Author Topic: Get Me Into Telecom for Intercontinental Travel  (Read 2043 times)

Russ

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Get Me Into Telecom for Intercontinental Travel
« on: July 13, 2014, 05:34:04 AM »
Hey so I realize this is somewhat late to be figuring this stuff out, but I'm going to Europe in two weeks. I'd be fine without a cell phone, but my travel buddy wants one so that's that. I cold think of two options:

Whatever cell phone magic can be done to make my/her/our phone(s) work over there
Buy a cheap prepaid disposable phone upon arrival

Pros/cons of each? Anything I'm not thinking of? I have a 4 year old "feature" phone, she has a pretty new smart phone if that matters at all.

Thanks for the help!

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Re: Get Me Into Telecom for Intercontinental Travel
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 05:38:47 AM »
wifi calling apps?
I have this link bookmarked, havent used it yet so I can't say how they compare to competitors though but it seems like a through list
http://prepaidwithdata.wikia.com/wiki/Pay_as_you_go_sim_with_data_Wiki

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Re: Get Me Into Telecom for Intercontinental Travel
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 05:46:21 AM »
1. Call your carrier before you leave and get them to unlock your phone for international travel
2. Get a prepaid sim for ten pounds when you get here and then throw it away at the end of the trip.

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Re: Get Me Into Telecom for Intercontinental Travel
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 07:07:51 AM »
1. Call your carrier before you leave and get them to unlock your phone for international travel
2. Get a prepaid sim for ten pounds when you get here and then throw it away at the end of the trip.

Is there a similar option for CDMA phones w/o a sim card?

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Re: Get Me Into Telecom for Intercontinental Travel
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 07:54:16 AM »
Looks like US, Japan, South Korea and the caribbean only for CDMA. Burner phone it is then?

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Re: Get Me Into Telecom for Intercontinental Travel
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2014, 07:55:50 AM »
Lyd's phone might still work, I don't know her details

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Re: Get Me Into Telecom for Intercontinental Travel
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2014, 11:27:09 AM »
Hey so I realize this is somewhat late to be figuring this stuff out, but I'm going to Europe in two weeks. I'd be fine without a cell phone, but my travel buddy wants one so that's that. I cold think of two options:

Whatever cell phone magic can be done to make my/her/our phone(s) work over there
Buy a cheap prepaid disposable phone upon arrival

Pros/cons of each? Anything I'm not thinking of? I have a 4 year old "feature" phone, she has a pretty new smart phone if that matters at all.

Thanks for the help!

A new-ish smartphone should be CDMA/GSM compatible.

I have a Galaxy S3 on Verizon in the US which I used while traveling abroad that is compatible (it's a work cell, but it gets onto the international networks just fine).