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Where to Travel with a Prepaid Phone Plan

Looking to travel, but worried about the cost of calling home? It can be frustrating to figure out international phone plans, especially when you are only out of the country for a short time.

Still, just like when you’re at home, there are times you’ll need a phone. Even if you aren’t calling home, you may need to contact friends or family who are traveling with you, or meet up with those you’re visiting. You may also need to call a hotel in your vacation destination.

The good news is that a prepaid phone plan can make traveling easy. No need to change phone plans – simply use your AT&T refill as you travel, or choose another prepaid provider that gives you the international coverage you need!

Travel to Canada & Mexico

Canada and Mexico are common destinations for U.S. travelers. The good news is that there are a variety of prepaid phone plans that provide coverage in those countries.

Here are just a few of the options to consider:

  • AT&T GoPhone offers unlimited talk and text within and between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico on their $45 and $65 monthly plans.
  • Verizon offers unlimited talk and text to Mexico and Canada with their $60 and $80 monthly plans.
  • Lycamobile offers unlimited calls to landlines and cell phones in Canada and Mexico with all monthly plans, beginning at $19 a month. Calls cost $0.01 per minute to landlines and $0.02 per minute to mobile devices.

Travel Within Europe

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Excited about going to Europe and seeing the historical sights? You’re not alone. With thousands of years of history, there’s so much to explore. But how do you stay connected?

With prepaid plans that allow you to call the countries you’re traveling to, of course!

The best coverage within Europe comes from Ultra Mobile, which includes unlimited U.S. and international talk to 75 destinations around the world for monthly plans starting at $29.99 and up. Many of these have a $0 charge per minute!

Another great option is Lycamobile, which offers unlimited calls to most landlines and cell phones in Europe with even their least expensive plan. Because Lycamobile phones use the same GSM protocol that is used in most non-U.S. countries, it will work well on networks as you travel. The per-minute rate tends to be $0.01 or $0.02 for major nations.

You might also consider H2O Wireless, which offers unlimited calls to landlines in more than 50 countries, with a few countries including cell phones as well, with every plan. This allows you to call up to 10 unique international numbers per month.

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Travel in Asia and the Rest of the World

As you travel in Asia, the Middle East, and other parts of the world, you may find phone coverage more difficult to obtain.

Ultra Mobile offers the most comprehensive international prepaid phone coverage with access to 75 countries. Some are free, and some have a per-minute fee. For instance, calls to a landline in the Philippines is $0.07 per minute, but calls to Thailand are free.

Lycamobile includes calls to more than 65 countries available on the $29 per month unlimited international plan. All have a per-minute fee.

Be sure that you check carefully with your provider before you travel to ensure that calls originating in the country you’re traveling to are covered by the plan, rather than only U.S. to those nations.

Ready to Get Started with International Calling?

Traveling doesn’t have to mean overpaying to stay in touch with those you need to talk with. Whether you want to call home or connect with folks within the country you’re visiting, a prepaid phone plan can be the perfect option.

Whether you’re looking for an AT&T refill or need to set up your Lycamobile account, we’re here to serve you. Let’s get your international calling ready to go today!

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