Using Boost Mobile Wi-Fi Calling While Abroad
If you’re preparing to jet off overseas, you know that the options for international roaming can be expensive. Buying a local SIM card used to be the option, but this means losing access to your Australian mobile number. WiFi calling is the easiest and most cost-effective choice for wayward globetrotters.
What is WiFi Calling?
WiFi calling is simply a service that uses an Internet connection to let you make and receive high quality voice and video calls. Although the name implies over a Wi-Fi network, it can be over any Internet connection.
Apps like Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, WeChat or Viber use Wi-Fi (Internet data) to make calls and send messages. Although these services are great, Wi-Fi calling is your best option because you don’t need to download an app or connect to a service, it’s already right there in your phone. No need to tediously make an account and having to remember your login info. You don’t need to add in your contacts like you do with Skype, and your friends back home can receive your call without also having to download the app, which can be annoying and time-consuming. With Wi-Fi calling, you can make calls and send messages just like you do at home.
So what's the catch? Currently, only Telstra and Boost Mobile allow you to use WiFi calling while you are overseas.
You can use the following methods to access Boost Mobile Wi-Fi calling:
- FREE Wi-Fi found in many restaurants, hotels, and most public areas
- A portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Using a 2nd SIM Card or eSIM with a dual SIM phone (iPhone XR
Advantages to using Boost Mobile Wi-Fi calling on your holiday:
- WiFi calls to and from your Boost Mobile to Australia are free
- People will call your Australian number as normal
- Calls made will present your Australian Caller ID
- WiFi texts to and from your your Boost Mobile to Australia are free.
- You don’t need to worry about extra charges or going over your limit
Though there are potentially many choices for communication on your international trip, Boost Mobile Wi-Fi calling is the the simplest and easiest way to enjoy staying connected without having to worry about only one you don’t have to worry about buying or installing. It’s free, practical, and easy to use. Check if your carrier is compatible today, and bon voyage!
**UPDATED** Boost Mobile International Roaming Pack
Telstra Pre-Paid International Roaming is back! Here are the options:
- $20 valid for 3 days - 1GB - 15 SMS - 15 min of calls
- $30 valid for 7 days - 2GB - 30 SMS - 30 mins of calls
- $40 valid for 14 days - 5GB - 60 SMS - 60 mins of calls
Covers 40 countries including:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Solomon Islands
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- United Kingdom
How do I get FREE Boost Mobile International Roaming?
We figured out a clever little hack that will enable Boost Mobile customers to make and receive calls and texts whilst overseas. What's even better is it won't cost you anything!The trick is to leverage another feature that Boost Mobile Wi-Fi Calling. Boost Mobile Wi-Fi Calling is a feature that enables you to make calls across a Wi-Fi internet connection. It's great because if your mobile reception is poor and you have access to a more reliable connection, you will avoid poor quality calls and annoying dropouts.If you have it turned on many of your calls probably already use this feature.
Can I use my Boost Mobile number while overseas?
Yes! While overseas and connected to Wi-Fi, Boost Mobile Wi-Fi Calling allows you to make and receive calls and SMS back to Australia at no additional charge. Calls to destinations other than Australia over Wi-Fi Calling when roaming overseas are not enabled and will need to be made over the mobile network. Standard charges apply.
How can I use my Boost Mobile number while not on Wi-Fi?
The above solution is great because it is FREE, but it isn't terribly convenient. Being tethered to your hotel's Wi-Fi so you can make calls doesn't exactly make for an ideal holiday. So, if you wish to use your Boost Mobile service while travelling out and about you have a couple of options.
Bring a Wi-Fi hotspot with you which will work with almost any phone, but you'll have to buy another SIM Card and you have to carry the thing around with you.
If you have a dual SIM or an eSIM enabled phone we have the perfect solution, a prepaid travel SIM, that never expires and provides you with prepaid access to 580 networks in over 150 countries.
Wi-Fi Calling doesn't use much data. You can expect to consume 1MB per minute. Text messages use virtually no data at all.
So, whether you choose to take advantage of Boost Mobile International Roaming, or save some extra money and purchase a Travel SIM from us! So you can stay connected while you are not on Wi-Fi.
If you need more data, you can simply top up Data Plans from the BNESIM mobile app. The BNESIM is prepaid and never expires. Once you have set it up you never need to worry about overseas roaming charges ever again.
It is also packed with a range of awesome features that make it far better than buying a local SIM Card when you arrive at your destination.