What is the best voice service in Europe?

#1

Hello, what is the best voice service to use in Europe? I plan to move around to different to countries. I’m wondering what people are doing?

I was thinking of using Apple’s Sim for data, but that doesn’t include voice.

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#2

europe is a pain. there are a couple companies that offer plans that work in multiple countries, but in general you’ll find that getting a local sim in each country is more effective.

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#3

Have you looked into Google’s project Fi? Works in many countries, same price for data and voice, rates depend on where and how you call. I used to buy a sim in each country, what a waste of money and time. Iceland, Germany, Spain, Italy, and I had to be careful connecting near other countries when traveling not to be charged extra roaming, etc, watching data limits and the like. No longer an issue with project Fi. Might be worth checking out, to see if there is coverage where you are going.

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#4

Hi @Que
The French company Bouygues Telecom is getting better in Europe for data and calls. The only problem is that you’ll have a French number so if you call in the UK or in Spain, people might not answer you because they will pay higher price than usual. Another big problem is that you’ll have to subscribe for at least 24 months (big pain)
Take a look at these 2 options:

You might also want to consider Free Mobile with their “Pass Destination” if you don’t plan to stay more than 35 days in each European destinations. You pay 19.99€ for unlimited SMS, MMS, Calls + 50Go of 4G in France (or 20Go of 3G) and, when you go abroad in one of the destinations of the “Pass Destination” (https://mobile.free.fr/assistance/677.html), you get unlimited SMS, MMS, Calls to the country you are in and to France + 3Go of internet data.

Let me know if you have any questions :wink:
D.

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#5

A lot depends on where you are but EU roaming rates are low and I find the best choice in Europe is a WorldSim see http://www.worldsim.com you then have a UK number (and a US number if you go to the US) you can forward this free to loads of local sims worldwide meaning you have one number you can give out and potentially the local sim for outgoing calls although WorldSim is not bad on rates. Another option is http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phones/Feel_At_Home this works well for a business partner here in Switzerland because he spends a week a month in the UK and it also gives free calls, data etc here and all for £30 a month but PAYG is OK on price too. The biggie with Three for Nomads is the free roaming etc in the US. The final one to check out is Orange Mundo in Spain http://m.orange.es/en/personal/mobile-service-plans/international-calls/sim-mundo/ again it comes down to where you spend time but the above will sort you out quite well in Europe and beyond.

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#6

Get a German Vodafone SIM. It’s pay-as-you-go, hassle-free.
You can then use 750MB for 10 EUR in the whole EU.
Roaming has been annoying, but not with this new offer. It’s pretty great, free incoming calls, LTE…
See: http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/European_Union

I also have an Orange Spain SIM, which I used for 1 EUR/day before and I have a 3 UK SIM, which is nice for Switzerland and the US and some other places.

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#7

Three is very good see http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phones/Feel_At_Home roaming sims like www.worldsim.com are good but this is vastly less grief.

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