I'm hoping someone can help me here
Basically, I'm going to Germany on placement for 3 months in October. I'm currently on Orange dolphin 35 and wondering what to do about calls and texts back home - do the free texts and minutes only count in the UK?
What would you guys do when going abroad? I don't even know where to start
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- Thread Starter
- 27-08-2008 17:19
- 27-08-2008 22:28
Yep, only count in the UK.
First, ring the network and ask them how much it will cost out there, and weather theres any special deals. On O2, I keep my free texts when abroad, but it takes 4 from my allowance not 1. Then weigh up what its going to cost. I wouldn't call home on it. Use Skype or a phonecard - very popular abroad.
Orange may allow you to put your contract on hold for 3 months. But I don't know the ins and outs.
Also, if you want to keep your mobile out there, get a local PAYG SIM, for general chatting while out there. Its cheaper for calls within germany.
Thats a start anyway, need any more help, just post back.
- 27-08-2008 22:34
Please don't take your phone you will get huuuge bills! Orange are far behind when it comes to overseas costs. I would reccomend doing whats called a "temporary disconnection" for 3 months that will completly cut you off, then I would buy phonecards over there. If not buy a cheep payg sim.