Anyone who’s tried staying in contact with friends, family, and coworkers across international boarders knows the costs for doing so can be pretty hefty. Since European Union prices dropped in July, roaming fees everywhere else have increased to new heights.
Asia is one of these places, where a week-long holiday can turn into a phone bill that can travel into the hundreds of dollars, if not thousands when combining both calls and data roaming.
Global carrier WorldSIM, though, has decided to create its own solution. The international carrier, who recently won the 2013 award for Best Telecoms, Broadband and Media Provider, has eliminated international roaming costs in Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Indonesia. Users of the WorldSIM travel SIM card will now be able to receive calls for free in most of Asia.
“We now have now abolished international roaming in 94 countries and have plans for more in the near future,” said Arif Reza, CEO at WorldSIM. “WorldSIM customers will get free incoming calls in most of Asia as well as USA, Australia, Canada, Europe and Mexico.”
WorldSIM eliminated roaming costs in the Euro Zone back in July and also brought an end to costs in India, China, Thailand and Japan back in May. The company has plans to launch two new products before the end of 2013, though it hasn’t specifically told us what these products are. We’ll be sure to update everyone here on TruTower once we have more information.