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HPerera
8/16/2017 07:10 EST

Hi All,

My cousin sister is planning a trip to south africa next month. She beat me to it. :)

She is considering activating international roaming on her existing SIM. However, I feel taking a local sim for the duration of her visit would be a better idea.

Which one is better in your opinion?

HPerera
8/30/2017 09:43 EST

Thanks guys, for your suggestions!

Cell C sounds interesting. I have also heard about Lycamobile from a friend, and their competitive data plans. What is your experience on that?

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mmwpe
8/21/2017 09:19 EST

i'd recommend a 'cell c' sim card. you can load as you go by getting account fill-ups at grocery stores - very easy. muchmuch cheaper than roaming.

dkmaustin
8/21/2017 03:08 EST

It depends - international roaming could be expensive, but it gives you total access to everything you might need, especially with communications back home. Local sim cards will be cheaper, but if there is a need for someone to get ahold of her from overseas, or her to contact someone back home it might be a hassle.

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