Using a mobile travel application offline with no roaming fees

The iPhone has opened the door to a world of opportunity for consumers’ personal lives. More and more developers are jumping on board daily to create useful apps for travellers.

Despite all of this, there are several features and details which consumers need to be wary of. For instance, a consumer finance site has highlighted that many budget travel apps have an enormous flaw.

In its analysis, WalletPop has emphasised on expenditure pertaining to international data usage.

“To the shame of many short-sighted iPhone app developers, many budget travel apps have an enormous flaw. This fatal issue could turn a 99-cent app intended to save you cash into a nightmarish drain on your cell phone bill. The problem: Many travel apps require a data connection to work,” highlighted an article from the site.



Wi-fi isn’t a hit on planes yet, and maybe it’s not about price


A recent USA Today article stated that “perhaps less than 10% of the passengers who could use Wi-Fi to log on to the Internet actually are doing so.”

The article posited that price is the factor, as many travelers don’t want to pay the fees.

But considering what travelers grumpily pay for in terms of other additional optional fees and charges – $10 and up to board earlier, $9 for a mediocre sandwich, $20 and up for an extra checked bag, I don’t think the cost is the issue.