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best options for using my current cell phone while visiting England
sdsess
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I am going to be visiting England for over 2 weeks.   what is the best option for me to be able to use my cell phone while I am there to call my family in the USA.   The International rate is way way toooooo expensive @ $ . 65 per minute.

 

Thanks,

Sharon

 

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Re: best options for using my current cell phone while visiting England
silver6055
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sdsess wrote:

I am going to be visiting England for over 2 weeks.   what is the best option for me to be able to use my cell phone while I am there to call my family in the USA.   The International rate is way way toooooo expensive @ $ . 65 per minute.

 

Thanks,

Sharon

 


Is your phone the LG Cosmos, as it says by your profile?   This phone won't work as a phone in the UK (which is GSM, and the Cosmos is CDMA-only).  Don't think is has Wifi either, so Skype is out.

 

So choices are to get a "loaner" phone from Verizon's Occasional Global traveller program, http://b2b.vzw.com/international/Global_Travel/index.html 

 

or buy a cheap GSM phone in the UK.   There are some great deals, e.g. from CarphoneWarehouse, which are everywhere...

 

http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/choose-tariff/ALCATEL-OT-209/PPAY&clearance=false

 

This phone costs 3GBP, around $5, you need a 10 pound top up.  And there are many others.  Just make sure it is unlocked, and then  it's easy to find SIMs which cost around 10c per min to the US.

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