Traveling abroad is both an exciting and nerve-wracking adventure. You’ve spent several weeks preparing for your trip and packing all your essentials. You’re ready to explore a new culture and plenty of foreign landscapes, adventuring through some of the most beautiful parts of the world One of the most frustrating aspects of traveling internationally, however, is making sure your cell phone works and you can stay connected with family and friends back at home. Luckily, the experts at InMotion - the largest airport-based tech retailer in the US - have travel SIM card options to make sure that as soon as you arrive, you’re able to stay connected to loved ones. What are the benefits of using a travel SIM, and what are your options? We’re here to break it down for you.
While traveling, you’ll want to stay connected to loved ones to share stories of your adventures or stay connected to your office. But bringing a cell phone with a carrier from another country abroad typically involves a variety of roadblocks and issues with functionality, including:
In other words, if your US carrier is supported in the country you’re traveling to, it will likely cost you a good chunk of change to stay connected with loved ones while abroad. A tourist SIM, however, keeps your service at a flat rate and allows you to stay connected when you need it most.
About a week before leaving, it’s important to make sure your phone is compatible with a Travel SIM card and that you have everything you need to stay functional once you arrive.
While catching your flight, stop in at InMotion - the largest airport-based tech retailer in the US - to grab a Travel SIM and a variety of other tech accessories you may need for your trip. Perfect for going abroad, InMotion carries the UltraMobile $39-Ultra Talk and Text Sim Dom-Intl. This travel SIM provides unlimited talk to more than 80 different destinations across the globe in addition to unlimited global and domestic text. If this doesn’t quite fit your needs, an additional 1,250 bonus minutes are available at 39 uTalk destinations, making the UltraMobile $39-Ultra Talk and Text Sim Dom-Intl perfect for anyone who finds him or herself frequently communicating with friends and family back home in the US. The UltraMobile $39-Ultra Talk and Text Sim Dom-Intl includes 5GB of 4G LTE. If you run over the 5GB of LTE, unlimited data is provided at a slower speed for no additional cost. Best of all, the UltraMobile $39-Ultra Talk and Text Sim Dom-Intl is mobile hotspot capable, allowing you to stay connected on any device while traveling.
If you discovered that a travel SIM was the right choice for you, you will need to install your travel SIM once you arrive. To do this, remove the case from your device (if you have one) and location the SIM card port. Using an end of a paper clip, insert the clip into the small hole on the outside of the SIM card slot. Once open, remove the SIM card - storing it somewhere safe like a pill bottle for the rest of your tip - and insert the new SIM card. Restart your phone and voila! You are now able to stay connected while abroad.
Making sure you can stay connected while abroad it one of the biggest stressors for US travelers. Before catching your flight, stop in at InMotion for all the tech you need for your adventure. Our expert associates can help answer any questions you may have to make your trip run as smoothly as possible.
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