If you're a frequent traveller, rules and regulations which these companies implement will take a significant toll on your wallet, never mind the high international roaming rates.
Here are just a few issues you might encounter when travelling with a mainstream carrier:
With postpaid international roaming plans, you never know what you're going to be charged at the end.
You're given a vague price per minute or per some amount of cell phone data, but it's very difficult to estimate what the final bill would look like.
On the contrary, Pond Mobile provides single-charge plans and gives you a precise amount you're going to be paying monthly upfront.
International roaming charges heavily depend on the location of travel.
If you're using a traditional carrier, you're most definitely going to receive a drastically different bill depending on the destination you're travelling to.
Plans that cover data and voice in Mexico or Canada tend to be much cheaper than the ones you'd need for Europe or Asia - moreover, they will offer you data with very small limits, and it's unrealistic to expect that you'll manage just fine with 200 MB.
In comparison, with Pond Mobile you're looking at the same exact price in 200+ countries for unlimited high-speed data.
There's rarely an international roaming option for unlimited data and unlimited calls.
The absolute majority of cell phone carriers only provide you with a number of certain data and call packages (200MB, 1GB and so forth), and no unlimited data roaming. After you've exceeded this amount, you're going to have to pay extra, usually at way less favourable rates.
However, Pond Mobile has got you covered: our services include unlimited data and calls at consistently high speeds (3G/LTE), with no additional or hidden charges over what you're paying for the cell phone plan.
After you've exceeded your data limit, with traditional cell phone carriers you're going to only have access to 2G.
Often times when the set limit of data you're receiving on prepaid international roaming plans is exceeded, data speed will be limited to 2G, and you're either going to have to deal with it or pay more to top up and have 3G.
On the contrary, Pond Mobile provides unlimited data that's consistently high-speed (3G/LTE) - you're not going to be punished for overusing data or have to make do with 2G.