Save Money With Phone.com When Traveling Abroad
Do you travel abroad but still want to be reachable without incurring the crazy roaming fees? We all know someone who’s been hit with some astronomical bill when they return home from traveling overseas and if you’re an entrepreneur like many Phone.com customers you may not be able to get reimbursed by your company, especially if you are the company.
Are you traveling overseas any time soon? Maybe for the holidays? Consider this, If you take your cell phone with you you could be paying around $2-$2.50 per minute plus anytime your phone even rings you get billed for a minute whether you answer or not. That means your best friend calls and even if you don’t answer but your phone rings, just once, you’re billed for 1 minute. Ouch, that could get pricey.
One alternative is using Phone.com. All of our services offer call forwarding but we’ll just focus on our Virtual Number service for the moment.
If you don’t want to pay through the nose to get calls you can do this.
A. Sign up for a Virtual Number (or any of our services) from Phone.com for $4.88/month
B. Forward your calls from your cell to your Virtual Number before you leave the US. It must be done here or, 1) You will incur roaming fees and 2) Many carriers don’t allow you to do it from overseas
C. When you arrive at your destination purchase a local pay as you go also known as a prepaid sim card
D. Go online to your Phone.com account and forward your Virtual Number to your new mobile phone number
If you’re using a smart phone (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry) with one of our apps on it you can even set it up so you can make outgoing calls for much less then roaming would cost. Just set our app to Call Back Mode so when you make a call it triggers a call back to your new local overseas number (which in many countries incoming calls are free).
This is one of the many perfect uses of our Virtual Number with and without the Phone.com app and can save you hundreds of dollars.
Thanks Alon Cohen for most of the content of this blog post.