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AETHER MOBILE- Save up to 90% on international calls

Karma can be a you-know-what. My payback in life for being unabashedly, visibly amused over and over again upon disembarking from a cruise and seeing thousands of people staring at their bills that were discretely shoved under the door hours before, clutching their heads and saying “how the heck can I owe all this extra money!” is the dreaded ridiculously huge international cell phone bill. That which I’ve incurred far too many times from far too many trips, and far too many long unnecessary conversations or streams of text messages and is always enough of a buzz-kill to make me resolve to put down the Blackberry when I travel. OK- so we all know that’s never going to happen, and if you’re an Explorateur you know that’s not going to happen with you either. This is why you need to discover Aether Mobile.

We’re talking INCREDIBLE savings on international roaming. The service is brilliant, just one SIM card from them and you’re up and running right away, saving up to 90% as you globe-hop and chat/text to your heart’s content. We’re talking no fixed contracts, no expiration on credit, automatic top-ups, clear connections, free texts, and SAVINGS.

They cover 206 countries (76 of which are free roaming!) and 565 international network operators, plus you’ll get access to voice mail and efficient customer service- so, take that extra coin and spend it on something far more interesting and sensible- like that pair of chartreuse leather sparkly pointy-toed slippers in the souk.

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Save an additional 14%! Use code ‘Explorateur’ when registering and voila, instant additional savings. No need to be afraid of the international call any longer. Gab on with confidence and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!



PLANETFONE- International phone rentals
Honestly, is there anything worse than returning from an amazing trip, settling in so that enough time passes that you forget how much you used your phone while away, and then getting a ridiculously MASSIVE cell bill? The sheer shock. The shuddering awe. The gut-wrenching aggravation you feel when you ask yourself over and over again why it was exactly that you just HAD to call your friend for 45 minutes from that riad in Marrakech just to tell her about the tagine you just ate... really? Or, how you could have thought you were outsmarting the system by sending 500 text messages back and forth, only to find they’re triple the charge internationally? It's rough. We know, we've been there too but never again. One word, Planetfone.

It's the magic solution you need when you're globe-hopping. Their mobile GSM phones work in over 150 countries seamlessly, affordably, and the process works easily. We're talking 24/7 customer support, we're talking no connection fees, no taxes, no dreaded surcharges and no minimum airtime required. The mobile phones have English-speaking Customer Support 24 hours 7 days.

You simply call and place your order, and a pre-activated GSM phone complete with 2 batteries, chargers, adapters and a case arrive at your door. They even throw in a pre-paid return shipping envelope...isn't that sweet? What's even sweeter is the satisfaction you feel knowing you can forget that dreaded bill. So, get dialing and stop stressing.

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- 50% off rental fees plus Free Premium Insurance, valid through 31 Dec 2010. Visit to book and mention program code xpl. And, as always, be sure & tell 'em The Explorateur sent you!