International Wireless Phone Services

Written by Liza Hartung
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Paying for international service on a cell phone is much more expensive than on a landline. However, if you do business internationally, have family living abroad or some other situation and you aren't at home much, you're probably going to want to look into an international wireless plan. Luckily, as technology advances, the plans are getting a little cheaper.

Also, it's a much better idea, financially, to get a plan that includes international calling than to make an international call on a regular plan. Plans will differ depending on if you only need to call internationally or if you will be traveling and you need to use your phone in other countries. When looking for a plan, make sure you specify your needs.

Obviously, you'll want to check with as many providers as possible before settling on a plan. Most often, the best deals come from providers who operate in the United States and abroad. If you go with a local provider, the rates are likely to be much higher than with a large provider. It's also important to get the right amount of minutes for your plan. Every minute that you go over will cost quite a bit.

Convenience of an International Wireless Phone

Having lived in London for a while, I will say that having a cell phone was extremely convenient. I was rarely home, but got to check in with my family in the US all the time. They could reach me easily in case of emergency or if they just wanted to hear my voice.

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