TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Cell Phone Rental in Europe

Re: Cell Phone Rental in Europe

John Levine (
15 Jun 2005 03:09:05 -0000

> Try Roadpost . You can get a rental that
> includes 30 flat rate minutes (no long distance charges!) for less
> than $60 or $70 if I remember right, with their summer special.

Why would you want to pay $70 to rent a phone that you could buy and
keep for under $50? I went and priced Greek prepaid SIMs. You can
get them for E19.90 which includes E8 of airtime, which is about 25
local minutes. If you talk more than that, you can buy more airtime

> If you get their Greece service, the incoming calls when you're in
> Greece will be free. I think that phone will also work in Turkey.

All European countries use GSM 900/1800 phones, so a phone that works
in one country will work in all of them. They all are caller pays, so
as long as you have a SIM and phone number for the country you're in,
incoming calls are always free to you, although rather pricey to the



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