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    Simgo no more roaming charges

    I found this article on another site. Apparently it's not out here in the US yet, but it was introduced at a European trade show by an Israeli company. I'll he watching for this, it sounds promising.....

    Anywhere I roam, where I lay my head is home. If only that was the case for the humble smart phone, which as soon as you board a boat, plane or dirigible magically transforms into a pocket-sized money-vampire, international roaming charges sucking money straight out of your wallet with every call, text or data connection.


    But to help you relax and enjoy your vacation, business trip or hot-footed flight to somewhere without an extradition treaty, Simgo turns your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone into a local native and dodges those shocking international costs.


    Off the beaten path I reign


    At present, to use your phone when you head for foreign climes, you need to either hunt for an elusive Wi-Fi hotspot; or you have to buy a SIM card when you arrive and tell everyone your temporary number; or you have to go through the wallet-melting expense of roaming on your home SIM, complete with the delightful surprise of a massive bill waiting on the mat when you return home. Basically, it's a big ol' rigmarole.
    Enter Simgo. Simgo is a case for your phone that takes over the job of your SIM card. You take out your SIM card and attach the special protective cover to your phone, which then acts as a virtual SIM card. So no matter where you go you're not stung with exorbitant international rates -- and best of all you're still on your own number.


    Simgo cases fit the Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 and S4, and the iPhone 4, 4S, iPhone 5 and 5S. It works with an app available from the Google Play or Apple App Store.


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    Each time you travel you tell the app that you're going overseas and it assigns you a local number for local charges. But it also switches on call forwarding so your calls are made with your usual number, and people can still call you on your regular number. The service works on 3G and 4G networks in over 30 countries across North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Here's the full list:


    Argentina
    Austria
    Belgium
    Brazil
    Canada
    China
    Czech Republic
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hong Kong
    Hungary
    India
    Israel
    Italy
    Ireland
    Malta
    Mexico
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    Russia
    Singapore
    Spain
    South Africa
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Thailand
    Turkey
    UK
    Ukraine
    United States
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    Here's the website

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    I fail to understand.. If I am paying the international forwarding fees, how is this not the same as adding a second sim (even using a dual sim phone) and forwarding all my calls, which is simple, but just costs loads ??

    Even better is to use a google voice / SkypeIn / whatever VoIP inbound number for travelling.. Receives over data when you have it and makes the phone ring (with much lower forwarding fees, usually local only) when it cant.

    The site is very low on technical info.. Just a 'get in touch' email to get specifics.

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    Big song and dance, no details.

    Seems like a solution looking for a problem. We've known how to deal with roaming charges for some time now and those few who dont, wont find this.
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