If you will be traveling internationally on business, there are some important tips to use that will make sure your laptop and cell phone work properly and remain safe during your trip.
First, carry your laptop on the plane instead of checking it with your luggage and keep it with you at all times. Many people are hesitant to do this because it has been reported that airport scanners may harm your computer, but this is not the case. However, do remember to back up your files before you leave just in case your laptop is lost, stolen misplaced.
Next, be sure to book a flight that allows you to use your laptop while in the air. This will help you to get work done and also pass the time during your flight. Some airlines offer seats that have outlets so that you do not need to worry about depleting your battery life while on the plane. A few airlines even offer Internet access on the plane that can be accessed for a fee.
Also, invest in any necessary adaptors before you leave for your trip. Many countries use different types of outlets and therefore it is a good idea to carry adaptors with you as you travel. Although some hotels do offer these as a convenience for guests, there is a chance they could be out of stock or otherwise unavailable.
In addition, make sure that your cell phone will work properly in other countries. Talk to your provider about getting a phone that offers GSM, or Global System for Mobile Communications, which is a frequency that allows you to use your phone in almost every country. However, you may still need to invest in an adaptor for your phone. This information can be found through a quick online search or by checking with your cellular provider.