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3 Best Travel Accessories to Stay in Contact

Updated on June 5, 2014


Travelling has become much more frequent these days. There is a great number of people, who spend most of their time away from their country. For such individuals, it is mandatory to stay in contact with their family, friends and colleagues.

The rapid development in technology has made it easier for avid travellers to be connected with the world, all the time, without any disruption. Here in this lens, I will describe the related state-of-the-art travel accessories that are helping everyday travellers in their transnational commute.

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International Mobile Phone

A mobile phone is the most convenient personal device that can connect you with whoever you want. However, most of the mobile phones have their geographical limitations. If you travel outside your country most often, you would need a mobile phone that could operate in any country. For this reason, I recommend an international mobile phone that is serviceable across the borders. A phone having dual SIM compatibility is preferable, as you can use multiple contact numbers simultaneously without exchanging the SIM cards.

Another option is to choose a Dual-SIM Smartphone to stay connected online, check emails and play games. A smartphone usually does not need to be unlocked to use it in another country, however, Apple iPhone does require unlocking unless you buy a factory unlocked phone.

Global Roaming SIM Card

In most cases, you may have to bear extra cost for using your phone while travelling internationally. For routine travellers, it is suggested to acquire a global roaming SIM card as it has the network coverage in most of the countries across the world.

Depending on the provider specifications, global roaming SIM card offers free incoming calls in some countries while cheaper rates in others. Moreover, such SIM card also entails extremely low rates for outgoing calls and internet subscription.

If you need to access internet on the go, a Data SIM card is what you require. You can subscribe by choosing from different internet bundles after analyzing your data consumption. Insert the card in you smartphone, tablet or laptop and start browsing instantly. These data SIM cards are usually prepaid, so you do not have to worry about the contract with the service provider.

USB Dongle for Internet Access

Today’s working class cannot survive with a fast speed internet connection. If you travel much, I would advise you to have a Data Roaming USB Dongle that provides internet access in all countries that you often visit. Connect the dongle to your laptop and explore the world from wherever you want. However, before subscribing for an internet package, do understand your need of data consumption.

With these modern day travel accessories, you can remain in touch with your contacts on the go.

Do you have more travel gadgets to share with us? Please feel free to comment.

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