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American cel phone usage in Switzerland

Nashville, Tennessee
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American cel phone usage in Switzerland

I need advice about using my ATT cell phone in Switzerland. Is coverage ok in Grindelwald area? What is the best way to keep up with our teen aged kids while there? We will want to use talk, text, internet and Life 360 app. Thanks for any advice you can offer.


Nashville, Tennessee USA

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Wengen, Switzerland
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1. Re: American cel phone usage in Switzerland

Cell coverage in Switzerland is excellent, even in the mountains. What it will cost you depends on your provider, so ask them.

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for Switzerland, Kiev
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2. Re: American cel phone usage in Switzerland

Check technical issues for instance with https://willmyphonework.net

Verify roaming costs with your service provider - charges especially for data roaming without a special roaming package tend to be outrageously high (like more than 1 USD per Mbyte!)

If you are here for longer time and cannot use some wifi connection (from your accommodation for instance) it might be more interesting to use a phone with a SIM card from a service provider in Switzerland as hotspot. For traveling abroad I use dual-SIM phones, prefer phones as hotspots over GSM wifi router.

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