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By Jason Snell

We Like: Pre-paid international SIM cards

I’m going to Europe shortly for two weeks. A few friends are also headed over, at various points, because a friend of ours—a prominent Apple-related podcaster—is getting married there.

The other day I was talking to Casey Liss, co-host of the Accidental Tech Podcast, about his options for connecting his iPhone when he’s over there. It turned out that his best option and my best option were different, so I wanted to review both. (Apologies to people outside the United States; the details of your best options will probably be quite different.)

My family and I are going to be in Europe for 15 days. For us, the best buy was prepaid European SIM cards from Three, which I have generally purchased from a vending machine in Heathrow airport’s baggage claim, but which are also apparently available on Amazon. For $30, a single device gets access to 12GB of data that’s good in all European countries.…

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