Using my VZW iPhone 5 in Europe...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ibarrett94, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. ibarrett94 macrumors member

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    So from what I have heard, I believe my iPhone 5 is unlocked. I have a pretty big trip coming up, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, England, and Ireland. Is there a Prepaid sim that i can put in my phone that will work in an assortment of countries? I have a feeling there is not but still its worth asking. If so, how much would it cost me? ill only be there 40 days so i don't need much voice and data.
    Thanks,
     
  2. cutienoua macrumors member

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    there are companies that do that kind of roaming ,but it will be more expensive than buying in each country.
    if you don't need constant phone coverage,just use skype at cafe with free internet!
    skype has numbers available for all these countries in case you need to reached local.
     
  3. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Yes! My mother and I had vodafone when she was stationed there a couple years ago. From what I can remember you can use that one sim and you'll get coverage in all the other countries also. I can't remember what it costs, but it wasn't much.
     
  4. ibarrett94 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys ill check it out!
     
  5. vitale macrumors newbie

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    Normally I'd say get a nano SIM in the country you'll be in if it's 1-3 (at a stretch) but since you're going all over Europe, you can get a Truphone nano-SIM - and have a US + UK number that people can use to call you.

    https://localanywhere.truphone.com/buy/

    Rates

    http://www.truphone.com/en-GB/Products/Tru-for-you/Rate-Checker/

    You can still get a prepaid nano SIM in countries where it would save you most.

    Also - here's the Vodafone PAYG option:

    http://www.vodafone.co.uk/shop/pay-as-you-go/travelling-abroad/index.htm
     
  6. trophynuts macrumors member

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    i was in Germany in October and bought a pre paid nano sim from VodaFone for 25euro for my VZW I5. It worked with no problems. When you first power it up from sticking the sim in it asks for the sim unlock code. Which is on one of the info sheets that came with the card. You have to scratch off lie a lotto ticket and the pin number was under it.

    25Euro for the nano sim
    It included 200mb of data and it took 9.95 for activation and that left you with 15$ worth of calling. The rates varied. You got a boat load of sms in Germany.
     

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