Works, but I wouldn't rely on it for anything serious.
Ryan Sterling, Amazon
15 January 2014
Summary: Works in most situations, but can be really finicky, especially in Paris for some reason. Low quality cheap device. But if you are going on a short trip overseas you will probably be ok with it.
Summary: Good travel phone. I recently made a trip to Australia & NZ & took this along. With the sim cards purchased in both countries, I was able to stay in touch with the family at home more cheaply & coordinate tours easily. Keeps a charge for a long time.
Summary: I bought this Samsung unlocked phone for my trip to Italy. I also took my iPhone and paid $120.00 for two hundred minutes and $120.00 for a data plan from AT&T. I went through the minutes during the first week of my four week trip and decided to see if I could get a SIM card for my little Samsung.
Summary: This phone fully met my expectations. I purchased it in the US to take to Europe where I bought a French SIM card from Orange. Installation was easy and the phone worked immediately. Only issue, as one reviewer pointed out earlier, was that the default language was Spanish.
Summary: Got to the airport in England, loaded a sim card, put some minutes on it, and I was chatting. Took all of about 5 minutes to get going. It being an older phone, it wasn't as intuitive to text like a smart phone, but this little guy held a decent battery charge for a few days at a time.