can one fly to Europe & travel around with NO CELL PHONE?

can one fly to Europe & travel around with NO CELL PHONE?

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    muds do it all the time

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      What are you talking about? Every migrant has a working cell phone, even if they have nothing else in the world.

      https://i.imgur.com/CVDvBFf.jpg

      can one fly to Europe & travel around with NO CELL PHONE?

      Traveling without a cell phone can be a PITA. I have done it. One needs to take special care not to get lost or turned around in a city, preferably by walking in loops starting from a famous landmark. Problems with your rental can also be very difficult to resolve without being able to call the owner. Making friends is tough if you cannot swap phone numbers.

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did it back in 2016 for 5 months. Granted I didn't have a tablet that I would regularly use to connect to WiFi. I was fine, it was nice to walk around alone and not just put your phone in your face whenever a social situation became uncomfortable.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      that sounds like a good time

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I normally use a phone for the following functions:
    >telling the time
    >navigation
    >writing down notes
    >very simple photography
    >literally every internet function (browsing, streaming, emailing, etc.)
    Pretty much everything that a phone can do, except for its original purpose: phone calls and texting/SMS.

    You can substitute most of these functions with the following:
    >wristwatch to tell time
    >paper map for navigation (timetables & routes at the bus/train station for transportation-related matters)
    >pen & notepad for taking notes
    >a real camera for photography
    >a day planner or printouts for keeping track of your flights, hotels, and other scheduled events (although the notepad could also do that)
    >don't use the internet at all

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. If you're talking about no phones and also no laptops/tablets, it will be a bit harder to manage your bookings, hotels and tickets. Most services like this will give you updates either by your phone number or email. But it is doable. I would bring a phone though and just use it for it. If I had that uncontrolled urge to use it at all times I would just leave it locked in my bag while exploring.

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP here. The way i see it i am going to my second concert in which the tickets can only be presented through a cell phone application (luckly im going w/ friend).
    I am curious if travel is being locked down upon in a similar way....

    I am thinking about spending some time wandering around Europe via bus, train, hiking, or whatever.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I am thinking about spending some time wandering around Europe via bus, train, hiking, or whatever.
      you'll be fine

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've never heard of any entry to a concert or anything else that can only be done on a phone app and not have a printed paper alternative.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why? It’s easy to get one. Morally against it?

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try it and let us know how it works out. Finally some interesting realtraveler content.

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I never had a phone and travelled fine

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I never had a phone and travelled fine
      What if you had to send an sms?

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    somehow almost everyone managed it before around the mid 1990s

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mid-2000s in the US. I went to europe in the 1990s and everyone had a mobile phone but few americans did at that time.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        WOW

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          They didn't have maps or flights LOL

          I'd love to hang out in smokey travel agent closet offices, maybe if there are some young hookers outside in the sweltering heat and a little café

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    can't be done, don't even try

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I lived without a cell phone (long boring story) until 2019. I hardly use it but I can't imagine life without one because of financial and govt services that require SMS verification to login. The reliance on phones with SMS seemed to increase quickly with the pandemic. Besides that, sometimes internet access on the go makes a big difference. e.g. when you need to get medical test results as soon as they are ready.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >SMS verification
      Maybe 20 years ago. It's highly insecure and impractical by today's standards, that's why most verification these days is through 2FA.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Tell that to my banks, and income tax people. They still use SMS texts.
        My broker uses both, but that could change.
        Anyways that's not my point.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's not that bad if your telcos have somewhat decent security standards to prevent SIM swapping.
        Banks love to use their proprietary authenticators apps though, security by obscurity rules once again.

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes you still can

  13. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    God bless you

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