In June it was £120, in October £150 and there’s definitely been a £180 before. After Tanzania, Toronto and Serbia (respectively) I’d had enough, it was time to sort out my telecommunications while I was abroad. I always knew I should be doing something different, but for all my love of technology I was a bit slow on the uptake.
On my recent trip to Vancouver Cellhire said they’d help me out. After a few emails back and forth to find out where I was going and for how long, they sent me my vintage Nokia phone through the post. I could phone anywhere in the world, although I mostly stuck to update calls to my boyfriend in England.
The phone was also a saviour during the road trip from Vancouver up to Sun Peaks Resort where I was skiing (the phone even worked up there!). We were attempting to travel in convoy with my Canadian friend in the other car – obviously a few red lights later and we’d lost them. Having a phone with a Canadian number just made the communication between us a lot easier. I could text and phone her mobile without worrying about extortionate fees or charges.
The phone arrived in a handy case so I could keep everything together. There was the phone, a separate phone case, a charger and a handy plug adaptor too. They also included all the details to send it back when I was done. You just need to phone a courier to pick it up.
I still had my iPhone for the camera and the Wi-Fi, but the old-school Nokia was practical and really useful for calls both within and out of Canada.
Check out Cellhire for more info on the international mobile phone hire as my phone bill for December was just £15.96 – yay!