Traveling the globe? Save money by opting for a local cell phone plan.
Canada has some amazing prepaid SIM card deals, some of the best in the world. Call rates are low, speeds are fast and roaming is cheap. However, once you take that cell phone abroad with you costs can skyrocket. Using your cell phone plan on vacation just doesn’t make sense when the rates are so high!
A top tip for keeping down costs is to switch your cell phone provider to a local SIM card to take advantage of local tariffs, plans and deals. Local cell phone plans could save you large sums of money, and will allow you to surf the internet, access social media and talk to family and friends at a much cheaper rate.
The importance of having a direct link to friends, family or even local services should never be underestimated. Your phone is your lifeline, especially when traveling to the far reaches of the globe.
Whether you’re a student on a gap year, a group of friends making the trip you’ve always dreamed of, going it alone or traveling with family, local cell phone plans will leave you with extra cash to splash while on vacation or to simply save.
All local cell phone plans will require you to have a SIM-unlocked GSM compatible international phone. Contact your service provider before you set off on your travels to double check you have this option.
Scroll through our A-Z of the best vacation hotspots to help you choose the best local cell phone plan. Whether you’re a short or long-term traveler, you could save money by comparing your SIM card options on finder.com.