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HolidayPhone saves travellers up to 99% on international roaming costs compared to leading Australian mobile carriers

July 4, 2013 Technology No Comments Email Email

HolidayPhone is a leading solutions provider of roaming free mobile Internet, voice and text services for international travellers. With their SIM card solutions HolidayPhone can help Australian travellers save up to 99% on international roaming when using their mobile phones abroad in 29 popular destination countries.

In the table below we have calculated the savings for someone going on a two weeks vacation to Spain, the UK or USA based on a normal mobile phone usage pattern according to our observations. Our example is based on someone using 1GB data, sending 50 texts, and making 1 hour of calls to and receiving 1 hour of calls from Australia. With HolidayPhone you would save up to 86% on your mobile bill compared to international packages from major Australian mobile carriers:

Country of visit HolidayPhone Telestra1 Savings with Holidayphone Optus2 Savings with HolidayPhone
Spain $64,75 $1458.9 96% $21079.5 99.7%
UK $66,3 $1306.5 95% $20929.5 99.7%
USA $1293 $1408.5 91% $20929.5 99.4%

http://www.telstra.com.au/roaming
https://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobilephones/postpaidautoroam
3 HolidayPhone USA is a package deal for $129 and includes 2GB data, up to 20 hours of calls to Australia, free domestic calls in the US.

“We are very happy to see that the EU, for example, has started taking actions against international roaming within the EU. But we believe that prices can go down further, both for continental and intercontinental travel. Our mission is for all travellers to have the freedom to use the mobile devices the same way as at home, when travelling abroad,” says Joacim Boivie, CEO and Founder, HolidayPhone.

SIM cards from HolidayPhone are available when visiting Spain, UK, USA, Italy and 25 other popular vacation destination countries across five continents. The company also offers data SIM cards and a Mobile WIFI Hotspot device for those travelling with carrier locked mobile phones. HolidayPhone can offer low prices by reselling local mobile services in each country of operation. With HolidayPhone you stay reachable on your normal Australian mobile number.

For more information, visit holidayphone.com.au

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