I haven’t been able to write anything for more than a month now because I’m been busy dealing with my personal life. My father recently passed away on his vacation in the Philippines. I took my whole family to the Philippines to be with my father; Of course I couldn’t be anywhere without getting in touch with my digital life. Fortunately, I was able to trade my Verizon iPhone 4 to iPhone 4s which worked fairy well with the Philippine local GSM wireless service provider. BTW, I do appreciate all the help and effort from Verizon Global Center for unlocking my iPhone 4s. While I was there, I was able to resume orchestrating my responsibilities at work and connect with friends by calling them using my second local US city number. Here’s how it’s done.
First and foremost, research a reliable Foreign wireless service. Make sure they offer Unlimited 3G data speed with the best coverage. If not, I won’t even bother reading the rest of this.
Get a Google Voice http://google.com/voice number while you’re in the US. You may not be able to signup for one outside the US.
On your iPhone, go to Appstore and install Talkatone.
Buy a foreign SIM card from a foreign country.
Make sure it has unlimited data plan… and the minutes – whatever minutes you really want to have for local calls.
Activate your foreign sim by inserting it in your iPhone.
In a foreign country, open Talkatone, go to settings and login under accounts using your google voice login.
Once logged on, you may start dialing US numbers using the keypad, but you need to make sure you include +1 before the area code. For instance, +1 (916) 538-2697. You can talk for as long as your unlimited data is still valid.