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KnowRoaming makes scouting wifi & phone service abroad seamless

Lisa Ghisolf
by Lisa Ghisolf on May 27, 2016
Technology

So far in my WTT travels, I’ve only done one trek out of the US, to Canada (Toronto. is. amazing.). But when I did, roaming didn’t seem to work for me and my wifi options were dismal at the hotel. For someone whose work is almost all online, it was a frustrating experience I’m not keen to repeat (read: over $200 in charges and still scouting decent wifi).
Using KnowRoaming app

As I’m planning another Canadian visit and possibly European this year, I know I’ll be in the same situation again, so I’m incredibly glad to find KnowRoaming. Simply by applying a KnowRoaming SIM Sticker to my SIM card (I’ve an iPhone 6 which is unlocked on the Verizon network, though it is usable on unlocked phones and tablets, including iPhone, Android phones and Windows mobile), I can connect to local networks for voice, data and SMS services and save on the roaming costs while traveling. While at home it’s dormant. There is a free app (available for iPhone and Android) to manage my account, check rates and view real-time usage (so much better than getting the bill a month later!).

Phone and KnowRoaming SIM Sticker
The sticker also works in over 200 countries, and costs $7.99 per day in over 80 of them. As it’s prepaid, with no expiring balances, I’m not rushing to use up time if I’m not traveling. It’s also transparent, as I can see how much every service costs in each country from their rate calculator, and still use my own number, or purchase a foreign one.

I’ll be testing KnowRoaming out this summer, but so far it seems like a seamless way to connect internationally.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by KnowRoaming in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.

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Lisa Ghisolf
Lisa Ghisolf
Founder of WorkTravelTech. Obsessed with exploring neighborhoods, cafes, and delicious experiences. Day (& night) job: Freelance designer & WordPress wrangler (Gizmo-Design.com) & blogger on Thriftista.com.

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