How to Stay Connected While Traveling

Want to know how to stay connected while traveling? Look no further! All you need is an unlocked iPhone and a Skype number. save money instantly on flights? 

Once you’ve finished the video, tell us below how you’ve stayed connected while galavanting around the globe. Have you tried our hack? Do you have your own unique trick? 

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  • Reply January 28, 2015


    So can this not work on a Samsung phone or a different phone? Also, is it only available for unlocked phones?

  • Reply August 25, 2015


    This will work on any unlocked phone; it’s not specific to iPhone. One thing to note is that, today, you could avoid needing to purchase a Skype number at all by just using Google Hangouts with Google Voice (which is sort of shown towards the end of the video). With Google Hangouts with Google Voice, you can answer calls placed to your phone number from any device. If you want to answer calls on your phone, you’d only need to purchase a local SIM card with a data allowance… Or just leverage WiFi, if it’s available, which wouldn’t require having a local SIM card at all!

  • Reply November 9, 2015


    I usually use WhatsApp when I travel. Now they have included free calls from any location.

  • Reply January 13, 2016


    I use Whatsapp, since you can use with with WIFI to call or text anyone and if they don’t have Whatsapp, another good app is Text+ you can call any number in the world with WIFI,

  • Reply February 22, 2016


    For the best thing is having T-mobile’s unlimited plan, because it includes unlimited data & texting internationally. That way I am not completely dependent on sketchy public wifi. After than its Google Voice and WhatsApp. After 4 continents, this hasn’t failed me yet. Plus being on T-mobile’s data network in China somehow passes the firewall and lets me access Facebook. Admittedly coverage can be spotty, but its is still useful.

    • Reply March 7, 2017


      Same here! I’ve had T-Mobile now for years and I’ve used everywhere from Mexico to Taiwan. What’s App is my go to for communicating back home and I’m a big fan of their new video calling app. Pretty much all in one!

  • Thanks for the useful video. Great tip for traveling.

  • Reply March 13, 2017

    Nnamdi Okorafor

    I use Google Project Fi as my service provider with no interruption in service wherever I travel. It automatically detects my destination as soon as I’m within the country’s airspace, displays a notification and service continues uninterrupted. No need for local sim.

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