- Phoning UK from USA: best way?
Heading out to USA soon with my UK mobile for a 3 week break, would like to keep in touch with the family and goings on.
What’s the best way?
I have a mobile phone with Vodafone contract. Nokia 1600 but not sure if it works in USA.
Or are there any other better ways to do it and keep costs down down down?
Thanks.Posted 9 years ago
Your mobile probably won’t work – I think the bands it works on are European only.
Cheapest way just to keep in touch is probably internet cafes every so often. If you want to talk to them, just buy an international phone card and use it (you need to find a pay phone to do this – local calls are usually really cheap on payphones – and you can get phone cards that are local numbers in most cities. Even in hotels local calls are often cheap or sometimes even free).
JoePosted 9 years agomrmichaelwrightMember
vast majority of mobiles are quad band now so will work in the states
i use skype. i divert my uk mobile to my skypeIn number and collect messages/return calls from a computer (this assumes you’ll have readily available wireless). you couls also leave your skypeIn number as a voicemail message in this country
failing that what woody2000 saidPosted 9 years agojahwombleMember
What woody2000 says, It’s what I do and I pay about 4/5p per minute with a lebara international sim card, don’t have to mess about finding an internet connection, just use the phone.
The sim cost me a 20 quid with 10 quids worth of credit on it from vodafone shop, cheapy hand-set cost me 20 quid. Costs a lot less than using a UK service provider as far as I can tell. Might be able to get cheaper but I can’t be bothered looking as I’m happy with the service and coverage etc, used it in India, Israel, the US, Tanzania, Panama…. all over the place really without any problems, and I can top up online if needs be as well.
And for the US, if you try keepspeaking.com, they do us sim cards and will even rent you a handset for use while y’there.Posted 9 years ago
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