Your mobile phone's hot to globe-trot.
Face it: When you're standing in London and everybody is jabbering into cell phones-everyone except you, of course, because yours doesn't work overseas-you feel out of it. Worse: You are out of it, because when you lack a mobile phone, you're pretty much impossible to reach.
That's not just a bummer-it's bad for business. At least there are solutions. U.S. mobile-phone makers have decided to offer makeshift global cell phone coverage-often at surprisingly reasonable rates. For instance, sign up for Nextel Worldwide Service, and calls made when you're in Ireland cost 99 cents per minute; in Hong Kong, $1.99 per minute-and most other major destinations are in the same ballpark. At press time, Nextel's coverage extended into about 80 countries.
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