Make Affordable Cellphone Calls While Travelling Internationally

Cellphone bills can put a serious crimp in your wallet if you’re an international man of mysteriousness. Here’s some ideas on making wireless calls without dropping too many deutschmarks:

• Buy a GSM phone on eBay, from the manufacturer or from a provider like Telestial or Cellular Abroad
• Buy a local prepaid SIM card once you’re off the plane. Should be able to find at magazine shops or tabacs.
• You may be able to unlock your regular cellphone. However, exorbitant rates will likely apply.
Buy a Skype cellphone and make Skype calls wherever you have WiFi.

What are your money-saving tips for making calls while abroad? — BEN POPKEN

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