OK, traveling friends, I just got a letter from one of our August guests who will be heading to Croatia with us and I need your help answering his letter. I'll post his letter and my reply and hope you'll jump in with advice based on your travel experience regarding phones in Europe.
12:41 PM Friday, July 7
What are your recommendations for using our cell phones while on the trip? Carol and I both have unlocked I-phones with Verizon as our current carrier. They have an international plan we can add. But, there should be a better way to go. Cellular Abroad looks like a good option. Does a SIM card that works in Italy also work in Croatia? What do you usually do? Thanks,
We recently changed from Verizon to T-Mobile so we could have better coverage. We can text for no extra charge, but calls are still pricey for us at .25 per minute.
Our partner, Boris Leostrin will be purchasing a sim card when he arrives in Croatia, but he said it won't work in Montenegro and therefore, probably not in Italy. We may have to purchase separate sim cards for each country if we want to make calls.
We'll do some more research. In fact, lets start a discussion with our travel group and see what advice everyone has to share with each other. I'll post it on the blog and invite everyone to make comments.
Thanks for asking!
So, I'm asking you, our traveling friends, what do you do for phone service in Europe? Please tell us in the comments below.