When it comes to traveling, one of the biggest stressors most certainly can be your phone. It's a love-hate relationship we share with this little device of wonders and though it would be lovely to turn it off for the duration of your trip, that is just not always a realistic approach.
Whether we'd like to admit it or not, we need those little suckers to let loved ones know we're alive and Instagram every meal and minute of our trip. There may be a solution in our future that could make your trip abroad that much easier. Right now it only benefits our foreign friends coming to the States, but we think it's still pretty grand.
It's called Explora and it's the smartphone rental service that will eliminate all the stress that comes with roaming charges and international fees. There is no sucker punch to the stomach quite like returning home from an incredible vacation and being hit with a cell phone bill full of international roaming charges.
Explora makes it so incredibly simple for you. Arrive at your hotel and your phone will be waiting for you. You'll literally have the world at your fingertips with unlimited calls, texts and 4G data. There will be the most useful travel-related apps already on the phone for your convenience, as well as access to deals and coupons for various services during your trip. It is basically like having your very own personal tour guide.
The cost is $8 per day and That. Is. It. You won't get hit with surprise fees and they aren't going to give the phone the white glove inspection. (If you do, however, damage/break/lose the phone there will be penalties, of course.)
Check out their FAQ page for more fineprint details and options.