We’re off to the Business Travel Show Europe to discuss how businesses can drastically reduce their roaming costs
14 June 2024

We’re off to the Business Travel Show Europe to discuss how businesses can drastically reduce their roaming costs

14 June 2024

Next week Telecom26’s team of global connectivity and roaming experts will be at the Business Travel Show Europe in London, 19-20 June.

Now celebrating its 30th year, Business Travel Show Europe has “firmly cemented its position as the largest exhibition and conference for the European corporate travel community” and is “100% dedicated to serving the business travel market”.

As anyone who travels for business knows, their biggest concern is whether they’ll be able to access fast and reliable networks which don’t result in a huge roaming bill. The latter also being a concern of any CFO with their eye on reducing costs!

So what are the options for business travellers who need to be online whilst they’re away?

Using a local carrier usually only really makes sense if someone is travelling to a neighbouring country – and sometimes not even then. If you are going further afield, chances are, your home operator won’t have the best rates. Never forget that roaming is a cash cow for traditional operators!

Plus, who needs the worry of whether a domestic carrier will have a roaming agreement in place in every country to provide network coverage and speedy down and uploads whilst abroad?

Likewise, buying a local prepaid SIM card seems like a good idea if you can face the queues at the airport. But really this is only convenient for when you’re visiting one country. Users need to be alert when visiting areas that are close to country borders as it’s easy for phones to jump to other networks not aligned with the prepaid operator’s packages, something that will gobble up your data and push up costs immediately. 

Other drawbacks are that most large local carriers charge more, cover less, and don’t remember your name when you call. Worse, Travel and Tourist SIM card offerings rarely give you portal access for enterprise-wide control and transparency into your organisation’s usage, billing, and services.

Perhaps you, your manager and CFO see high phone bills as a cost of doing business. But it’s certainly an unnecessary expense!  

Time to contact Telecom26 to find out about using data when you are abroad – Telecom26’s global data services.

Telecom26’s global data services

We offer a range of packages that ensure that your people, and the devices they use, are always connected to our global data service, wherever they are in the world.

Users of our global data service can access the networks of more than 650 mobile operators in 200+ countries and territories. Our SIMs and eSIMs automatically switch between available networks to ensure the best, and most cost-effective, coverage.

Our Grab & Go service was recently launched following requests from our existing, and potential, business customers.  

Grab & Go provides business travellers with time-limited, pre-paid eSIMs which

are easy to download and activate, and can be used alongside the SIM cards already installed in a device, with users switching to Grab & Go when they travel abroad.

Grab & Go eSIMs can be bought in batches by businesses and then issued for a specified number of days with different data allowances available. For example, 10GB in the EU for 21 Days.

The days and data quota can easily be activated when a user arrives in a new country, region, or continent. Once activated, the agreed package is available for the specified period and expires when this ends. In other words, perfect for a 3-week race like the Giro.

Grab & Go complements our Enterprise Data Extra global connectivity service which you can read more about in this blog: Telecom26 makes life easier for business travellers who need fast and cost-effective connectivity with Enterprise Data Extra

Telecom26 and global connectivity

Telecom26 offers a full range of telecom services and connectivity options including 5G (where available), LTE-M, Wi-Fi, private networks, 2G, 3G and 4G, as well offshore connectivity capabilities and GPS tracking.

Our customers include businesses of all sizes across the world, OEMs and NGOs who want a single delivery partner, cross-border solutions and network coverage that is secure, resilient and can be tailored to meet specific and evolving needs.

For new and existing Telecom26 Customers – our EU+ Summer Saver: Half Price Data Until Year-End…

Enjoy seamless global connectivity with selected Telecom26 EU+ monthly or grab & go bundles and get an incredible 50% discount.

This special offer is open to new and existing customers placing orders during July and August 2024 and the discount applies until the end of the year. Stay connected with Telecom26 for less. Please get in touch to find out more.

Want to chat?

Our team will also be attending AIDS 2024, Munich, 22-26 July where they will be discussing our digital healthcare global connectivity service

If you won’t be in London or Munich though and would like to organise a video call to discuss how we can help improve the global connectivity of your team, and their devices including IoT and M2M, when they are out and about, including maritime connectivity, please get in touch

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