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.
Photographer for the magazine -- famous for its dramatic covers -- gives high praise to the 5S' camera, ditching a Nikon in the process.
Globe-trotters seeking a ready-made travel solution will appreciate the Xplorer's convenient Talk Abroad SIM. However, mounting expenses for a basic rugged handset will turn away existing GSM phone owners.
Travelers looking for a permanent phone number they can take abroad will find an inexpensive option in this phone, but you get what you pay for.
Magazine known for its high-quality images says it's concerned about new photo ownership policy and may abandon the photo-sharing app entirely.
Take one bare-bones phone with a price to match and marry it to the National Geographic Travel Abroad international calling plan. Here's what you get.
Here's a stylish but basic rugged phone that's unique for its travel savvy, giving you an easy way to place and receive calls all over the globe.
This one rugged phone gives you both a local and international number to act as your telephonic lifeline while traveling abroad.
The National Geographic Motorola Razr V3 offers cheap international calling, but we don't see any other reason to buy it.
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A ready-made travel solution, the National Geographic Xplorer's convenience does not come cheap.