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National Geographic Duet/6002 Talk Abroad Unlocked Phone with 1 GB Memory, 2.0 MP Camera, Video, TV, USB, Bluetooth, MicroSD Slot, National Geographic Wallpapers, Ringtones and SIM Card Service--International Version with Warranty


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  • Unlocked tri-band GSM cell phone compatible with 900/1800/1900 frequencies; includes international prepaid SIM card for GSM phones with low calling rates
  • Dual SIM card capability--add an additional line to complement the National Geographic Talk Abroad Service
  • One phone number in all destinations (UK phone number provided); can add optional second SIM card for local calling
  • Provides coverage in more than 150 countries, with unlimited free incoming calls in over 80 countries
  • 30 minutes of initial call credit to the United States; includes voice mail, text messaging, and 24/7, U.S.-based customer support

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 3 inches
  • Weight: 1.2 pounds
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.2 x 3 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0021L9JEO
  • Item model number: Duet / 6002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,131,205 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Product Description

The National Geographic Talk Abroad "Duet" Travel Phone is essentially two phones in one! The phone features a dual SIM mechanism that allows you have 2 SIM cards in your phone simultaneously – any country's local SIM card and the included National Geographic Talk Abroad Travel SIM card. The Talk Abroad SIM offers low international rates and free incoming calls in 60 of the world's most popular destinations. Why pay exorbitant rates for incoming and outgoing calls from other providers when you can enjoy better service at substantially lower rates? Whether you are a frequent business traveler, or a tourist seeking a reliable yet affordable cell phone solution, the National Geographic "Duet" Travel Phone covers you in more than 160 countries. The Talk Abroad service is a prepaid solution, so there are no contracts to sign or monthly bills – ever!

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The unlocked National Geographic Talk Abroad Duet Travel Phone can carry two SIM cards, so if you want two phone numbers, you no longer need to carry two phones. An ideal companion for frequent international travelers, the dual SIM mechanism allows you have two SIM cards in your phone simultaneously, so you can enjoy the same service of a local SIM card as well as the included National Geographic Talk Abroad SIM Card. Because the Talk Abroad service is a prepaid solution, there are no contracts to sign or monthly bills--ever. It includes 30 minutes of initial call credit to the United States from many popular destinations, and it's easy to recharge or add time to the Talk Abroad SIM by calling customer service 7 days a week.



With dual SIM card capability, the National Geographic Duet lets you take two phone numbers with you everwhere you travel.
This unlocked cell phone can be used with a GSM network service provider and it provides tri-band connectivity (900/1800/1900 MHz). Other features include Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree devices, a built-in analog TV receiver, FM radio, two embedded VGA-quality cameras for photos and video capture, and preloaded wallpapers, ringtones, and National Geographic Channel video content. This phone also comes with a 1 GB MicroSD memory card.

The Talk Abroad Duet Travel Phone offers the following features:

  • U.K.-based phone number
  • Unlimited free incoming calls in more than 60 countries
  • Low competitive outgoing rates (see the rate calculator to learn about incoming and outgoing rates for your territory)
  • $0.25 service charge per minute for calls to a cell phone or other National Geographic Travel Phone user
  • Prepaid service--no bills, contracts, or hidden fees
  • One phone number in all destinations
  • Voice mail, text messaging, and 24/7, U.S. based customer support
  • Easy to check your call credit 24/7
  • Easy to add talk time
  • Uses the same GSM technology that over 200 countries around the world use.

Rates:

  • Call-to-cell surcharge: $0.25 / min
  • Text-messaging (SMS): Incoming: FREE! Outgoing: $0.60 / msg.
  • Rates subject to change.
  • Outgoing base rates vary depending on the points of origination and the destination of calls (see the rate calculator)
  • It is possible to call countries not listed in the calculator.
  • Billing increments: 60 seconds
  • VAS = Recharge, Balance Inquiry & Voicemail access

Frequently Asked Questions

Activating Your Service: Simply make a call in order to activate your National Geographic Talk Abroad SIM Card. Your service is valid for 12 months from the day of activation. Please note that while the service does work in North America (in areas with GSM coverage), the service is intended for use overseas and therefore, placing a call from your handset in North America is expensive.

Your Phone Number: You will have a UK phone number, regardless of where you are traveling. Your phone number will be clearly marked on the packaging.

