Good news for those who own a dual SIM smartphone; the time that you have to worry about the roaming charges has passed!
Even if you have not experienced it yourself, I am sure you have at some point heard of the horror case in which people received a phone bill of horrendous amount after they came back from an overseas vacation.
A few years back, the Pocket Wifi was the choice of many who travel with their family or a group of friends, for you can share the wifi and the cost of the device. However, if you are going solo, the deal may not sound as good.
So getting a prepaid data SIM card is the best way you can save your roaming charges while travelling! Especially when you get a dual SIM smartphone now, you don’t have to worry that you may miss important messages coming from your original SIM card!
You may wonder, how does that save a lot of money? The trick lies in the use of SNS apps on smartphones and unlimited data SIM card!
First, you will have to make sure you get a SIM card with unlimited data over the number of days you are travelling. You may purchase the SIM card either online or in the country you are travelling to, just make sure you get a SIM card that you can use right away when you landed at the airport. Usually there are multiple local telecom service company having counters at the airport, so you can purchase your data SIM card right away. However, it is important to note that these counters are not 24-hours at work, and their price may not be of the best deal. Therefore, it is important for you to do sufficient research online before starting your journey.
Now that you get your data SIM card, you will need to install SNS apps that include calling function. The most common ones are namely Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and WeChat. These apps not only has the option for you to text your friends, but also offer you the phone call option, and even face time. However, it will certainly use up a lot of your data, hence you need a SIM card that has UNLIMITED data. Make sure the person you are trying to contact also has the apps you are using, or else this method won’t work.
An extra tip for you is that, not all of these data SIM cards allow you to share data with your friends. So if you intend to use your dual SIM smartphone as a substitute for Pocket Wifi, check with the seller first!
Hope this tip works for you! If you have any other travelling tips to share, leave a comment 😀