Unlocking your phone before you travel will benefit you in many ways such as avoiding expensive roaming charges.
What is phone unlocking? Unlocking your cell phone allows you to switch to any service provider using the same mobile device. A “locked” device is restricted to use the SIM card from the original carrier. That means when you are traveling with a “locked” device, you will not be able to switch to an international SIM card. When you unlock your device, the phone does not restrict you from using the original SIM card that your phone came with from your carrier. Instead, you can simply purchase a SIM card wherever you are in your travels. Simply insert that local SIM card and you can use their service just like if you were a local there! You can purchase a pre-paid plan where you can add minutes or data as you wish. Otherwise, for extended stays, you can also get a monthly plan from any local carrier at your destination! Being able to use an international SIM card can save you from the cost of expensive roaming charges and travel add-on plans from your original carrier. Android Central has a great article with great examples and details about having your phone unlocked!
. To most people, it is very important for them to have a mobile device with a data plan. This makes sure they can capture and share every moment while travelling abroad. Having access to data instantly also allows you to stay active on your social media feeds. Lastly, if you are travelling to a foreign country, remember to download a translator app! No expensive roaming charges. No travel pack fees. No hassle with your local carrier. Simply swap SIM cards as you wish. Do you have any other tips on avoiding expensive roaming charges? Let us know in the comments below!
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