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Published on July 31st, 2013 | by John I.


Phone features for when used abroad

When you travel abroad for your long awaited holiday, it’s great to be able to keep up to date with your friends and family while you relax at the Luxury Beach Villas Resort in Thailand, or to post updates on social media sites about all the fun you are having in order to make everyone back home jealous. The increase in smartphone lovers means that we now don’t like to be isolated from everything when we go away, and we want our phones to behave the same whether we’re abroad or not. It used to be that you couldn’t use your phone on holiday, or if you did you’d end up with a bill that was sky high, but there are now some great features available when using your phone abroad.

Phones can now continue to function as normal when you’re abroad, enabling the user to make calls, send texts, use GPS and maps, browse the internet and use internet-enabled apps. If your phone is Wi-Fi enabled you can use free calling services such as Skype or Google Talk; which can be cheaper than using your call data when abroad.

Onavo is a useful app when travelling abroad as it enables you to monitor your data use and see which apps are running up the biggest bill. If you can’t live without browsing, Opera Mini is a great web browsing app that uses less data than most internet browsing options. For those who have a low data allowance with their phone providers but love to keep their friends posted on social media about what they’re up to, Text To Twitter enables you to update your twitter status via a text message.

If you want to be as connected as possible when abroad the best phone to opt for is a smartphone that is Android or iOS enabled. The latest iPhone 5 is enabled to use all of the most up-to-date features to make the best of your phone when abroad, which is the same as the Samsung Galaxy S4 for the Android version. You can find out more and purchase the latest phones, all up-to-date with the best travel features from or direct from phone network providers.


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