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03-Jun-14, 11:50
The Caithness Business Index (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk) has posted the following article:

Heading To Brazil For World Cup? - Buy A Local Sim Card and Top Up



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Mobile data bills could hit 465 per day in Brazil if footie fans opt out of automatic data limits imposed by networks, instead of using free local Wi-Fi[3]. Fans jetting off for the 10-day group stage could be hit with a staggering roaming bill of almost 5,000[4], more than eight times the cost of the best tickets to the final[5] Brits visiting Brazil can expect to spend an average 5 on every 1MB of mobile internet data - enough to view just 10 web pages, or stream a one minute video Football fans risk running up bill of over a 20 per day, just for calls, voicemail retrieval and texts. [Read Full Article (http://www.caithness-business.co.uk/article.php?id=4986)]

Traveller73
06-Jun-14, 16:08
I did a bit of research for my Dad who is off to Brazil next week (grumble, mutter). You can get some really good rates with a roaming SIM card, the best of which is offered by GO-SIM.com. Their Passport SIM offers calls for 79c per minute (47p) and data at 99c per MB (58p) in Brazil. The next best (Truphone) offers $1.03 for calls and $2.97 per MB for data. So it's pretty clear that if you're not buying a local SIM, this is the best option.