Given the number of hours we spend with on smartphones every day, it’s essential to take the network coverage under consideration whenever you plan a vacation. While that doesn’t bother me much these days, given the kind of network availability we have across the globe, there is something else which does bother me a lot. It’s the monthly cell phone service bill I get after a vacation. With roaming, extra data, and text messaging rates, it seems to freak me out every single time I decide to head for a relaxing break.

Ditch Those Staggering Phone Bills!

And the worst part of it all is that it’s not just me but every international traveler who faces this kind of situation time and again. In fact, it has been stated that the average monthly cell phone bill from smartphone giant Verizon Wireless was a staggering $148 per month in the fourth quarter of 2014. That clearly shows that we have been overpaying for our mobile services over an extended period of time. At such a juncture of time, if you ask whether it would be wise enough to ditch your smartphone giant and choose a startup service provider instead, I would say, go for it. The data clearly shows us that people who ditch their expensive smartphone carriers save about $1,400 annually.

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Mobile Phone Service At a Reasonable Price

One such startup would be FreedomPop, who relies on towers from big players like Sprint to ensure reliable nationwide coverage. With Sprint service, people are paying $60 per month for unlimited service. FreedomPop, offers a $19.99 per month, unlimited talk, text, and 1GB data plan. No lengthy contracts or 90-day warranties; with FreedomPop you will be able to enjoy your mobile phone service at a reasonable price anywhere across the globe.

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Unlimited Talk, Text, and 1GB Data Trial

Coming to the details, FreedomPop will provide you with unlimited premium plans up to 80% off as compared to other carriers. This 3-in-1 SIM card kit is compatible with most unlocked GSM AT&T and T-Mobile Android or iOS Smartphones. The SIM card kit includes nano, micro, and mini cards. FreedomPop‘s global mobile phone service works nationwide in the US and over 25 countries around the world. With no contracts and no cancellation fees, you can choose from a variety of flexible and affordable prepaid plans.

You’ll be able to pay for only what you need, even if it changes from month to month and country to country. The 100% free basic plan includes 500 texts, 200 minutes, and 200MB each month. You can choose to keep your number or get a new one while traveling. FreedomPop is here to make a traveler’s cell phone as easy as a breeze.

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Use Your Phone Around the World

Some other features include free international calling to over 60 countries. You can also earn additional free data every month by adding friends or by completing partner offers. The Global 3-in-1 SIM card kit is available for $4.99 for the Gadget Flow users (original retail price is $15) while the Global Unlimited Talk, Text, and 1GB Trial starts at $19.99/mo value.

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It’s time you live your vacations and travel the world without the worries of coming across an out-of-budget phone bill afterward. How comfortable will your mobile life be now?

Meet Madhurima Nag

Madhurima Nag is the Head of Operations at Gadget Flow. She side-hustles as a digital marketing lecturer/speaker and loves to voice her opinion on marketing, crowdfunding and gadgets (of course!) in general.