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By sbi1, Senior Member on 2nd May 2014, 01:14 AM
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Does anyone know of a good cheap solution for a pre-paid SIM card that allows calls to the U.S. from both countries?

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Does anyone know of a good cheap solution for a pre-paid SIM card that allows calls to the U.S. from both countries?

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Try libara mobile or lyca mobile sim.
It should work from both countries.
Try to avoid vodaphone,o2,3,orange.
Those providers are quite expensive even local calls are too

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Does anyone know of a good cheap solution for a pre-paid SIM card that allows calls to the U.S. from both countries?

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I using the app called "tesco calling card" from playstore.
Really cheap(USA mobile&landline are 2penny/minute)
Easy to use and easy to top up...and of course you don't need to use another sim card.
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Try libara mobile or lyca mobile sim.
It should work from both countries.
Try to avoid vodaphone,o2,3,orange.
Those providers are quite expensive even local calls are too

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I used Lebara before and they will work in Ireland, the problem is that it is a UK company and using it outside UK (even Ireland) is roaming, so a 0.06p per minute call from UK to US will cost ú1.99 from Ireland which is crazy (and ú0.07 for incoming calls).

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I using the app called "tesco calling card" from playstore.
Really cheap(USA mobile&landline are 2penny/minute)
Easy to use and easy to top up...and of course you don't need to use another sim card.

I'll have to check this, but if this is a calling card, you still need to dial to an access number while in Ireland, don't you? Which SIM will you use for that?
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I used Lebara before and they will work in Ireland, the problem is that it is a UK company and using it outside UK (even Ireland) is roaming, so a 0.06p per minute call from UK to US will cost ú1.99 from Ireland which is crazy (and ú0.07 for incoming calls).



I'll have to check this, but if this is a calling card, you still need to dial to an access number while in Ireland, don't you? Which SIM will you use for that?

Its not a calling card,it is an application and you can download it from playstore.
Here is the link for the app.
You'll find all the info how to use it,etc.
I use it with my EE pay monthly sim(it comes with unlimited calls to 01,02,03 and mobile numbers)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...co.callingcard

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Its not a calling card,it is an application and you can download it from playstore.
Here is the link for the app.
You'll find all the info how to use it,etc.
I use it with my EE pay monthly sim(it comes with unlimited calls to 01,02,03 and mobile numbers)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...co.callingcard

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Thanks hunhool. I am still not following this. If I visit UK/Ireland with a U.S. phone, I still need some kind of a cell service or data access in order to use this, am I not?
I am looking for a solution for non-UK/non-Ireland resident visiting from abroad, to call back to the U.S. How could I possibly call any access number if I don't have a local sim/service, or internet connection?
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Does anyone know of a good cheap solution for a pre-paid SIM card that allows calls to the U.S. from both countries?

Thank you.

i use a truphone prepaid sim, ireland, the UK & US are part of their network, rates are.. competitive.. ~attachment~

http://www.truphone.com/uk/lp/Rate-checker/


the only stump while using it in the states, is it doesn't pick up lte /4g; the highest data you'll get is hspa+, on ither tmobile or att, i know on the east coast (wash dc) it picks up tmobile's hspa+ at 7mb and up, **in the suburbs**
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Thanks hunhool. I am still not following this. If I visit UK/Ireland with a U.S. phone, I still need some kind of a cell service or data access in order to use this, am I not?
I am looking for a solution for non-UK/non-Ireland resident visiting from abroad, to call back to the U.S. How could I possibly call any access number if I don't have a local sim/service, or internet connection?

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sweet ..right?
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