Cellular Abroad offers the security and convenience of cell phone rentals for the overseas traveler. Our rental cell phone service is prepaid, hassle-free and inexpensive! There are no contracts to fill out, no minimum use requirements, no bills and since the service is prepaid, if the cell phone gets lost or stolen, you don't have to worry about someone running up a huge bill.
We offer two types of cellular rentals – the National Geographic Travel Phone Rental and “country specific” solutions. The National Geographic Travel Phone Rental works in over 200 countries and offers unlimited free incoming calls in over 80 countries. It is designed for travelers who are visiting multiple countries during their trip. Cellular Abroad is the only company in the world authorized to rent this product – which should tell you a lot about us! Country specific solutions are usually recommended for those traveling only to one country. You will have a local number for that country and pay rates that in some cases literally amount to several pennies per minute.
Please click on the National Geographic logo if you are traveling to multiple destinations or on the list of countries below if you are traveling to one destination
Multi-Country Phone Rental
The National Geographic Talk Abroad Phone Rental is a global service that works in over 180 countries and gives free incoming calls in 70 countries. Complete with a US and UK number this service is perfect for the business or leisure traveler. Click the National Geographic banner below for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not ship rentals outside of the US/Canada.
Individual Country Phone Rentals
Individual phone rentals are best suited to travelers who don't travel frequently, and will only be visiting one country on their trip - our individual country plans have some of the lowest rates available, most of which include free incoming calls! You can see our most popular SIM Cards below, or find your country in our alphabetical list.
Please click on the letter of the country or scroll down the list and click on the name of the country.
To rent a phone or for more information and rates: click on a country in the table above. These are our "country-specific" SIMs, featuring a local phone number in that particular country. click here for any destination country not listed.
If you're traveling to a country that is not on this list or if you are traveling to multiple countries, (for example, traveling to Italy, Germany and France on one trip), you will want to take a look at our National Geographic Travel Phone option. Also, if you plan on using the phone very little (such as an emergency phone) or you don't think your investment in a country-specific SIM will pay for itself, you may again want to consider a National Geographic Travel Phone rental. There is no SIM card to buy with Talk Abroad, although you will need to purchase a minimum of 1 recharge ($29) to give you some initial air time.
If travelling to an exotic locale not covered by our Talk Abroad plan, you can still get service with a prepaid satellite phone.
More on GSM Rental Packages
Whether you decide to purchase or rent a cell phone, you will enjoy our same low price calling rates in every country. Both solutions offer the same convenience and security, only with substantially less expensive rates, controlled expenditures and with better coverage than traditional cell phone companies. For more information on how this all works, please visit our frequently-asked questions page . It will familiarize you with the exceptional services and products that we offer, as well as show you how to take advantage of our products for optimal worldwide cellular communication needs.
We also offer a special deal with our rentals as we've found many of our customers desire to purchase the handset after their first rental. Simply keep the phone if you like it and Cellular Abroad will charge you the difference. For your convenience we've included a Tips On Buying versus Renting a GSM Cell Phone guide to help you with the decision to buy or rent.
Cellular Abroad's prepaid cell phone service is not just the budget way of obtaining international cellular service-it's the smart way!