How do I get service in Europe?
Use the hotel’s wireless service.
First, check you see if your accommodations offer free wireless service.
Buy a SIM card at your destination and use in your own phone.
Ask your cell phone provider for advice.
Rent or buy a cell phone in Europe..
What cell phone service works in Europe?
Europe uses a system called GSM (Global System for Mobiles) but two American carriers (Verizon and Sprint) use CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access). All the other major US carriers use GSM, so no worries there. Luckily, most new phones offered via Verizon and Sprint can now connect to both GSM and CDMA networks.
What cell phones can be used internationally?
The most common cellular technology is GSM, and it’s widely used throughout much of the world. CDMA is less common, but it is used by Verizon and Sprint in the United States, and a few carriers elsewhere — if your phone only supports CDMA, it’s highly unlikely to work internationally.
How do I get cell phone coverage in Europe?
If your phone is a on a GSM network (or dual technology with GSM) it will work in Europe if it’s unlocked, meaning it can be used with other GSM carriers. If it’s unlocked, you can usually remove the U.S. SIM card and install the European card after purchasing a card with a prepaid amount of minutes and data allotment.