Checking Your Credit: You may check your credit at any time by dialing 187 on your handset. This is a free service. You will receive a text message with your current credit. You will also receive your balance total on the phone screen after each call notifying you of your current credit.

Recharging Your SIM Card: You can add talk time at any time--along with your purchase as well as prior to and during your trip. Simply call Cellular Abroad 24/7 on our toll free number and we will immediately add talk time for you using your account information already on file or an alternative credit card. Additional call credit is $29, which equals 30 minutes of talk time for most popular destinations. Each time you add call credit or "recharge" your account, you will extend your service life for an additional 12 months from the date of the recharge. Previous call credit will accumulate to your new call credit.

Making and Receiving Calls: When you make a call, charges begin only when the other party answers the call or if the call goes to voicemail. Outgoing and incoming call charges, where applicable, are based on 60-second intervals.

Voicemail: Your voicemail is already activated. You can access your voicemail system from your handset. (It's the cost of a call to the UK.) From your handset, you dial a 3-digit number as per our instructions and follow the prompts to listen to messages. You will receive a text message alerting you of any new voicemails.

PLEASE NOTE: Voicemail will only pick up under the following circumstances--when the phone is on but not answered, when the line is busy (phone is in use) or when the phone is switched off.

SMS: You can send and receive SMS text messages from your National Geographic Talk Abroad SIM Card. However, neither we nor any carrier can guarantee that you will always be able to send and receive SMS messages in all circumstances and in all countries. SMS text messages are free to receive and are $0.60 to send, regardless of the country.

  Is This a Call Back Type of Service? If you purchase the National Geographic Talk Abroad Travel Phone, the calls go through seamlessly and there is no call back. If you rent a phone or purchase a stand alone SIM card, there is a call back feature. What this means is that when you place an outgoing call, the phone will ring and you will need to press a key to respond as if someone were calling you. Why does this occur? When you place a call, your phone is actually sending a text message to the number and when the call is connected, it notifies the caller by ringing back.

How Do I Dial To/From My National Geographic Talk Abroad Phone? To dial to your phone from a US or Canada phone, dial 011-44 and then the number (011 is to get an international line and 44 is the country code for the UK, which the service is based out of). To dial from your National Geographic phone, if you have purchased the National Geographic Talk Abroad Travel Phone package, dial the country code followed by the area code and the phone number (ex. 1-212-555-1212). If you purchased just the SIM card or are renting a phone, you will need to dial 00 followed by the country code, area code and phone number.

Destinations where Talk Abroad can receive Incoming Calls
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria*
American Samoa*
Andorra
Angola*
Anguilla (U.K.)*
Antigua/Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba (Netherlands)
Ascension
Australia*
Austria*
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain*
Bangladesh
Barbados*
Belarus
Belgium*
Belize
Benin*
Bermuda (U.K.)*
Bhutan*
Bolivia*
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Botswana*
Brazil
British Virgin Islands (U.K.)
Brunei*
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso*
Burundi*
Cambodia
Cameroon*
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands (U.K.)*
Central African Republic*
Chad*
Chile
China
Christmas Islands (Australia)
Cocos Islands*
Colombia
Congo*
Cook Islands (New Zealand)
Costa Rica*
Croatia*
Cuba
Cyprus*
Czech Republic*
Denmark*
Diego Garcia (U.K.)*
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt*
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Faeroe Islands (Denmark)
Falkland Islands (U.K.)
Fiji
Finland*
France*
French Guiana (France)
French Polynesia
Gabon*
Gambia
Georgia*
Germany*
Ghana*
Gibraltar (U.K.)
Greece*
Greenland
Grenada*
Guadeloupe (France)
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea*
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong (China)
Hungary*
Iceland*
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland*
Isle Of Man (U.K.)*
Israel*
Italy*
Jamaica*
Jordan*
Kazakhstan
Kenya*
Kiribati
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan*
Laos
Latvia*
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania*
Luxembourg*
Macau (China)
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi*
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali*
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique (France)
Mauritania*
Mauritius
Mayotte (France)
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova*
Monaco
Mongolia*
Montenegro
Montserrat (U.K.)*
Morocco
Mozambique*
Myanmar/Burma
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal*
Netherlands*
Netherlands Antilles (U.K.)*
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger*
Nigeria*
Niue (New Zealand)
Norfolk Island (U.K.)
North Korea
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway*
Oman*
OnAir In-Flight Service*
Pakistan
Palau
Palestinian Areas (Israel)
Panama
Papau New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland*
Portugal*
Puerto Rico (U.S.)*
Qatar*
Réunion (France)
Rodriguez Island
Romania*
Russia
Rwanda*
Samoa
San Marino*
Sao Tome & Principe
Saudi Arabia*
Senegal*
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia*
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa*
Spain*
Sri Lanka
St. Helena (U.K.)
St. Kitts & Nevis*
St. Lucia*
St. Vincent & The Grenadines*
St.-Pierre & Miquelon (France)
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland*
Sweden*
Switzerland
Syria*
Taiwan
Tajikistan*
Tanzania*
Thailand
Thuraya
Togo
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey*
Turkmenistan*
Turks & Caicos Islands (U.K.)
Tuvalu
U.S. Virgin Islands
Uganda*
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates*
United Kingdom*
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan*
Vanautu
Vatican*
Venezuela
Vietnam*
Wallis & Futuna Islands
Yemen*
Zambia*
Zimbabwe
* = Free Incoming while at this destination.

