Author Archives: Sebastian Harrison

About Sebastian Harrison

Founder and President of Cellular Abroad and travel writer.

Free International Data Plans? No Thanks!



As good as it sounds and as cheap as it is, the old adage, “you get what you pay for” rings perfectly true. Some cellular providers, notably T-Mobile and Sprint, lure you in by touting free international data for your smartphone when y … Continue reading

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T-Mobile’s International Roaming Plan

Relying on T-Mobile…up to a Point Typically, when I travel, I travel with 2 phones, my T-Mobile phone with a US plan and a European phone. I also travel with a MiFi hotspot, mostly so I can use my MacBook but also just in case someo … Continue reading

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…And the Best Cellular Carrier is….

We at Cellular Abroad, as experts in international cellular service, are often asked by our customers (and some have been with us since our humble begins in 2002) to point them in the right direction regarding what cellular carrier is the b … Continue reading

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How to Make International Calls (almost) for Free

How to make International calls (almost) for free As many of our regular customers already know, Cellular Abroad has highly recommended a calling and text app called WhatsApp for several years now. While used by 1 Billion users worldwide, W … Continue reading

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Disposable International Travel Phones

There has been plenty of commotion regarding traveling with your cell phone when going overseas. Last week the Los Angeles Times wrote an article entitled, “Is it legal for officials to search your phone when you’re traveling?& … Continue reading

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How to Unlock your Phone

How to Unlock Your Phone Why do cellular carriers lock their phones? It’s simple. They want you to use their service, not someone else’s. Smart travelers know that you can get better service and cheaper rates putting in a diffe … Continue reading

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Unlimited Cell Phone Data and Calling in Australia

Unlimited? Really? Really! Typically, when traveling out of the country, carriers such as Verizon, Tmobile, AT&T and others charge you roaming fees that are so high that you either do without your phone service all together or, if you … Continue reading

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Australia Cell Phone Service

Roaming in Australia with T-mobile, AT&T and Verizon can be extremely expensive and basically not a viable solution for the majority of travelers. Some carriers, such as Verizon, charge by the day so a quick trip to, say Mexico for a f … Continue reading

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European Data SIM Card

Finally. And when I say finally, I mean finally there is a European data SIM card that is worth having. Most US and Canadian providers currently do let you roam in Europe but, at a cost. Verizon currently has a plan for example that for $1 … Continue reading

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Tips for Mobile and internet Access for Travelers to Italy

Smartphones have become useful companions for tourists wanting to snap pictures, take videos, use Google Maps, Skype, purchase train and museum tickets and more. However, since not all data plans are created equal, your smartphone can turn … Continue reading

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