Guest Author: Darren Wilson
Nowadays, people cannot live without their mobile devices. You can quickly get in touch with your friends, relatives and business associates with mobile phones. For business, having a mobile phone allows you to reach your colleagues, suppliers, clients and other stakeholders. However, when you have to travel abroad either for work or leisure, you can opt to activate your mobile network’s roaming services.
Activating your roaming service may result in an expensive phone bill. Luckily, you can minimize your phone bill with international sim cards such as a USA Sim Card when you are planning to travel to another country. Here are some of the advantages of having a USA Sim Card.
Travel sim cards are compatible with almost any type of GSM mobile device that requires a sim card. Mobile phones differ in the sizes of sim cards that they accept. Fortunately, sim cards come in three cut sizes, namely: standard sim card, micro sim card, and Nano sim card. Travel sim cards are also pre-activated, which means that you can use them immediately after you land in your country of destination.
You Pay Local Rates
When you purchase a USA sim card for your travel, you will be issued a US mobile number. This means that you only pay the local USA call rates. This is much cheaper than paying international roaming rates when you use your network’s roaming service. Having a USA sim card will allow you to save up some money.
Free Incoming Calls
When you have a travel sim card, you can receive incoming calls without having to worry about costs. The USA sim card comes with unlimited incoming and outgoing calls to US numbers. You can also use it to make phone calls in Australia because the sim comes with unlimited incoming and outgoing calls to Australian landline and mobile numbers.
Another advantage of a USA sim card when travelling to the US is that you get to pay for the calls and data usage that you use. You do not have to worry about hidden charges. USA sim cards give enough data for free to cover all your calls and data usage for the length of your US stay. However, the USA sim card can only be used for a maximum period of 30 days. If you need to stay longer than 30 days you can always bring extra USA sim cards with you.
Better than Local Sim Card
Although you may opt to purchase a local sim card once you land in the US, it might not be such a good idea. That’s because some stores may require you to provide proof of residency to purchase a local sim card. With a USA sim card, you immediately know the number you are going to be using once you land in the US. You can already let your friends and relatives know of your US number. When you purchase a local sim card from the US, your friends in Australia will have to pay international rates when they want to get in contact with you while you are away.
So always prepare before leaving for the US, purchase one or two USA sim cards so that you can still be reached by your loved ones even when you are travelling.