Before heading off to sunnier destinations consider doing your homework when it comes to cellphones because if you use your Canadian –carrier mobile phone when travelling you’ll come home to a crushing bill.
Upon their return from a trip to Italy last summer the Foster family were horrified to find they had a $1500 bill waiting for them from their cell phone carrier. Turns out one of their kids had decided to watch a video on the phone.
Has this happened to you?
Here are a few tips on how to avoid a crushing bill:
- Get a SIM card in the country you’re visiting and a local pay-as-you-go package
- You can buy a travel pack from your carrier but while it saves switching to a different number you will pay for the convenience.
- If you’re travelling to the US consider Roam Mobility (link). You can pay online and at rates comparable to those locals pay.