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After so many years with them glued to our ears, being stuck without your cell phone sucks. Pay phones are getting harder to find (plus, you’ll catch the herp), and pre-paid cell phones require a night of charging before they’re ready to go.

Looking out for forgetful travelers and those of us who just lose crap a lot, Orange France and Bic have partnered to create the Bic phone, a €49 (about $77) re-chargeable candybar phone preloaded with 60 minutes of talk time (And by 60 minutes, they mean 10 minutes – you don’t get the other 50 until you’ve registered the phone.) Once your hour is burned up, you can re-juice via prepaid Mobicarte vouchers obtainable at any Orange retailer.

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