For those of us traveling internationally, what is the best approach to cell phones? if we want to be able to use it at all, is there such a thing as an international sim card? if so, where do we get one? is this the best option?... would it be better to buy a cheap phone in France and use it for any needs (like calling the hotel for instance).
Verizon is my cell carrier. You can sign up on-line to turn on international. Each day you call it is $10. Also WhatsApp -need internet or data.
I just got back yesterday from 30 days in France, Belgium and Netherlands. I used the Verizon international $10/day program. I used it a LOT so next time will probably go with the monthly plan which is…
I have been traveling to Europe, mostly France, at least once a year. Several years ago I bought a sim from Le French Mobile that I can swap into my unlocked phone when I arrive in-country. It is good throughout the EU with different packages for France only and for EU. All reasonably priced. Mostly I use it for data when WiFi is not available, but I can give out the same phone # when I am making plans.
The customer support used to be very responsive, but not so much since Covid. All the help features online are in English. You can order the sim and have it delivered to your home in the US before your trip.