The price can reach $1000 per gigabyte: why global roaming is so expensive

By TravelWiseAug 20, 2023 08:05 AMNews
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The price can reach $1000 per gigabyte: why global roaming is so expensive
Global roaming will not become cheaper in the near future. Source: Pexels

Travellers who have a vital need to stay connected abroad and use the internet often suffer from roaming costs. These services are not expected to become cheaper in the near future.

This is due to inter-operator tariffs, according to WA Today. Tourists are advised to choose a tariff plan with a fixed price for using communication abroad.

When you leave the country, your phone automatically connects to the available network of a foreign operator unless you disable the relevant settings in advance.

The price can reach $1000 per gigabyte: why global roaming is so expensive
When abroad, your phone automatically connects to an available network. Source: Pexels

You can use the services offered without any problems, but the price may unpleasantly surprise you. Operators bill your telecommunications provider for any data you use, and the fee can reach $1,000 per gigabyte, the publication writes.

The most favourable solution for travellers is to connect a tariff plan that provides a fixed price for roaming. This will cost an additional amount, but it will not bite as much.

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