In the 21st century, we've all got a panoply of choices when it comes to phoning home & communicating on the road, whether via mobile/cell phones, computer, or other. What's the best, the cheapest, the coolest? Discuss...

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How costly is an international roaming plan?

Many holidayers are sceptical about activating international roaming on their phones. We dispel a few myths about these plans. If you have heard stories about how international roaming plans can cost you a lot of money and the providers charge exorbitantly per minute, then you need to read this post to correct a few notions. read post

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How travelers can stay safe when using ublic Wi-Fi

Winter vacation season is coming soon, and still, many travelers keep getting their identities stolen due to careless use of public Wi-Fi. Free wireless networks are not able to offer security in most cases, since public Wi-Fi can be hacked into fairly easily. The solution to online safety while traveling is a VPN (Virtual Private Network), which not only protects users on public Wi-Fi but also allows to access restricted sites and even save money while traveling. Below please find a list of…

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  • Great, yet another ripoff - U.S. travelers abroad have been reporting that their cellphone carriers have hit them with multiple, mysterious, $10-a-day international data charges even after they turned off their cellular data and used only Wi-Fi for calls and texts: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/6/10/23161879/cellular-phone-data...
    Unwanted cellphone surprises: American travelers abroad getting hit with mystery data charges
    Travelers have been reporting that their cellphone carriers have hit them with multiple, mysterious, $10-a-day international data charges even after…
  • We have a new question in our "Ask a Travel Pro" forum on phone service while traveling in southern Europe. If you'd like to help, please reply at this link.  Thanks!!
  • And don't miss the recent post in the Tripatini blog, Curse of the Roaming Charge.
  • We've got a question from a member re what phone service people use when traveling abroad and why. To help her out, please respond at this link to Ask A Travel Pro.  Thanks!!
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