The best cheapest way to stay connected when abroad is to buy a local prepaid SIM card for each country you visit instead of international roaming.
You will be saving a lot of money on phone costs that can be spent on holiday experiences.
Below is a lookup sheet with a list of countries and territories, the best SIM card, why they are the best, the price for a SIM card, and how much you will spend for a plan featuring at least 1 GB valid for 7 days.
Last updated (page): 28th of December 2021
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A local SIM card is a SIM card bought in the destination you are visiting. For example, you can buy a Telstra SIM card, the best mobile operator in Australia, when visiting Australia.
With a local prepaid SIM card, you can buy packages offered by the local operators, which often have much better deals than international roaming plans.
You better stay away from standard roaming rates or Pay As You Go roaming, as that is how travelers come back home and face an expensive roaming bill in the hundreds, thousands, or millions (depending on the currency you use)
As a result, a destination may be listed twice on this page, but the information will still be accurate.
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central Afri can Republic
- Congo (Republic – Brazzaville)
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic Repu blic of the Congo (Kinshasa – DRC)
- Equatorial Guinea
- Ivory Coast