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8 Truths about Expats

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Expats are an interesting demographic and social category for several reasons already discussed in the media. But what do they like? And what are they like? These have recently been the research topics of a study conducted by

The findings focused on: expats' age, the place they live, their favorite browsers, gadgets and activities. What languages do they speak? Who's more likely to top up a mobile phone, women or men? How much time do they spend online? Where do they find themselves when using the computer? Do they chose Android over iOS phones?

#1 What expats love most are movies. Watching movies. Next, they would go for technology, all that is new, anything related to simplifying life and artificial intelligence, which makes them really curious people and always up to date. TV shows rank on number 3 in their top preferences, followed by traveling. News makes a fiery interest point and confirms their realistic and participatory spirit.    

#2 People aged 18-34 are more familiar with international top ups. 64% of all fans are young adults, with independent PC skills and also familiar with online mobile refills, smartphone apps like MobileRecharge and other online operations.

15% of mobile recharge fans are 35 to 44 years old. Equally, it is no surprise that another 15% of the top up fans are over 45 and some even after 65. This says a lot about expats' adaptability, vigilance and willingness to try new ways to send gifts from abroad. In other words, new ways to send money (credit) in their native country.    

#3 It seems that men are more likely to send mobile credit to someone in another country according to’s study. But women follow closely. 66% of the MobileRecharge fans are men, and 34% are women.

#4 Expats using come from all over the world and use the service from many different countries. 39.5% of a total of thousands of hundreds live in the USA. The majority of 60.5% live in India, Colombia, UK, Spain, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Australia and others. Most probably, many of these are refilling their own mobiles too for local calls.

#5 Most of these expats use English, but Spanish and French are also widely spoken among ethnic communities. Next to follow in terms of number of users are: Italian, Arabic, Portuguese, Indonesian. This linguistic aspect explains the availability of in French, Spanish, Italian and German as well.

#6 Home browsing is favored over other places, yet a large number of fans skim for promotions or send a quick top up during the lunch break at work. It only takes 1 minute to finalize the place the order, so there is no interference with the daily tasks.

#7 Most expats prefer Chrome over Mozilla when browsing. Yet Mozilla is in the top 5 browsers too, besides Safari and Android. Unexpectedly, Internet Explorer is still popular. It ranks number 3 in the top 5 browsers favored.

#8 Expats are definitely gadget buffs. Most of them are Apple fans, making top ups on from both iPhone and iPad. Yet, Samsung is the third on their list of preferences. Motorola and LG follow closely.

If you’re wondering why these expats use, here are some advantages:

  • Free MobileRecharge app for iOS and Android
  • Direct access to phone contacts
  • Best value on the market for international top ups
  • Best deals in terms of amount - price ratio
  • Instant processing
  • All international credit/debit cards accepted regardless of card currency
  • PayPal accepted
  • Online access to orders and invoices
  • Daily Promotions
  • 24/7 friendly Customer Support by chat & email in English and Spanish. is one of the leading providers of international mobile top ups. The service also known as airtime or mobile recharge, addresses expats of all nationalities living in the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe and Australia, who are willing to refill mobiles in their native countries in order to:

The MobileRecharge app displays daily bonuses that amount to 800% extra credit for some countries. Banners have real time updates. Countries in South and Central America get 100% to 800% free extra credit during promotions. Most common bonuses are on refills to Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Honduras and Costa Rica. And almost every month, “Doble Bono” is the rhythm to send gifts to Cuba consisting of mobile credit.

About is an interactive website designed by KeepCalling, a global telecommunications company registered in 2002 in USA. From the get-go, focused on creating an easy to use website and an easy to order service, succeeding to grow very fast. Presently, KeepCalling, the company behind, provides its services to hundreds of thousands of consumers and businesses, with a focus on customer satisfaction. In 2014, Inc. 5000 listed KeepCalling as the 18th fastest growing company in the telecommunications industry in USA. goes on facilitating the connection between families and friends living far away, through modern telecommunication solutions.

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