While reading this great article someone shared on LinkedIn, I was so alarmed when I read the astronomically high numbers that I knew I had to share it. Whether you are an event planner or not, travel for business or pleasure, pay attention to your cell phone bills! The roaming charge horror stories are a solid reminder of that. In addition there are some great tips on how to avoid these charges. The one I didn't realize: Switch your device to "Airplane" mode to turn off wireless devices but still pick up free Wi-Fi.
This situation is so intense that in Australia & New Zealand it's become a legal issue, as discussed in this article