When you are travelling around, no matter where in the world you go, you will always need to call back home. Whether it’s family, friends, your significant other, or even to send your voice to the pet dog, finding the cheapest and best quality way to call overseas is important.
There are many options available to you, but some cost a small fortune. For that reason, you need to do your research well ahead of time. The good news is that the Internet has certainly made keeping in touch with loved ones across the world so much easier than ever before, but you don’t always have to have an online connection to be connected; sometimes we can’t find Wi-Fi, and sometimes the Wi-Fi isn’t working – for that reason there are other options too.
You will find international calling companies to be great use when you are travelling, and Nobel Com is a great one to check out. For this, you don’t have to have a sim card, unlike many other countries, because you will simply be given an access number, allowing you to make your important call from your own phone, using your own, original sim. All you need to do is head online, choose whether you want a calling card, to use the app, or you want to use a pre-paid cell recharge, pick your country and the country you are wanting to call to, and away you go!
If you have a cell phone package with a calling company back home, always remember to turn off your data roaming when you are travelling. Most companies these days impose a cap on roaming, but this could still mean you return home to a large bill. On top of this, calls made out of your usually country often don’t count towards your monthly allowance, and this is something you need to speak to your phone company about before you go, to check whether they have a reciprocal agreement with the country you are travelling to, and whether you need to do anything to switch on this service. To be on the safe side, using the aforementioned international calling company option is always a better route to go down.
Of course, you can make use of social media to stay in touch when you have an Internet connection, and sites such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Instagram have made speaking to anyone you want to so much easier. Viber, Tango, and Skype are also fantastic for staying in touch, although the calling quality can sometimes be questionable if the Internet connection is a little substandard or not too strong.
The world is so much smaller thanks to these ways of keeping in touch, without the need for old-fashioned pigeon post!