Stay­ing con­nected

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Busi­ness trav­ellers need­ing to stay con­nected over­seas need no longer fear com­ing back to a raft of ex­or­bi­tant charges – with the dig­i­tal age upon us, an ar­ray of has­sle­free con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions is avail­able for those in the know.

it’s now pos­si­ble to zip seam­lessly from coun­try to coun­try with the con­ve­nience of keep­ing your own phone num­ber. op­tus travel Packs, for ex­am­ple, give you un­lim­ited talk-time and SMS for $10 a day if you’re trav­el­ling in a Zone 1 coun­try (gen­er­ally, any­where ex­cept africa, South amer­ica and the Mid­dle east).

tel­stra’s travel Pass is sim­i­lar, giv­ing you un­lim­ited voice calls and SMS for $10 to $15 per day, de­pend­ing where you’re trav­el­ling to. Voda­fone’s Red Roam­ing add-on fol­lows the theme, let­ting you roam for $5 a day in 50-odd coun­tries.

although these plans will likely meet your phone and tex­ting needs, the data al­lowances em­bed­ded in these plans are gen­er­ally in­ad­e­quate for the av­er­age busi­ness trav­eller. to avoid wast­ing data, turn off back­ground data/au­to­matic up­dates on your phone, along with data roam­ing and lo­ca­tion ser­vices.

Un­lim­ited data abroad Stay­ing on­line is cru­cial for trav­ellers want­ing to keep work­ing while they’re on

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