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# 251000 4-Jun-2019 14:56
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Going to be in Europe and Britain for 4 months from last week of July to middle of November.  Is there a good Europe Sim which allows you to make calls back to NZ at reasonable price, need it to call parents who don't have internet and not going to get.

 

Many thanks for any advice


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  # 2251260 4-Jun-2019 14:56
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





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  # 2251271 4-Jun-2019 15:14
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If you are a 2degrees customer just use Wi-Fi calling so the roaming is free and will only use included minutes


 
 
 
 


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  # 2251272 4-Jun-2019 15:15
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Have you considered using a data-only SIM from a local carrier (data is cheap in Europe AFAIK), and just using VOIP (e.g. Skype) to call them? 

 

Skype can call standard phones and is dirt-cheap. 




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  # 2252819 6-Jun-2019 10:31
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JoshWright,

 

Thanks. That sounds like the best bet.

 

 


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  # 2252831 6-Jun-2019 11:01
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Vodafone UK will add 100 minutes of international calls for £3 to pay as you go SIM plans. Or 500 minutes for £7.50.

 

They also have a plan called Pay As You Go 1 which works like this:

 

 

 

"Pay as you go 1 gives you extra minutes, texts and data for those busy days.

 

Don't use your phone? Don't pay a penny. But on the days you do, you'll pay 20p a minute, 20p a text and 20p for every 5MB of data.

 

If you reach £1 in a day, you'll unlock unlimited free minutes and texts, plus 500MB of data to use until midnight."

 

 

 

That means that once you spend about NZ$1.92, your calls etc are free for the rest of the day. If you added the international pack, that's pretty cheap calling. Their PAYG plans also have free roaming throughout the EU.






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  # 2252897 6-Jun-2019 11:59
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Geektastic:

 

They also have a plan called Pay As You Go 1 which works like this:

 

 

Yup that's the plan I was thinking of using when I head off to the UK later this year.


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  # 2253429 6-Jun-2019 23:50
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MurrayM:

 

Geektastic:

 

They also have a plan called Pay As You Go 1 which works like this:

 

 

Yup that's the plan I was thinking of using when I head off to the UK later this year.

 

 

 

 

I look forward to VF NZ launching Pay As You Go $1.92! 






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