This wiki collects information about prepaid (or PAYG) mobile phone plans from all over the world. Not just any plans though, they must include good data rates, perfect for smartphone travellers, as well as tablet or mobile modem users.
How to create a portable GSM BTS which can be used either to create a private ( and vendor free! ) GSM network or for GSM active tapping/interception/hijacking … yes, with some (relatively) cheap electronic equipment you can basically build something very similar to what the governments are using from years to perform GSM interception.
vmdialer is a simple app that lets you operate a cellular modem (pre-paid or otherwise) from Virgin Mobile or Verizon on a Linux machine. The cell modem must be activated on a Windows machine before it'll function because the PROM has to be programmed with a special app, but once that's done you can use it with this app.
Note that the exact make and model is "Novatel Wireless MC760".
FrequencyCheck is a website that helps you determine if your current cellphone will work on the cellular networks of a particular country. You can either search for devices compatible with a particular carrier, or carriers compatible with a certain mobile device.
International cellular provider that offers data only SIM cards for iot hackers. You get 1 meg a month of data. They're free to start with but you have to pay shipping. They also offer a device management dashboard for your projects. Entirely self-serve.