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  1. G.D.:

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    Lite Blue?

    No… lol, that’s a beer, the pay phone I was talking about.

    Wasn’t it you that brought this up a while ago?

    No, it was the Member Who Shall Not Be Named.

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  2. drlorentz:
    O’Hare airport, C terminal, this morning. Note the SIM card vending machine.

    You poor man. You, too, have to go through O’Hare. The showcase of government incompetency.

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    drlorentz:
    O’Hare airport, C terminal, this morning. Note the SIM card vending machine.

    How do those SIM cards work? How much are they?

    If you look on your phone, you will see a slot somewhere that you can pop out.  There will be a SIM card there from your current mobile service. pop that card out and replace with the card you purchased, and you will have a local phone number with some number of minutes and data.  In my experience you can buy them from US$10 and up.

    If you’re a frequent international traveller, you can get a phone with two SIM card slots and switch between them via your screen.

    For unfortunate souls in the USA, be sure your phone provider has unlocked your phone before you travel, otherwise your phone will only accept their SIM card.

    One advantage of switching SIM cards instead of just buying a cheap local phone is that you ensure some random app on your phone isn’t costing you a fortune in overseas data.

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