Best International Cell Phones & Plans For Travelers

Cheap International Cell Phone Service
Cheap International Cell Phone Service
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How do I use my phone traveling overseas? Here are the best options for travelers to keep in touch with international cell phones & data plans for different countries.

I’ve had a lot of questions about how to use a cell phone when you’re traveling. So I thought I’d talk about the different ways you can use your phone to stay connected anywhere in the world. It’s easier than you think!

Why would I even want a working mobile phone while traveling?

First of all, I’m not actually on vacation. As a professional digital nomad, I run this blog as a small business while traveling around the world.

Local tour operators, clients, and public relations people need the ability to contact me. Staying active on social media like Instagram and Facebook is part of my business too.

While you can usually find a WiFi connection in most countries, it can be a hassle sometimes too.

A working international cell phone & data plan allows me to call locals for meetups, book hotels, receive business related calls, check bus schedules, call an UBER, use Google Maps, get help in an emergency, and more.

Global Cell Phone Options For 2019


Hi, I’m Matthew Karsten — I’ve been traveling around the world for the last 10 years as a blogger, photographer, and digital nomad. Adventure travel & photography are my passions. Let me inspire you to travel with crazy stories, beautiful photos, and money-saving travel tips.
Matthew Karsten
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