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National Geographic Talk Abroad Lite

As a phone, the National Geographic Talk Abroad Lite is weak, flimsy, and lacks essentials. However, as an emergency travel phone, its light, simple, and affordable build could do the trick for some.

By May 2, 2012

3 stars Editors' rating May 2, 2012

MSRP: $59.00


Verizon lets you pack your smartphone plan for trips abroad

TravelPass, which gives customers access to high-speed data, is Verizon's spin on providing customers with more affordable access outside the US.

By November 12, 2015


Why Americans aren't themselves when travel abroad comes calling

Technically Incorrect: A survey suggests that American cell phone users headed to foreign lands don't know enough about costs and data usage. Which means unsettling changes in behavior.

By April 1, 2015


What makes a Kickstarter campaign kick?

With crowdfunding becoming a more viable option for people to finance their passion projects, an in-depth look at raw numbers lays out the path to success.

By November 25, 2015


GPS devices show half-marathon was a lot more than that

Technically Incorrect: A half-marathon in Thailand turns out to be four miles longer than it should have been. It took gadgets to explain to runners why they were so tired.

By November 16, 2015


New Marvel game lets you guide superheroes through college-like experience

Forget epic battles. In a new mobile game from Marvel, our young superheroes and villains will need to navigate the trials of dating, socializing and training at their academy.

By November 5, 2015


Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S4 first for free Wi-Fi calls abroad

Sprint customers traveling overseas get a boon with the carrier's added Wi-Fi calling feature, starting with the Galaxy S4.

By August 28, 2014


Can a globe-trotting wireless speed demon be guaranteed 4G?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon looks at whether one phone can access 4G LTE networks throughout the world.

By November 1, 2015


Europe to kill roaming charges in 2017

Europeans have finally been given a date for the abolition of roaming charges across the EU.

By October 27, 2015


See divers' amazing footage of great white sharks coming at them

You might never go in the water again after watching these two videos of divers off the coast of South Africa getting uncomfortably close with great whites. That includes the water in your bathtub.

By October 25, 2015