Updated: Sep 4, 2019
You want to capture your trip on Snapchat, IG stories, and facebook so your friends can keep up with your jet setting lifestyle. I totally get it. But you don't want to run up your bill because you're not on wifi, right?
Or let's play another scenario. You don't travel often without your kids. Even though you'll be away from your kids for a few days, you want to constantly check in on them and make sure they are doing their homework and not giving your their grandma hell. But you don't want to welcomed back with a sky high phone bill.
If either or both scenarios resonates with you, please read on..
Through my years of traveling, I have found ways save on my phone bill while texting and calling people like crazy and uploading all of my cute photos on IG and here's how
Here are options to save on your phone bill
1. Call your phone company in advance and ask them about their international plans
Every mobile company has a international plan that you can adapt for a short period of time. This allows you to make international calls at a discount. So instead of paying 80 cents per minute you will be pay 20 cents for the same call.
2. Download Whatsapp
Whatsapp is an app that allows you to make international calls and text for FREE. All you need to do is download the app and have all the people you expect to speak with to download the app as well and you're good to go. You can start texting and calling away as long as you are on wifi.
Please note: there are other apps like Whatsapp like Viber, but I found Whatsapp to be the best.
3. Use Facebook Messenger
You can facetime, call, and message people for free while you are abroad. This can be an easier option vs Whatapp because everyone who has a Facebook account has a messenger as well. Downfalls? You need wifi to use Facebook Messenger. Upside? It's FREE.
What about wifi though?
At the Riu Reggae, there is wifi available throughout the hotel, beach area, and your room. In short, there is wifi everywhere!! So don't trip. Whatsapp, Facebook, and all the apps will work for you.