International Cell Phone Rentals, Packages and SIM Cards
If you are traveling overseas, we offer international cell phone service rentals & purchase packages, or if you already own a GSM cell phone, you can purchase or rent an international SIM card.
International Data Services
Data service is now available in some of our top destinations - you can rent or buy an International WiFi hotspot or an International Data SIM card and stay connected while traveling.
Get the National Geographic Talk Abroad 'Lite' Phone for only $59! This unlocked quad-band GSM international cell phone works worldwide & includes the Talk Abroad® International SIM Card, variable voltage charger, international plug adapters and free shipping!
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Cellular Abroad International Cell Phones
Our mission is simple; to provide the convenience and security of cell phone and data services to anyone traveling internationally at a price they can afford, with excellent customer service. International wireless plans from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the USA, as well as Rogers in Canada, are often too complex, or have many hidden fees and high per minute rates, and are beyond the budget of most travelers. In addition, many of their cell phones do not even work internationally.
Since 2001, hundreds of thousands of customers have benefited from our services. We are proud of our A+ Better Business Bureau reputation. We offer a vast array of products and services, including the The National Geographic Travel Phone which is available for purchase or rent. If you already have an unlocked GSM cell phone you can purchase the stand alone National Geographic SIM Travel SIM Card and simply insert it into your current phone. The main features are service in over 200 countries and free incoming calls in 70 countries This is a perfect solution for travelers who will visit more than one country during a trip. For travelers going to only one country, for example, only Italy or only Spain, we offer "country specific" solutions for many popular destinations featuring incredibly low call and data rates. These are also available for rent, or as phone packages available for purchase, or stand-alone SIM cards for those who already own an unlocked GSM cell phone compatible for international use.
If you are traveling to several countries, we recommend the National Geographic branded services. If you are traveling to only one country, please consider a "country specific" solution.
* SIM Cards with Unlimited calling are available in this country for an additional fee.
Brief Intro to our services
International cell phone service is often confusing. Many cell phones do not work internationally and those that do are expensive using your current American or Canadian service provider. We provide voice and data services for international travelers that are often a small fraction of what you would otherwise pay with your current carrier. As all our services are prepaid, there are no contracts to sign or monthly fees. If your currently own a phone that uses a SIM or phone or device that uses a micro SIM (such as most iPhone models or the iPad), you can use your current unlocked phone or device and just purchase a SIM. If you do not have an international phone, you can purchase or rent one from us. The information on our Service Guide will help you understand if you can use your current cell phone, or if you should rent or buy an international cell phone. Still, as most travelers' cellular needs are as individual as their itineraries, feel free to contact us and we will recommend the best solution for your specific needs.
International Cell Phone Rentals and SIM Cards
Cellular Abroad offers cell phone rentals for individual countries as well as for multi-country travel. The National Geographic Talk Abroad Rental, our most popular solution, offers coverage in 200 plus countries with free unlimited calls in over 70 countries, including all of Europe, 24/7 toll free customer service and a US as well as UK phone numbers. Whether you rent or purchase a phone or purchase a stand alone SIM card or micro SIM card, In addition to our low rates, all of our solutions are pay as you go; you are in complete control of how much you spend and with no monthly fees or contracts to sign.
International Cell Phone Packages
For frequent travelers or trips at lasting at least a month, we recommend purchasing a cell phone and a SIM card. We offer several National Geographic Travel Phone solutions, starting at $99, as well as “country specific” solutions for travelers going to only one country. We offer this type of solution for over 50 countries including Italy, France, Germany, Spain, the UK, Australia and China.
International SIM Cards
If you already own an unlocked GSM world, you can simply purchase or rent a SIM card. The National Geographic Travel SIM works in over 200 countries while country specific SIM cards, typically offering lower rates and a local number, often only work in the one specific country. Our top solutions are the Nat Geo SIM, followed by Italy, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Australia, Spain and China. If you're traveling to Italy for a short stay, we also rent Italian SIM Cards.
We now offer data services for international travelers. Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and other carriers offer rates that are, simply put, unaffordable. Not only are our services easy to use and extremely affordable, we offer unlimited connectivity for 30 countries including all of Europe. If you already have an unlocked data-capable device and are traveling to Italy, Germany, Spain, the UK, Australia or China, all you need is a data SIM card. We also offer international data with our MiFi device which is compatible with iPads, iPhones, Macs, PCs and other devices. The International MiFi is available for rent or purchase.
In some circumstances, having a GSM cell phone is not enough. As Satellite Phones work using satellites, they work anywhere on the face of the earth, including in the middle of the ocean, the desert and mountains. While rates are significantly more expensive than with cell phones, our service is pay as you go so you are always in control of your expenditures. See our Satellite Rental Page.
You can also contact us if you need assistance on international cell phone rentals or prepaid SIM cards. We are happy to provide you with information on acquiring a SIM cell phone for rent or purchase.