International Cell Phone Information

By: jstanton85
So what phones are classified as being an international cell phone? Basically what this means is that a cell phone is capable of being used overseas. This of course doesn't mean that the phone is able to be used anywhere. If you are in an area that is away from civilization, there is an unlikely chance that your phone will pick up reception. There are phones out there however can pick up reception in most places on the planet and they are known as satellite phones. This article will endeavor to answer any questions you may have about international cell phones, as well as giving you some great general information on cell phones and cell phone plans.

Satellite Phones

Satellite phones are generally quite expensive. Expect to pay around about $1000 for a good one, however it's best that you buy the best as there are some out there that don't pick up as much coverage as what they say they do. What's becoming more amazing in the area of international cell phones is the fact that many cell phone plan companies are hooking up to satellite technology and enabling users to use their phones in more areas overseas.

This is going to be the future of cell phone technology and soon it's going to be hard to live without one. What's also great about this is that it's likely with these advancements, in the future call rates are going to come down. The easier it is to supply people with access, the more competitive the market will become and therefore the prices will begin to drop.

We have already seen signs of this occurring as of late with the onset of cap plans that have made owning a cell phone even more affordable. The signs for the future look even more promising and with any luck we should see another decrease in call rates shortly.

So how do international cell phone call rates work? Well all you basically have to do is buy an international phone and you will be able to use it anywhere. One thing to remember, say for example you live in Australia and you have decided to travel to Europe, then the calls you make anywhere in Europe will be the same as making a call from Australia. You're actually better off just using your phone to makes calls back home to Australia, as the call rates would be the same as if you were in Australia. Basically it's a cheap way to make an international phone call.
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