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Italy SIM cards

If you are reading this it means that you are traveling to Italy and are researching cellular service and SIM cards for your Italy trip. There is a lot of information online. Some good, some bad hence due to this, what the reality is about … Continue reading

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Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile’s Roaming Rates for Cuba

Up until a couple of years ago, you could not use your cell phone, period in Cuba. The good news is that now the 4 major carriers in the US, T-mobile, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T offer roaming service in Cuba. That bad news is that the ra … Continue reading

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Why you should use WhatsApp when you Travel Abroad (and how to use it)

What is WhatsApp? If you have not heard of or been using WhatsApp when you travel, or even if you do use it, you will want to read this (and it’s time to get out from under the rock by the way!) WhatsApp is one of the most downloaded apps … Continue reading

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Caribbean SIM Card

The Caribbean is one of the most challenging destinations for cellular service (apart from very remote areas such as Antartica). In the Caribbean, roaming is expensive, slow (and usually both) plus buying a local SIM card is impractical for … Continue reading

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How to Buy a Chinese SIM Card

To put it nicely, China has its own unique way of doing many things. While obviously most of their laws, customs and practices do not pertain nor effect us on a daily basis, there certainly are a few of them that do challenge the business … Continue reading

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A Comprehensive Guide to Cell Phone Security While Traveling Internationally

Cell phone security is becoming an increasingly hot topic as horror stories of hackings have increased exponentially in the news. Unfortunately, short of not owning a cellphone – or at least a smartphone – there is nothing that can pro … Continue reading

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Why You Don’t Want to use Your Verizon service Internationally

Under most circumstances, you should NOT use your Verizon service when traveling internationally. Having said that, there are very few occasions when it actually does make sense to use your Verizon service when you go overseas. But first, … Continue reading

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Johnny Jet: Guest Post

Johnny Jet is a travel writer and a long time user of Cellular Abroad’s services. He gets paid to travel the globe writing about his passion; traveling. He is also as nice of a guy as he looks! Johnny has take the time out to write a … Continue reading

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Free International Data Plans? No Thanks!



As good as it sounds and as cheap as it is, the old adage, “you get what you pay for” rings perfectly true. Some cellular providers, notably T-Mobile and Sprint, lure you in by touting free international data for your smartphone when y … Continue reading

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T-Mobile’s International Roaming Plan

Relying on T-Mobile…up to a Point Typically, when I travel, I travel with 2 phones, my T-Mobile phone with a US plan and a European phone. I also travel with a MiFi hotspot, mostly so I can use my MacBook but also just in case someo … Continue reading

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