International Phone Plans vs Local Carriers: What To Choose?
Firs of all, it is relatively complicated in a lot of countries to buy a local sim card.
In order to buy a local sim-card, as a traveler, you usually have to go through the procedure of registration. The procedure might demand proof of residence or charge you some extra fees. Therefore, it is much better to have international phone card in global phone plan rather than trying to buy a local sim card.
Another point - you may be negatively surprised when you see your roaming bill.
Why There Is No Point In Using A Local Carrier?
Here are 2 main reasons, from the practical point of view why international phone plans are the best option for travelers.
Quite expensive roaming fees for data.
Using data might be particularly important for you in terms of security and even just convenience. Commonly, a regular roaming plan includes some data to be spent. However, the roaming fees for data might be extremely high (about 20 $ per megabyte).
Here come a positive alternative - international phone plans with their pleasant and advantageous offers. For example, you can find phone plans with unlimited data worldwide, or phone plans with unlimited use of social media.
With international phone plans, you can be sure that your international roaming bill will not cost you a fortune!
Receiving voice calls while roaming is considerably costly.
Having a regular roaming plan means you pay a lot of money for international voice calls.
Even more, don't forget that you may also be charged for the international leg of a call made to your mobile.
Although, when you have a Pond Mobile international roaming plan, you will not have to worry about voice calls as they are already included in a fixed monthly fee. Plus, with our VIP Plan you will be able to make unlimited international calls.
It is clearly seen that international phone plans provide many opportunities and is perfectly convenient for international travelers in comparison to any local sim roaming plans.
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