By Josh A.
If you frequent any gadget forums, you’ve probably heard the stories of executives and teenagers alike racking up tens of thousands of dollars worth of dollars worth of roaming and data charges while traveling.
The most recent high-profile example of this was when Mythbuster Adam Savage was charged $11,000 for using mobile data while in Canada.
It’s a shame that so many people get hit with these incredible charges when they’re so easy to avoid without giving up the use of your phone.
Unlocking services such as UniquePhones allow you to switch out a prepaid SIM card for the country or countries you’re visiting.
In the spirit of helping our readers rid themselves of these fees forever, UniquePhones is offering an exclusive coupon to BlackBerry Cool users: simply enter the coupon BBCROAM at checkout for a 30% savings on your unlock.
If you ever use your phone in another country, it’s insanity not to do it on an unlocked phone with a local SIM.
We hope that our readers never see these ridiculous roaming charges again, but we’d love to hear your horror stories about surprise cell phone charges.