Re: An article about cell phones in Europe
- Ahh, just to complicate things for everyone, I will pass on my story.
In Germany last December I bought a cell phone with SIM card from
German T Com. A friend was going to loan me his old phone & our
intention was for me to buy my own SIM card - but Telkom offered a
phone deal with card for very little more money. I paid Euro 30 or 35
for the phone & about Euro 25 of calling.
The phone worked in Germany, Czech & Slovak Republics, and when on the
Poprad River my connection was through Telecom Poland. Of course
calling from country to country cost extra, just as we have our
roaming charges, but it is a lot simpler than figuring out phone
systems in each country and you do have one phone number for contact.
Now I have my US cell phone and one for Europe...
So while the article suggests buying before you go, check out what it
will cost overseas. If you will spend most of your time in Slovakia
then buy in Slovakia - and check the coverage areas. Orange seemed to
have great coverage, but with all of the mountains in the country,
100% coverage is impossible.
Thanks for bringing up a good topic, Victoria
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Victoria Hospodar Valentine"
> Thought this might be of interest to those of you planning a trip to
> Slovakia or elsewhere in Europe.