When it comes to using data when you are abroad, the costs can spiral out of control, especially for trips outside Europe. It’s certainly not something that’s usually included in a holiday budget, but charges can add up quite quickly. Global telecoms company, WorldSIM, announced today they will be slashing the costs of data roaming on their data roaming SIM card.
Data roaming in 79 countries is now as much as 99% less, meaning travellers can browse the web and upload photos to Facebook at a fraction of the cost. The versatile data SIM can be used in iPads and tablets, as well as in the WorldSIM USB for laptop users, or in the recently launched WorldSIM Pocket Wi-Fi. To celebrate their new data rates WorldSIM are offering free data SIM card until the end of September.*
WorldSIM data rates in Europe are now as low as £0.08p / $0.12 cents per MB and further afield destinations like Australia have dropped to £0.10p /$0.15 cents. These rate changes are with immediate effect. With many telecoms companies charging as much as £8.00 per MB for UK residents and $15.00 per MB for USA residents, this is therefore a substantial saving. To get an idea of what you get for 1MB, its estimated to enable you to check 2 emails with attachments, check mobile banking 5 times, read online news for 2 minutes or be on Facebook for 6 minutes.
WorldSIM CEO, Arif Reza, commented “Our lower prices mean that users can use more data while they are travelling, without the fear of getting a huge roaming bill. We now offer 1MB of data from under £0.20p /$0.30 cents in over 50 countries including USA, India, Japan and Europe.”
In addition to rate drops the WorldSIM Data SIM will also now give increased connectivity; previously the SIM enabled users to get online in 135 countries but has now been increased to 168 countries including Ghana, Bahamas and Reunion Island to name a few.