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Red Pocket Global Data SIM

Old Jul 19, 19, 2:56 pm
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Red Pocket Global Data SIM

Interesting new option for global data - https://www.redpocket.com/global

$9/month for 1GB in 50 countries, $8/GB for additional data
$15/month for 1GB in 150 countries, $14/GB for additional data

Data rolls over month to month, although it's not 100% clear if that means you can just keep banking data month after month, or if it's just one month rollover.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 11:56 am
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It piggybacks on Sprint's roaming agreement as per CDMAS sim mentioned in FAQ
https://help.goredpocket.com/hc/en-u...s/360029401011
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Old Jul 20, 19, 9:33 pm
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It is interesting that they don't cover Taiwan.
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Old Jul 21, 19, 7:37 pm
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The price is really good for the first 50 countries. It's a bit strange that list "A" contains Belarus but not Ukraine or Russia. But then, local SIM plans in the latter two is dirty cheap anyway, and so is Europe with their EU-wide roaming.

Where it can really come handy is in Canada. Hell, even Canadians who have VOIP numbers can save money in their own country by roaming I just need to hear about people's experience with Red Pocket Global. Mint Mobile offers roaming too, but apparently it (the data part) doesn't work in most of the countries.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 1:50 am
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I would love to learn more, too. Currently I use Mobal. But they are outrageously expensive, so, I end up only using it for emergencies.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by John Isaac View Post
I would love to learn more, too. Currently I use Mobal. But they are outrageously expensive, so, I end up only using it for emergencies.
Hmm, I am not sure why in the world you would use Mobal. Outrageously expensive would be an understatement when it comes to this company. I usually use data + Google Voice when I am abroad, and so far it has worked great for me. When it comes to actual emergencies, your phone would be able to dial 911 or 112 even without a SIM card.

I am going to veer a bit into offtopic, but I am quite happy with my Ukrainian Kyivstar sim card, as it offers a very reasonable roaming (in 1st and 2nd world countries anyway): $1.35/100 Mb per day for data. It has worked great for me in Canada because it does not force me to pay for the whole month and delivers solid LTE speeds on Rogers. This Red Pocket Global plan is cheaper per 1 Gb, but it's not as attractive for those who go to Canada for a few days at a time and don't use much data. Plus, we have yet to see what speeds it will have abroad.

When I had a regular domestic Red Pocket prepaid service, the speed was not that great on Verizon network. It did not throttle me at 5 Mbps like Straight Talk (Verizon), but still the speed was not as good as on T-mobile network.
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