>they're everywhere in Europe. What is wrong with you fucking jews?
Oh, it doesn't stop there, not by a long shot.
>visit europe in 2002
>our burgurstani cellphones are all cdma instead of gsm, so bring iridium satellite phone instead
>try to make phonecall to confirm arrangements when i get there
>satellite phone barfs out opaque "fuck you" roboresponse. apparently most european phone companies want to impose separate superfluous fees for international callers to each country, not just to connect to their numbers, but even more when calling from within their borders. and this couldn't be arranged without access to a working phone, which the satellite phone wouldn't on european soil.
>try to use a shop's phone, all of them refuse because european landline telcos charge by the minute even for local calls, they direct me to a payphone
>payphone won't accept cash, only special electronic payphone chits.
>go to a shop to buy payphone chit, they don't accept euros (practically nobody in switzerland, italy, germany, nor france accepted euros)
>go to bank, exchange some euros for outmoded podunk currency
>buy payphone chit, make local calls at exorbitant rate, family we're boarding with lets us use internet connection, bypass retarded restrictions on satellite phone through absurdly roundabout and obscure method
>have a really good time aside from that
From what I've heard, the switch from landlines to cellphones/VOIP has eliminated some of the per-minute jewry, but the prices are apparently still terrible.
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