There is a super easy and cheap way to use your own smartphone when you travel to other countries

You don’t have to pay ridiculous roaming fees when you travel outside of the US with a phone.

There is a much better, much cheaper option to use your smartphone when you’re abroad — simply buy a temporary SIM card, stick it in your phone, and get going!

One caveat: You have to make sure that your phone is “unlocked.”

A bit about “unlocking”

Mobile phones used to be “locked” to a specific carrier. That means it was difficult to take your own smartphone and move it from one company, like AT&T, to another, like T-Mobile. It also meant that if you traveled overseas, you couldn’t just pop a new SIM card into the slot and start using your phone. It wouldn’t work.

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