I currently have my iPhone4 on tmobile's $30 for 100 min and unlimited data, prepaid plan. I need to spend a week in Barcelona soon. I was told by customer service that I will not be able to roam in Barcelona using this plan; any tips for how to make my cell phone experience in Barcelona as close as possible to what I have here?
I saw this question
, but the OP started in Spain and solutions offered seemed to use that as a tool. The O2 offer looks reasonable to me, but I'm not sure how to implement it from here in the US or once I would arrive in Spain.
Here's the highlights of what I would like:
1. The ability to make calls to Spanish and American phone numbers.
2. No limits on data or simple method for topping up (for example, Tmobile told me that I could use a more expensive plan in order to have 10- 100 Mb data available in Spain, but once that bucket is empty, I could not roam any more -- I don't want to worry about running out)
3. Simple billing so that I show clearly my costs, since I can be reimbursed by my company -- it would be better if I just paid a lump sum for the week, but that's not an absolute requirement
All suggestions welcome even if they don't perfectly meet all these requirements
Regarding buying a Spanish SIM:
I'm willing to buy a Spanish SIM, but where and which plan? I have read the Orange site and it seems like the Ballein or DElfin plan PAYG plans would work, but how does the international calling add on fit in to that? how do I pay for the per minute charges and will it be a messy bill?
I'm also willing to use a different American PAYG if it would allow roaming - but I looked into AT&T so far, and they just don't even have a mechanism for any international roaming.
I should have WiFi sometimes and will try to depend on that, but one of my colleagues is there already and says that he would have been hindered in making necessary calls if he didn't have the ability to use his cell. (things are stilling getting setup at our Spanish site, so it's really best to be self-sufficient...)
tl;dr simplest route to getting something like the cell service I have here, so that I can concentrate on getting my work done while there...