When traveling from the USA to Europe staying in touch with friends and family can be very expensive. But there are a number of ways to make phone calls without spending the bank using new technology that makes life easier.
Here are five ways to keep roaming charges under control, while you stay connected with smartphones and tablets:
I love using Facetime on my iPad mini, but it requires Wi-Fi and once connected I can chat with friends from the beach in the Bahamas or a café in Paris!
Get an unlocked phone to use with different carriers like a verykool SL5000 Quantum with 4 G LTE support and add a local SIM card that you may purchase from a carrier in London for example. This will allow you to receive calls while you’re in the UK.
You may want to get an unlocked phone with dual SIM card capability like the verykool s505 so that you don’t miss calls from home. This allows you to use your cell phone to receive calls from the USA and add a second SIM card to make local calls.
If you’re looking to save space in your travel bag, pick up a Phablet like the verykool s5510 Juno. It’s like having a mobile phone and tablet all in one. You can take high quality photos and even look at documents while on the go with the 5.5 inch screen. Since the s5510 is unlocked, you can also put in a local SIM card and make personal and business calls while traveling in another country.
You can also purchase an inexpensive mobile phone with prepaid minutes from a local carrier when in Europe for example. But be sure to use all of your minutes because they will expire within a year of purchase and use of the phone.
Disclosure: I have both the verykool SL5000 and the s5510 Juno for travel compliments of the company for review.