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Best Mobile Phone Packages for International Travellers

Stay connected with friends and family while in Mzansi with this nifty service provider

International roaming is expensive. And having to find a cellphone service provider in a foreign country just to be able to make a call and tell friends and family that you have arrived on time is always a mission.

But thanks to B4IGO, a one-of-a-kind cellular service powered by Cellucity, that expensive hassle is one you no longer have to deal with.

Before even setting foot in South Africa, travellers will already have a locally registered sim card in their name that will ready for collection the moment they land at any major airport in South Africa. The best part is that B4IGO caters to every kind of holidaymaker, making it easy to choose the cellular option that best fits your adventure:


The Leisure Traveller
Those coming to the Mother City to relax, unwind and soak in Table Mountain in all her splendour can choose the Smartphone package. For R449, explorers get a RICA’d (registered) sim card, 500Mb data (that needs to be used within a 30-day period) and R139 airtime – giving globe trotters the chance to stay in touch with friends and family.

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The Savvy Business Traveller
Needing to check emails while on the go, download large attachments and host Skype conference calls? Then the Smartphone Plus or Smartphone Mega plans are what you might be looking at. The Smartphone Plus includes a RICA’d sim card, R275 airtime and 1GB of data, all for R649, while the Smartphone Mega comes with a RICA’d sim card, R550 airtime and 2GB worth of data, which costs R999. Both these packages offer ‘bleisure’ travellers the best of both worlds: enough data and airtime for all business and leisure needs.

The Online Traveller
If you’re all about capturing every moment for Instagram, Facebook and blogging, then the Super Data or Mega Data plans will be right up your alley. The Super Data package is priced at R399 for a RICA’d sim and 2GB worth of data. The Mega Data option comes with a RICA’d sim card that is packed with 5GB data. How’s that for connection?

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The Minimalist Traveller
There are the types of travellers who like to ‘switch off’ digitally and instead tune themselves fully into where they are. And if this is you, then B4IGO’s ‘Voice Only’ Plans are the way to go. Starting from R199 to R1199, explorers can settle for the bare minimum of a standard phone that allows one to keep in touch with loved ones.

BONUS: Then there are, of course, hybrid travellers who don’t fit into any one of the profiles above. For those people B4IGO has the nifty option to ‘Build Your Own’ package to suit all your airtime, data and extra preference needs.

This unique international service, which has a steady base in the US and will soon extend operation to Europe, is powered by local cellular provider Cellucity.

There is a Cellucity outlet at all major international airports in the country which means that prepaid sim cards can be collected upon arrival into South Africa. There is also the option where holidaymakers can ensure they get their ‘local’ SA number before they leave, in which case a sim card needs to be ordered 14 days before your trip.

For detailed information regarding the above mentioned cellular plans, visit www.b4igo.travel. To shop and purchase a package, scroll to the bottom of the article for a direct link.


Looking to learn more about getting connected in South Africa? Here’s a guide on How to Get a Prepaid Sim in South Africa.


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