Cellular Abroad is offering an alternative solution to the expensive, impractical and often times complicated mobile phone services while traveling in many countries. And itâ€™s got the National Geographic logo on it.
They call it the National Geographic Talk Abroad Travel Phone. Thereâ€™s no contract to sign because itâ€™s prepaid and users can get free incoming calls in most countries, perfect for frequent travelers like tourists, businessmen, photojournalists on assignments, as well as National Geographicâ€™s own photographers and explorers.
A sample package for $199 â€“ which includes one GSM phone â€“ gives you 30 minutes of free outgoing talk time. You can get a SIM card for $59 which also includes 30 minutes of free outgoing talk time. You can add minutes as you go; in the most frequently traveled countries, the flat rate for outgoing calls is approximately $0.90 per minute. The service will be available starting March 2007.