When the cannibals of Botswharia are boiling you in their giant cauldron, ready to remove your head from your body in preparation of their Lent feast, you’ll be super bummed that your fancy cellphone died hours before you will. That thing cost $200, and that was with a two year contract, dude!
Take our advice, travel light. Use a phone like the National Geographic Global Cell Phone. It’s a super-cheap, 2G, GSM phone that should work pretty much everywhere on the planet that has GSM coverage. Pick up a local SIM and you’re good to go.
This way, when you fall into the deep crevasse on Kilamanjaro, and your phone smashes to pieces, you won’t be thinking, “Damn, my phone!” Instead, your mind will be clear to scream for help. Not that it’ll do any good.