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I will be driving around Italy in October. Would like to have
a cell phone to use for safety reason (buy/rent)and maybe a
call home or two. I don't expect to use it a lot but also
don't want to spend $10 a minute. My local carrier has no
support in Italy. Suggestions??
Visit mobal.com and see what they have. I bought a cell phone from them a few
years ago and have used it in England, Italy and Greece. The phone was
reasonably priced and the bill for the calls was not outrageous, though I can't
quite remember what it was. They provided excellent service and answered all
questions. Worth checking it out.
Buy an unlocked quad band GSM phone and then when you arrive in Italy buy a sim
card for the phone, sold at magazine stands (I think) and you'll be good to go.
You should also be able to buy a recharge card as well if you will need it. This
phone and system will work in most other countries. You might want to check into
a discount access code, a number you will dial before the phone number.
You can get a bunch of info about using cell phones in Europe on Fodors.com at
their talk site. The best way to use that forum is to go to the Europe section
of Fodors Talk and search for past discussions on cell phones or mobile phones.
If you still have questions after reading the archives, then ask a question. It
is a great site for other travel questions, too; just make sure you always check
their archives first.
You can also try the Rick Steves site.
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