Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Data on an iPhone 4s in Europe

Jump to last reply

Hi all!
So I will be studying abroad in a couple of weeks and will be spending six weeks in London and six weeks in Paris. I have been researching my cell phone options and have quite a few questions. First of all, I have a iPhone 4s from Verizon, which according to Verizon, is unlocked for Europe. I only want to get data (as you can call and text through data and thus kill two birds with one stone), but after taking a look at some of the sim card plans offered by Vodafone/Orange in the UK, I realized this is unavoidable as you have to get text messaging too with the available plans. This is perfectly fine. However, I will be doing side trips and visiting various countries (Germany, Italy, Scotland, Spain, just to name a few...) on the weekends and I'm wondering if there is a sim card that allows you to get data in all of those countries (or in the EU in general).
I am also wondering if it'd be more cost efficient to maybe forgo this sim card idea and pay 25 bucks for each 100 mb of data through Verizon's global service, which isn't a lot, but I will just be using a texting app anyways that doesn't require a lot of data. If this trip was shorter and only a month, I'd definitely take this route as I can use this in any country I go to. But one thing is that I won't be able to save my monthly US bill as I can suspend my phone service in the US while I'm abroad so that it saves money if I use the sim card route.
Sorry if this was long, just trying to present my case haha...let me know what you think (:

4 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Dordogne or Nantes and La Rochelle
  2. 2 Europe Sojurn on Way to India - Paris..PLUS
  3. 3 Starting to plan for 3.5 weeks in northern Spain, May 2015
  4. 4 Driving an RV in Switzerland
  5. 5 Family vacay for 6 weeks with 2 Toddlers
  6. 6 Southern Spain
  7. 7 They Just Don't Read or Listen about DCC Scam
  8. 8 Taxi or Tube from LHR to Gloucester Road Tube?
  9. 9 29 day Itinerary for southern and eastern France
  10. 10 Paris-Loire-Avignon-Barcelona itinerary (help)
  11. 11 Minimalist wardrobe for Europe
  12. 12 Transportation from Athens Airport to Syntagma
  13. 13 Greece or Portugal for 3-4 week fall sojourn?
  14. 14 Siena - Pienza - Montepulciano
  15. 15 GuideAdvisor, beware!!
  16. 16 Treis-Karden 4 days and Trier 2 days?
  17. 17 Best Location for Car Pickup in Naples
  18. 18 All Set To Go!!
  19. 19 Trip Report Finally in Italy for the holidays - installment report
  20. 20 Andalucia - very early trip thinking - reactions?
  21. 21 Which european city?
  22. 22 Christmas in Paris and Strasbourg in 2015
  23. 23 Skippered Charter Greece Islands
  24. 24 Scotland November 2015
  25. 25 Swiss mountain scenery in late April
View next 25 » Back to the top