Before traveling abroad, travelers always tell family and friends that they will be hard to reach because their phones will be spending the trip on airplane mode. While some do this to maximize their vacation experience, most do it to avoid exorbitant data roaming charges. For those looking for a peaceful, communication free, trip that is totally fine. But it is entirely unnecessary for those who are trying to save money. Every major US cell phone carrier has international phone plans that are either included in the basic phone plan, or can be added for an additional fee. Despite the additional fee, they are 100% worth it. Not only do they save money when communication is necessary, but they also make traveling internationally safer. Here are the international phone plans for T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Every traveler should consider contacting their cell provider to make sure their phones will work while abroad.