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Carry Your Mobile With International SIM As an Alternative of Roaming




With various mobile models available in the market, it provides diverse options for people to communicate from anywhere, anytime. While you plan for an outstation trip, you wouldn’t hesitate to carry the same number on your handset. However, you would certainly mind carrying your national number on the same phone during your international trip due to huge roaming charges.

Hence, telecom experts have found an alternative of international roaming wherein the users can take their own mobile phone on their overseas trip. Mobile users can carry a local SIM card of the destination country in their phone before their departure. This saves not only time and energy but also saves on costs. While taking a telecom solution, you can consult with them about the handset compatibility so that the international SIM cards can work on your existing mobile phone.

It is important to use network unlocked handsets with the same handset frequency as supported by the destination network My Update Star. However, if you are among those people who love to use only BlackBerry or iPhone/Smartphone, then you can mention your requirement in advance so that the plans can be customized as per your preference.

BlackBerry Users

The telecom service providers have Blackberry SIM cards wherein travelers can take limited and unlimited plans. In limited plans, the travelers enjoy unlimited BBM and e-mailing, whereas, in unlimited plans, the travelers can also enjoy unlimited browsing.

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Apart from these, there are voice and BlackBerry plans wherein users can also make calls from the destination to the home country. These plans are customized as per ttravelers’convenience to make the best use of their mobile devices during their international trips.

iPhone or other Smartphone Users

iPhone users have the convenience of taking a micro or nano SIM of the destination country before their travel. Usually, telecom companies provide normal SIM cards by default. However, there are micro and nano SIM cards available to meet the requirement of iPhone users. Apart from iPhone, there are other smartphones available in the market. The companies also customize special plans for other smartphones to have easy access to mails and data while they are on the go.

If your work also demands a lot of traveling, you can also consult with one of the telecom experts about the variety of plans available and choose the plan that fits your international communication needs. The experts will educate you about the dialing instructions, get started, troubleshooting steps, and other value-add services. Also, provide you hand-outs for reference during the trip. The author is working with an international roaming service provider in India. His company also provides Blackberry SIM cards to travelers visiting abroad and their BlackBerry cell phones.




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