New Year is always the peak time for tourists in many countries. People start planning their overseas New Year vacation months in advance. If you are planning an overseas vacation, then don’t make the most common mistake which majority of international travellers make.
Tourists plan in advance their whole itinerary and what things they will need. But most often they forget to account for the telecommunications. Today most of the people are travelling internationally with their smart phones, iPad etc. In addition to voice calling they use data plans also. But this can create a serious problem for most of the people as international calls are fairly expensive when compared with local call rates.
This problem is of the magnitude that even New York Times was forced to discuss in one of their articles. Many people end up paying thousands of dollars for roaming charges and some have even seen bills upwards of $10,000.
Although you can’t do much about data usage, but by careful management you can save a lot of money on phone calls during your overseas New Year vacations. There are many options for making international calls back home from your vacation destination.
You can easily find calling cards and other mobile/computer based applications which will allow you to make international calls. But, most of the mobile based apps such as Whatsapp, Viber etc. were designed for text messages and the most they can do is allow you to talk with another user who uses that particular application.
Although these apps have seen tremendous growth in their user base, but even now they are used by a minority of general population. This presents a problem for most of us as you can’t call directly to mobile or landline phones through these apps.
You can solve this problem by making calls through Yello. As compared to calling cards and other popular calling methods Yello has extremely low international call rates and you can keep in touch with your loved ones back home without losing your shirt.
Register yourself with Yello and download their dialer for your notebook or app if you use smart phone or tablet. Installation process is extremely simple and you can top up your account with as little as $5. All you will need is a Wi-Fi or 3G connection for installation. Wi-Fi hotspots are available in most of the hotels and other tourist spots free of cost.
Yello offers call rates as low as 1¢ per minute which is almost free when compared with normal international calling rates of $1-$2 per minute depending on your operator and destination country. Due to these reasons you must include Yello next time in your New Year Vacation plan to keep in touch with your loved ones during your vacations.
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