For my friends who travel internationally, this is a great resource comparing international SIM cards. For those of you who don’t know, there’s basically three ways to use your phone internationally. You can use your own phone/data plan, but its absurdly expensive. You could also buy a local SIM card. You get a local phone number and it’s really cheap. The downside is that it’s a pain in the ass to buy a SIM card and get it recharged in some countries.
A third option is to buy an international SIM card. These are more expensive than the local options but work in multiple countries. This article compares the features of the best international SIM cards available. Recognize that your phone needs to be unlocked to use this strategy. If you are on a contract with many US cell companies and haven’t paid off your phone, it is likely still locked.