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How to Set Up Your Phone for International Travel

You’re getting ready to travel abroad, and you’ve put off figuring out how you’ll have phone service while you’re gone. What to do, and how to do it? Here are four questions you need to answer before making a decision about your phone use abroad:

• Will your phone work in the region to which you’re traveling?

• Do you have an unlocked phone?

• Does your carrier offer service, usually through a partner, in the region where you’re traveling?

• How much does a local SIM card cost?

If you don’t know the answer to the first three questions, the easiest way to find out is to call your phone carrier or stop by a store. If you’d rather figure it out yourself, let me warn you that figuring out the answer to the first question in particular is a royal pain, especially if you want to understand the technical details behind it. All you really need

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