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The National Geographic Talk Abroad 'Lite' Phone

 

International MiFi Hotspot Rental w/ 1GB of data
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Rental Rates

Rental Rates per day/week
  1–14 days 15–21 days 22–28 days 29–42 days Up to 4 months

$4.95 per day*

$99.95*
$129.95*
$149.95*
$239.95*
*PLUS the price of (1) data SIM with 1 GB data credit: $149.95.
This data SIM is necessary for your service to work.

Our rental offers 1GB of cumulative usage. This is generally more than enough data for the vast majority of travelers. Additional data cannot be added. An additional 1GB SIM card would need to be purchased for additional data.

How does it work?

Cellular Abroad’s International MiFi Rental is a portable hotspot that allows you to access the internet with WiFi enabled tablets, Smartphones, PCs, Macs or any other device. The device is ready when you are. Just leave it on standby or turn it on when you are ready to log on to the internet. In addition, up to 5 users can simultaneously log on to the MiFi.

Convenient

The portable MiFi is small enough to fit in your pocket yet powerful enough to access the internet for several hours on a single charge.

Secure

Unlike most hotels or public hotspots, which are not secure, the MiFi uses the most up to date security encryption, assuring that your personal information and communication is safe during your travels.

Cost Effective

Save up to 95% over domestic carriers’ data roaming rates plus with the added convenience of using any device.

Features

Your International MiFi rental comes with the following features:

  • MiFi Device with pre-installed International SIM card
  • Can connect up to 5 WiFi compatible devices simultaneously
  • International charger and plug adapters
  • Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
  • 10M (30 ft) range of network coverage
  • Travel Pouch

Coverage

This International MiFi hotspot will also work in 33 European countries!

Countries where coverage is available
Germany Netherlands
Austria Greece Norway
Belgium Hungary Poland
Bulgaria Iceland Portugal
Ireland Romania
Cyprus Italy Slovakia
Czech Republic Latvia Slovenia
Denmark Liechtenstein Spain
Estonia Lithuania Sweden
Finland Luxembourg Switzerland
France Malta United Kingdom

Bandwidth

With your rental, you get 1GB of credit.

  • 2.5 Mbps maximum downspeed (On 3G/HSDPA connection)
  • 0.9Mbps maximum upspeed (On 3G/HSDPA connection)
  • 3G/HSDPA available in most major towns and cities

To find out more or to learn how much credit is left on your account, please contact Cellular Abroad Support.

How much 3G speed data usage do I get?

ACTIVITY AVERAGE SIZE PER 1 GB
Web browsing 100KB per page 10,000 webpages
Emails (text only) 4KB per email 250,000 emails
Emails (HTML) 15KB per email 60,000 emails
Emails (with small attachment) 100KB per email 10,000 emails
Emails (with standard resolution photo attachment) 1MB per email 1000 emails
Video Streaming (low quality) 10 minutes 10 videos
Video Streaming (high quality) 10 minutes 2 videos
Audio Streaming (low quality) 10 minutes 500 minutes

Ordering

Ordering Cellular Abroad’s international MiFi Rental is easy. You can order online or speak to one of our expert advisors at 800-287-5072 and they can place the order for you. Time permitting, we deliver the MiFi Rental 2 business days prior to you departure using UPS or FedEx. We can deliver the following day (except Sunday) for those with immediate departures

Receive

You will receive a fully charged MiFi, complete with a convenient travel pouch and international chargers and plug adapters and simple instructions. If you have any questions, please call us or email us.

Activate

The Cellular Abroad international MiFi Rental is ready to go. When you arrive at your overseas destination, simply turn it on, enter the password on your device and you are ready to connect to the internet.

Send Back MiFi Rental

We will send you a return label with your package. Please retain it and, upon return from your trip, drop off the package at FedEx (as per instructions) within 2 business days from the last day of your rental period.

Important FAQs for Rentals

  • When do I order?
    You can order as far in advance as you like - even months prior to your departure. We will ship your rental at the appropriate date in order for you to receive it prior to your departure. Rentals are shipped ground or express service and will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • What will this cost me?
    • The applicable rental period fee for the duration of your rental period.
    • The price of the SIM Card (1 per phone).
    • Round-trip shipping and handling fee (see below).
  • How much is shipping?
    If you order at least 2 weeks in advance, round-trip Ground shipping is only $12.88. If you are leaving soon, we offer round-trip 2-day Express for $29.96, or Overnight Express for $39.96. Rentals will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • What is the latest I can order a rental phone?
    You can order up to one business day prior to your departure as long as you call in before to 1:30pm Pacific Time. Exceptions can be made on a limited basis, even if you are leaving early in the morning - we can usually get your phone to you. Please call our 800 number (rather than order via the web) in order to confirm that we can get you a phone rental on time.
  • When do I get the phone?
    You will receive your cell phone rental two days prior to your departure, unless you require next day delivery.
  • Does the cell phone come charged?
    Yes it does, but it’s always best to test the battery and charge phone before your departure.
  • Can I charge this phone on my trip?
    Yes, you will receive an international charger and relevant plug adapters, so you can charge the phone in the U.S. or at your destination.
  • How do I return the phone?
    Round trip shipping is included in your shipping fee. You will be provided with a return sticker label, which you can put on the box the phone arrived in, or your own box. If using your own box please do not use an extremely oversized box. (Canadian rental customers click here)
  • What happens if I cancel?
    If your rental has not shipped, you will only be charged a 5% reserve fee. If your rental has been sent out, you are responsible for the one week rental fee plus the shipping fee.
  • Are there any surcharges or hidden fees?
    Unless you are roaming outside of the country or countries for which your service is offered, the rates are fixed according to our posted rate chart and coverage areas. All rental customers are subject to our Terms & Conditions.
  • What will the rates be for people calling me from the US?
    That depends on the international long distance rates charged by their Long Distance Company or international calling card.
  • Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?
    Yes, rental insurance is available for $19.50 as an add-on once you add your item to the cart. See what is covered here.
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