Expats deserve a better voice service and cheaper rates!

By JVoIP Blogger - July 29, 2020

Expats deserve a better voice service and cheaper rates!

There are an estimated 10 million Americans living overseas. Are you one of them? If so, you found the right article. We will explain some of the communications challenges that you may be facing right now and how to improve these.

Recent estimates indicate that most expat Americans live in Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Panama, the Caribbean and South America. These are beautiful countries and we are pretty sure you are enjoying the lifestyle, local culture and language. However, as expats, you may also be living there for various reasons such as: job relocation, joining a significant other, the adventures of travel, or retired.

Regardless the situation, one fact may be clear: you still need to call home! That’s right. You have to stay in touch with family, friends, work, colleagues, banks, or medical offices. As an expat, you still need to call the states. But, here’s the problem: INTERNATIONAL ROAMING PLANS AND FEES.

We have found that many expats keep their original mobile plans for emergency calls, texts, or simply “I want to keep my number in case I return.” Or, “ I’ll turn on my phone for that important call.” Is this you? If so, did you know you do not need to keep paying your US mobile service? Why are you paying for cellular service you may not be able to use freely overseas without paying additional International or roaming fees? Would you not prefer having the freedom of calling the states from overseas without wondering if you may brake the bank? Why limit yourself?

At JVoIP, we use VOIP technology. All you need is Wi-Fi or Internet service on your mobile device. Wi-Fi is everywhere. You probably are paying for a local Internet service where you live. With a JVoIP plan, we will show you how to install a great mobile app and that’s it! You can call the states freely; no extra fees, no roaming fees. Best of all, you can save money.

Let us explain some of the rates you may be paying with your US mobile plan:

T-Mobile International Rates

  • 0.25 / Min. with select plans costing $35-$50 / mo.

Verizon Wireless International Rates

  • $100 / mo. for International Travel - 250 minutes
  • 0.25 / Min. overage rates
  • 0.99 - $1.79 / min

AT&T International Pay-Per-Use Rates

  • $1.00 / min. Canada and Mexico
  • $3.00 / min - Rest of the world

Just take a look at your cellular phone bill. You’re probably paying a cellular plan, an International package and per-minute fees. You may even be paying a few pennies per text message! It all adds up! As an expat, you certainly want to save some money and spend it where you value it the most; the country you are living now and the people you love!

VOIP technology frees you of US cellular plans that are costing you money and not giving you the value you deserve.

How will it work for me?

Purchase a JVoIP plan such as our Upstart Plan for $19.95/mo. and you will have unlimited calling and texting. As long as you have Internet connection or Wi-Fi, you will use a mobile app on your iPhone or Android device to place calls. The application will connect to our redundant phone systems in the States. You will be able to call any number in the continental US or Canada. You can also receive any call from anywhere. Your phone will get notified and simply “wake-up”. All of our plans also have SMS texting capabilities. Yes, you can send or receive text messages to anyone in the States.

Also, if you love your US number, we’ll port it! No problem. The number is always yours and if you ever decide to use another carrier if you return to the States, simply port your number back after canceling your plan with us.

Have we convinced you yet? We really hope so. Cancel that US phone plan, save some money and enjoy the freedom of calls and text like you had before.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Come join the JVoIP family. You may be overseas, but we’ll treat you like being home.