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Long Distance Communication

The biggest mistake people make when traveling Abroad is using the data on their phone, either on purpose or on accident. Extra charges can be ridiculous, even if you just have your data on for a minute. Instead, try these tricks to cheaply communicate with people back home. Plus, be able to browse the web and Upload Photos.

1. Buy a local SIM card. You will be charged normal data rates for calls and messaging in that region. Make sure to look into what those rates will be before you get there as they may be different than you're used to. This option will not be as helpful if you are traveling alone and won't have any communication locally.

2. Invest in a portable WiFi device. Having access to social media makes any trip easier. You can communicate with your family and friends and upload photos from your trip.

3. Make use of Skype. Not only is it a free way to call back home, but being able to see a persons face can help alleviate homesickness.

4. Use WhatsApp when you have access to WiFi. This alternate messaging system can be downloaded on any type of smartphone and does not go through SMS so you don't have to worry about your messaging fees.

5. Make sure to go through your apps and turn any retrieving services, such as email, from automatic to manual. This will help avoid data roaming charges.

6. If you are worried about your smartphone getting wet at the beach or getting stolen in the bustling city consider buying a prepaid TracFone. They are pretty cheap and you can pay as go without worrying about a service plan. This option is pretty stress-free because you don't have to worry the whole time about your smartphone settings being correct so that you don't get overcharged. However, make sure you know the policy that you chose for the phone and ask about its use abroad before purchasing.

Thanks for listening!




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