Thursday, July 16, 2015

Have you ever traveled abroad and returned home find a cell phone bill that
looks like the numbers in Pi? It’s not pretty, and overage charges for
data and roaming can cost you.
Here are some services that can help you save big and keep you connected
while traveling.
1.
Skype Skype allows users to call, message, and video call for free.
(Photo: Skype)Skype is an easy and cheap way to stay connected with friends
and family on the other side of the world.
There are a few ways to use it.
You can make video calls on your desktop or smartphone.

You can send instant messages back and forth.
So if you download the skype app on your IOS or Android phone, it will feel a
lot like texting.

And you can make phone calls to other skype users.
  All three of these features are free.
If you buy skype credits, you can have your calls forwarded to you!
Let’s say a friend calls you on Skype, but you’re offline.
With this feature, the call will get forwarded to your mobile phone, and you
can chat.
The rates are cheaper than other calling rates… some are just two
cents a minute depending on the country.
Even better? The first month is free!2.
WhatsApp Many people love WhatsApp because it allows you to send messages
for free.
(Photo: WhatsApp)WhatsApp is extremely popular among international users
because it allows you to send and receive SMS and MMS texts messages for
free!The app uses your phones internet connection to send messages, so if you
are connected to a free Wi-Fi network, say at your hotel, you can send
messages over WhatsApp at no extra cost.
Just be sure to turn off data roaming to avoid any sneaky fees from your
phone provider.
WhatsApp is free for the first year, and then costs users just 99 cents a
year.
3.
Viber Viber lets users send free texts and photos messages.
(Photo: Viber)And finally there’s Viber, a service that allows you to
connect freely to your friends and family around the world.
Viber is available on your desktop as well as iPhones, Androids, Windows,
Blackberry, and Nokia phones, and lets you text, call, or make video calls for
free!Viber to Viber calls are always free, but if you want to make an
 international call to someone’s landline or mobile phone, rates
are as low at 1.
3 cents a minute.
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Overage charges for data, and roaming can cost you.
But, there are some services out there that can help you save big and keep
you connected while traveling.
.
And finally there’s Viber, a service that allows you to connect freely
to your friends and family around the world.
Viber is available on your desktop as well as iPhones, Androids, Windows,
Blackberry, and Nokia phones, and lets you text, call, or make video calls for
free!Viber to Viber calls are always free, but if you want to make an
 international call to someone’s landline or mobile phone, rates
are as low at 1.
3 cents a minute.
Can’t beat that!Want more from Brittany?WATCH: 6 Household Items That
Will Make Packing Easier
WATCH: Brittany’s Travel Hacks: Use Your TV
as a Phone Charger And More Helpful Hotel Tips
WATCH: Become a Jetsetter
— These Sharing Sites Let You Travel Like a MillionaireLet World
traveling club Travel inspire you every day.
 Check out our original adventure travel series A Broad Abroad.
Overage charges for data, and roaming can cost you.
But, there are some services out there that can help you save big and keep
you connected while traveling.

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