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International Business Phone Calls – A way to avoid phone costs

iphoneI was recently in the United Kingdom and Ireland on business and I wanted to avoid as many call charges as possible while in Europe. I had been burnt once before with a $600 phone bill 😦   “Once bitten, twice shy”.

So I looked for a way to use my US iPhone without the excessive roaming charges while checking my office emails, Facetime, Skype etc and at the same time avoiding going into every coffee shop to use the free wi-fi.

So I wanted to share what I found out:

1.  I got my iPhone unlocked – which cost $19.99 (you can also get it done on the internet). This means that you can use any sim in any country – Happy Days!

2. In the UK: I purchased a “Vodafone Freebee” Sim for £20 (included 500 UK Minutes, Unlimited UK Texts, 2GB of data.)

In Ireland: I purchased a “Meteor Simplicity” Sim for €10 (included Unlimited Minutes, 7.5GB of data.)

There is only one draw back, you do not have your regular cell phone number but I countered that by forwarding all of the calls to my office phone. I hope that this helps for any of you doing international MICE programs over the coming months.

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MICEport is an international marketing firm specializing in International Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Events programs with their DMC partners in Ireland, Scotland, France, Monaco, Germany, Austria, Italy Morocco, UAE and Oman. For more information on MICEport DMC partners, go to www.miceportdmc.com 

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Tuesday Tech Day – Brookstone’s Mobile Pocket Projector

I love technology and one of the things that I have recently started to use is this Brookstone Projector.  The projector is great for presentations and even showing some movies or promotional materials at events.

  • Projects bright, sharp images up to 80″ diagonal,Accepts 1080p and 1080i video input,
  • Rechargeable and portable,
  • Connects via HDMI cable to most smartphones, tablets, computers, video players, cameras,
  • 2 hours on a single charge,
  • Dual built-in speakers and focus control,
  • Rechargeable battery doubles as a USB backup battery for your smartphone devices,
  • Includes HDMI cable, Micro HDMI adapter, Mini HDMI adapter and AC adapter.

BrookstoneI would really suggest to get the tripod and the adapter so that you can put it straight on the desk and connect to your ipad, iphone, PC etc. It is definitely worth the money. Here are some more details. The cost of the projector is $299 but I am sure that they have some specials from time to time. For more information click this link HDMI Pocket Projector

If you are using any great technology that makes your life easier while working with meetings and incentives, please let us know at inspireus@miceport.com

If you need any information on international Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events and MICEport’s International DMCs please contact us in the USA on inspireus@miceport.com or take a look at our website www.miceportdmc.com

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2014 in MICEport LLC, Technology

 

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