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1. Posted by -kel- (Full Member 38 posts) 11y

has anyone heard of the goabroad.com website that sell the ekits for mobile phones?? looks like a good idea but not sure if anyone has any experiences with them or anyone else that offers a similar service...any help would be great!!
cheers
Kel =)

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

I've heard of it before and know Lonely Planet owns part of the business. I just kind of wonder what the benefit is of the kit? As far as I remember it was a calling card of some sort. I'm not sure how competitive the price is but I can't imagine it will always be the cheapest, everywhere.... there's also some kind of vault function, but you could use any decent free email account in exactly the same way for free. Do they now have some kind of mobile solution now too and how much is it/what does it cover?

3. Posted by -kel- (Full Member 38 posts) 11y

they have the global sim card that doesn't need to be changed everytime you visit another country. as i will be travelling around Europe and the US, it seems like a good option to be keeping the same number and not having the hassle of buying domestic sim cards in each country. the sim card is generally 70% cheaper than global roaming costs.
I'm only just looking into it so i'm guessing there would be other companys out there that are similar but if there is a popular and convenient way of using pre paid mobiles overseas, i would luv to hear about it!!
The cost of the sim card is US$10

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Hmm, that doesn't sound too bad. In fact, sounds a little too good to be true (which often is then also the case ). If you check out the sim cards comparison page, both those organizations offer a worldwide sim as well I believe. I'm not entirely sure what the price is though as that page was set up before they were both ready with the worldwide sim setup. Definitely will be the way to go in the future it seems if this keeps up!!!