Subject: Re: Cell phones for travel
Hi Ziners,

This information on cell phones is very useful at this time. My daughter will be leaving for France to study in Paris for about 8 months. I want to get her set up with a cell phone to use prior to her arrival. She also plans on traveling to Holland and Germany, and maybe a few other countries. Do I understand correctly that you need a different SIM card for each country? Should these all be purchased with the phone, or purchased in the country of use?

Another question regarding these phones. Do they offer any protection such as GPS locator for an emergency? Being the victim of an attempted abduction, and a volunteer for Advocates for Families of Missing People, I am a great proponent of this technology to help locate people when they go missing.

Happy Travels, Pamela from Wisconsin