Buying a Sim Card in Another Country

Accessing the internet is a way of life now and we rely on the web for so many things. This means that for a lot of us, the idea of not having the internet on holiday or when travelling is completely unthinkable! Internet access can be expensive though, especially when using a smartphone. You will sometimes be able to get the internet in European countries at a fairly reasonable price, but it will still probably set you back a few pounds per day. Buying a local sim card could be the answer.

If you choose to buy a sim card, you will probably be able to get some very good deals in the majority of countries. The sim card itself shouldn’t cost you very much money at all and all you will need to do then is purchase a data package for it. Again, this really shouldn’t cost very much. If you do run out of data and want to buy more it will be easy to top up your sim card in a local shop. Just ask at your hotel or a tourist information centre where it is best to buy an internet-enabled sim card from.

Mobiles for the elderly

Mobile phones have become a common place gadget for most people, but in order to make it possible for the older generation to access this technology there are a number of considerations to deal with.

The first issue is the physical size of the handset. Fortunately, the trend for smaller and smaller handsets seems to have diminished and the majority of mobiles are now a more sensible size.

A further issue for many people however is the size of the keypad or app icons on the screen. Most phones have an accessibility feature which increases the size of these and can easily be set up in the settings menu.

A simplified home screen can be a beneficial to some people as it makes it easier to see and select the application they want to use. Again this is simple to do on the majority of phones. A visit to the phone store where you purchased the phone or sim card from will usually result in helpful member of staff setting the phone up for you.

Buying second hand phones

If you are in the market for a new mobile [hone, you may be shocked at how much some of the newer, popular models are. Many people don’t want to have a phone on contract, or already have a contract for their usage, so therefore they will have to purchase the handset themselves.

Buying a second hand phone can save you a lot of money and if you don’t mind having the slightly older model, you can often half the original purchase price.

There is always a risk involved when buying second hand, and ideally you want to try and buy from somewhere that will give you a warranty or accept faulty returns. If buying from an individual you may not get any sort of guarantee and even if you are shown it working, it may be that it has an intermittent fault or a fault that takes a little while to take effect.

 

Buying Branded Expensive Phones are a thing of the past

When it comes to searching for your next mobile phone to purchase, you may be more reluctant to be spending near to and sometimes in excess of £500 for a mobile device. With more advertisement expenditure that Samsung, Apple and G3 are all going through to compete against each other, their continue costs soar as are passed straight down onto the consumer.

However, there is hope for the savvy shopper who’s looking for a new bargain to get hold of. The X15 made by a small company in China makes the soon to be acclaimed X15 mobile phone which sports all of the excellent features that the current mobile phones found in the big brand shops does. The benefit however is that the price of the X15 is practically 1/5 of those nearing the £500 mark and it looks fantastic for the price that it is currently sold at in the UK market.

The Flakiness of 4G

Mobile broadband is crucial in society today, and without it we’re unable to browse the internet, use online apps or read our emails, and 4G promised to be significantly better than 3G, but that’s not quite happened yet.

4G is flaky throughout towns and cities and even when you’re connected you may struggle to see the difference between 4G or 3G, but that said there’s already talk about 5G and 6G. First, it would probably be more apt to improve 4G coverage. When you do hit a good spot and you get the 4G icon appear on your mobile phone or tablet, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the fast results, but it’s quite a rare instance.

Many people feel as though 3G is suffering as well as 4G, and it may take time before these are corrected, so for now many mobile users will have to wait for fast speeds across all towns and cities.

EARTHX