This card is usable for up to 12 months, so it’ll cover your semester abroad
Because it offers data only, you’d have to use apps (including FaceTime, WhatsApp, Skype, or Messenger) for calls/texts
Make sure your smartphone is unlocked before purchasing any new sim cards (here’s an article explaining what it means to ‘unlock’ your phone)
If you use a new SIM card, you wouldn’t have access to your normal SIM card data until you put it back in the phone at the end of the semester
Since 2019, all SIM cards purchased in Austria need to be registered via passport, in person at the phone shop. Because of this, we had to discontinue the use of our old rental phones. If you are opting for a SIM card, make sure your phone is unlocked so that you can use a new SIM card without any issue.
For cell phones and other electronic devices, you will need to purchase an adapter like this one on Amazon. Note: Adaptors are sufficient for things like cell phones and laptops. You only need a converter for high voltage items like hair dryers.