| | Re: Temporary phones for travelers?
On Mon, 16 Feb 2009 11:50:27 -0600, Golfgal
>Many US carrier's phone will not work in the UK at all - including mine.
>My Verizon phone does not use a SIM card either - I'm not even sure how
>that works anyway...
>After looking at different alternatives (renting a phone is
>ridiculously expensive), I've settled upon the idea of simply buying a
>PAYG phone or two so we can be in touch if separated.
>CarPhoneWarehouse has a super inexpensive one £4.95 + £10 top up on
>Virgin... I would post a link but I'm not allowed ;-)
I walked into an Orange shop and purchased one for 4.50 - can't
remember how, but only had to buy a 5 quid top-up. I understand that
these very cheap phones have been discontinued and you may have to pay
a tenner for one
>Question is, what's needed with this type phone? Anything else? Any
>caveats to going with one of these? Residence requirements etc?
Nothing else at all
>I think for any calling back to the states we'll simply just email - or
>maybe set up Skype. All we need the local cel for is directions,
>reservations, and other quick informational type calls - or just in case
>Good idea - or bad idea? Thanks!
Good idea - for this sort of money it's effecttively a disposable