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Travelling to the United States? Explora’s Smartphone Rental Service Answers the Call

May 3, 2014 Gadgets No Comments Email Email

Explora ( today announced the availability of its smartphone rental service for international travellers visiting the United States (U.S.). For a flat-rate of $8 per day, Explora’s communication and travel guide solution eliminates the complexities and high costs associated with international roaming.

Explora delivers the latest generation smartphones (Google Nexus 5), which include unlimited nationwide calling, text messaging and 4G data. Each Explora smartphone includes special travel offers and benefits from more than 40 pre-loaded apps that make-up Explora’s “Ultimate Travel Companion” service.

Pre-loaded apps include Facebook, Google Maps, Skype, Expedia, TripAdvisor and Yelp, and the first special offer is from Taxi Magic, where Explora customers receive $10 off their first cab fare. For a full list of pre-loaded apps, visit:

“I’ve been fortunate enough to travel the world and the #1 issue is always communication and navigation. Explora solves these problems through a convenient and cost-effective smartphone rental service,” said Raj Patel, founder and CEO of Explora. “We believe global communication and data connectivity should be ubiquitous for travellers, which is why we started Explora — a company created by travellers for travellers.”

Sent directly to a specified hotel or residential address in the U.S., Explora is waiting for travellers when they arrive. Upon departure, they simply return the device by pre-paid return envelope.

According to Juniper Research*, roaming globally will account for $57 billion in revenue for telecommunications companies this year, and that number is expected to rise to $90 billion by 2018. About one-third of those revenues are derived from data roaming fees, rising to 50 percent over the next four years.

“That’s a lot of money coming straight out of a traveller’s pocket,” added Patel. “Valuable dollars Explora saves travellers that could be used to enjoy their visit in the U.S. or even plan for their next trip.”

International travellers visiting the United States can reserve an Explora smartphone by visiting

*Juniper Research:


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