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National Geographic Travel Abroad Lite (photos)

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.

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Jessica Dolcourt

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Meet the National Geographic Travel Abroad Lite

The National Geographic Travel Abroad Lite is neither made by National Geographic nor Talk Abroad's parent organization, Cellular Abroad. Instead, it's manufactured by Blu and is known globally as the Blu Deejay Lite.
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Very 'lite'

'Lite' is the perfect description, both in terms of weight (it hardly feels real) and features. It's so bare bones, it even lacks volume controls.
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Compact

The handset is either "compact" or "too tiny" depending on the agility of your fingertips and whether you consider petite build a benefit while traveling.
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Charging port

This is the phone's sole external port.
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Dialpad

I didn't like the hollow sound I hear while typing, but the keys themselves are easy to press.
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Two SIMs

There's also a microSD card slot behind the battery, along with two GSM SIM card slots. The Talk Abroad SIM is on the left, in the primary slot.

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