Try these cost-saving phone tips when traveling internationally

Posted by Fodor's Editors on December 08, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EST | Post a Comment
If you travel internationally frequently, save one of your old mobile phones or buy a cheap one on the Internet; ask your cell phone company to unlock it for you, and take it with you as a travel phone, buying a new SIM card with pay-as-you-go service in each destination.
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  • kayd on Dec 8, 11 at 05:39 PM

    To be truly international, the phone should be quad band, operating on the two frequencies used in North America and on the two used in most of the rest of the world. Your old ATT or T-Mobile phone may have only the two North America bands and be of no value anywhere else. An old Verizon or Sprint phone will likely be useless, as those do not use SIMs.