What's the best way to bring my mobile phone to Europe?

Episode 1490 (1:09:35)

Lori from Santa Monica, CA
Skyroam Solis

Lori is traveling to Europe soon with her family and they all have iPhones, but they have separate carriers and plans. What's the best solution for them as they travel? Leo says first thing is to find out what their international roaming plans are. They're better than they used to be, but it's still pretty expensive for what they would get. International data roaming can cost thousands if they're not careful. Leo recommends using Wi-Fi as much as possible, and they should pre-cache maps in Google Maps. They can get a local SIM in the country they're visiting.

Lori should check out prepaidwithdata.wikia.com to see what options there are. But the downside is that they don't get to keep their own numbers with this. So Leo says the best option now is a MiFi card. They would still have their own local cellphone connection with data. They also support up to 5 devices. Leo likes the Skyroam Solis. They can buy them or rent them. The one thing they'll want to be sure to do is turn off international data roaming when they go.