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Calling US from multiple Euro countries: Telestial, local SIM, other ideas?

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I am traveling to several countries (Iceland, Slovenia, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, UK). I have an ATT iPhone but even with the international plan the fees are high (from .99 to 2.29 depending on country) for both making and receiving calls. I mostly will use skype but I need a back up plan for this trip (to receive emergency calls from my family - I'm leaving a few 'problems' behind) and to make some calls (back to the US) at times of day when I won't be at my hotel or in a wi-fi zone. I do have an unlocked phone that I have used many times in the past with both buying local sim cards, and I used to have the united mobil sim before it went bankrupt.

So I could just buy local SIM cards (in fact I have a talk mobile sim bought in London last year that I think still has credit on it) but not sure what the roaming fees are now (I know they are changing). Telestial "Passport" is $19 to buy with $10 credit and seems to cost .49 min to call the US (plus .35 connection fee) and .19 to receive calls (no connection fee) and has a US phone number. This sounds like a decent deal. But I've read some bad reviews on it (on this forum, but two years old). Anyone have any recent experience or know of something better. Thanks

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