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Please don't. At least not for a few years. It's remotely possible the idiots running my country might still consider a good idea that was done by a Canucklehead first, but if they find out that it was done by Eurotrash too, I'll still be getting a penny in change 50 years from now if I pay cash for a $79.99 value meal at a fastfood restaurant.
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So, I'm traveling to Paris in a couple weeks to handle a personal matter with my wife and mother-in-law. I'll be there for a week and it would be nice to have a couple phones. So I'm hoping that our group who country hop more often than I do have dealt with the problem we are trying to figure out.
The wife and I both have unlocked GSM smart phones (Nexus 5) that we could easily pop a pre-paid sim into and be on our way. What I'm wondering is, would it be easier to just buy a couple of burner phones at the airport and leave ours at home? I'm assuming they sell them there but I'm unsure of cost and hassle of a sim vs cost of a throw away phone. Never done it before.
Her mom wants to spend some time in the city alone, which given the reason I understand. I don't feel like we need phones, if we want to meet somewhere at six, look at a watch or clock and be there at six. She wants us to have phones so the two of us can do stuff while her mom is out and still allow communication if she needs, like if her mom gets lost.
Thoughts? I've lost the "We don't need phones." battle, not one worth fighting. I just want the easiest option for the money.
Yeah, we are heading to Paris to honor her father's last wishes. He and the mother-in-law lived there for a number of years for his work many decades ago when they first got married. So she has fond memories of it. So we do have to go there... I tried to get a lay-over in more interesting places, but a direct flight was found for less.
That's part of the reason I don't want to take my phone. Mostly it is because I would enjoy not being able to be contacted by anyone. But it is a good idea, "Honey, your mom said she would call us in half an hour. We need to head to the Eiffel Tower and Louvre and find some other Amer... I mean tourist!"
Well, the losing the mother-in-law should be easy. She wants time to wander alone and be to herself... the wife on the other hand, that might take some planning. Maybe if I get two phones, give one to each and suggest we each enjoy some time wandering, then they can call me when they want to meet up!
If I do it fast enough, they might not notice I only got two phones.