Phone Communication Between Carriers While Travelling in Europe
I'll be travelling to Portugal for two weeks with my family in July, and there may be times where I split up with my wife.
I'm on Telus, and she's on Rogers. Last time we went to Europe, we each got separate travel data plans (for punitive rates, something like $50-$70 for 1gb) so we could use GPS and Google Maps.
We don't necessarily need data this time around, but I'm hoping to get some suggestions as to the most cost-effective way of communicating between our two phones.
1. Get data and email each other
2. See if there are reasonable rates for SMS (texting) travel packages
3. Get European SIM cards while abroad, so we're texting "locally"
4. Get walkie-talkies from Costco or something
Any tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.