Roam4Free Opens an Affilliate Program
The basic idea behind Roam4Free is it makes it possible to keep a single prepaid SIM and not pay roaming charges on incoming calls. It’s not a replacement for service in your home country, as the outbound calling rates higher than your standard pre or post-paid service. However, it makes inbound roaming calls cheaper.
Some other benefits of their service include:
- Unlike with most prepaid SIMs, where the balance typically expires after 6 or 12 months, your prepaid balance on Roam4Free doesn’t expire.
- Free incoming calls in 65 countries. Sadly, because we don’t support a calling party pays system here in the US, we’re not one of the countries. However, most of Western Europe is included.
- Outbound calls to most locations is one low rate.
- SMS works as usual. Inbound SMS is free.
- SIM has an Estonian mobile phone number. Pat claims that, in a few weeks, it will be possible to get a UK or US mobile number as well for a premium charge.
- Since their service requires a new SIM, you might need to unlock your mobile phone. They offer a service where this can be done for a nominal fee (disclosure: previous link is an affiliate link).
At this time, their service is lacking data service (e.g. 3G or GPRS). However, that is in the works also.
In any case, I have signed up for their affiliate program and have an affiliated sign-up link as well as links in the sidebar.