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Stay connected Overseas and 3 ways to Save Money on Overseas Calls

When it comes to staying connected during travel to a foreign country, you must have money savvy ways to accommodate your financial needs. However, most often people struggle between expensive hotels, airfare, food cost and other traveling expenses, as well as, this additional cost of staying connected overseas! So, is there any way to save money on overseas connection? Is the only way to save money on connection could be to avoid connection with your friends and family, while traveling? Well, you don’t have to worry any longer! There are few ways through which you can save money when staying connected that won’t empty your financial resources when you want to call your family from a far away place!

Why not simple roaming charges? If you have, ever, used the overseas roaming services, you would know the answer to this question. An average roaming package by the companies would mount your international call charges and you may have to suffer high costs of around $1000 or more. Moreover, you may also have to bear the data costs that may give a hard time to your budget because they can go up to around $20,480 or more for few gigabytes. Therefore, you need to search for more economical ways of using internet surfing and overseas calling.

How to Save Your Money on Overseas Calls? One of the ways is to go for some economical international call packages that are pre-paid and may come along rented SIM cards. Such packages or call plans can prove to be highly beneficial in saving your money. For these rented SIM cards, you may require a cellular phone that is compatible with them. The rented SIM cards, cellular phones and VoIP packages can, certainly, save you a lot of money but they also have some disadvantages.



There are a number of carriers that offer their customers a low calling rate and special international call packages. You need to make sure that your cellular phone would work overseas. There are two basic cell phone systems: GSM and CDMA. Make sure that yours is compatible in the region you are heading to.

The other option is to rent SIM cards and save your precious money. These rented SIM cards are very cheaper and affordable than roaming option. All the handsets by At&T and T-Mobiles are compatible with SIM cards, however, Verizon and Sprint have only a small range of phones that enable SIM cards.

Voice over internet Protocol Service is another affordable option for travelers. You can also make use of this service. Vonage and Skype are few services that offer such easily affordable and cheap ways of communication with your friends, family or co-workers from foreign countries. This method of communication is gaining more popularity and approval in the general public, as it is more economical than any other option. However, these services obviously require an internet connection.

Mobile hotspots and rental phones are also two of the ways to save a lot of money. Now, international call packages by your carrier are compatible with your cellular device but are comparatively costly. On other hand, VoIp requires internet connection and Rental SIM cards force you to use a different number. So far, mobile hotspots seem to be the most suitable option for you because they enable you to use your smartphone and laptop, as well as, VoIP service. The end choice is, still, yours; make a money savvy decision!

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