Five Places You Don’t Want to be Caught Without any Reception on Your Phone

24.September 2013

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In today’s world, we all rely heavily on our mobile phones. If we have a question, we Google it. If we need to speak to someone, we call them. It’s all there, in our pockets, at the touch of a button.

But what if we got caught without service? What would we do? There are some places in the world where you definitely don’t want to be caught without reception. Make sure this never happens to you.

The Wilderness:

If you’re travelling off the beaten track, make sure you know what you’re doing. Check to see how much reception there is before embarking, as you don’t want to be relying on your phone, only to find there is no service. Have a back-up plan, and let everyone know you will be out of contact while you’re there. You don’t want people worrying about you while you’re away. Just make sure you’re aware of whether there will, or won’t be any reception, and that you’re not relying on it too heavily.

A Foreign Country:

Being in a foreign country can be stressful enough even without a lack of reception. Have a look into using your phone overseas before your trip, to make sure you don’t get caught unaware. Without the use of a mobile phone, it can be hard to keep in touch with people while overseas. Payphones and international calls can be expensive, and you don’t want to be having to do this all the time.

Small Towns:

Travelling to small towns can be difficult. Some of them won’t have any phone reception, so it’s important that you’re not relying on it. Be sure to research the places you are going to and find out whether you will be able to use a phone or not. Many small towns won’t have payphones or internet access, so make sure you know what you’re doing.

Anywhere Without Transport:

You don’t want to be stuck somewhere with no public transport. At least with a mobile phone, you could access the internet or call a taxi. But being stuck somewhere without public transport and no phone reception can be a dilemma. Again, it’s important to do your research before your trip.


Travelling requires lots of questions and answers. While in transit, it’s handy to be able to use your phone to access the internet so you can answer any questions you have about your destination. It’s also nice to keep in touch with relatives so that they know everything is okay. Being stuck without phone reception in transit can be annoying and frustrating. So, make sure to do your research and look into alternative ways of contact.

With such a heavy need for mobile phone access, it’s important to keep these things in mind. We rely on technology for several reasons, and can often feel lost without it. For information about using your phone internationally, visit the travelSIM website.

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