Absolutely! Here are a few tips to ensure you’ll be able to use your technology when you arrive:
Bring wall outlet adapters to fit European outlets: they’re very affordable ($3–$10 USD).
Ensure your phone is a dual-voltage (110V/220V) device, otherwise, it won’t charge, even with an adapter. Current smartphone models are all dual-voltage; they only require an outlet adapter.
Tell your cell carrier the trip dates and add international calling and/or texting to your plan for only that billing cycle.
Have a mobile hotspot for Wi-Fi if you want to use your laptop or tablet at just any café or outdoor area. This is also available through cell carriers and is usually about $5/month.
Helpful hint: To avoid costly roaming fees, or get in touch with any U.S.-based wireless carrier while you’re abroad, click here. For more detailed information about using technology in Eastern Europe, see our “Using a Cellphone in Europe” article, our “Adapters and Converters in Europe” article, and our “International SIM Cards” article.