I currently have a Samsung Guru E1081T
. It is a very simple phone, and I can use it in Australia and Europe. However, it does not work in the USA. What is the simplest phone that uses SIM cards that I can use in all three places? No smartphones please; battery life is the paramount consideration. I don't care about features, apart from phone and texting.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike
on May 18, 2013 -
We tmobile service in the US. Traveling to Spain, while our non-techy parents stay with our children here. We won't need to use our mobiles much in Spain, but need to be easily accessible to parents at all times. What's the easiest, least expensive way to call home? How do other sim cards affect our phone #?
posted by smelvis
on Jun 19, 2011 -
So my boss is doing a lot more business in Europe (Switzerland, London, Madrid, Russia, Ukraine etc...). I am trying to find a solution that will keep him connected with some sort of broadband connection. A few more details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by pleuroma
on Mar 9, 2010 -
I am going to Japan for a week. Love to bring my Nexus One but wanna make sure I do not end up with $$$$ bill. In the same time, I want have the phone on to use it with Wifi networks and perhaps the GPS.
As a follow up question, if there a way I can buy a SIM in Japan that would provide me with an unlimited data for that week?
What are my options?
posted by mchmarny
on Feb 8, 2010 -
Phonefilter: Help me choose a new smartphone with QWERTY keyboard. Primarily for email, some browsing, calendars. Constraints: in the UK, contract may be a problem, need to use overseas a lot, I rarely use the phone part, don't want an iPhone. [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel
on Oct 24, 2009 -
I'm going to Vancouver next month. My Sprint phone won't be of any use to me there. When I went to Toronto last year, I was able to make exorbitantly expensive phone calls and I wasn't able to access the internet or use google maps.
I'd like to do all of those things economically.
I still have my old Treo 75?wx. Perhaps that could be of some use? Thank you.
posted by stuart_s
on Oct 6, 2009 -
What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Mar 31, 2009 -
My international cell phone provider (Airtel in India) insists that I can get uncharged toll-free calls while roaming in the US and Canada. It sounds too good to be true. Can you shed some light on this for me? [more inside]
posted by smersh
on Nov 30, 2008 -
I'm going to be traveling outside the US for the next year with my laptop and was wondering what the best options are for internet connectivity. The itinerary isn't set, but it will be a mix of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America. I'm a freelance web developer and will be working remotely part time to support my existing clients during my travels. [more inside]
posted by funkyavocado
on May 11, 2007 -
I'm sure somebody else who's travelling over Thanksgiving could also benefit from this knowledge. I brought my cell phone with me on my five-day trip to my parents' place, but of course
I forgot the charger. The question I ask is: 'tis nobler to leave the phone on continuously and hope the battery pulls through, or is it a better idea to turn the phone off every night and turn it on only at the point in the day when I plan to use it? Does powering off and on drain more battery power than idling / the cell phone equivalent of "sleep"? FWIW, I have a relatively new Nokia 6682, and the battery is currently showing a full charge but I suspect it's lying, as I think it's been at least 24 hours since I charged it (that said, this battery's done five days unplugged before).
posted by logovisual
on Nov 23, 2005 -