Swap Your SIM Card to Avoid Overseas Roaming Charges
Jun 02, 2009 15:43
If you've ever made a cellphone call while overseas, or read anything about "international roaming," you know it's a pound of flesh for each precious minute. CNET explains in depth how to swap your phone's SIM card for cheaper calls.
It only applies to GSM-powered phones—in the U.S., that's mainly AT&T and T-Mobile models. And, depending on where you're going, it may or may not make sense to go through the effort of obtaining, and activating, a new SIM chip just to make a few "I miss you" calls back home, rather than just obtaining a phone card. But for longer vacations or business trips, CNET's FAQ-style post on SIM swapping is really informative. Here's the lowdown on whether to get an unlocked SIM online and ahead of time, or buy it at a cellular store when you arrive:
Pros: Local SIM cards offer the best rate for local calls. You will have a local phone number in the country in which you are traveling, which will make it inexpensive for local people to call you.
Cons: If you don't order one online, you have to spend precious vacation time and effort looking for a store to buy a SIM card. The instructions and prompts to set up and use the service are in the local language.
Got any SIM tips for your fellow travelers? By all means, drop them off in the comments.
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