Communicating Abroad – Phone/Text/Apps?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

I didn’t have a destination wedding, but when I lived in Ghana for a few months for two summers, I just got a local phone with a local SIM and used it. Cheap and easy.

Post # 4
15016 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our son is going to Europe for a month next summer with his school but sprint charges an arm and a leg for international service. I picked up a phone and a prepaid European sim card on eBay for less than $50.

Post # 5
1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I use “WhatsApp” for free texting to keep in contact with my (now) SIL while I was helping plan her wedding to my brother and she was living in another country. It works on iphone and android phones. I think you just need internet access or cell service to use it, so you could put it on a prepaid phone so you don’t rack up texting charges.  

Post # 6
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

@mandika:  I’ve used WhatsApp and Viber while studying abroad or communicating with family that’s abroad.  You can also FaceTime for free on a iPhone as long as you’re connecting to WiFi.

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