This tip can apply to anyone that will ever be travelling outside of the country for any reason, not just international traveller’s arriving in Las Vegas for Electric Daisy Carnival. ProTip #75 covered the topic of not expecting cell phone service while you’re at the festival but you’ll get it everywhere else in the city and it can become very expensive.
Depending on your plan the only thing that MIGHT be included is text messaging.
Unless you’re a global traveller you probably don’t have a plan that includes anything else like phone calls and data roaming. The rates will vary depending on your carrier but the one thing that will cost you the most is data. One day of surfing Facebook or looking at this site for a pool party while roaming could end up costing you more than you paid for your ticket.
What do you do if you want full service? Find the local convenient store when you land and purchase a prepaid phone. For those with a smart phone you can look into buying a prepaid sim card. Not all phones are compatible though so do your research.
About the ProTips: I’ve been counting down the days until Electric Daisy Carnival with a tip a day until the day of the festival. There’ll be more to come after this one and you can view ALL of them here.