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How to Get the Best Cell Phone Plan in All the Land

Wow. I've been much busier than I thought, so I haven't been able to write any updates for a while. Luckily I have a huge layover next week in Phoenix, so I'll have plenty of time to crank out some stories.

Anyway, some friends and I recently switched our cell phone plans to the best plan ever. Here's the breakdown :

500 Anytime minutes
Unlimited PCS-PCS minutes (mobile to mobile on Sprint)
Unlimited Nights and Weekends starting at 6pm
500 Text messages / month
EVDO (fast internet) service
Roaming on Verizon's network
All for only $30/mo

Answers to the "what technology for mobile international traveler lifestyle?" questions

On SEBASTIAN MARSHALL

Some great questions from a friend of mine striking off internationally / mobile.

Also, you had some tips for this lifestyle. What are they? My biggest questions are:

1) Receiving phone calls. I imagine there are good (even free) Voice Over IP services that will allow me to

Take my old local calls and transfer them to the Internet; Forward the calls to whatever local number I'm using in whatever country I happen to be; Transfer voice mail and SMS messages to e-mail.

1. Google Voice is good for getting a USA number ported. I don't know about Europe... maybe you can port it to SkypeIn (a nice product), or maybe to Grasshopper if they're working in Europe. Get Google Voice though definitely, it's free and good and does what you want.

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