I will be traveling to France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Spain for a month and I can't seem to figure out how this SIM card business works. I'd like to be able to make a few (maybe 1 a day) local phonecalls while travelling, and would like to be able to text back to Canada very often (several times a day) perhaps using the WhatsApp application for blackberry. I use a blackberry bold and am from Canada and am confused about the following:
Should I buy an international SIM card here before I leave?
Where can I even buy one here??
What plans are offered for Europe and where can I find this information?
What is the most cost effective option for staying in touch with people in Canada while travelling?
Would really appreciate the help, my research has gotten me nowhere.