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    Default Travelling to Europe: SIM card??

    Hi everyone,

    I'm hoping someone can help me, we're travelling to Europe soon and I'll need a phone while over there, I'd ideally not like to use my phone provider as roaming charges are extortionate. Can anyone suggest a sim provider that works across uk, France & Italy?

    I'm not worried about topping it up, I'll put 50 £ when we get there to cover us, but is there a pre paid provider that will work across those three countries??

    Thanks in advance for your help!!



    (I asked SIL & she said 'just use Skype' , that's not an option for us 😊)

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    The post office sells one that is reasonably priced for calls and SMS. I just got it for my parents, we loaded $100 onto it and can be used for data roaming too

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    We bought one over there. Just go in to a phone shop and ask for the one with the cheapest rates to Australia. We could call home for 6 pence a minute from the UK

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    My sister is over in Europe now and her travel insurance gave a sim to her im not sure what company its with though

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    Thanks everyone!!

    I might check out the post office one, otherwise we have time in London first so. I'll buy one as soon as we get there

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliG View Post
    My sister is over in Europe now and her travel insurance gave a sim to her im not sure what company its with though
    I just googled & that's the insurance co that I was quoted at flight centre, but nothing was said about SIM card? That would be flipping awesome if so!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliG View Post
    My sister is over in Europe now and her travel insurance gave a sim to her im not sure what company its with though
    Covermore is giving me an international sim for my trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    Covermore is giving me an international sim for my trip
    Is it just given or do you need to ask?

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    There's one called travelsim that I used and had coverage in all countries we went to. I think that might be the post office one.

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    There are Vodafone stores there. We bought a prepaid sim in Italy with 30euro credit and it lasted us 4 weeks. We got a plan with cheap international calls and pretty much no other inclusions. Just pop into a phone store over there.


 

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