WASHINGTON (July 1, 2010)—National Geographic and Cellular Abroad introduce the National Geographic Travel Phone, designed specifically for the needs of the budget-conscious international traveler. The pay-as-you-go service works when calling from Europe, Asia and Africa, and includes an unlocked Motorola handset, wall charger with international plugs and National Geographic Travel SIM Card. The National Geographic Travel Phone retails for $99.
The flexible service provides affordable calling in more than 150 countries, unlimited free incoming calls in more than 70 countries and 30 minutes of outgoing call credit (for most countries). The service includes two phone numbers — a U.S.-based number and a U.K.-based number. Both are always active and do not require a monthly fee, making it even more convenient to communicate with friends and family while traveling. The additional U.S.-based number works even for text messaging or call-forwarding. For peace of mind, 24/7 toll-free U.S.-based customer support is accessed directly from the handset.
“We continue to strive toward offering affordable and superior international services so that more travelers can enjoy cell phone communication while away from home. This new Travel Phone package is a significant step in that direction,” said Sebastian Harrison, president of Cellular Abroad.
As a special promotion, a complimentary book, “Reflections of Seoul in Four Seasons,” will be included with each Travel Phone purchase, while supplies last. The book features photography by Jodi Cobb, one of National Geographic’s most notable photographers. The National Geographic Travel Phone will be available beginning July 1, 2010, online through CellularAbroad.com, Buy.com, Amazon.com, Expansys-usa.com and other select retailers.
National Geographic’s net proceeds support the Society’s exploration, conservation, research and education programs.
About National Geographic
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 375 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 9,200 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com.
About Cellular Abroad
Cellular Abroad has been operating since 2001 and has become the most popular choice among international travelers for cellular service. With offices in Playa del Rey, Calif., and in Italy, Cellular Abroad has helped tens of thousands of travelers obtain affordable and reliable cellular service while traveling abroad. Cellular Abroad has an outstanding record of customer service and is committed to making international cellular service available to everyone. Visit Cellular Abroad atwww.cellularabroad.com or call (800) 287-5072.