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You <i>Can</i> Take It With You

Use your mobile phone even while abroad.

By Amanda C. Kooser

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You no longer have to feel trapped in the United States by yourmobile phone. Entrepreneurs who travel extensively outside of thecountry know that staying connected by phone can be a hassle. Onesolution has been to rent a phone while abroad, but that can getcomplicated and pricey. Now another option is available forglobe-trotters: the dual-network phone.

Dual-network phones work over both CDMA and GMS networks so youcan take your own personal phone over to Europe and Asia with aninternational calling plan. Verizon Wireless was the first out withits "global phone" in April. Details on pricing andcalling plans were sketchy at press time. But look for othercarriers to jump in as well.

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