Traveltalk SIM is a pre pay SIM card that you slide into your mobile phone to slash your overseas mobile phone bill by up to 85%. There is no contract, no annual or monthly fee and no hidden charges. SIM card prices start at just £25 which includes £20 call credit which, for example, is enough for almost 3 hours of mobile calls from the US to the UK.
If you use your current UK mobile service abroad you will incur expensive roaming charges when receiving a call, making a call, or even listening to a voice mail.
Your current UK mobile provider will charge you to receive a call whilst abroad. Traveltalk allows you to receive FREE incoming calls in 62 popular countries (including the EU) and at a much cheaper rate in the rest of the world compared to your current service provider.
Traveltalk also allows you to make outgoing calls in over 170 countries at a fraction of the price of your current UK mobile provider.
(For example Traveltalk SIM offers the following rates for travellers going to the USA. The charge for receiving a call when in the USA is p/min, whilst calls from the USA to a UK landline is p/min and calls to a UK mobile is p/min.)
A unique Traveltalk benefit is that, in many countries, you can use your Traveltalk SIM call credit from any landline using a toll free access number and a PIN. This may be useful if you prefer to make calls from your hotel room, an office telephone or remote places where there is no mobile reception at all.
You simply dial the toll free access number we provide and then follow the prompts.
Traveltalk simply ends what politicians call the "roaming rip off". When you switch on your mobile overseas, your UK mobile provider's SIM card connects with an overseas mobile provider - who then charges you an inflated rate to use your mobile phone.
However, the Traveltalk SIM connects you to the same overseas providers but charges you up to 85% less.
You can choose to automatically top up your call credit when your credit drops below £3. This avoids you having to worry if you run out of credit in a remote location or one without internet access.
The Traveltalk SIM will only work in an unlocked handset. Ask your provider how to unlock your handset. Traveltalk can provide you with a handset that can carry two SIM cards – Traveltalk SIM for when you are away and your local provider SIM.
Whichever time zone or country you find yourself in, Traveltalk gives you a 24 hour multilingual helpline service, so help is always at hand. You just dial 80404 from your handset, the first three minutes of which are free of charge.
Moneysavingexpert.com, part of Moneysupermarket.com, chose Traveltalk as top pick for global SIMs.