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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 i … 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 I do when I wake up is make … 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 try t … 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 regarding unlocking … 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 use. In fa … 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 issues that I will address, I think that I kno … 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 da … 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 2 or even 3 year plan and once you make tha … Continue reading

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Getting a Data SIM Card for your iPhone for Europe

Let’s face it, we are addicted to our phones. While I personally (and laughably for some) still use a Blackberry because I love the QWERTY keypad, I see it all around me and and 40% of our clients confirm that they are iPhone users. A … Continue reading

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The Newest Trend in International Cellular Roaming

It seems like most of the carriers, including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint (but not T-Mobile…yet) are offering “buckets” or rather, X amount of call time minutes or X amount of MB for data for travelers who want to stay c … Continue reading

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