phone I bought for Ireland is for international
travel, it is able to use pre-paid cards from a
variety of countries, allowing one to call at
domestic rates and, in the case of Spain, have
free incoming calls.
2003 visit to Spain, "Cellular
Abroad" sent me a loaner phone in
order to test out their cell phone in
Spain. After testing and completing a
write up, on using a cell
phone in Spain, I returned the
phone back to "Cellular Abroad".
For my family's
2004 trip to Ireland, it was very
important to stay in touch with my wife's
ailing father. Consequently, I order an
unlocked cell phone from "Cellular
Abroad" to take with us to Ireland.
|Cell Phone advantages
for the traveler:
- Make Emergency calls
- You don't have to
coordinate your touring
plans around access to a
phone. This is
when you are dealing with
several hours of time
difference between you
and the person you are
- Much easier for family
associates to contact you.
- International SIM cards
mean you can travel
through approximately 115
sometimes retaining the
same phone number and
- Save money ; In Spain
using the cell phone I
paid around .60 euros (60¢)
per minute for a call
back to the USA. From the
USA, my wife used a local
prepaid phone card and
reach me via the cell
phone in Spain for about
35¢ (USD) per minute.
Even after you use up
your cell phone's pre-paid
minutes, incoming calls
can be received with no
- Voice mail and text
messaging will insure you
get important messages.
Cell phone worked will in most of
Southern Ireland but as to be expected,
we did encounter some areas of spotty
reception. One draw back, is the Southern
Ireland cell phone service provider does
not provide coverage for Northern Ireland.
The "Cellular Abroad" website
provides the details but basically; with
out a UK credit card, you will not be
able to use this phone in the north.
For more information
see using a cell phone in Spain. If you decided to buy a cell
phone from "Cellular Abroad",
make certain you use the discount code
provided at the bottom of the cell phone in Spain page.