Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Question on unlocked phone and SIM card for Austria and Czech Republic

Jump to last reply

I will be traveling to Austria and the Czech Republic in a couple of weeks and need a cell phone while there for emergencies, calling restaurants, and calling hotels, I don't need data (but if it is super cheap I would probably use it). I do not have a GSM phone nor do I want to keep my U.S. number for the trip.

It seems like purchasing an unlocked GSM phone and SIM card(s) is the least expensive option. Do folks agree?

What are folks' experiences with SIM cards?
-Should I buy an international card that works throughout Europe? Or a separate card for Austria and the Czech Republic?
-Is it cheaper to buy the cards online or once I arrive?
-Where do I buy SIM cards in Austria and the Czech Republic and how much should I expect them to cost?

For the phone it looks like I can buy a bare-bones model for ~$30 at amazon or newegg. Is there any reason those phones shouldn't work?

Thanks!

2 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 Trip Report Want to sell Pashmina but didnt find the store.
  2. 2 Food in the 14th arrondissement
  3. 3 Paris ComboPass Premium and Hotel location
  4. 4 Vienna and side trips
  5. 5 Someone please check my Spain itinerary...
  6. 6 Travel itinery for a family of 4.
  7. 7 Trip Report In Less Than 48 Hours, Chisinau and Transnistria
  8. 8 Revised Itinerary with 2 kids
  9. 9 Amalfi Coast town to stay in?
  10. 10 Are there any deals to London or big cities in Europe?
  11. 11 Does anyone travel with trip notes on an ipad? Tech help please!
  12. 12 VIGO, SPAIN
  13. 13 Trip Report Back from Bologna, trip report
  14. 14 San Sebastián {BCN & MAD too}
  15. 15 Paris to Bordeaux TGV
  16. 16 Looking for some advice for an April Itenerary!
  17. 17 Germany for 3 weeks
  18. 18 overnight trip from Reykjavik
  19. 19 Car Rental Pickup -- Dubrovnik / Split City Center or Airport Locations?
  20. 20 Accommodations in Paris
  21. 21 Italy/France Itinerary - What do You Think?
  22. 22 Making reservations in Italy
  23. 23 Itinerary Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich
  24. 24 Early May...Lisbon to Barcelona or Barcelona to Lisbon? Weather....
  25. 25 Family of 4 traveling 10 months
View next 25 » Back to the top