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  • Writer's pictureAngela Sanna

Stay connected on your holiday: How to avoid costly mobile roaming bills

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Planning a getaway? Don't let the fear of excessive mobile roaming charges dampen your excitement. At Delta 365, we understand the importance of staying connected while travelling without breaking the bank. In this blog, we'll share valuable tips to help you navigate mobile roaming and keep those bills in check. Say goodbye to bill shock and hello to stress-free holidays with Delta 365's reliable mobile phone networks and seamless connectivity. Let's dive in and explore how you can save money while staying connected!

Research Delta 365's Roaming Policies:

Before setting off on your adventure, get in touch with the team at Delta 365 and familiarise yourself with our roaming policies. We offer competitive rates and tailored international roaming packages that suit your travel needs. Understanding the charges and data limits ensures you make informed decisions and enjoy worry-free communication.

Maximise Wi-Fi opportunities:

To minimise data usage and cut costs, take full advantage of available Wi-Fi hotspots throughout your trip. Many hotels, cafes, and public areas offer complimentary or affordable Wi-Fi access. Plan your activities around these locations and connect to Wi-Fi networks whenever possible for making calls, sending messages, and browsing the internet. However, remember to exercise caution while using public Wi-Fi networks to protect your sensitive information.

Optimise offline navigation and downloads:

While exploring unfamiliar territories, navigation apps are incredibly useful. However, relying on real-time navigation can quickly eat up your data allowance. To avoid unnecessary charges, download offline maps and directions before your trip while connected to Wi-Fi. This way, you can access your maps and directions even without an active data connection, ensuring you never get lost while exploring.

Embrace messaging and calling apps:

Instead of traditional phone calls and SMS messages, leverage messaging and calling apps that rely on internet connectivity. Popular apps like WhatsApp, Skype, and Zoom allow you to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues through voice calls, video calls, and instant messaging, all without incurring additional charges. Ensure that the people you intend to communicate with also have these apps installed for seamless connectivity.

Manage automatic app updates and background data usage:

Prevent your phone from consuming excessive data without your knowledge by disabling automatic app updates and background data usage while roaming. Many apps automatically update themselves, using data even when you're not actively using them. By disabling these features, you can have better control over your data usage and avoid any bill shocks upon your return.

With the availability of affordable mobile plans, Wi-Fi hotspots, and communication apps, staying connected during your holiday doesn't have to come at a hefty cost. By making the most of Wi-Fi opportunities, utilising offline navigation, embracing messaging and calling apps, and managing your data usage effectively, you can enjoy seamless connectivity without worrying about expensive mobile roaming bills.

If you are already a Delta 365 customer, make sure you get in touch before you jet off. Prices may vary from what is advertised with Vodafone or O2. Our rates may also vary to landing texts users receive directly from the network whilst abroad, so please do check in with us before users travel to avoid bill shock. We can add bill limits, spend/usage alerts or bars to any of your numbers to help prevent high bills. Please get in touch if you would like to add any of these measures to your connections to ensure a stress-free and budget-friendly communication experience while exploring new destinations.

Disclaimer: Mobile roaming charges and policies may vary. We recommend contacting Delta 365 directly for accurate information tailored to your needs.

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