But, what SIM card or company should you use before heading abroad.
First, if you have T-Mobile, there is free data and texting through their partner MoviStar. No LTE in the countryside where we are, but there is strong 3G-HSPA.
With WhatsApp and Hangouts over data, there isn’t a big need for actual phone calls, as they are $0.20 a minute.
If you have Verizon or AT&T you normally have to buy an extra plan to use your phone internationally.
However we are here for 6 weeks and want to be able to call the local friends as well without incurring International rates as not everyone has smartphones and/or WhatsApp, Skype, etc.