Customer Reviews

Great convenience having the dual SIM card slot.
S. Harrison
I was unable to get any information from the service about the account and when I could get to the website it didn't help.
P. J. Morrow
There is not one single picture or illustration in the entire manual.
Dan Harrington

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A. Harris on June 23, 2009
I ordered this phone for a 2 week trip around Europe! I have to say that the phone worked like a charm...the best part of the phone is the fact that it is a dual SIM phone. I was able to carry my international SIM and my t-mobile SIM in the same phone no problem. Granted the phone is from china, but come on what phones out there aren't from that part of the world. Reception was fine and switching out SIMs was no problem. The keys are a little small, but one can adjust once they have played with the phone for a while. Overall the phone worked great and I will use it again on my next trip out of the country.
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I got the National Geographic Travel Phone as I really wanted the dual SIM feature. I travel to Italy a lot and have friends there who need to call me on my Italian SIM card yet I want people in the US to be able to call me on my US number. What I do is to transfer my regular US cell phone number to the US number included with the phone. This costs a quarter per minute - which is better than $0.99 per minute plus tax (so $1.25 more or less) with my T-Mobile phone. And, in the other SIM slot, I just put my Uno Mobile Italian SIM card in. For me, this worked great. Sure, besides that, the phone doesn't have the feature that my Blackberry has - which cost $300 with a 2 year contract but, this allows me to save a bundle and not have to carry two phones around.
One thing that is an added plus of this phone is that it has a long pull out antenna. I go to remote places in Sicily where nobody can get reception - except me. In fact, a couple of Italian friends who have houses in these areas asked me to pick them up one of these. Regarding some of the other comments on the manual, it is true - not well written. I usually don't read them anyway plus, while it may be in "Chinglish," it doesn't take a genius to figure out what they are trying to say.
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The reason I purchased this phone was for a trip around Europe. The service offered unlimited free incoming calls anywhere in Europe. Last year, with T-Mobile, my bill was $2000 for a 6 week trip - and I was trying to be careful! This year my bill was about $200 and I certainly was less cautious in using my cell phone. The trick is to have people call you back plus, for the country I was in the majority of the time (which was France), I just purchased a French SIM card online. Great convenience having the dual SIM card slot. The phone also features a TV which I actually used a few times to brush up on my French. While my usual phone, a Nokia, in the US is certainly of better quality, I also paid 500 dollars for it.

I called customer service twice as I couldn't complete my calls. The people I talked to were professional and helpful. Turns out I was dialing incorrectly. My next trip takes me to Africa where T-Mobile quoted me up to $5.00 a minute while my new National Geographic phone offers free incoming calls. I would call this a no brainer acquisition and quite honestly, I am suprised anyone would want to use their US service while traveling abroad.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Monchin on June 25, 2009
I took this phone with me to Europe and I was able to use it in France, Denmark and the Czech Republic. Because I have business clients I was able to also pick up a local SIM card in each country and give my clients local phone numbers, a huge help and much better than carrying two phones or swapping out SIM cards every time I want to check my voicemail. If you can forgo the issues with the phone menu and don't need a phone for anything other than talking to people while overseas, it's great. The service it comes with is pretty good, really the main advantage is the free incoming calls... my friends used calling cards to call me from home because it's a UK number but that made it cheap for them and free for me.
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