find there too.
No. Not if you are a non-resident. I did find some places to rent but I am trying to figure out what is more cost effective.

Thanks.
 

outie2k

macrumors regular
Jun 20, 2010
189
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Hi Forum,

I have looked on Verizon and AT&T's websites and can't find an actual rate. Does anyone have any experience with international roaming rates?

I travel a few times a year and I can't get a local SIM where I travel (Japan) because they don't give them out for iPads not bought in Japan. They really have a lockdown on data over there.

Any info. would be helpful.

Thanks.
Not sure why you can't find them:
http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/international/roaming/affordable-world-packages.jsp
http://businessportals.verizonwireless.com/international/GlobalData/rates_coverage.html
 

whtrbt7

macrumors 65816
Jun 8, 2011
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Amt of Data | AT&T | Verizon
50MB | $24.99 | $30.00
125MB | $49.99 | N/A
150MB | N/A | $75.00
275MB | $99.99 | N/A
300MB | N/A | $125.00
800MB | $199.99 | N/A

Overages:
1MB | $19.50 (however it's counted in KB) | $5.12

As you can see AT&T does set data for less than Verizon. Overages on Verizon however are a little more lenient however they count up in MB instead of KB. These plans are for just in case you don't have availability to data on microSIM in the country you are visiting.

If you have a HK resident address, you can get decently cheap international data from 3HK. Monthly cost is about USD$12 and roaming costs HKD$138/USD$17.80 per day for most places around the world or in China/Macau HKD$68/USD$8.71 per day.
 

cfs

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 8, 2008
599
9
Because I couldn't. Thanks for the links though.

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Amt of Data | AT&T | Verizon
50MB | $24.99 | $30.00
125MB | $49.99 | N/A
150MB | N/A | $75.00
275MB | $99.99 | N/A
300MB | N/A | $125.00
800MB | $199.99 | N/A

Overages:
1MB | $19.50 (however it's counted in KB) | $5.12

As you can see AT&T does set data for less than Verizon. Overages on Verizon however are a little more lenient however they count up in MB instead of KB. These plans are for just in case you don't have availability to data on microSIM in the country you are visiting.

If you have a HK resident address, you can get decently cheap international data from 3HK. Monthly cost is about USD$12 and roaming costs HKD$138/USD$17.80 per day for most places around the world or in China/Macau HKD$68/USD$8.71 per day.
This was helpful. Thanks.