Saving Money With International Cell Phone Rental While Travelling Abroad

Renting a global phone from an international cell phone rental company is one of the best things to do when you travel abroad. They offer all the benefits of using your own number on international roaming with none of the hassles. They are much cheaper to use than your own SIM too, which makes them a much better choice than using local American SIM cards while travelling anywhere in the world.While travelling abroad, using a global phone or global SIM card solution can save you a load of money. They give you all the benefits and conveniences of using your SIM card with none of the hassles. Using your SIM card put on international roaming will only pile up huge amounts of bills, since they charge a ransom on trivial things such as incoming calls and texts. You can find companies offering international cell phone rental plans too, so you should have no trouble at all finding one. Here are some benefits of using a global phone from an international cell phone rental service, provided that you find a good company to rent from:1.They are much cheaperUsing a global phone is a much cheaper option than using your own SIM card. A typically good rent cell phone plan will feature unmatched coverage in multiple countries, with free incoming calls in as many nations as possible. One of the leading American companies offers solutions that work seamlessly in 225 countries with free incoming in 75. Believe it or not, using such solutions can save you up to 85% on calls when you travel anywhere in the world.2.They are as convenient as using your own SIMMany of the companies offering rent cell phone services will deliver the kit a good couple of weeks before your trip, so you’ll have more than enough time to get your number around to your family and friends. And there are even solutions that work globally, so you’ll have the convenience of using a single number all across the world, just as if you were using your own phone number.3.Rent cell phone solutions were designed to travelLet’s face it, your local American SIM wasn’t designed for international travel. The call charges are obscene, and there is absolutely no guarantee that it’ll work while you travel to someplace like Azerbaijan. Then there’s the huge chance that your phone battery and charger won’t be compatible with the power system in the destination country you’re travelling to. Compare that to an international cell phone rental package, you will get a SIM that is local to the country of your destination along with a cell phone, battery and charger kit that will be suitable for that country. They are simply designed for international travel, even to obscure countries and regions.So those were three conveniences that renting a global phone from an international cell phone rental service company. But do spend some time researching before settling in for a single company; make sure that you rent only from the best. Only the best can help you save more money while you travel abroad.

Business Travel Packing List – Travel Light With One Bag!

I am a regular traveler and over the years, I’ve learned to travel light. It was hiking through the mountains of Papua New Guinea that really drove home to me the value of packing light. You don’t want to be carrying things up and down mountains if they are not essential and if you are not going to use them. The same can be said of carrying luggage through international airports from one destination to another. Who wants to be carrying more than they have to when waiting to go through customs or waiting for transport like taxis? This article contains 6 tips that you can follow in order to help you travel light.
 
Leave the toiletries behind- Don’t carry toiletries. They are unnecessarily bulky, there’s the risk they’ll explode in your bag, and you can buy them cheaply at destinations throughout the world. Leave them behind.Get a Smart Phone with WiFI Access- A smart phone is a must have accessory (I’d recommend getting an iPhone or an Android device.) A smart phone with WiFI has so many benefits. You can download language apps meaning you can leave the phrase book at home. You can check your email and update Facebook and Twitter whilst at McDonalds or Starbucks. You can listen to MP3’s at the airport, on the plane or on trains- pretty much anywhere there is a queue. You are able to leave 3 or 4 other devices or books at home if you have a smart phone or WiFI access.Pack a tablet device or a Kindle- I love reading books and they are a great way to pass the time. Unfortunately books are too bulky for the light traveler. This is why you need a tablet device or a kindle. You can pack 1000’s of books into one small device. I prefer my Samsung Galaxy tab though because I can also watch videos, create documents and play games. By packing my Samsung I can leave books, my laptop and my Nintendo DS at home- packing light!Buy an International Prepaid SIM card- Many people I know go out and purchase different SIM cards for each country that they travel to. This is stupid if you ask me. It is more hassle than it is worth. Why would you want to continuously have to let people know that you have changed numbers when you can get cheap mobile calls, on the one phone number, no matter what country you are in. By a prepaid International SIM card and save yourself the hassle.Pack an elastic clothes line- I’ve taken to packing an elastic clothes line to hang up in hotels when washing underwear. If I’m travelling to a big city for any lengthy period of time I will also seek out the local Laundromat and get things washed. There is absolutely no point in packing too many clothes.Wear nice but functional shoes- Get yourself a pair of functional shoes that are easy to walk around the city in but can also be worn with a more formal outfit. Don’t pack too many pairs of shoes.
 
If you are travelling for business, follow this travel packing list. Travel light and only carry one bag!