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Visitor Prepaid Package: 3 Ways to Stay Connected While on the Go

In today’s digitally connected world, many people would struggle to think back to the last time they spent several hours without using their smartphone, laptop or tablet. With rapid technology advancements, there are more means for you to stay in touch with other people today than there were decades ago.
Here are different options for you to stay connected while you are on the go.
1. Airport Connections
Any airport is a beehive of activity. Luckily, it is becoming a lot easier for you to stay connected, whether you are departing, transiting or arriving at a given airport. Gone are the days when airports only offered paid options for online access.
If the airport does not provide free internet, there are other things you can try. For instance, the airport may have a lounge that offers Wi-Fi networks. Some lounges don’t even require a username and password. Here, you can gain access even if you are just located close to such a lounge.
2. Air Roaming Service
Inside airplanes was once one of the places where you can escape from connectivity. Well, everything changed with the introduction of in-flight Wi-Fi. Every airline has its own method of keeping their passengers connected.
Investing in air roaming services is also a good option. With Zain’s on-air roaming service, for instance, you can stay in touch with your loved ones. This service is available automatically to both postpaid and prepaid customers. It allows you to surf the internet, send SMS and make calls while on the plane.
Note that the air roaming service is only available on specific destinations and lines. These include Qatar Airways, EgyptAir, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Oman Air, Air Asia and British Airways. Thus, you need to confirm it with the airline staff to make sure that this service is available.
3. Ground Connections
Turning your phone on is probably one of the first things you do once you arrive in a foreign land. When you have a nationwide plan, you may encounter no service, or no roaming service. The latter can be too expensive. So be sure to know what your carrier offers before you travel.
When deciding what plan to get, think about how you’ll be using your phone overseas. Will you need to send messages, surf the internet or make phone calls? If Wi-Fi access isn’t enough, there are carriers offering add-ons to keep you connected.
But if you are visiting another country, your best choice is to get a local SIM card. This gives you the freedom to receive messages, make phone calls, post a picture or check-in at your favorite places. You just have to present a valid form of identification, preferably your passport with a valid visa.
Most short-term visitors and newcomers in the UAE opt for a prepaid service due to the following reasons:
● You do not have to sign a contract.
● You will not be receiving any monthly bill.
● You do not need a residence visa.
● You can cancel it anytime.
With a prepaid SIM card, you get a local number with several minutes for both local and international calls, SMS to any destination, and a certain amount of data. If you have consumed all the minutes, SMS and data, you can recharge your SIM card. Recharge cards are available in several denominations from supermarkets, fuel stations, and other selling points throughout the city.
If you want to save money, there are still several technologies you can use to stay connected while on the go. However, these tools require an internet connection so you may only use them in places with Wi-Fi connections like restaurants, hotels and malls. These include:
● Google Hangouts – With your Google account, you can gain access to the Hangouts feature and start a video chat with your loved ones. You can place calls for free or for a small fee, depending on the country you’re calling.
● Skype – This app offers free video-chat and phone calls over Wi-Fi connections with other Skype users. Also, it allows you to make international calls to mobile phones and landlines, either for a flat monthly fee or pay-as-you-go.
● Rebtel – This app allows you to make international calls over data or Wi-Fi. Also, it provides a local access number, which is a good option if you are staying in a hotel offering free local calls.
It has become a lot easier for travelers to plug in wherever they go. So whether you need to stay in contact with your family and friends or stay connected to the web for business, you can choose from any of the above-mentioned options. Indeed, staying connected while on the go is now possible!

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