I am considering taking a Zaptel calling card (specifically this one http://www.zaptel.com/phone-card/absoluteglobal/?from_country=295&to_country=1) to Europe in a few days. I will be in the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Has anybody ever used one of these and if so, what was their experience? Is it worth it to buy one or is it better to take a GSM phone and buy sim cards? I would ideally like to be able to call home every 3-4 days for a month and would probably not talk longer than 10 minutes at the most. Thanks for any tips or advice you might have :)
If it were me, I would just pick up a cheap PAYG (pay as you go) phone when I got there. They usually come with some minutes, are easy to reload, and are the cheapest way to be able to call home on a regular basis. I wouldn't mess with calling cards. For one thing, the one you linked to says it is currently unavailable. Even if it were available, it seems to have lots of restrictions and cautions. Pay phones are increasingly scarce, too.
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