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    I will be visiting California in July and need to stay in touch via my mobile. I am on 3 and they will charge me £1.40 per minute to make calls back to the UK and something like 90p to receive calls. I imagine I will only need to make around 10 calls back to the UK, each of around 5 minutes duration. I will probably receive a similar number but of only around 3 minutes duration each.

    Even with this limited use, the cost will work out at around £100. I can purchase a PAYG Sim card through 0044 for £29.99 which would reduce my total costs to around £50 but I will have a different number for the duration.

    I can purchase a service through UK2Abroad which will give me a new SIM card and retention of my number but it costs £25 for the SIM Card and £25 as a minimum top-up - although I probably wouldn't need to incur any costs after this. Hence, around £50 total cost.

    Is there a better (cheaper) method?

    5 Comments

    Havent Vodaphone cancelled all roaming charges now?

    Original Poster

    clondikemike;5432070

    Havent Vodaphone cancelled all roaming charges now?


    only in Europe, not USA

    Lowtrawler;5432157

    only in Europe, not USA



    Just had a look and yes its only Europe and also Australasia,

    Make sure you have a quad-band phone else all the prep in the world won't make your phone work!

    Original Poster

    I've got 4 quad band phones to choose from!!! Leaves me with only the call costs as a problem.
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