Cell Phone For Europe
Telecoms Industry Growth
Telecoms industry growth is currently predicted to be around 5-7% a year and has revenue totals coming to $2.2 trillion in 2010. There were nearly 2 billion cell phone subscribers Worldwide in 2006, and that became over double to 4.6 billion by 2009. The vital need to own a cell phone is quickly surpassing the need to own a fixed/land line. Nearly 70% of the World currently own a cell phone, and this number is set to continue to rise year on year.
2011 Cell Phone Growth
While cell phone costs are slowly lowering, and charges become fewer, there are still times when these charges and costs can sky rocket. One example of this is when you travel abroad. If you’re a US Citizen planning on going to Europe in 2011 you’ll want to make sure your cell phone operator won’t be charging you high fees for an international roaming plan, or renting a GSM compatible cell phone from them, and in both of these cases being charged high call costs for making AND receiving calls. By the end of 2010 cell phone revenue will account for more than half of all telecom sectors revenue. This is particularly true in the US where fixed/land lines and cell phone lines have converged to 1. This has its advantages to cost for the general American.. until they travel.
GSM Cell Phone for Europe
Using a GSM specific handset can be a difficult item to source. You’ll want to make sure your supplier isn’t charging you to pay delivery charges both to and from your house/business address. You’ll need to check the fees for calling from the countries in Europe you expect to travel in. You’ll want to confirm the cost of calling from America while you are still in America (some operators charge extremely high fees for this and hide them away in their T+Cs). With this mine field of possibility to go wrong when looking for a cell phone for Europe you’ll be easily persuaded to take the easy way out. You’ll be offered an easy switch for your cell phone by your US provider, which may be an easy switch but at the high end cost of call rates and may also include rental charges, international roaming fees, and other hidden costs. To make matters worse for the American consumer, the North American telecoms industry is being consolidated and since 2003 has seen the market increasingly controlled by a handful of large providers dominating the sector. This makes finding alternatives without high international roaming costs nearly impossible. While in Europe itself East Europe is integrating into Western Europes economy and technology. The cell phone technology of GSM is dominating across all of Europe, and fights against the US cell phone standards.
Cell Phone Stand-Off
America and Europe have different standards for cell phone communication. The important thing you’ll need to be aware of is that you’ll need a GSM compatible cell phone for Europe. Your US cell phone is likely not to work in Europe for technical reasons. As we mentioned, your US provider may well offer you a solution but this WILL be at a cost to you and these costs will continue for the duration of your time as you use their international service.
Cell Phone For Europe: The Solution
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