7 apps you shouldn’t travel overseas without

We all look forward to going on holiday, whether it’s to the coast or to an exotic destination. But while soaking in sunshine on a beach or backpacking through a foreign land sounds enticing, preparation ahead of our adventure can prevent unforseen problems. Here are some apps to help make your adventure hassle-free.

Before you pack your bags, see if you can roam
With Cell C, the service is available to all prepaid and top-up customers, in certain countries. Standard international roaming rates, as defined, will be applicable when travelling internationally. Customers will have access to voice, SMS and data services when the service is activated. For international calls, all Cell C customers on contract, prepaid, top-up/controlchat automatically qualify for reduced international call rates.

A currency converter
XE Currency app for Android is the world’s most downloaded foreign exchange App. It converts the currencies of over 180 countries and features real time exchange rates and historical charts. It also stores the last updated rates so that it works offline. This simple to use app has been rated as one of the top 20 Travel apps on Google Play.

XE Currency app for the iPhone helps you convert every currency on-the-go with the XE Currency app for iPhone. It offers live proprietary exchange rates and historical charts. Plus, it stores the last updated rates so it even works when the Internet doesn’t. With over 55 million downloads, XE Currency is the most downloaded foreign exchange app. It has appeared as an app of the week on iTunes and has been featured by the BBC, the LA Times, CNN, and The Travel Channel!

A travel guide
The World Travel Guide app for Android covers the entire world, helping you locate landmarks and attractions even when you’re offline. Once you state your desired location, you get access to basic navigation, things to see, eateries, hotels, and popular hotspots. Download the file and it can be used without an internet connection.

The Triposo Travel Guide app offers comprehensive travel information for any destination in the world – from Aachen to Zimbabwe. In this iPhone travel guide you select the destination you are travelling to, download the content and use the guide offline during your trip. It’s the perfect travel companion.

A language translator
iTranslate works in over 90 languages – meaning that you will never be misunderstood again. It can translate dictation, and slows down audio playback to eliminate pronunciation errors. Ordering the correct craft beer from La brasserie will not be a problem again. Download via the App and Google Play stores.
Emergency services
TravelSmart™ app – don’t go anywhere without this because you never know when you may need emergency assistance in a foreign country. Using GPS capabilities, TravelSmart provides you with contact numbers for emergency services in your location as well as a comprehensive list of hospitals in 129 countries. It also allows you to translate first aid terms and offers a list of common medications in a variety of languages. Download via App and Google Play stores.

Markets and nightlife
The Musement App is a city guide that picks out interesting and unique local experiences in more than 350 destinations worldwide. It is particularly known for its ticketing element, which makes it easy to book tickets for events and attractions. Musement is available on iOS and Android.

Cell C App
It’s now easy to stay in control of your usage and buy airtime and data with the Cell C App. Contract customers can set a spend limit to ensure they can control their spend on their account. All Cell C customers can view airtime and data usage, buy more data and services and add them to their account or buy them for a friend using a credit card. The Cell C App is available to both Android and iOS users.

Now, imagine sipping that cocktail on a picturesque beach in Thailand stress free, knowing that everything you need is in your pocket on your mobile device. Life just got better, right?

‘The ability to manage your spending while you’re enjoying your holiday is empowering – with Cell C international roaming and the Cell C App, it’s now easier to manage your mobile spending and avoid bill shock,’ says Hazel Chimhandamba, Executive Head: Marketing at Cell C.

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