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International phone or personal cell #175580
11/16/2018 10:11 PM
11/16/2018 10:11 PM
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Hi, I’m a BVI’Er and I have a grand daughter whom is traveling to Africa. Is it better for her to buy an international phone plan for her current cell or disposable phone when in Africa?
Thank you in advance! Just want to keep in contact with my granddaughter
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Re: International phone or personal cell [Re: jonurseinor] #176176
11/23/2018 07:57 PM
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My daughter studied abroad a couple times in Africa and worked a few months in Rwanda. I just asked her what she preferred and she likes buying a SIM card for her personal iPhone.

Re: International phone or personal cell [Re: BEERMAN] #176323
11/25/2018 07:38 PM
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Somewhere out there
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We would usually just rent a phone when in South Africa.


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Re: International phone or personal cell [Re: jonurseinor] #177052
12/03/2018 05:20 AM
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"We would usually just rent a phone when in South Africa."


Oh, what are the processes involved when renting a phone in South Africa?

Re: International phone or personal cell [Re: BenReady] #177140
12/04/2018 12:17 PM
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many rental options with a google search. ours we would just get at the airport, vodaphone i think


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Re: International phone or personal cell [Re: jonurseinor] #177819
12/12/2018 07:00 AM
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"many rental options with a google search. ours we would just get at the airport, vodaphone i think"


I see. Thanks for the tip!

Last edited by BenReady; 12/12/2018 07:00 AM.

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