THE RIGHT CONTRACT
FINDING THE RIGHT contract for use at home can be difficult and it becomes even more complex when working out which one is best for travelling abroad. There are, however, some steps you can take to ensure that you are getting the best possible deal no matter where in the world you are travelling to.
01 CHECK THE EXTRAS
Some providers offer features that let you use your phone abroad as part of your home plan. You will pay no extra roaming fees at all.
02 A NEW SIM?
You can get a separate SIM card, not locked to a contract, for overseas travel. Some providers offer very competitive pricing for roaming data/calls.
03 TURN DATA OFF
If you are unsure of the charges you will incur when abroad, you can turn off mobile data before you leave to ensure you have no bill shocks.
04 A LOCAL SIM
You can also buy a local SIM card when you arrive in your destination airport. Just make sure your iPhone is unlocked and capable of using one.
05 READ THE TERMS
Always read the terms and conditions your mobile provider publishes. There may be limits to data usage, especially when abroad, so check everything.