Advantages of GSM Phone Rental
Calling local means you’re paying local rates.
The least expensive way to use a phone in another country is to pay the same rates the locals pay. Obviously, locals aren’t paying $2 (or more!) a minute like you would be if you used your personal mobile phone. Not only is using a locally-based cell phone the least expensive solution, it is also the most reliable because the calls are not routed through your home country before being connected. For example, when a person from the U.S. who is roaming with a mobile phone in England makes a call to a English number, that call goes from England to the U.S. and back to England again. There are many places along the way where the call can be dropped. Also, there is likely to be a reduction in quality compared to a call made directly from England to England.
There are other advantages to using local system besides the good rates and improved call quality. For example – and this can get really important! – free incoming calls are the norm in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, as well as some Asian countries. But, that’s only true if you are a customer of the local cell phone company – and you will be.
Another great feature of using the local cell phone service is that most of the world uses their phones on a pre-paid or pay-as-you-go basis. This way, users are in complete control of their spending as opposed to coming home to a big phone bill at the end of a vacation.
Your GSM phone and SIM card package comes with some initial call credit to start and outgoing calls are deducted from that balance. When the balance is low, simply visit any magazine kiosk, convenience store, gas station or tobacco shop and purchase a scratch-off card to add money to the account. As this is the same system the locals use to add money to their phones, the top up cards are found anywhere displaying the cell phone logo.
To find out how you can save money on your phone use abroad, call 1-800-287-5072 or +1-310-862-7100 and use the promotional discount code “Boots.” BootsnAll has negotiated a deal to get you the lowest rate, so be sure to mention the promotional code “Boots” to save money on your order!