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As a member of the Club, you receive exclusive offers on Cell Phones and Global Phonecards from A&K's communication partner, ekit. These offers and prices are not available to regular A&K travelers.
It is extremely important to consider how you will keep in touch during your trip, for safety and security reasons, to contact family/friends back home, to contact work or to be prepared for any unforeseen event. Below are recommendations and options for you. All communication options are pre-paid, so you can easily plan your spending. You can order all items so they are delivered to you before you depart.
- Satellite Phone Rentals: Recommended if you're traveling to more exotic destinations, remote locations or areas where cell phone coverage may be limited.
- International SIM Cards: If you already have a phone that works outside the US, purchase a SIM card to use in your existing phone, and take advantage of low international call rates.
- International Cell Phones for Purchase: If you travel outside the US once or more per year, we recommend purchasing your own international cell phone.
- International Cell Phones for Rent: If you travel outside the US infrequently, we recommend renting an international cell phone.
- Global Phonecards: We recommend a phonecard for use in typical international destinations in Europe, Australia, Mexico and Canada. For other destinations, please consider a Cell Phone or Satellite Phone.
- Online Travel Journal: Family/friends log-in to share in your travel adventure. An Online Travel Journal is included with a Global Premium, Passport or Passport Plus cell phone package or SIM card from ekit, and provides an automatically-updated record of your trip based on where you use your ekit phone.
View special Marco Polo Club member pricing on Cell Phones and Global Phonecards at www.akmarcopolo.ekit.com/ekit/home/.