In an increasingly globalised world, where business happens on a global scale and across borders, more and more business people have to travel to international destinations for business. This could be to head over to another company office or it could be to see clients or suppliers who are based overseas. However, businesses are also becoming more budget conscious when it comes to international travel and keeping in touch with people back home. If you are looking for a cheap and extremely convenient way to keep in touch with people back home then you need to look at getting yourself a global SIM card.
Traditionally, if you wanted to save money on communications when you were travelling overseas, your options meant you weren’t constantly contactable in case of an emergency. Constantly being contactable generally meant using your home mobile phone and being subjected to exorbitant roaming charges. Not only would you pay a fortune for outgoing calls but you would also face excessive charges for incoming calls. Saving money either meant buying a prepaid cell phone or SIM card in each country that you travelled to. This was not convenient because it meant you had to let everyone know back home what your new phone number was otherwise they’d be trying to call you on a number that was no longer active. If you are not contactable you might miss an important phone call. This could lead to you losing business.
If you weren’t using your home mobile phone, or getting prepaid SIM cards but you hadn’t bought a global SIM card yet, chances are you would be trying to use public telephones. This can be an extremely painful experience, especially if you are in a country where you don’t speak the language. You could find the phones are difficult to use, you could find it difficult purchasing an international phone card or you could find that you have to carry around a big pile of change. If you are carrying a pile of change you risk bringing the attention of pick pockets and muggers on to yourself. You could also find that the phone you are trying to use has previously been used as a toilet by a homeless person.
Just take the easy option for yourself and get a global SIM card. You will save a fortune and you will be able to make and receive calls wherever you are without having to worry about exorbitant roaming charges.