Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Europe SIM card
Old 11-05-2019, 06:37 AM   #1
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 351
Europe SIM card

I will be traveling to Italy and Paris in the Spring, for 9 days. Normally, when I do this sort of thing, I go on eBay and get a SIM card for the country I am traveling to (since my carrier does not have an international roaming option). They are about $30 for 30 days with unlimited talk & text & 15GB data.

I was wondering if I can do better at the airport in Paris or Rome.
__________________

__________________
FIREd at 59.5 on 2019-01-18
camfused is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-05-2019, 07:01 AM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 23,601
There are long running threads in Travel Information discussing this issue. Here is a recent one:

Pre-paid SIM card for Europe
__________________

__________________
Retired since summer 1999.
audreyh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2019, 07:07 AM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 6,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by camfused View Post
I was wondering if I can do better at the airport in Paris or Rome.
I'm not sure you "can do better" at any airport, anywhere, any time for anything. (except buying booze at the Duty Free in Bermuda upon arrival there).

As your carrier doesn't have roaming (ATT, a bargain for $10 a day) if all else fails why not go with "Wifi Calling" and leave it at that? If it were longer than 9 days, I'd do something else but for a week and a half it might be an easier option; unless you have to be in touch 24/9
__________________
Living well is the best revenge!
Retired @ 52 in 2005
marko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2019, 07:16 AM   #4
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by audreyh1 View Post
There are long running threads in Travel Information discussing this issue. Here is a recent one:

Pre-paid SIM card for Europe
Thanks. Search tool failed me.
__________________
FIREd at 59.5 on 2019-01-18
camfused is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pre-paid SIM card for Europe Helen Travel Information 77 12-02-2019 01:22 PM
Prepaid SIM for Europe wanaberetiree Travel Information 58 02-21-2018 05:22 PM
iphone sim cards for international travel? fh2000 Travel Information 16 08-10-2015 10:36 AM
Travelers~Don't swap out SIM cards on unlocked phones mickeyd Travel Information 14 05-10-2013 02:27 PM
Can I use a pay-as-you-go phone with my current SIM card? soupcxan Other topics 5 07-10-2006 09:47 AM

» Quick Links

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:06 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×