Best way to use my Verizon Iphone 5 in Hungary and Eastern Europe



I will be studying abroad in Budapest, Hungary and traveling throughout Eastern Europe for a couple months come fall. I was reaching out to talk about the most affordable way to use my iphone over there. Data is probably the most important thing to me as imessaging will be ok for text and I won't be doing too much calling, although it would be helpful to communicate with other student travelers.

I can't live without my iphone and it is a key tool when traveling. As a student, I cannot afford to pay for the data talk and text through Verizon while over there. I have heard that it may be possible to get a sim card once I am over there that will activate my phone for use in Eastern Europe. Is this true?

If so...

What company do I need to go with?

Can I use my phone cheaply throughout Europe or will it just be in Hungary?

What do I do when I leave Hungary?

Will I need to sign a contract?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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