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aleask 01-04-2013 12:35 PM

International Cell Phones

DD is taking an international excursion (without me) to places including Spain, Egypt, Oman, and United Arab Emirates, part of her trip is on land and part on a cruise ship. While I know that cell phones on the ships are near cost prohibitive (quoted around $3.30-$3.80/min) I would like to be able to communicate with her periodically.

Does anyone have some input about what pre-paid intl cell phone companies to use (or which ones to stay away from?)

A couple that I have looked at are Mobal and Terestial and it can be confusing. :confused3

Thanks in advance! :goodvibes

lost*in*cyberspace 01-04-2013 04:13 PM

I have a world phone I purchased from Mobal which I use when traveling internationally and have been very happy with it. It comes with a UK number.

S. C. 01-04-2013 05:20 PM

Straight talk has an international plan I think for $60 a month. You would have to see what countries they would work in. for more info on all phones. Once there click on forums, scroll about half way down there is a section for prepaid USA.

lizabu 01-04-2013 07:01 PM

I know in Egypt people just buy a phone card there and use that. Calling local is really cheap but over seas you would pay about $3 for 10 minutes. I would just use Skype, FaceTime, tango, viper or one of the other dozens of Internet calling apps or programs for international calls. Local calls just buy a SIMM card in that place.

zurgswife 01-04-2013 07:31 PM

With wifi you can Skype for free and there is a text App that lets you text international without a fee. I'll have to look it up.

We used both when my kids were traveling abroad.

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