Hi Guys I have never before taken my phone while traveling but have seen many others with them and using the map apps which I'm thinking would be very handy. I am about to spend 6 weeks following the Mekon River from Southern China through Loas, Thailand , Cambodia and then into Vietnam. Do I need to get a sim card from every county or is there another way. Any advice would be appreciated.
#1peter61 has been a member since 21/10/2017. Posts: 3
There are loads of apps that do offline map access, so for that you wouldn't even need a local simcard. Since at least crappy wifi is more or less guaranteed at guesthouses/hostels/hotels nowadays you wouldn't need a databundle so that also is not a necessity for a simcard.
My last trip I bought one, but that was a 4 month trip in the same country so it added a lot of convenience. I probably wouldn't buy 4 simcards in 6 weeks though. You'll manage.
Maps.me and pocket earth are both frequently used offline map apps by the way.
#2flijten has been a member since 19/12/2016. Location: Netherlands. Posts: 80