I always buy a SIM card with calls and data when I arrive at my destination. It's great to be able to make local calls easily, to use the maps/GPS function, and to check out web sites for places we're visiting while we're there. I've bought them in Ireland, Spain and France.
But every time I've bought a SIM card I've spent between one and three hours getting everything set up. It's never been as simple as buying a SIM card and plugging it into my phone.
I'd like to buy a SIM card here in the U.S. that I can plug in and use all over Europe, or at least in specified countries. That would save me time when I get to my destination. Does anyone know of such a card/service?
Alternatively, if anyone has advice on how to obtain a SIM card and phone account in a more time efficient manner, I would love to hear about it.