Navigating cell phone service overseas.

For the globetrotting bagpiper and drummer, an essential piece of travel equipment aside from the bagpipe and drum has to be the cell phone. CNN has a handy article on managing your cell phone on overseas trips. Article here.

A thorough overview gives you some tips on whether you can use your existing cell phone service, rigging your current phone, or renting another.


If your phone is compatible, you’ll need to decide whether you want to get your phone unlocked so that it can accept a local SIM card—the ID chip that carries your local phone number.

The advantage behind that option? With a local phone number you can receive local calls and avoid the $1-$2 per minute international roaming charges you’d otherwise incur with a U.S.-based SIM card.

Handy info to remain connected as you venture out overseas.

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