Rented smartphones for tourists offer free international calls and unlimited internet access

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Tourists who don't travel abroad often can sometimes face steep price increases for making phone calls and texts if their tariff doesn't include international minutes and roaming charges come into effect. Bearing this in mind, Hong Kong-based handy is leasing smartphones out to visitors, pre-loaded with free calls, 3G internet access and apps to help them navigate their destination. The service provides an Android smartphone – either a Samsung Galaxy Note or Google Nexus – that can be picked up from Hong Kong International Airport and used in place of their usual device for the duration of the trip. Customers…

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