rac said: So would this be good for travelinng to UK, and also roaming in France and Italy? Want minimal voice, but lots of texts (to/from USA) and some data. Have an unlocked GSM phone.
I'm not sure how they send this particular sim card to people who don't live in the UK, but if there is an international shipping and handling cost, it might be cheaper to just buy a sim card when you get to the UK - they are available all over the place there, usually even in the airports.
--- Before you go, you can look up the various sim cards and charges, and see what plans suit you, and how much the various cell phone companies and the particular plans charge for texts to and from the US.
You can look for this online - there are many comparison websites for UK mobile plans.
--- I think roaming from France and Italy would probably be expensive with the sim card the OP mentions, or with any other regular UK sim card.
There are threads here about various solutions people have used for this kind of situation (best sim card/plan for travelling around Europe), so you might do a search.
Though it might be cheapest to buy pay-as-you-go sims in each country.
--- I am not up on the technology, but I think you can text and call people and receive texts and calls for free using Googlevoice and/or other websites/apps that people here mention all the time, so you might get by with that.
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posted: Mar. 24, 2013 @ 5:36a
T minus 40 days until our flight to London. (and then Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Germany)
I have a free night booked @ Heathrow using the IHG best rate guaranty.
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