KnowRoaming: How We Stay Connected When Traveling

KnowRoaming: How We Stay Connected When Traveling

When traveling from place to place, it’s important to stay connected.

Let’s face it – we’re very dependent on technology and the online world. Sometimes I wonder how we ever lived without it. When we’re away from home, having Internet access on our smartphones makes everything easy and convenient. Wi-Fi can be unreliable and it’s annoying to have to constantly search for it. Roaming packages through our own service providers in Canada are extremely expensive. For our recent trip to Iceland, we used the KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker. It was the perfect way to have an unlimited amount of Internet access for our entire trip. And it’s incredibly affordable.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker works with your unlocked smartphone. Place the SIM sticker on your regular SIM card. When you’re at home, you use your phone as you normally would. When you’re abroad, the KnowRoaming SIM sticker automatically takes over and connects you to a local network. In over 80 countries, there are unlimited data packages available for $7.99 USD/day. In over 200 countries, you can save up to 85% on voice, text and data.

By using the KnowRoaming app on your phone, you can load your account with prepaid credit before you leave home. KnowRoaming also provides you with a US phone number and a UK phone number, in case you need to make any calls.

KnowRoaming: How We Stay Connected When Traveling

OUR EXPERIENCES

We used KnowRoaming for two weeks when traveling all over Iceland. For $7.99 USD/day, we had unlimited Internet access on my smartphone. It was so useful and I’ll never leave home without it again. To start, we didn’t have to find a cell phone company in Iceland to purchase a SIM card and a data plan. From the moment we reached Iceland, my phone sent and received data. It continued to work throughout our stay there.

Then, there are the obvious perks of being connected in Iceland. We spent most of our days on a giant road trip around the Ring Road. It was very isolated in many areas, and we went hours without visiting any actual towns. With the KnowRoaming Global SIM sticker, we constantly used Google Maps to navigate around the island. I continually posted to our social media accounts throughout our travels. When we were going to be late to our accommodation, I was able to email the owner to let them know. We streamed music in the car for some road trip tunes. I even uploaded video to our Facebook page as we drove around Iceland. We were able to stay in touch with our loved ones, check in for our flights, and there were numerous other handy applications.

KnowRoaming: How We Stay Connected When Traveling

Without KnowRoaming, there would be no way to connect with the owners of the places we stayed. We might have run out of gas if we couldn’t search for the location of the next gas station (be sure to fill up when you can!). We wouldn’t have always had directions to our upcoming destinations available. Some of our accommodations had Wi-Fi, but we didn’t reach them until the evening. It was crucial that we have Internet access on the road.

The transfer speeds depended on where we were in Iceland. The KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker connects to the local networks. For example, there were faster Internet speeds in downtown Reykjavik than the remote mountains of the Westfjords. That’s totally to be expected. It would work the same way if I purchased a local SIM card.

I didn’t have to worry about running out of data. With an unlimited data plan, I could use my phone freely without being concerned at all.

Though we didn’t have to use it, there is a help line to call if you encounter any difficulties abroad with the product. There’s 24/7 support over phone or email if you have any trouble or questions.

KnowRoaming: How We Stay Connected When Traveling

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We highly recommend using the KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker when you travel. It was one less thing to worry or think about. It helped us navigate Iceland, and allowed us to stay in touch. Staying connected is so important, and we’ll definitely use KnowRoaming for our future travels. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker today. Move freely between countries with Internet access on your phone. Stay connected throughout your travels!

KnowRoaming: How We Stay Connected When Traveling

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Disclaimer: KnowRoaming provided us with their Global SIM Sticker and data plan during our travels in Iceland. Our opinions, as always, are entirely our own. We highly recommend the KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker as it’s a product we’ll continue to use on our future travels.

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9 Responses

  1. Linda
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    Thanks for sharing this new option for Canadians getting connected when travelling. We have tried both hot spots and local SIMs but this seems so much easier. I will need to check the web site to see if there are plans for less $$ for less bandwidth. $8 per day is great for shorter trips but we are heading to Europe in the fall for 3 months and at $8 per day, that is a lot. And I am not sure I need unlimited every day. Great to have one more option to consider.

  2. Shawn Rosvold
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    I signed up for the service, but I had nothing but trouble getting it to work properly in Canada. I am heading back up there in a month, and I’ll try it again.

    • Lauren
      Lauren
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      I would definitely look into their 24 hour support regarding this… I know they only recently announced unlimited data in Canada, so you can give it another shot. Let me know how it works out!
      Lauren recently posted…Gesthus Selfoss – Where to Stay Near the Golden Circle, IcelandMy Profile

      • Shawn Rosvold
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        I gave up on KnowRoaming. I used to try to use SIM cards in different countries and wasted a lot of time and money trying to get them to work properly (most of the time they didn’t), and being surprised by unclear roaming charges, etc. I found Skyroam and I won’t use anything else. You can buy one or rent one, you buy 24 hour day passes for $10, less if you buy a pack of passes. You don’t have to use them consecutively, and you get unlimited data. I love it. https://www.skyroam.com/

  3. Jenny
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    I love all ur blogs.. and images too
    Dont you think this procedure too long. I used knowroaming before but ajura.com is best. Using an International roaming app is best for avoiding roaming charges.

  4. Wandering Carol
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    Hi Lauren! I was just looking into roaming packages for two upcoming trips to Europe, so this post was soooo handy.

  5. Joanna Szreder
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    Hmm…$8 per day is a bit too much isn’t it? Isn’t it better to just buy a local sim card? I think that is much more affordable.

    • Lauren
      Lauren
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      I don’t feel that way! I loved the convenience of being able to travel anywhere without hunting down SIM cards and paying for only a certain amount of data – I love having unlimited data at my disposal for tons of social media posts, watching video, not worrying about finding WiFi! It might work out to be cheaper in some countries, but in some cases, you’ll have to track down a new SIM and new data plan every time you change places. With this, it’s just one price and it works all over the place. I think it’s worth the price for the convenience.

      If you’re spending a longer amount of time in only one place, I could see finding out a local SIM card. I think this product is really handy, especially for people who travel only a couple weeks at a time.

      Regardless, it sure beats roaming charges or data packages through your own provider (at least this is the case for Canadians who pay a lot for cell phone and data packages).
      Lauren recently posted…Gesthus Selfoss – Where to Stay Near the Golden Circle, IcelandMy Profile

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