Get the most out of your business travel and remain productive by taking a look at these apps, recommended by entrepreneurs
With the purchase of an international MySims2Go card, this service will find the most efficient carrier to transport your outgoing calls while you travel. MySims2Go provides various subscription plans to help business owners minimize roaming fees or international calling charges. For example, users can get one UK number and use it as a global number every time they travel. It allows for free incoming calls in over 100 countries. Fees vary by use.
When traveling, make the most of your time in a different city. With MeetingWave, only available on the iPhone, you can search for business networking events, happy hours, golf outings, and more opportunities happening while you are in town. Or you can post a request that describes the type of meeting or event you are looking for or person you’d like to meet for lunch in your destination city. Users receive email notifications of responses to their posts. This app is free, and for those not on iPhone, the service is available through MeetingWave’s website.
Ridgefield, CT– based attorney, John Boyd, Esq, uses the app to meet other business people while traveling. “You don’t need to disclose your name or specific location if you don’t want to,” he says. “Meeting new people via the Internet or mobile can be scary, but you verify your work email and display the verified domains to ensure the other users are legitimately in the industry or business or alumni group they say they are.”
Need to have a face-to-face meeting with an employee or a client while you’re away? This app—available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, and Ovi—allows you to make and receive video calls for free with anyone who has a smartphone. It also provides a text chat service, also free of charge, to cut down on those text messages.
Carolyn Paddock, founder and CEO of In-Flight Insider, a website and app for frequent travelers, downloaded fring to her iPhone as an alternative for international calling. She loves the fact that with fring, she can call a UK landline for 1 cent a minute, as compared to regular mobile calls with her carrier for $1.35/minute.
Lindsay Tigar is the Editorial Assistant at The New York Enterprise Report. She can be reached at email@example.com.