This year I might go to Germany and Switzerland for a little vacation. As I need to stay in touch with my family in the USA, I need a cell phone while on vacation. So far, I always just used a simple Tracfone which is fine within the US but would not work overseas. Or, I just rented a cell phone while vacationing in Aruba. I don't think this would be possible in Germany or Switzerland.
My question: Has someone experience with using a cell phone in Europe? What would be the best way to go? Just buy a cheap cell phone for this purpose? And if so, which kind? Or get rid of the Tracfone and switch to a good cell phone with the option for international calls? Again, which one would you recommend?
Thanks in advance for your input.