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Tuesday, 21 October 2003

Overseas? Dial home on the cheap

"Your own mobile phone is probably useless abroad. You have plenty of other options, some outrageously expensive and others almost free...."

Read the full story from Bankrate.com or MSN Money.

This is a surprisingly thorough survey of a complex topic: pricing options for mobile (cellular) phone use outside your home country. With, of course, extensive quotes from The Practical Nomad. But the key advice is buried at the end:

There are lots of choices but, as I've written before, by far the cheapest option is usually to buy an unlocked dual-band or triband GSM phone, and use locally-purchased prepaid SIM's in each country you visit.

There will be a much more detailed discusssion of this topic in the forthcoming 3rd edition of The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World.

Link | Posted by Edward on Tuesday, 21 October 2003, 16:26 ( 4:26 PM)
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