10 Tips to Save on Phone Fees When Traveling Overseas

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Traveling overseas doesn’t have to mean expensive phone charges. You want to stay in touch with family and friends while you’re away — and you certainly don’t want to break the bank doing it. Planning ahead can save you a lot of trouble and extra money. However, if you go unprepared, be prepared to be charged a bundle. Ready to take steps to ensure you don’t get charged unnecessary fees while staying in touch overseas? Read on.

1. Call your service provider

According to Melanie Pinola, an About contributor, first contact your service provider to ensure your phone will have service in the place you’re traveling to. Make sure you get all of the details on your overseas coverage. Can you make calls? How will it affect your data and text messaging services?

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