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I've searched for how best to travel with my Verizon 5s, and I understand I can get a SIM card and my phone is unlocked. The Verizon overseas plan, particularly the data plan, is very expensive, so a SIM card change is the better solution. That solution triggers some questions to which I have not been able to get a clear answer:

1. How does iMessage work if I put in an overseas SIM card? Does Apple find me by IMEI, UUID, tel no? One of my adult children has an iPhone, so they can reach me by text at my iPhone, but when I get an overseas SIM, does she need my overseas tel no for that?

2. How does SMS work? My other adult child has an android phone, so she texts using SMS. I presume that needs my overseas number, right?

3. How does Skype work? I have a Skype account and the Skype app on my iPhone, but don't use it much. If I change SIM card, it looks like I'll need to open a new account with that overseas number for it to work. Is that right?

- Jake
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