International Phone Card

My wife and I leave for Prague,Krakow,Budapest, Ljubljana, Bled, Plitvice, Split,Korcula, Dubrovnik next week, what card is simple throughout, we will only use to call ahead to confirm room reservations, thanks, Mike

Posted by Judy
Atlanta, GA, USA
19 posts

A friend was in Germany a few months ago. She said the only people on her tour that could use their phones had T-Mobile. Don't know if it's the same for Eastern Europe, but you can check with them.

Posted by Michelle
Anaheim, CA, USA
1394 posts

I went on ebay and got an un-locked tri band phone and a SIM card was able to use the phone all over Europe (ie: italy, germany, france and england).

The phone I got was a panasonic G51 and an Orange brand sim card. There's other brands at each country, like Vodafone is a popular one. And you can swap out the sim card as easy as you can pop out a battery on a walkman!

The convenience stores have a way of topping up your prepaid sim card, or, key in a code on your phone and if its linked to a credit card you can top up that way.

Its so easy and convenient, much better than a phone card. Plus its easy to call home. I think from the UK to the US it cost me 20p a minute to cal home.

Remember, the phone must be unlocked and must have the correct band to use in Europe. If you use a tri band, or better yet a quad band, it should work.

Posted by Karen
Colorado Springs
326 posts

Check out Mobal.com. We got a phone from them several years ago for less than $50. It only works in Europe (there's another one for $99 that works both here and there - and further afield). We pay $1.25 - $1.75 per minute for most calls (within countries and home), but rarely have more than $30 - $40 on our bill when we get home after 4 + weeks (we don't use it a lot). SIM cards can cost more than that and you need one for each country. Mobal doesn't charge any monthly fee, just the cost of the calls. It's been a great purchase for us.