International Cell Phone information for AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint

Cell phone rental for international travel is quickly becoming an important component to making overseas vacations a much better and safer experience while staying in reach of family, friends and business associates back home. Due to the population density of many popular tourist destinations, renting a cell phone will often provide the user with a better cellular experience than they may be used to at home. In fact, there are several countries in Europe where over 90% of the population have cell phones—and that includes the entire population, infants included. Many Europeans rely exclusively on cellular phones and do not even have landlines at home. This is possible since the cellular system that they use, called GSM, is reliable and the coverage is widespread. Similar international cell phone coverage statistics can be found in highly-urbanized areas of Asian countries like Thailand, China and Hong Kong. South American countries like Brazil and Argentina also have very good cellular service and coverage in their larger cities. One could say the same about a number of African nations.

Many worldwide travelers rent cellular phones for their multi-country expeditions. This could pose a logistical problem if you were planning on using country-specific SIM cards. If your itinerary featured numerous countries, it could be challenging to coordinate being available to others if you were switching phone numbers every time you arrived in a different country. Cellular Abroad provides unique solutions for people visiting multiple countries who want to travel with one SIM card. Cellular Abroad offers both cell phone rentals for international travel as well as cell phone sales for international travel. The latter are particularly convenient for the traveler who will travel internationally at least once a year, especially someone who visits multiple countries.

For those interested in renting a cell phone for international travel, the process is simple. Call Cellular Abroad and give us your shipping details as well as your departure dates. Since it is a prepaid service, there is no need to sign a contract. The Talk Abroad rental gives you free incoming calls in 34 countries, plus amazingly low rates for outgoing calls in up to 200 countries. You pay only for the outgoing calls as the incoming calls are always 100% free in Europe on your rental phone. Outgoing calls are purchased in blocks of 30 minutes. You can purchase 30 minutes or 10 hours prior to your trip or anytime during your trip by simply calling Cellular Abroad from overseas. For more information regarding cell phone rentals for Europe, please go to the Talk Abroad rental page.

If you are a frequent international traveler, you should consider the purchase of one our GSM phones as this will inevitably save you money by your second rental. The call rates are exactly the same whether you rent or buy a cell phone. The main difference is that if you purchase the phone, you do not need to return it and next time you travel abroad, you will have the same cell phone number as before. We also provide free ground shipping on all phone and SIM card package sales.

Cellular Abroad is more than happy to give you more more information about International cell phone rentals and purchases by either calling our 800 number or by sending us an email to

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