(USA Today) – Talk is cheap. Unless you travel internationally.
Then your wireless phone bill can be expensive — very expensive. At least that’s the conclusion of a new survey by communications company Telestial. It found that 82% of international travelers worry about the cost of data when they’re overseas.
And with good reason. Oddly, only half say they’ve bought a SIM card for their phones, which might help them save money. Instead, they power down their devices or use them less, fearful of a huge phone bill, according to Dan Rasmus, the principal analyst at Serious Insights, which conducted the study.
“Americans,” he adds, “just don’t get international data.”