I live in Malta and have a quad band mobile phone. GO, my SIM card provider, does not have a partner provider in the Philippines. I want to make pay as you go phone calls when I am on holiday in the Philippines for four weeks, starting from 31st January 2014. I will be travelling via UK and Riyadh with Saudi Airlines. Though unlikely, does anyone know if it is possible to buy a Filipino SIM card at Heathrow Airport? If not, when I arrive at Manila airport on the 31st, can I buy a cheap SIM card at the airport that will allow me to make phone calls to mobile and landlines in Manila and Southern Leyte?
I want to telephone a guesthouse owner in Manila and the holiday cottage caretaker in S Leyte. If I buy and use a Filipino SIM card, do I just enter the local telephone number? Just to be certain, how many digits should that be please?
Any advice would be much appreciated.