It’s summer and I might be heading to France for a one-month trip – woot I’d like to be able to make and receive calls while I’m there, but my Verizon CDMA phone won’t work there.
Is there any way for a US traveler to get a 1-month cell phone plan with reasonable prices? Maybe prepaid service of some sort? The only thing Verizon offers is a rental program that charges like $2 per minute, which is way too much.
I’m mainly going to be making local (within France) calls, so I’m not worried about long-distance capabilities. I can either get the plan here before I leave or buy it once I get to France, as long as billing can be worked out somehow.
As for the phone itself, I’m willing to either rent or buy one (if it’s a GSM phone that can be reused in the future).
I imagine something of the sort must exist for the occasional business or student traveler, but I don’t even know where to start looking
Any dopers familiar with this process?