US Travelers Can Now Use Their Mobile Phones in Canada and the UK, without Roaming

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Travelers Mobile provides American travelers with local SIMs and calling plans for Canada and the UK. With 18,000,000 Americans visiting Canada or the UK every year, excessive roaming fees from USA-based carriers have been harming American travelers for years.

Roaming fees got your down

consider buying a `SIM`card with a local number in the country you`re visiting

Travelers Mobile is helping solve Americas international roaming problem! When Americans travel to Canada or the UK with their mobile phones connected to their USA-based carriers, they incur international roaming fees. These international roaming fees start at $0.59 per minute for local calling and go up from there. But the real danger is traveling with a smartphone using data. Smartphones use data without the owner knowing. Consider the 2011 story of Celina Aarons from Florida, as reported on Fox News, who ended up with a roaming bill from T-mobile for $201,005.44. Celina’s brother was using her phone on a trip to Canada and did not turn off the data. Typically a smartphone will use 20MB of data per day, without any user interaction. With T-Mobile charging $10 per MB for roaming data in Canada and $15 per MB in other countries, that could cost up to $200 or $300 per day, without the owner of the phone knowing. In Celina’s case, T-Mobile did lower the bill to $2,500, but that is still a very large phone bill.

Savvy travelers' solution to roaming has always been using an unregistered GSM phone and purchasing a local SIM at the destination. Several leading organizations confirm this approach, including, the FCC, Trip Advisor and the Better Business Bureau.

The USA FCC (Federal Communications Commission) recommends on their website: "If your phone is capable, consider buying a SIM card with a local number in the country you're visiting, effectively turning the handset into a local phone."

Trip Advisor recommend on their website: "In general the only answer to excessive roaming fees is to use a phone service from the country you are visiting."

The Better Business Bureau recommends on their website: "Buy a SIM card once you’ve landed: This is often the cheapest option, but requires a little more work. A local SIM card you purchase abroad will come with a local phone number."

Travelers Mobile has now expanded to provide American travelers with prepaid, no contract local SIMs and mobile phone plans for Canada and the UK, delivered within the USA from a new USA fulfillment center. These SIMs are delivered to the travelers home, office or even a hotel in Canada. (Note: registered mail is required for hotel delivery.)

Now American travelers can eliminate international roaming fees when traveling to Canada, or the UK, without waiting to arrive before buying a local SIM. To purchase a SIM and plan from Travelers Mobile simply go to the Travelers Mobile Store on their website.

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