Avoid Costly Smartphone Charges while Traveling

by Scott on December 15, 2009

Taking a Smartphone with you on vacation?  The LaTimes has a great article on how to avoid costly roaming charges (which were up to $69,000 for one German traveler).  Definitely worth a read before calling your carrier to find out how to turn some of these features off.

Another alternative would be to get a different Sim card to use while traveling if your phone supports it.  All of the plans include free incoming SMS text, outbound start at 69¢.  Data plans are still hugely expensive and are best purchased in each individual country if available.

See Telestial (not a sponsored link)


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