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The National Geographic Talk Abroad 'Lite' Phone

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Cellular Abroad SIM Card for United States
A SIM Card for United States, together with a tri-band or quad-band unlocked GSM cell phone, will allow you to have cellular service in United States on a pay as you go basis. The call rates are advantageous and when your register, you can have a local area code assigned with your phone number. You can purchase talk time directly from AT&T from your handset toll-free, 7 days/week with a US credit card. Call credit is available in $10, $15, $25, $50, $75 and $100 denominations.

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Key Features
  • US cell phone number
  • Voicemail
  • SMS Text Messages
  • Pay as you go service
  • Supports data (in the US) - $0.0195 per KB
Initial Credit
  • US$15
  • 150 minutes of incoming or outgoing calls in the U.S.
  • 60 minutes of incoming or outgoing calls in Mexico
  • 39 minutes of incoming or outgoing call in Canada
Talk Rates (per min.)

Mexico : $0.25 in&out
US : $0.10 in&out
Canada : $0.39 in&out

Text / SMS Rates

$0.25 outgoing
$0.20 incoming

Internet/Data Service

3G data is not available

You can see the International outgoing rates and charges here.

Detailed Features

  • Incoming and outgoing calls within the US at $0.25 per minute
  • A US phone number local to your home area
  • Add additional credit at any time with your credit card from your phone (toll free)
  • Additional credit available in $15, $25, $50 and $100 denominations
  • Voicemail
  • SMS text messaging
  • English speaking customer service representatives available toll free 7 days/week
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

Additional Information:

When you add call credit, you also extend the validity period as follows:

  • $15 : 30 days
  • $25 : 90 days
  • $50 : 90 days
  • $75 : 90 days
  • $100 : 365 days

You may purchase additional talk time directly from AT&T toll free from your handset with any major credit card. You can also check your validity period as well as your call history online as per the included instructions.

Activating Your Service:
Full instructions will be supplied with the SIM card for United States. We recommend you activate the service before your departure. Activating your SIM card is simple and can be done online or by calling the activation hotline.

To activate your phone:

  1. Visit:
  2. Select: GoPhone -> Pay As You Go
  3. Enter required info
  4. Select $0.25 Simple Plan
  5. Once you have your new number call 1-800-901-9878 to setup an account to add call credit.

Checking your credit:
You can check your credit at any time by following the instructions provided with the SIM package.

Adding Talk Time:
The easiest way to add additional talk time is over the phone directly from the handset. You can add talk time from the US or within United States with a US credit card.

Listening to your voice mail costs $0.25 per minute.

Multi-Country Travel
You can also purchase other SIM cards as well for other countries to where you may be traveling. (This option is good for those planning on doing a lot of local calling.) We also offer an international roaming Talk Abroad™ SIM Card that is convenient for travel to multiple countries. (This option is useful for those wanting a single number for use in multiple countries and who will be making more calls back home than locally.)

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