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International Cell Phone

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International Cell Phone

I am going to Ireland in May and will need a cell phone with international capability for a few weeks. There are so many options available, does anyone have a suggestion or recommendation if it is better to buy a phone or rent one short term. I will only need the phone to make a few calls to the US and be able for US residents to contact me, so I would like to have a US number if possible.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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1. Re: International Cell Phone

When my kids travelled overseas we used travelcell.com. they provided easy to understand rate information for the countries they were visiting. The phone was shipped to us with the phone number, and we simply shipped it back upon return. Easy!

This was a few years ago, and there are probably many more companies competing for this market now.

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2. Re: International Cell Phone

We use an unlocked phone (which you can buy on ebay for cheap) with a celtrek.com prepaid SIM card. You get a US phone # that you can give out or have your other phones forwarded to. There are others, but only celtrek works in Costa Rica, so I am stuck on it. about .27/min to call the US from Costa Rica. Less from other places.

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