Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

European SIM cards good for roaming

Jump to last reply

I am looking for a good european sim card (prepaid, pay as you go, or low annual plan), that offers good reliable service as well as reasonable roaming rates and general fees. I will be travelling to about 10 countries in Europe this summer and I do have an unlocked gsm world phone.

Buying a sim in each country will probably not solve my problem because I seldom make local phone calls while travelling and those local sims come with high roaming rates (I believe). So I'd prefer a single sim card good for all countries. I prefer a UK or French number so my family, friends, and clients can call me from Canada with low long-distance rates applicable to mobiles in those countries. I in turn will be calling Canada and other countries in Europe.

Some cards come with free incoming calls and sms so I'd definitely prefer that.
Is there anything out there charging 25 to 50 cents p/m for outgoing calls, no connection fees and/or other hidden fees? And I think I would stay away from those "dial and wait to be called back" cards from Estonia or Romania.

If anybody has had positive experiences with cell phone roaming solutions in Europe, please share! I've been researching this subject all over the net and I think I am more confused than when I started!

Thanks!

24 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Please Take Our Survey
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jan 20, 15 at 11:06 AM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Norway- 1 week trip in May
  2. 2 To Prague or not to Prague
  3. 3 ISO London Flat w/Washer/Dryer Early May
  4. 4 Up coming strikes at Spanish airports 2015
  5. 5 Need advice for Madrid/ Castilla Leon / Basque / Aveiro
  6. 6 Trip Report Un Coup de Foudre - Falling in Love with France in 8 Days
  7. 7 Should I buy Euro's now?
  8. 8 6 Days in Italy - all in Rome or divide it between Rome and Florence?
  9. 9 Stansted Express or National Express - which is better?
  10. 10 Potential return trip to Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  11. 11 France to Italy advice needed please
  12. 12 Skiing in Austria?
  13. 13 Trip Report MaiTaiTom's Paris When It Sizzles; Paris When It Fizzles Anniversary Trip
  14. 14 Rocamaxour
  15. 15 Looking for 5* Beach Resort
  16. 16 Spending time in Berner Oblerand - Take a side trip to Saas Fee?
  17. 17 Germany for 3 weeks
  18. 18 Visiting Bastogne and nearby - should I stay there or Liege or elsewhere?
  19. 19 Is this realistic... advice?
  20. 20 Pickup rental car in Germany and drop off in Switzerland
  21. 21 Gastehaus Alpenkranz
  22. 22 One Week in Amsterdam with Children
  23. 23 Lake Como or Lake Maggiore for beauty and nature
  24. 24 Scotland 4 days / 5 nights - Itinerary ideas?!
  25. 25 Dordogne lodging
View next 25 » Back to the top