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National Geographic Talk Abroad Travel Phone
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National Geographic Talk Abroad Travel Phone

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Keep in touch even when you're traveling the world with the Talk Abroad travel phone, an international prepaid mobile phone that makes it easy and affordable to have the safety and convenience of a mobile phone when overseas. Maintain just one phone number from which you can make and receive calls in 105 countries.

In 60 popular destinations there is no cost to receive incoming calls, and outgoing calls are only $0.90 per minute in most other destinations. Incoming SMS text messages are free, outgoing ones are $0.60 each.

Flip-style phone features built-in camera and color screen with pre-loaded National Geographic destination and animal wallpapers and ring-tones.
  • Includes: unlocked Quad-band GSM mobile phone and battery, National Geographic International SIM card, universal wall charger, and user manual
  • Not available for shipment outside of the U.S.
Read more about the features and rates for this essential solution for any international traveler.

Flip-style phone features built-in camera and color screen with pre-loaded National Geographic destination and animal wallpapers and ring-tones.

  • Includes: unlocked Quad-band GSM mobile phone and battery, National Geographic International SIM card, universal wall charger, and user manual
  • Not available for shipment outside of the U.S.
Talk Abroad 2008 Calling Rates

Usage Features

  • All phones come loaded with $29 prepaid talking time. After this time is spent, customers can purchase talk time in $29 increments. Easy to add talk time via website or directly from handset
  • Service in over 100 countries and territories
  • No contracts or bills
  • Unlimited FREE incoming calls in more than 60 countries
  • Low competitive outgoing rates
  • $0.25 service charge per minute for calls to a cell phone or other NG Travel Phone user

Product and Service Features

    UK phone number
  • Small and lightweight handset
  • Toll Free 24/7 customer service from the handset
  • SMS text messaging
  • Voicemail
  • Easy to check your call credit 24/7; customers are also alerted of account balance on phone screen after each call
  • Uses the GSM technology that over 200 countries around the world use—won't become obsolete in the near future

Helpful information about using the National Geographic Talk Abroad cell phone:

Activating Your Service:
Simply make a call in order to activate your National Geographic Talk Abroad cell phone. Your service is valid for 12 months from the day of activation. Please note that while the service does work in North America (in areas with GSM coverage), the service is intended for use overseas and therefore, placing a call from your handset in North America is expensive.

Your Phone Number:
You will have a UK phone number, regardless of where you are traveling. Your phone number will be clearly marked on the packaging.

Checking Your Credit:
You may check your credit at any time by dialing 187 on your handset. This is a free service. You will receive a text message with your current credit. You will also receive your balance total on the phone screen after each call notifying you of your current credit.

Recharging Your SIM Card:
You can add talk time at any time—along with your purchase as well as prior to and during your trip. Simply call Cellular Abroad 24/7 on our toll free number and we will immediately add talk time for you using your account information already on file or an alternative credit card. Additional call credit is $29, which equals 30 minutes of talk time for most popular destinations. Each time you add call credit or "recharge" your account, you will extend your service life for an additional 12 months from the date of the recharge. Previous call credit will accumulate to your new call credit.

Making and Receiving Calls:
When you make a call, charges begin only when the other party answers the call or if the call goes to voicemail. Outgoing and incoming call charges, where applicable, are based on 60-second intervals.

Voicemail:
Your voicemail is already activated. You can access your voicemail system from your handset. (It's the cost of a call to the UK.) From your handset, you dial a 3-digit number as per our instructions and follow the prompts to listen to messages. You will receive a text message alerting you of any new voicemails. PLEASE NOTE: Voicemail will only pick up under the following circumstances: When the phone is on but not answered, when the line is busy (phone is in use) or when the phone is switched off.

SMS:
You can send and receive SMS text messages from your National Geographic Talk Abroad international cell phone. However, we nor any carrier can guarantee that you will always be able to send and receive SMS messages in all circumstances and in all countries. SMS text messages are free to receive and are $0.60 to send, regardless of the country.