Our family travels. A lot. We’ve gone through so many phases of cell phone plans, trying to find the best one that will suit us while we are at home in Canada, and while we are on the road. We’ve gone with Telus, Virgin, Rogers, and Roam Mobility and of which ended up being really expensive when we were abroad.
We’ve also switched to local sim cards in the countries we’ve visited all over the world to avoid roaming rates. A solution that works well EXCEPT it means that you need to buy a sim card in each new country. The problem here is showing up to a new country with no cell phone service until you are able to get to a telecommunications store. That can cause problems, like when we were stranded in London with no cell phone data to look up how to get unlost!
We’ve done it all, and no solution has been perfect for us. Canadian cell phone plans are EXPENSIVE compared to the rest of the world and when you want to add an international plan to your domestic rates, your bill is going to skyrocket!