Taking your phone overseas?

smartphones1A friend of mine, recently retired, is planning an overseas holiday and was wondering what the best way of staying in touch with the family and business interest were that would not send him into bankruptcy. Having read some of the stories coming out in the paper of horrendous bills incurred when ‘roaming’ on the mobile phone overseas, it was a good question and one not that easy to give a straight answer to.

That is because where you are going and for how long you plan to stay in one country is quite important for finding the better affordable solution, and each phone connection provider has its own plan which in turn may depend on the contract or plan you have with the provider.

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Update on the Doro Mobile phone

Doro 410

Doro 410

It is awfully confusing when it comes to choosing a mobile phone. Do I get a 2G, 3G or 4G phone, A GSM or CDMA, should it have a camera, or do I need a smartphone, does it need to connect to the net, or what exactly are my needs?

Well, if it is just a simple phone you need for the occasional phone call or text message, then perhaps none of the fancy bits hold much attraction for you.

YET, you do want to clearly hear the other party on the phone properly and you do want to hear the jolly thing ring when you are wanted, then perhaps the Continue reading