Last updated 21 July 2016

Helpful Services to Look Out For In an International Mobile Plan

For some people, when in a new country or a new city, they tend to get a new mobile plan. Choosing a mobile plan for your mobile phone abroad can be pretty easy; as long as you know what services you’re looking for. For most, it’s probably the basic services that’s what’s important— being able to call home and the workplace.

Helpful Services to Look Out For In an International Mobile Plan

You may already be aware of these basic services in a smart phone, but there’s more to these services that you may need to look out for, before purchasing a mobile plan.

Roaming Activation. Roaming is when you use your cell phone in an area other than your home/host country.  The biggest advantage that roaming offers is that you don’t need to buy a new SIM card when abroad, as a roaming SIM card can already be used anytime, anywhere (depending on the its coverage). However, roaming charges can get extremely expensive over time. It’s important to check the rates of your selected carrier before you go abroad. When used responsibly, roaming makes international phone calls convenient and hassle free!

3G/4G Service. The 3G/4G service (depending on your mobile phone) offer users access to data (internet) through the use of a 3G/4G network. The strength of your connection may depend on certain factors, such as your location and the signal strength. With the 3G or 4G service, you don’t have to look for a Wi-Fi area to be able to connect to the internet!

Wi-Fi connectivity. Sometimes, mobile data plans can be costly, especially when the mobile data plan isn’t unlimited, so to save from mobile data expenses, an alternative to getting internet connection on your mobile phone is by using nearby Wi-Fi hotspots. Wi-Fi hotspots offer internet access to anyone, though the use may be charged or free, depending on an establishment.

Your smart phone matched with the perfect international mobile plan can be your best friend, choose widely!

KEYWORDS: Overseas, Roaming, Telecom

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