BT SmartTalk App – Standard rate voice calls while roaming …

Interesting statistics from BT that re-enforce the findings of our own recent survey on international roaming usage …

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However the infographic does gloss over the biggest concern expressed by international travellers (and a dependency for the app to be truly low cost), low cost internet access. From our recent survey, 80% of European respondents were either Extremely or Very Concerned over the cost of accessing the internet from their mobile device, while travelling abroad. 

Combining a low cost data roaming service such as Globalgig or Voopii with SmartTalk (or even Skype, TuGo, Viber and many others) would further reduce the cost of using voice and messaging apps (that require an internet connection) while travelling abroad.