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Stay Connected Abroad

Know your communications options when you travel.

This story appears in the February 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

A or smartphone has become as essential to a as a briefcase. But what should you do if you're traveling internationally?

Unless your phone is third-generation (a UMTS or a GSM device with multiband capabilities), it may not work outside the U.S., even with a SIM card. Instead, you can use your provider's international service or sign up with a local provider at your destination.

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