If you’re like most people, you carry your smartphone no matter where you go. It has become an appendage of your arm because of all the useful things it can do—Internet, navigation, apps, texting, calls, etc. The thought of not having your smartphone with your when traveling abroad is unfathomable. Luckily, there are options to make international calls more affordable than in the past so your phone can remain by your side.
Most cellphone service providers, like T-Mobile, have international phone plans to make calls more affordable when you’re abroad. You won’t have to pay upwards of $1 per minute like in the past. You can also get your phone unlocked and use a prepaid SIM card to make calls if you don’t want to pay for an international plan. Of course, Wi-Fi is always an option if you’re not traveling somewhere too remote.
The most important reason why you’ll want to have your phone with your when you’re out of the country is so you can still use your apps. The latest and greatest smartphones around like the iPhone 6S can even help you ditch the credit cards because of NFC technology. Make sure to download travel apps too, such as TripIt and Google Translate to get the most out of your trip. Check out this infographic to learn of new ways to use your smartphone when you’re abroad.