Iphone rent for overseas traveling ?

Nov 18, 2009
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What do you think about renting iphone for traveling overseas? For example this company iphonetrip.com. Would you do it ? The benefits of renting iPhone for overseas travel is to avoid data and voice roaming. On the other hand why to rent if you have your own iphone.
Renting iphone is a new service, so it is very interesting what iphone users think about it.
 

Alli

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Totally pointless. If you can't unlock your own iPhone and use a local sim, it's cheaper to pick up an unlocked gsm phone to use when away. You can also just use your own locked iPhone via WiFi for Skype calls when necessary.

More importantly, who calls home when traveling overseas? If you're on vacation - enjoy the vacation. You can tell your friends and family about it when you get home. And if something horrible happens at home while you're gone...chances are you're not going to be able to cut short the vacation and go home, so the news will only ruin whatever's left of the trip. Business travel is another matter, but you don't need to worry about your personal phone or the expense if you're making business calls.
 

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