The concept of phone renting is pretty foreign to most people. In the western world, most everyone has a personal cellphone. I have actually seen preschoolers with their own iPhones. So in an age where cell phones are easy to acquire and can be cheap to use, why would anyone have a need to rent a cellphone?
Get these two things – female and taxi – and see what happens when a girl is at the wheel.
My advice – dont break her. Just make sure she’s able to handle all the way in.
Here is a brief list to explain the reasons someone many need to rent a cellphone.
While here in the United States you can find cellular signal in most places, the same is not true for the rest of the world. When traveling internationally, the mobile ability as well as mobile network is going to vary substantially depending on where you are. Meaning your phone may work while you are at home on your local network, but when you travel to another country, your phone is not going to be able to pick up on their local network.
Having a cell phone internationally can be a lifesaver. If you are traveling for business, you may need to easily get ahold of your contacts there. Maybe you are having trouble locating your hotel or you have gotten lost. Having a cell phone on hand for those situations could save you quite a bit of headache.
2. Traveling in the middle of nowhere:
Anyone who as ever wandered through the wildness will know that you immediately lose phone reception once you hit that tree cover. While hiking and backpacking tech-free can be liberating, it can also be dangerous. If you are hiking far away from civilization and in an unpopulated area, it can be risking to not have the ability to contact anyone if you were to get into trouble. Either injury or loss of direction can terrify even the most skilled hiker.
Fortunately, if you are hiking in the great outdoors, you can rent a satellite phone. Instead of relying on cell towers, a satellite phone literally uses a satellite in space to triangulate your call. With this, should you have an emergency, you will be able to seek the needed help. And since satellite phones are really not something you would need on a daily basis, and they are incredibly bulky, it would be far better to rent a satellite phone for a day or weekend excursion rather than purchase one.
If you are in an unstable living situation or you are on the verge of moving and relocating, you may not want the commitment of a standard cell phone and plan. Locking yourself into a contract that you will have to break is very expensive, as would be buying a phone that would be virtually unusable to you on another network. For those short-term situations, renting a phone may be a good idea for you.
Renting a phone on a temporary basis will give you a contact number for friends, family, and even business contacts to get ahold of you. If you are doing job interviews, having a mobile phone will give you the accessibility of speaking with your potential employers right when they call instead of playing phone tag. It can also make you come off as more reliable since you were easy to get ahold of. Not having a phone number while interviewing in a new place can make the job process almost impossible. But, through renting a phone, you will have a number they can use to get ahold of you. Also, saying you are in between phones when interviewing can make you seem like a potential employee who may move around a lot.