How it works
TravelSIM works like any other mobile phone service with one difference.
When you dial a number with TravelSIM, your phone will actually ring after a short delay; you simply answer the phone as normal; and you are then connected through to the person who you are trying to call.
(Read that again)
That’s all there is to it!
No long codes to enter!
No tricky number to remember!
No dodgy voice compression making it hard to have a conversation.
It’s simply a different way to establish a call and it makes a BIG difference in price.
TravelSIM – How much will I really save?
We hear this all the time.
“It can’t be that bad, I just won’t use my phone much”.
“I am on a plan and I have $500 included calls so I should be fine to take my normal phone”.
“I’ll just get a SIM card when I am over there.”
Wrong! Wrong! and Not such a good idea.
It is very bad! We had a young girl who came home to a $5500 phone bill after a six week holiday of a life time in Europe. She had to take out a small loan to pay for it.
And guess what. Included calls offered in mobile plans do NOT cover roaming calls.
(If you find a plan that does, please let us know, but we don’t think you ever will).
Getting a local SIM card is a minefield. Assume you do choose a good service, it is only good for the country you are in, what about when you go the next country…Roaming! And the next… Roaming!
Let’s put this in perspective.
You are going to Europe for a six week holiday… Italy, France, UK, Germany, Belgium… A once in a life time trip.
You take your normal phone and say you are careful and keep calls to a minimum.
You might call home once every few days for 10 minutes. Maybe friends and family call you once every few days. You need to make a few calls to book hotels, day trips, taxis, flights etc. You might make 20 minute calls home to family to tell them how much fun you’re having.
Well.. You just spent around $800 on phone calls!
(this is an average of course)
The worst thing is you only get this bill a month or so after your home having spent up big on duty free on the last few days of your holiday.
And what about if there was a crisis at home. You would make way more phone calls. Maybe touch base with work. Changes in your flights. Delays.
With TravelSIM it would have cost $170!
That is a saving of over $600!!
TravelSIM – The mobile phone service for travelers.
Easy to use – you simply purchase the TravelSIM Start-Up Kit which includes a TravelSIM SIM card.
You take your existing SIM card out of your mobile phone and put the TravelSIM in when you travel.
Turn your phone on in any one of 144 countries and TravelSIM will find you a network.
Talk as much as you like… It’s free to receive calls in most countries!
April 09 2008 08:28 pm