Best American phone carrier for nomads
A pro-tip for my fellow Americans out there about to start or already embarked on their Nomad adventures. T-Mobile offers unlimited SMS & data in 120 countries for FREE with any of their (already cheap) plans. Even if you’re out of the country full time I recommend it, but it’s even better if you tend to be back home part of the year as well.
You do get bumped to slower 3G speeds, but it’s free and works as soon as you land, which is really helpful, to be connected as soon as you land in an unknown country.