Going abroad on a foreign trip is a dream of everyone. But, while planning a trip, one concern is roaming charges on your mobile phone. If you make a phone call from abroad or receive a call from a relative or friend, it turns out to be expensive your trip starts to make a hole in your pocket. Therefore, it is necessary that you find out international roaming charges before going abroad. It is imperative that you choose the right plan.
Jio, Vodafone, and Airtel all offer international roaming packs. Jio offers customized international roaming packs to its users. you can buy a plan according to the country you are traveling. Vodafone-Idea also offers such plans. Speaking of Airtel’s international roaming packs, its plans start from 133 rupees. Vodafone-Idea’s one-day roaming pack starts at Rs 599… Similarly, Jio’s roaming pack starts from 499 rupees Plans with unlimited incoming calls and different data packs start at an average of 3,000-4,000 rupees.
Now we will tell you why roaming plans are so expensive.
The telecom network whose SIM you take is not present abroad. So you are shifted to the local operator’s network. The roaming network, i.e. the local telecom operator, can set roaming charges arbitrarily. At the same time, it is also determined by the laws of the country you are travelling to. For this reason, you have to pay more money for international roaming packs.
Therefore, one should buy a pack by keeping travel duration in mind. You can buy packs from one day to 90 days. Telecom companies also provide the facility of top-ups, so if the data ends suddenly, you can top up immediately.”
Now we will tell you how can you reduce roaming costs.
Some applications or features continue to accumulate data in the background of your phone without your knowledge. You must check this or you may have to pay for this. Therefore, it is important that you find out such auto-update or data-cumulating apps before going on a foreign trip. You must disable this feature. Before leaving on a foreign trip, research well for the most cost-effective options. Compare international roaming packs to choose the plan that is right for you. Wherever possible, use Wi-Fi hotspots to make audio, video calls, and all necessary bookings.
For messaging, you can use messaging apps like WhatsApp or Telegram to avoid heavy SMS charges. Download maps or essential apps beforehand. Disable automatic app updates and syncing. These can consume a lot of data. In addition to this, if you want to avoid expensive roaming charges, you can buy a local SIM card. You can also take a travel SIM card. A travel SIM card is a prepaid international SIM that provides data, talk time, and SMS services in many countries.”
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