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Mobile phone usage

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Mobile phone usage

What would be the best option when using UK mobiles as I want to avoid huge bills when we return to England .

Is it reasonable / possible to buy two " pay as you go" phones , mainly so we can keep in touch as I am taking a teenager who will want to have some independance.

Or can we get US sim cards we can use in our UK phones. We are both with O2 and have I phones

thanks all

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1. Re: Mobile phone usage

It's certainly reasonable and possible to buy two pay as you go phones. Check the local Walgreen's drug store. I've had good luck with Virgin America's phones (used one for years before I got an iPhone myself), but for the purposes of your visit, the cheapest phone will be as good as any.

Here's an article about using your UK iPhone in the USA:

davidschultz.org/2010/…

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2. Re: Mobile phone usage

Thanks Wellvis.

I read the article and neither of us have an unlocked phone so I'll think

I'll try Walgreens for a couple of basic phones . We only want them to call

each other and text.

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3. Re: Mobile phone usage

That's almost certainly your best bet. Have a great trip!

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4. Re: Mobile phone usage

Hi Sevilla fan

I too am with O2 and have an iphone. I rang them to ask the best way to use my phone and they told me to turn voice mail off and data roaming off. They then said that i would only pay my normal phone charges.

Hope that helps!

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5. Re: Mobile phone usage

Thank you both !!

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