WASHINGTON (April 5, 2011)-National Geographic and Cellular Abroad introduce the National Geographic Xplorer Phone, a new cell phone option designed for the needs of the adventure and leisure traveler seeking affordable cellular service while traveling abroad. The new handset is the Samsung B2100 Xplorer, a rugged, quad band phone that works worldwide. In addition to pay-as-you-go flexibility, the Xplorer Phone is waterproof with outdoor-friendly features including FM radio, flashlight and external speakers. This new international cell phone solution for the worldwide traveler is now available online at Buy.com, CellularAbroad.com and other select retailers.
The National Geographic Xplorer Phone retails for $179 and is the latest addition to a line of National Geographic phone services geared to the communication needs of the explorer and international traveler. The Xplorer Phone is inspired by the needs of National Geographic photographers and scientists traveling on assignment across the world and includes a National Geographic SIM card with $29 of outgoing call credit, a manual, battery and wall charger with international plugs.
The flexible service provides affordable calling in more than 200 countries and free incoming calls in more than 70 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.
“While rugged enough to withstand the harsh weather conditions and challenging terrain experienced by explorers and adventurers, the National Geographic Xplorer Phone is also an ideal solution for the international traveler who simply needs an affordable international cellular solution, without compromising handset quality,” said Sebastian Harrison, president of Cellular Abroad. For more information, visit www.cellularabroad.com/xplorer.
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’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 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 9,600 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.
About Cellular Abroad
Operating since 2001, Cellular Abroad is the established leader in affordable and reliable cellular solutions for the international traveler. Cellular Abroad is committed to making international cellular service affordable for any traveler going abroad. Visit Cellular Abroad at www.cellularabroad.com or call (800) 287-5072.