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Wi-Fi and cellphone data plans abroad: You have options

Voice used to be the big issue for overseas travelers, but not anymore, said Sebastian Harrison, founder of Cellular Abroad, which offers products to address a host of international connectivity issues. When you travel abroad, he said, you want to continue to use your phone, tablet or other device just the way you do when you're at home. The problem, of course, is that you're not at home. If you're tethered to a U.S. carrier and you don't have an international data plan, you may run up huge bills, but nowadays it's generally not voice that's running up the tab; it's data. About 81% of us are sending or receiving texts, 60% are accessing the Internet...

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