Travelling overseas? Many of our business mobile plans include unlimited international roaming and standard international calls and SMS to selected countries. However, if this option isn’t included on your plan, make sure you add our great value Travel Pack to your service before you leave Australia, to avoid extra charges when using your mobile abroad.
Adding our Travel Pack is number one on our list to help you stay connected whilst you’re overseas but we’ve also added some other handy tips to our ‘To Do’ list before you jet off:
1. Get the Optus Travel Pack
You can easily add the Travel Pack to your business service online before you leave Australia. The Travel Pack gives you unlimited standard national and international talk and SMS plus 50MB of data to use per day in Zone One Countries, plus by adding the Travel Pack online, you can avoid call waiting times.
2. Use free Wi-Fi wherever possible
Whether you’re out and about in a café or catching up at a friend’s home, always ask if there is free Wi-Fi available. Don’t forget you can communicate with friends, family and colleagues via Whatsapp, Skype and Facebook when using Wi-Fi so it’s always beneficial to ask if you can connect.
3. Download essential apps before you leave Australia
Turn off automatic updates and avoid using non-essential apps whilst abroad as these tasks can consume large amounts of data. Remember to download essential apps like maps whilst connected to Wi-Fi and before you leave Australia to cut down on your data usage whilst travelling.
4. Keep Data Roaming, location services and push notifications switched off
If you don’t need them, you can conserve data by turning your device’s Data Roaming, Location Services and Push Notifications off and only turning them on when necessary.
5. Ask your contacts to email or text you instead of calling
Before you leave Australia, ask that your contacts to email or text you whilst you’re away so you can both avoid unnecessary call charges. Don’t forget that messaging app Whatsapp, allows you to voice and video call contacts using Wi-Fi just in case you need to make a call.
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