“…And THAT’s how I wound up in Barcelona for a month.”

You wait to hear an outburst of laughter on the other side of the phone.

White noise greets you.

Oh, the dreaded dropped call. We’ve all been there. You hit the peak of your story to realize you’ve been talking to nobody for the past 2 minutes.

Don’t let this happen while abroad.

Catching up with loved ones is precious time (but can wind up being expensive).

Make the most of your chit-chats by signing up with these service providers:

  1. T-Mobile: For most international countries, T-Mobile hooks ya up. Avoid outrageous phone bills through their unlimited texting and 2G data in more than 140 countries. At 20 cents per minute, your wallet will thank you with every phone call you make. The T-Mobile International Roaming plan starts at $50/month.
  2. Sprint: Their Open World international add-on is ideal for those traveling to South America (works in every country besides Cuba, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana). This deal allows unlimited talk and text in North and South America, plus 1GB of 3G data – for free – to anyone already on Sprint. Plans start at $40/month.  
  3. MetroPCS: This prepaid carrier allows international roaming beyond North America. Their World Calling add-on covers a nice chunk of South America plus Mexico, Canada, Spain, Japan, Thailand and Switzerland. $10/month plus a required $50 or $60/month base plan.
  4. Project Fi: Google’s Project Fi is also a prepaid carrier and is finally open to anyone (used to be invite-only). This plan offers great rates in over 120 countries with 3G data speeds. $20/month base plan.

Check out these options and see what works best for you.

Stay Adventurous,


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