Cel phone use in UK and Alps
Wondering what would be the most cost effective way to have the use of a cel phone in the UK and the Alps for a month trip in July. The phone would only be for emergency(breakdowns, flat tire,etc.) We're from Canada and have a cel phone on a monthly plan in the province of Manitoba on MTS.
Maybe purchase a phone in England on a "pay as you go" basis, if they have that there. And then another one on Munich? Or would the England phone work in the Alps? Any suggestions?
Also, how effective is cel reception in the Alps?