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Remaining connected on international journeys is no longer the exclusive domain of businesspeople. Tourists and holidaymakers also want access to the Internet so that they can keep in touch with their family and friends back home, but more importantly, with the coming of social media, they can post photos and videos online. While mobile devices have made it easier than before to connect with people, taking your phone out of your home country can leave a bad taste in your mouth when you get hit by a huge international roaming bill.
However, this is all set to change as TripAlly unveil a solution that not only will allow you to carry your home phone number abroad, but also skip all the pain that is associated with high priced data access in exotic parts of the world. Travelers are also being promised a comprehensive solution that goes beyond just data, with TripAlly sorting out taxis, currency exchange, attraction tickets and more.
International connectivity is no longer a luxury of the few
World tourism has been growing for seven consecutive years leading up to 2016. International tourist arrivals saw a growth of 3.9% to reach 1.235 million according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. As more and more people travel, the needs of these travelers have to be met and in today's digital era, mobile phones and people are nearly inseparable. We rely on these devices to connect with our friends and family, to keep in touch with our work, to navigate and find our way, to look up places of interest and do many more things.
Gone is the era when mobile phones were the domain of the business road warrior, today tourists are using these devices to take selfies in front of famous landmarks, make video calls back to their families and locate new attractions. However, the exorbitant international roaming prices or just the sheer inconvenience of swapping SIMs still creates hurdles. It is not uncommon to see people just give up on the idea of using their phones abroad other than for the occasional free Wi-Fi hotspots that are available sporadically. It comes as no surprise then that you will find Japanese tourists wandering around New York with paper maps in hands or US tourists unable to share the wonders of the Great Wall with their families back home.
TripAlly can fix international mobile telephony
TripAlly is a mobile application based platform that will be built to provide seamless internet connectivity for people on the go across borders. It will be initially launched in South-East Asian countries of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. TripAlly have partnered with local mobile operators so that the system will work as soon as visitor arrives, and the user can get connectivity from the moment they land. Apart from mobile internet, TripAlly is working together with transportation companies, such as Uber, Grab and other local companies to provide safe and convenient transportation services to its customers. Travelers will be able to get information about their destination same as locals do and even keep track of their purchases and bonuses using TripAlly.