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Question About Buying A Sim Card/Phone

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    Posted: 25 May 2015 at 10:13am
I am going to have to phone home twice a day while I am in Sidari for two weeks in July (for peace of mind so I can enjoy my holiday) and I am wondering if it will be cheaper for me to buy a sim card while I am there as using my EE contract phone will be extortionate!!  This is a silly question, I am planning to buy a really cheap mobile to put the sim card in and was going to get one before I go, but I not sure if the sim cards I would buy in Greece would only go in a certain type of mobile - would anyone know? Also, I am guessing I can buy sim cards in Sidari (just thought I would check). Thank you Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 2015 at 11:08am
Yes the same, just buy a sim in resort. Best having an unlocked phone for best offers.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 2015 at 12:45pm
Have you checked whether EE may have an option for Europe travel. For instance Vodafone call it eurotraveller and I pay £2.50 per day to use my normal call, text and data usage. I did use Greek phone in the past but this is much easier as I know exactly how much I am spending each day. You only pay for the days you use.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 2015 at 5:54pm
You can buy phone cards for 5 euros and use them on public phones. With the SAT card you get nearly 5 hours talk time per card.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2015 at 11:51am
If you and the person have a smart phone and have wifi available in your resort you could then make calls over skype or viber. 
These calls would then be free.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2015 at 1:11pm
I recall something about a requirement to have a Greek tax number in order to buy a sim card in Greece.

Don't whether this is still the case

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2015 at 1:23pm
I believe you just need you passport to register a Greek sim card. That's what I did earlier this year at Germanos in Acharavi.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 2015 at 9:24pm
Thank you all for the replies, I will have a word with EE to see what they can offer and if it is too expensive I will probably get a phone card and use the public phone  - thank you :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jun 2015 at 10:56pm
I checked with EE and I get 200 talk minutes for £10 a week - sorted Thumbs Up
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