Guest Author: Darren Wilson
Do you wish to unleash your inner traveller? Visit Europe! According to the United Nations, it has forty-four countries, which makes it the perfect place for your sightseeing needs. France, Germany, Monaco, the United Kingdom, Spain, Czech Republic, Prague, Malta, Italy, and Iceland are just some of the most famous nations blessed with magnificent tourist destinations.
Getting around the continent would require you to use a Europe sim to be able to connect to your loved ones while travelling.
Your home network may have roaming options available for your travel needs. But can you imagine how much that would cost? Aside from possible significant charges, there are a lot of other factors to consider when choosing a SIM card for your trip.
How long do you intend to stay?
Using your Australian SIM card may cost you a lot more, especially if you intend to have an extended stay in your country of choice. Having a prepaid SIM card made explicitly for European travel would be a good option.
Where are you going?
Do you plan to visit just one country? Or do you intend to roam across the region? A Europe sim allows you to use only one number. No need to buy a disposable phone with a new SIM every time you go to a different place. (But if you work undercover, then that would be a different story.)
Is your phone locked to your carrier network?
Different countries have different telecommunication rules. Buying a carrier-issued postpaid phone in the United States means the smartphone is under lock. But if you bought a phone right here in Australia, then there is a high probability that it is unlocked. You can use any SIM in an unlocked phone.
Can it receive calls from Australia?
You should understand that emergencies can happen to everyone. If you have family in Australia, you would surely want to stay connected to them even while you are away. You should get a SIM that allows you to receive calls from your loved ones no matter where you are in Europe.
Does it have data?
It’s a must to enjoy the scenery that all European countries have, especially if you’re there for leisure. It should be seen and immortalised in at least a couple of photos. If you’re the type who posts updates on social media all the time, you would positively want to share your discoveries with your friends and family. Posting it to your account will require data. On the other hand, you may also need data to send emails and attachments if you are there for business.
Regardless of the purpose, it would be best if you got a SIM with data speed and packet options that are satisfactory for both your picturesque posts and job fulfillment needs.
Does it have unlimited calls and texts to European numbers?
Whether for business or leisure, your phone should be able to call and text European numbers while you are in Europe. Not all SIM cards do this, though. So it would be wise to check all inclusions with your SIM provider.
Going on a trip to Europe is an exciting journey. It would be helpful if you prepared for your travel by ensuring that the SIM card of your choice meets your basic communication needs.