If you plan on travelling abroad with your family this summer, or merely on business, and would like to keep in touch with the ones that mean the most, you may be glad to know that there are a few crafty apps for your cell phone that will help you save money whilst you are abroad.
Although there are of course great companies that provide pre-paid international SIM cards such as SimSmart; out there on the Google Play and iTunes stores, are a few apps that can not only help you keep in touch, but help you save money.
Here are three of the best:
Possibly one of the best free apps on the market, WhatsApp lets you send text messages via the internet; saving you on each text you send abroad.
Though the App is only free for the first year of use, it costs just $0.99 to continue the service, something that is well worth doing if you have teenage children who love to message the world away.
Having a four and a half star rating on Google Play isn’t easy, especially when you’ve had over three million ratings. This however, proves just how effective this little app is for sending SMS, picture messages and more.
All you have to do to use it is hook up to a local WiFi connection and you can be in touch with the ones you love within minutes.
Another one of the heavy hitters of the mobile app world, this app pretty much skims the fat (up to 80%) from your data streaming; meaning that your phone only uses the necessary data available to it – without jeopardizing speed or quality.
With over 74,000 ratings at four and a half stars, you can rest assured that Ovano actually works. If you’re one of those people that happens to go over their data allowance every month, then this is certainly an app worth downloading; especially if you want to keep in touch with the ones that you love.
If you’re still worried however, you can also set a data cap to make sure that you don’t spill over that dangerous and costly data limit.
Though in the UK and the US, tipping is pretty easy to work out from the price of the bill, this is not however, a universal law.
In Japan for instance, if you were to tip at all, you would either cause mild amusement or embarrassment for your hosts. This however, is where Tipulator comes in to let you know just how much of a tip you should give, and in which countries.
Although it is only available on iTunes for the moment, the $4.99 app is well worth having if you plan on having a few meals abroad with your family, or if you happen to be entertaining prospective business partners.