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Where is a good place to rent a couple of cell phones?

Minnesota
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Where is a good place to rent a couple of cell phones?

Is there a place at Heathrow where we can rent two cell phones? Or is should we look for a place near our hotel? (Gloucester Rd stop)

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London
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1. Re: Where is a good place to rent a couple of cell phones?

Don't rent. Just buy.

Mobile phones are dirt cheap in the UK.

Search and you will see lots of previous on this.

winnipeg
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2. Re: Where is a good place to rent a couple of cell phones?

There are stores called Carphone Warehouse all over the place. You can buy their cheapest ones for 4 pounds and then buy 15 pounds of minutes.

www.carphonewarehouse.com

L.A. 'burbs, CA
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3. Re: Where is a good place to rent a couple of cell phones?

Rookie -

They're absolutely right. Just buy one. It's way cheaper and it's yours to do as you wish. You can always sell it on ebay when you get home or donate it when you leave if you don't care to keep it.

West London
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4. Re: Where is a good place to rent a couple of cell phones?

Or bring your own phones and just buy a couple of sim cards at Heathrow, providing your own phones are suitable.

Vancouver, Canada
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5. Re: Where is a good place to rent a couple of cell phones?

There is a Carphone Warehouse on Earl's Court Road, not far from the junction with Cromwell Road. There is another on Kensington High Street, just across the road from M&S and near Ryman. Speaking of Ryman, they often sell inexpensive Sim cards, so pop in to see what's on offer.

There is also a branch of Argos - www.argos.co.uk - on the High Street, oppo side from the Underground station and just west of the junction with Argyll Street if I remember correctly. The number 49 bus towards Hammersmith conveniently calls right in front of Gloucester Road station on its way to Kensington High Street and in front of the Stanhope Arms on its way back.

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6. Re: Where is a good place to rent a couple of cell phones?

Swapping out SIM cards is a good idea, IF your particular cell phone is set up to allow that. Not all are, mine isn't.

West London
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7. Re: Where is a good place to rent a couple of cell phones?

For your information, here are the prices of phones in the Argos stores, which are very common.

http://tinyurl.com/y9c7aa2

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