As travelers, we’re always on the lookout for ways to save money on the road. One of the biggest unforeseen expenses for people traveling through multiple countries on a single trip is using their mobile phone abroad. While traveling through a different country you’ll understandably want to be able to use your phone. How do you do this in a cost-effective manner? The sheer number of options available can be overwhelming at times.
First, you need to ask yourself what you’re going to be using your phone for.
– Do you want to be able to call your friends and family back home?
– Do you want to check Facebook, Twitter and your email as you’re traveling?
– Do you want to be able to keep in contact with friends you’ve made on the road?
Our first step is to recommend that you call your friends and family back home with Skype and a Wi-Fi connection. Regardless of which phone and SIM card combination you’re using you’ll be making an international call and these can be extremely pricey.