National Geographic launches travel phone

11th Jul 2007

National Geographic is launching the National Geographic Talk Abroad Travel Phone, designed specifically for the needs of the traveling public, allowing for affordable calls from over 100 countries, with no contracts to sign and free incoming calls in most international markets.
GSM cell phone technology experts at Cellular Abroad, Playa del Rey, Calif., collaborated with National Geographic in a licensing partnership to provide this service that works seamlessly across international borders, picking up local cellular networks and providing consumers with the best coverage available. Unlike other services, the phone number stays the same, no matter where the consumer travels. As an added benefit, the National Geographic Talk Abroad Travel Phone features a dedicated toll-free number to reach Cellular Abroad’s 24/7 customer support service.
“Staying in touch while overseas has proved difficult for travelers; the majority of overseas travelers have not been able to afford the security and convenience of a cell phone,” said Sebastian Harrison, president, Cellular Abroad. “With expensive rates and little or no technical support, international cellular service has excluded the general public. Now, it is at their fingertips.”
“National Geographic is excited to offer the Talk Abroad Travel Phone to all international travelers. Students, vacationers, business travelers and our own explorers and photographers can now stay connected with this affordable travel phone and SIM card, while they seek to understand and experience our world,” said John Dumbacher, senior vice president of licensing for National Geographic.


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