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Mobile Phone - To take or not to take that is the question?

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11. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

Quoting matt_25

Please advise on whether it is worth taking mobile phone RTW as I am not sure?

;)

Thats rather subjective eh?
In my arrogant opinion, i think it's best to carry a phone with u. Several reasons why.


  1. Mainly,you dont know when u are gonna get stuck in situations where u desperately need to make an urgent call. For example to your embassy or travel insurance call centre.


  1. It's not always about calling your friends and irritating them by saying "wish u were here" and vice versa, because a phone comes in very handy when u need to make comfirmation calls to transport companies, hotels and whatnot.


  1. a roaming subscription doesnt cost much and if u are a heavy phoneuser, switch to a cheaper plan.Alternatively,compare with other telcos to get the best deal for pre-paid cards. U can get an ICC in big cities easily overseas, but good to have options eh.


  1. Your phone has a resale value. Especially useful when u suddenly find yourself short of funds.


  1. It's useful with the local girls.


  1. If u think its a hindrance with idiotic friends calling u up for no apparent reasons, configure your phonelist and delete where necessary.Of cos, u must unbar if waiting for "outsider" calls.

Hmm..u are only asking whether u should bring the phone. Yes, bring the "empty" phone. If u are staying in a country for a significant period, u can simply buy a pre-paid card there.
If u are still struggling with the decision-making process, maybe it helps if u are using a phone with a built-in mini-MP3 player.

Hope that helps.

12. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting Jared 虫的傳人

It's useful with the local girls.

He has a point there .

13. Posted by JennyCook (Full Member 95 posts) 11y

I bought my mobile out with me, largely so that i could pick up text messages from people at home, and it's been really useful just for that. But i also use the calculator on it (when my brain isn't working) and the alarm clock on it too, so reall it's been invaluable to me just for that, otherwise i would've missed endless amount of buses!

14. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

on top of the regular function my mobile phoe has a: radio, camera, mp player, video recorder (3 minutes), organiser, callendar and hundred other functions which I am not using

15. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

mobile is like a kind of security blanket...?

for that reason id probably take it with me..just in case...but you dont need to turn it on all the time

16. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

Quoting MASSAGEUK

on top of the regular function my mobile phoe has a: radio, camera, mp player, video recorder (3 minutes), organiser, callendar and hundred other functions which I am not using

(tongue firmly in cheek)And with the vibration on, u can use it as a massage gadget.

17. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

A mobile phone is also very handy to use as an alarm clock and normal clock. I never wear a watch so I usually just look at my phone to see the time.

18. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting angela_

I never wear a watch so I usually just look at my phone to see the time.

Me too. However, the only time I do wear a watch is when I travel.

19. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

But then you get an ugly watchmark on your hand when you get tanned.

20. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting angela_

But then you get an ugly watchmark on your hand when you get tanned.

You've gotta carry it in your pocket when the sun is out, then wear it on your wrist at night.