NixLynch

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Hi!

Just a bit of advice needed. I'm going to be travelling to Ireland in a few days but am still stuck deciding between roaming with a prepaid vodacom sim, or getting a sim card/data package when I land.

Experienced travelers, what worked out best for you?
 

The_Traveller

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Bud, buy a local (destination) SIM card .

You will most likely get raped with roaming charges. You might think you have everything under control, then you'll come back home realizing you made a big mistake.
 

absynth

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Bud, buy a local (destination) SIM card .

You will most likely get raped with roaming charges. You might think you have everything under control, then you'll come back home realizing you made a big mistake.

Take this advice.
We always just buy a local SIM and enable SMS roaming on South African SIM.
Never had an issue before.
 

sajunky

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Cell C WiFi calling on the compatible cellphone and, of course a local SIM card with a data bundle.

Activate WiFi calling before leaving the country.
 

NixLynch

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Yeah. Will probably go the route of the local sim. Just seems like the most reliable option. The Vodacom travel saver option was tempting for all of 2 minutes.
 

Tim_vb

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pop a local SIM in your smartphone, put your SA SIM is the most simple dumb phone you can buy at PEP, best of both worlds
 

Spizz

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Forget traditional phone calls. Buy a local sim with a few gigs loaded and use WhatsApp for keeping in touch back home.
 
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