For a less experienced traveler VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) may seem like a solid alternative to roaming. After all, it doesn’t matter where you are as long as you have Internet, right? In practice, however, VoIP applications like Skype or Viber aren’t quite as convenient a solution as they appear to be.
Quality is one of the more obvious drawbacks of calling with VoIP. Low quality might be somewhat endurable if it’s a family call, but what if you’re on a business trip? Noise, echo, delays and sudden disconnections may turn a promising business conversation into an awkward mess. Another issue to keep in mind is how often the signal is lost or too weak to maintain connection, leaving you out of touch. Not to mention that data roaming is incredibly expensive on its own, so unless you find a free WiFi hotspot and stick to it, saving money is out of the question.
One of the most clear benefits of using Roamer is not having to deal with these kind of issues — as long as you park your number on time and top-up your credit on occasion, your workflow will not suffer at all. In fact, your friends and colleagues may not even notice you left, as your caller ID will remain the same.
Roamer provides international calls at a quality that is just as good as roaming, but so much cheaper that you wouldn’t find an alternative if you tried.