Question about cell phone use/ideas for Europe

Discussion created by richard37075 on Feb 10, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 8, 2013 by m.j.m.

Question once again for some of you seasoned European travelers.


My wife and I will be in London, Paris, and Rome in May and I would to ask for some pointers on using my cell phone or maybe renting something before I go.


I have read so many options I'm beginning to get a bit overwhelmed.  I really need my Iphone for all of the apps, files, and maps that I have downloaded preparing for the trip.  This would require some sort of data plan, but not necessarily phone calls.  On the other hand, should I need to make a call, I really would want a good call rate sim card for my phone.  There doesn't seem to be a product that does both.


I have also considered just buying a cheap international capable phone for making calls, and then getting a good data card to allow my iphone to use all the apps and for gps.


Any help or clarification would be awesome, thanks everyone.