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What is an Unlocked Cell Phone?

An unlocked cell phone is not tied to any particular phone network. You can insert any SIM card into an unlocked phone and connect to the appropriate phone network operator. Your phone may be locked if it was not purchased from us. To check if your phone is locked, call your mobile service provider. The basic SIMsmart prepaid Europe Phone will not operate in the US. This phone only operates in regions using Dual Band frequencies (900/1800MHz).

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Europe SIM Card: Roaming with your Cell

For many people the first thing that comes to mind when using their cell phone abroad is How much is this call costing me?” Many people take their cell phones but don’t end up using them out of fear of a large bill on their doorstep.european sim card

There is the option of buying a local SIM card once you have reached your destination. This may sound easy enough but can turn out to be a nightmare. If you’re lucky enough to pass the ID checks that many European countries have for prepaid SIM cards, you’ll be faced with the hurdle of topping up your prepaid credit. Most cell companies will only accept a credit card from the country the SIM card was issued in. Great if you have an Italian Credit Card and Italian SIM for example, not so great if you have an American Credit Card and Italian SIM. In this case cash would be your only alternative which is fine if you don’t need to top up after the store has closed, or during an afternoon siesta.

“I want to use my cell phone while on vacation in Europe this summer but I don’t want the hassle of buying a local SIM card when I get there. What is the alternative?”

One alternative is to purchase a SIM card for Europe before you head off on vacation. A Europe SIM card works in all European countries and provides the lowest European call rates across Europe. Our Europe SIM card can be purchased online without complicated ID checks using most major credit cards. Adding credit is easy and done via the website. When your European SIM card arrives, simply insert it into your phone, activate your credit and away you go. No fiddly technical things to do, it just works.

How do I insert the Europe SIM card into my cell?

Carefully remove the SIM card from its packaging and insert it into the SIM slot in your phone.

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9 Things you can’t live without when travelling long haul

1.    Smart phone and SIMsmart prepaid sim card

If you are travelling a long distance then it important to save some money on phone bills and purchasing a SIMsmart prepaid sim card is the perfect way to do this. It will also give you one less thing to worry about when travelling a long distance.

2.    First aid kit

This is an important item to carry as you never know what is going to happen. It is always better to be over prepared than under prepared, so this is a must when travelling long distances

3.    Pillow

Take a small pillow with you on the long haul flight to provide a bit more comfort during the flight and it may allow you to get a bit more rest. It will make your travelling experience a good deal better.

4.    Medication

This is probably the most essential item of your luggage if you are reliant on constant medication. It is essential to take over the amount needed just in case because you can’t rely on the location you are travelling to, to have the same medication.

5.    Currency

It is importance to purchase this before you get to the airport because you will find cheaper rates elsewhere than you will in the airport. Also using your bank card abroad could become very costly as you are likely to be charged for every outgoing transaction.

6.    Passport

This is the most obvious item to take with you but it is also so very easily forgotten. Also it is important to look after your passport while abroad because if you lose it, it will cause a lot of unwanted hassle on your travels.

7.    Guide book

A guide book is probably the easiest and most convenient way to find the area’s top attractions and recommendations of where to eat. So it makes exploring a little easier.

8.    Technology items

Take your laptop or any other similar device for some in-flight entertainment and also it could prove to be useful for contacting friend and family back home.

9.    Holiday Insurance

Holiday insurance is important, especially when you are travelling a long distance location. It will not only cover you for any injuries or medical issues