(RAF Alconbury) Cell Phone/Land Line/Broadband/Rental Housing
My family and I will be moving to the UK this summer for a 3-year work assignment at RAF Alconbury and have some questions about communication services.
1.) Cell service. Presumably we will need to cancel our US-based cell service (verizon) and pick up a local UK provider. Which providers offer good packages for international calling (Europe and the US)? What should I look for when comparing plans? Hown much should I plan on this costing?
2.) Land line. My wife will be teleworking for her US employer and will be spending a LOT of time on the phone to the US. What would be her best option in the UK? Are there companies in the UK offering VOIP service to the US with "unlimited" calling? Would a Vonage system purchased in the US work in the UK for this?
3.) Broadband. Because my wife will be teleworking it is important we have a good broadband connection. I'll be working at RAF Alconbury and we would like to live in the country by I fear that, like in the US, broadband may not be available at homes in the countryside? Is this assumption correct? Who are the providers? What service should I be looking for for high quality high speed internet access? How much should we plan on this costing?
4.) Rental housing. Obviously broadband access is a limiting factor for us as is proximity to Alconbury where our kids will be schooled. Appreciate any recommendations you might offer as to good places to live. And/or good rental agents in the area.
Thanks for the help!!