Friday, March 15, 2013

Gadget of the Week - MaxWest 4200 Dual-SIM Phone

This gadget isn't for everyone. BUT, if you travel internationally (e.g. Canada, Mexico, Europe etc), this phone might be of interest. First of all, it's unlocked, meaning that it works with any GSM carrier (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint etc). Second, it has two SIM slots. That means that it can have two phone numbers, one on one network and one on another. This is very useful when you travel internationally as you can buy a local pay-as-you-go SIM card and then make cheap local calls. BUT, you won't miss any important calls or text messages from your home country as your "home" number will still be active. Plus, you'll still have all your apps, contacts, calendars etc as it's your own phone.

One of customers recommended this phone (she loves it), and also the Net10 plan. Their family Plan is $50 per month with no contract, unlimited voice, unlimited data and no activation fee. I can't speak to their coverage, but our customer said that it was very good. Maybe at $179.95 it's worth thinking about.