Travelling Overseas With Your Phone Or Tablet – How Not To Get A Huge Bill

So you are about to go overseas with your phone or tablet ( if it has a sim card ) and don’t want to get a huge shock with an enormous bill when you return. Here is what you should do. Phones / Tablets are all about turning off data roaming on your current phone so your apps ( email included in this ) don’t dial out and you don’t access those apps from your “ current sim “and end up in the media with a massive bill due to data charges. First when leaving – On an iOS device – turn off cellular data and data roaming by going into your settings on your phone / tablet  On an Android phone remove the tick from Mobile data which will stop you accessing data over the mobile network. Or put the devices into flight mode  Options For Making Phone Calls… Read More

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What To Do When Taking Your Smartphone / Tablet Overseas

Phones are all about turning off data roaming on your current phone so your apps don’t dial out and you don’t access those apps from your “ current sim “and end up on Today Tonight with a massive phone bill due to data charges. First when leaving – Turn off cellular data Phones need to be unlocked , this needs to be done at least a week before you go Options For Making Phone Calls  Purchase a local sim card in the country you are visiting , then redirect your phone number to your new number Purchase a travel sim from Australia – 3 travel sims that you can get TravelSIM is designed for occasional travellers to swap into their phones while overseas, which means they can’t be contacted via the Australian number. To make a call you dial the number, the phone hangs up and then the TravelSIM service… Read More

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