Use of phone in europe

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Going to switzerland for two weeks and I would like to know what's the cheapest way to have either data, phone calls or text messages over there?
Should I unblock the phone while in europe to take a prepaid service and block it back with koodo when I get back?
(phone is Samsung Galaxy SII)
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Yes, unlock the phone (while you are still here) and get a local prepaid sim in Europe

It costs $35 to unlock a phone with Koodo (you may find a cheaper alternative on ebay). Here are the unlocking criteria if you choose to do it with koodo

And when I travel I use this site religiously to find the best prepaid deals out there
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When travelling, get a SIM card that includes data & then use an App like TextPlus & you'll be able to TXT your Canadian friends & family for free (just uses a bit of data).
Using the App, you can also call your friends & family in Canada for free, though only if they have the App too. TXT'ing though doesn't require anything on their end, only you need to have the App.
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Do not use your koodo data in Europe. You will get bill shock when you get back. Just get it unlocked and get a SIM in Europe.

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