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Posted on Mar 4, 2013 | Comments Off on Cool Travel Tech

Emergency + Travel Phone

SpareOne low cost Travel+ Emergency Phone

Cool Travel Tech

Most of us have had some sort of bad experience with mobile phone bill shock while travelling. There are many tips to avoid this by using free wifi zones, Skype, etc.  But sometimes you just want to make a local call and not pay the frieght in both directions across the globe.  This can be acheived by purchasing a local or prepaid global sim card.  However even this can get complex if your handset is locked to one carrier at home, not to mention  full size sims vs micro and mini sims.  One innovative company may have found the perfect inexpensive solution.

The folk at SpareOne have come up with an even simpler idea, a low cost basic phone for voice calls while you travel for under $100 that works on a single AA battery, and includes a flashlight.  It takes both regular and micro sims, so easy to buy a sim on the road.  Also ideal for trips where your expensive smart phone may not live through the dust, heat and moisture of the adventure.

It comes in two different GSM frequencies for use throughout the world: 1) 850/1900 MHZ   2) 900/1800 MHZ.  It works just about anywhere with the usual exceptions of Japan, and Korea who have their own GSM standards, and the Arctic and Antarctica regions.

It even allows you to make emergency calls without an active sim in place. Definitely worth throwing into your backpack for your next travel experience off the beaten path.

SpareOne emergency + Travel phone video

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