First, I'd like to say thanks for the great feedback last week with my first "I Need to Know Tuesday" post! It's Tuesday again, and again, I need your help!
I'm a planner. And I've been doing a lot of thinking about our upcoming trip to England. Leaving our will-be 17 month old with my parents for a week gives me something else to think about: a communication plan.
We've been trying to think about the best/easiest/most inexpensive way to stay in touch while we're away. If we were staying in Newcastle or London the whole time, we wouldn't have problems with connectivity. But we'll be staying in the countryside for most of our holiday. I ran it by my friend Jen today, and she had some good ideas. But I'm sure there is something I haven't considered yet. Here are the pros and cons of the options we're considering.
Laptops - power conversion, bulky to carry around, wifi access
Cell phones - ours won't work over there. I'm wondering if we can "rent" a phone for our stay. Preferably something with a data plan. The bonus of the cell "rental" of course, is that we can be reached anytime. I assume they have our equivalent of pay as you go, no plan cell phones. But I wonder if they have data plans, too.
Prepaid phone cards - this was Jen's gem. Yep, old fashioned. But smart. We can use them to call home anytime, and telephones will be in ample supply, no matter where we are.
So readers, I need to know...what are your suggestions?
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