In all of my travels, I never carried a phone. I'm going to repeat that to let it sink in. Out of the 66 international countries I've visited, totaling well over 700 days of travel, I never once used a cell phone. In fact, even when I was at home I never even owned a smart phone. Crazy, right?
Call it a mix of wanting to save money and not getting hit with roaming charges when abroad, but the truth of it was that I never had any desire to be that connected. When I was out exploring I didn't want any distractions, and I loved every second of it.
But now that I use a phone when traveling, I wanted to have data on the go. Naturally, I purchased my first smart phone with a Simple Choice plan- a T Mobile international data plan with data and text included in 200+ countries.
If I'm going to do it, it will be done right, and with a starting price of $50/month I was sold.