Best way for a UK citizen to manage money and cellphones in Europe?
May 9, 2014 6:35 AM Subscribe
I'm a Canadian/UK citizen living in London and I'm going travelling in Europe for three months. What's the best way for me to manage my money/cell phone plan while I travel? Requirements and details over the fold.
posted by Cpt. The Mango to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total)
Over the next three months I'll be visiting Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Croatia, and Hungary. Some places I'll only be a day or two, other I'll be several weeks. I would like to have access to a 3G data network everywhere I go. I have an unlocked iPhone 5S. Is there a company that is generally reliable in all of these countries, or has any coverage overlap? I don't really need text or minutes - as long as I have 3G, I can WhatsApp anyone I need to talk to, and use the 3G network to find my way around.
Also, for financial management: I have XXXX pounds, and XXXX Canadian dollars. What's the best way to make sure that this money can go the farthest in the Eurozone, and outside of it (Croatia and Hungary)? Should I buy a traveller's credit card? Should I just use my own cards and rely on my banks conversion rate? Should I convert it all to Euros and regional currencies and carry that around with me? Thanks for any help.