If you’re a world traveler, this phone doesn’t “look” good, but the plan sure does… No contract, incoming calls free in most countries – unlocked quad-band GSM phone.
The National Geographic Talk Abroad Travel Phone is the ideal solution for your international communication needs. Whether you are a frequent business traveler or are a tourist seeking a reliable yet affordable cell phone solution, the National Geographicâ„¢ Talk Abroad Travel Phone has you covered in over 100 countries. Since this is a prepaid solution, there are no contracts to sign or monthly bills – ever! Best of all, there is absolutely no cost to receive a call in 60 popular destinations. Outgoing calls are affordable as well.
Included in your National Geographic Talk Abroad Travel Phone package you get:
1. An unlocked Quad band GSM cell phone and battery
2. A Universal wall charger
3. International plug adapters included
4. User manual
* Over 30 minutes of initial outgoing talk time included
* UK phone number
* Unlimited free incoming calls in 65 countries
* Low outgoing rates
* No contracts or bills
* One phone number
* Toll Free 24/7 customer service from the handset
* SMS Text Messaging
I hope (something like this) takes off….
Update: Ramriot writes – “This is a really bad offer, you can get practically the same thing for less than 1/2 the price by buying a similar SIM product and getting a cheap unlocked local pre-pay mobile (very common in Europe). See my blog posting: http://this-flat-earth.blogspot.com/2006/05/global-mobiles.html
In the UK for example you can get an unlocked GSM phone for around $30 including a $10 local SIM, then buy a global SIM from http://0044.co.uk for $55. put them together and off you go.
I have done this and apart from the strange way of dialling (you dial the international number, it cuts you off and then returns your call connecting you to your dialled destination). This way all calls are incoming and you only pay for the cheapest carrier transport.”