Foreign travel brings costly cellphone woes [telecom]

Foreign travel brings costly cellphone woes

FCC offers advice on avoiding pitfalls

By Megan Woolhouse, Globe Staff | June 26, 2010

Using your cellphone outside the country comes with pitfalls, including unpredictable roaming charges, compatibility problems, and added fees for texts and data that are "unlimited'' within the United States.

This week, the Federal Communications Commission issued a list of recommendations to help travelers connect without hassle and avoid sky-high phone bills.

Edgar Dworsky, editor of, said the FCC information calls attention to what can be an expensive problem.


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