10 ways to use your smartphone while traveling

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10 ways to use your smartphone while traveling

It is true that smartphones are often very useful when traveling, not only to stay in touch through social networks with your family and friends, but also to keep track of our journey. However, there are many more things you can do with your phone, here are some ideas to get the most out of your smartphone and make the most of your trip.

In order to upload photos to Facebook, Instagram or VK, you need a mobile phone plan. That’s why you may need to use one of our mobile phone plans for tourists to avoid high roaming costs. In order to make a nice trip, here in PeruSIM, we show you these 10 ways to use your smartphone while traveling

1. As a travel agent:

If you already know your destination but not your exact travel dates, you can use many platforms such as despegar.com or red bus. You can use this to search for the cheapest routes according to the days you have chosen. This can be useful if you want to have full day trips.

2. As a personal assistant:

Keep your flight reservations, theater tickets, museum, restaurant reservations organized with apps like TripCase and TripIt, which can also alert you about flight delays. Also you can have reminders if you have different tasks.

3. As a map:


As long as your smartphone\’s location is enabled, you can see where you are even without Wi-Fi or data thanks to Google Maps. You can also use Maps.me and locate yourself in a new country and get to a specific place.

You can use your smartphone to access different guides and know some different places such as restaurants, hotels, stores and others.

4.  As a hot spot:

If your friends don\’t have a data plan and you do, your smartphone allows you to share the Internet with them and also with other devices such as laptops, tablets or others.

5. As a translator:

With the DuoLingo app you can study the language before you go on your trip. If you didn\’t have enough time to learn it, use Google Translate to communicate and guide you, as you can even focus on a text to see an instant translation.

Nowadays Google translate can listen to the conversation and translate what you’re speaking.

6. As a currency converter:

We recommend the XE Currency application because it is simple and allows you to use it even offline to know how to exchange your money. Remember that in Peru, the main currency is the peruvian sol (PEN).

7. As a security system:

Use the Smart Traveler app to receive alerts and warnings that you should consider. You don’t know when there will be an earthquake or any other natural disaster in the place you’re visiting.

8. As medical identification:

You can add your medical information such as medications you use, blood type and emergency contacts as a lock screen image on your cell phone in case of an accident.

9.  As jetlag relief:


The Entrain app tells you what rhythm you need to take to overcome the imbalance that occurs when traveling, so you can recover a normal sleep routine in two days. Remember that you’re phone also have an alarm to wake up.

10.  As a suitcase tracker:

You can track your suitcase or your backpacks using some devices such as Apple Airtags or Galaxy Smart Tags, these can be used only if you have a smartphone.

Finally, we know that you have to upload photos of the places to visit, also you’ll need to be able to orient yourself in new cities, that you might need help with translation and that you might need to search for restaurants or hotels. That’s why with PeruSIM you can buy a SIM card including the data plan of your need without having to worry about high roaming costs..

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