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Cell phone help for Oxford, England

Brian1 6,233 1,370 March 20, 2016 at 09:37 PM in Tech & Electronics (2)

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I'll be traveling to Oxford for about 10 days this summer. I'm on Page Plus now, so my phone won't work over there.

What are some of my cheapest options for a phone that would allow me to:

Talk 10-30 minutes per day
Text 5-10 times per day
200-400MB data total

Should I buy a phone used off of ebay and get a sim card when I get there? Rent a phone when I get there? Where are the cheapest places to get a sim card that will work over there? How should I go about getting a plan for just 10 days?

Any and all advice and suggestions are very welcomed. Thanks in advance.



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Yeah just get any cheap, unlocked, GSM phone that has the relevant UK bands, then buy a prepaid SIM when you get there- most are good for 30 days

Which SIM will depend on if you mean talk/text locally or internationally- quick overview here-
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I used 3 as my phone provider on my old unlocked samsung s2. I had to wipe the rom and install a generic google play edition rom when I was there because sprint didnt play nice with the sim. Most other folks threw a sim in and were online in seconds. I really needed the data because Dublin was a really bad place to drive without google maps. ended up being about $40 for one month of calls and unlimited data for 3 countries.
watch out for the data capped plans, the family of 4 in front of me at customs turned on their phones checked instagram and facebook and boom...their whole data allowance was eaten in seconds. That was fun to watch...the mom went bonkers. I bet their own dumb posts to each other ate most of it.
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