Best way for New Yorker to have a cell phone when in London for a week?
October 7, 2013 2:39 PM Subscribe
I'm going to London from November 1st to November 7th and I want to be able to make and receive a few phone calls...
posted by DMelanogaster to technology (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
but texting/data is not necessary. I live in New York and have an incompatible Android phone. Verizon is my provider.
I can also Skype but that may not always be a possibility because the person at the other end is not always at a computer.
I just called Verizon and here is what they'll do: For $20 shipping both ways, they'll send me a phone. Then it costs $5.00 a month, pro-rated, so it'll cost me about a dollar for the week. After this $21 outlay it will cost me 99 cents a minute to talk to the US with the phone they'll send me.
This doesn't sound like a bad deal, but I've never done this before, so I'm asking: is there any better deal out there for having a phone to call the US with in London for six days?