A business traveller often needs to keep in constant touch with clients, superiors and subordinates, thereby resulting in huge mobile roaming bill during trips abroad. The pain-point of these travellers is that such huge bills do not get approved by their boss. Hence employees are often left to bear the brunt of high roaming mobile bills. We suggest a few points on How to reduce your Roaming Bill and make your boss happy.
Though switching off data while roaming overseas is considered a wise option to save on roaming, it is not feasible for a business traveler to completely stop making calls or abruptly discontinue using data. Several free Wi-Fi zones like international airport, cafes, bus-stops, and hotels etc. provide access to free internet. Travelers can make use of apps like WhatsApp, Viber and Skype; to keep in touch with their contacts as these apps consume very little data and also facilitates users to make calls apart from instant messaging.
Apps like Skype, Viber etc. are a good medium to communicate with family and friends. However, relying on these apps to keep in touch with your professional contacts, might not be a good idea. Prime reason being that it is not possible to have access to data 24/7 due to frequent movement by travelers. Another reason is that, it might not be necessary that the contact you intend to call might have the same app. Hence, it is advised to buy a SIM card of the visiting country and enjoy the benefit of both voice & data, thus save on roaming.
Making use of low cost roaming apps is another way of reducing mobile roaming expense. Such apps not only offer low-priced roaming but also provide good connectivity and a host of other services pertaining to communication.
With such options aimed at reducing mobile roaming costs, now it will not be difficult to get mobile bills approved by your boss.