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Sprint’s International Roaming Plan is a Rip-Off

I usually do not like to characterize things in a blunt, negative light, preferring instead to outline the facts and helping people to understand my conclusion in a more diplomatic way but…I will say it again; Sprint’s international roaming plan … Continue reading

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New Plan for Travelers to France

It still surprises me that anyone would roam with their US carrier to France or anywhere else. I know that all the carriers in the US have data and voice bundles and that T-Mobile has free 2G speed data but … Continue reading

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“Newer” and “Better” Cell Phones Are Often Neither of The Two

I knew this would happen. I finally had to “upgrade” my Blackberry Bold because the charging port wouldn’t fully charge my phone. As I tell people all the time, a “better” and “newer” phone isn’t necessarily better. When I got … Continue reading

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How to Use Your iPad or PC Abroad

Many of us, some more than others, are almost attached at the hip with some sort of tablet or PC. I can only concur – leaving home without my iPad just wouldn’t be the same. In fact, the first thing … Continue reading

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Your Smartphone is a Powerful Travel Tool

Ironically, there are many articles online telling travelers to turn off their phone, particularly the data portion of your phone, when traveling overseas. Even some of the carriers will tell you to turn it off as much as possible and … Continue reading

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Unlocking Your AT&T iPhone

There is almost no way around it, if you want to have your AT&T iPhone unlocked, you need to go through the proper channels. The proper channels are through AT&T and AT&T has a few very strict and rigid rules … Continue reading

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How to Use Your iPhone in Europe Without Going Broke

80% of travelers have smartphones and 35% of those are iPhones. Yet, while the iPhone is a great tool for trip planning during your trip (think Google Maps, Skype or just researching a pizzeria), they are still quite expensive to … Continue reading

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My Experience Using a TIM SIM Card in Italy

I have been a TIM customer in Italy for nearly 20 years and through my business, we have sold and rented thousands of them over the past 12 years. While we no longer sell TIM due to some of the … Continue reading

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New Germany Data SIM Card Rates for Ortel

Ortel, a German cellular provider using the EPlus network, has offered extremely affordable calling and data plans for a couple of years now. In the past, the main issue with them is that although they offered inexpensive data plans, the … Continue reading

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Using the iPhone 5C Internationally

Many customers buying a new iPhone are buying them without a plan. While it may be tempting to buy a subsidized iPhone, the fact is, in the long run, you may end up paying more by being stuck to a … Continue reading

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