India-based Clay Telecom has partnered with Avanse Education Loans to offer plans to students traveling abroad for studies, plans that are valid until March 31 of next year.
The students who have planned to go to the USA and the UK can utilize prepaid solutions to lower international roaming costs and avoid problems like bill shock. For students traveling to destinations outside the U.S. and UK, there is a postpaid solution offered by Clay that will provide a 15 percent discount on airtime used during the trip.
“With complimentary SIM cards & exceptional discount offers, it has become easier for students to stay connected with their family, while adjusting in a new place. It’s a deliberate move towards offering better deals to students, while exploring newer opportunities to enter student travelling market. We have extended the offer up to March 2015 so that long distance doesn’t become a hurdle in communication,” says Anuj Dhawan, Executive Director, Clay Telecom.
Keeping long distance from becoming a “hurdle in communication”
This isn’t the first time Clay has offered students a roaming plan. Last year, the company put together a plan for college students studying abroad that included “Clay Student Packs” that offered discount pricing in bulk plans.
It’s worth noting that if you do take advantage of the new offer, you should register your prepaid SIM card at least 48 hours in advance to ensure activation before their travel.
Of course, like most travel SIM cards, you’ll also be able to add money to your account online. For countries other than the United States and United Kingdom, the 15% discount on airtime will be made available to students that will be applicable on the minimum billing of INR 1500 (roughly $25 USD).