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Need solid advice on getting a cell phone to use for short time in Germany

Need solid advice on getting a cell phone to use for short time in Germany

Mar 21st, 2007, 04:17 PM
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Need solid advice on getting a cell phone to use for short time in Germany

We will be in Germany and Austria this summer. I do not want to buy a cell phone, but do need one for the trip...only 10 days. Any suggestions?
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Mar 21st, 2007, 04:32 PM
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Steal one, try shoplifting. Sorry, the question doesn't leave many alternatives, but maybe someone else has one.
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Mar 21st, 2007, 05:23 PM
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Try www.mobalrental.com. It is a
GSM phone that you buy for$49.00
No roaming charges.
YOu own the phone, so you will have
it for future travel.
I don't own one, but I think I am
going to go with this one. You
can search on Google for cellphones
probably all kind of websites.

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Mar 21st, 2007, 06:23 PM
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If you don't want to buy a cell phone, then you have 2 choices: take your own GSM world phone and use it, paying the roaming charges, or rent one. Neither is really a cheap option if you plan to call home a lot, but either would work. If you just need a phone for emergencies, take your own. But if you don't have a GSM phone, then you can only rent.

If you can get your own cell phone company to unlock your phone, you can just buy a SIM card in Germany and use that.
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Mar 21st, 2007, 06:37 PM
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You can't do without a cell phone for 10 days? I use my GSM phone for emergencies only. It costs over $5 per minute with roaming, international fees, etc..... The pay phones (you buy a prepaid card) and even the hotel phones are cheaper to use. E-mail is the way to go to keep in touch with home if you have to.
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Mar 22nd, 2007, 06:20 AM
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Hi T,

For what, and how often, will you be using the phone?

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