What is it?
A SIM card mosaic, of course. While we don’t have a SIM card from every country we’ve visited over the last two years, we certainly have a growing collection.
More evidence that we are gadget and equipment junkies? Not really.
Mobile phone SIM cards are practical. Most cost between $5-$10 and often include equivalent credit for making phone calls and sending SMSs (text messages). Within seconds of popping one into our unlocked mobile phone, we are equipped with a local phone number and able to call guest houses and coordinate dinner plans with locals. Cheap and easy.
The exception? The United States. During our last visit in 2006, we searched high and low to find a reasonably priced pre-paid SIM card. Eventually we did; it set us back $15. Although we doubt it still works, we’ll take it with us to New York this week and we’ll see if we can bring it back to life.
If not, we’ll be on the hunt again…to add to our collection.