Seamless Internet connectivity is a useful luxury for travelers. However, telecom companies are known to charge exorbitant roaming rates for 3G services. In some cases the rates may go as high as $15 per MB – nearly 300 times that of domestic rates. Often Internet-enabled services – such as email checking – run in the background on smartphones and the users are not even aware that they are racking up huge roaming bills.
Some effective tips to avoid getting hit by huge data roaming bills when you return home from an international trip include:
- disabling data roaming altogether;
- buying dedicated global roaming packs before you leave;
- signing-up for a local data plan in the country you are visiting.
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How to avoid the overseas data roaming rip-off