USA cell phone suggestions


#1

Most of the forum members are from Australia or NZ, but how about us (few) Americans here… what are you guys doing (or have done) regarding cell phones? [br]I went to Israel a few years ago and rented a phone, but I was only out of the country for 2 weeks, so it wasn’t so bad. I plan on being out of the country for something like 3 months this time, so a cell phone rental would get pretty costly. Any ideas or suggestions? [br][br]- Arielle[br][br]summer fun & sailing; 21 August


#2

I asked this same question a while back, but as you said, not many Americans have posted on this forum so I never really got a good answer. But from what little research I have done, this is what I’ve found out: if you have AT&T or T-Mobile you can add international roaming to your plan for the time you are going to be in Europe. But if you have Verizon or Sprint-there phones aren’t compatible on European networks. [br][br]I have AT&T and they have a package(I think it’s called world traveler or something like that) where you can pay $5.99 a month extra on your monthly bill and all calls made(incoming and outgoing) are $.99/minute. Which is still kind of pricey but better than paying $1.29/minute without the world traveler package. I don’t plan on making many calls back hone anyways while I’m in Europe from my cell, so I think I can keep my costs to a minimum. I’m maily going to keep in touch with my friends and family back home via email and just have my phone in case of emergencies and things like that.[br][br]But of course, the other carriers will differ so this information might be totally irrelevant to you, but if you do have AT&T, you should definitely look into the world traveler package before you leave and see if it fits your needs.[br][br]Hope that helps.


#3

yeah… unfortunately I have Verizon. I think i’ll be relying on email and skype a lot![br][br]summer fun & sailing; 21 August