Things to do in Austria and how to avoid expensive roaming cost with the eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE
November 5, 2023

Things to do in Austria and how to avoid expensive roaming cost with the eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE

Austria consists of 9 states (Bundesländer) and the main language is German. Austria became independent on October 26 1955 but the history of Austria dates back to the early 1200’s and has had historical significance when it became the Austrian Empire in 1806. 

Vienna, the capital of Austria, was the most important music center in Europe during the 18th and 19th century and it attracted many famous classical composers, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss (both father & son), and many composers from other countries moved to Vienna to be tutored.

To this day Vienna is the capital of classical music and the world-famous New Year’s Day concert is an annual concert of classical music performed by the Vienna Philharmonic on the morning of New Year’s Day in the Musikverein (Vienna Music Society). Tickets for this amazing event have to be purchased far in advance as it is always sold out and is shown in over 90 countries and viewed by over 50 million people. 

Vienna is also known for its coffee house culture, which dates back to the 17th century. It is not unusual to spend hours in a coffee house, where you can enjoy a traditional cup of coffee and read the newspaper or just relax. 

If you prefer outdoor activities the best months to visit are in spring, between April – May, and in fall, between September – October. The high tourist season is June – August and it can get very warm. Winter season starts as early as late October up on the glacier and can last through April. If you are more interested to visit during warmer months, you could take a wine tasting bike tour from Vienna to the Wachau, or a boat ride on the Danube from Vienna to Melk Abbey, take a train to Salzburg, where you can explore the city or walk up to the Fortress Hohensalzburg, walk through downtown Vienna and take pictures of hidden courtyards, visit cafes or enjoy a Wiener Schnitzel; there are endless options out there. 

Austria is known for beautiful cities, famous musicians, fabulous food, strong coffee and most definitely for the beautiful Christkindl (Christmas) markets. You can find them all over Austria in the month of December where you can enjoy a steaming mug of punch or hot spiced wine, roasted chestnuts, baked potatoes and other food and drink variations. You will also find stands with homemade items where you can get cute little gifts or collectibles, Vienna hosts several Christmas Markets throughout the inner district, the most famous is in front of city hall, which looks magnificent with the beautifully lit up city hall and giant christmas tree in the background. 

Now that you are planning on traveling to Austria and want to stay in touch with your family and friends, or need to stay connected on your business trip, how do you avoid excessive roaming fees? Ever considered an eSIM? Download the RedBull Mobile Data App to avoid expensive fees.

eSIMs also allow for more flexible mobile plans, as users can switch carriers or plans without needing to physically swap SIM cards. This can be especially useful for international travel, as users can switch to a local carrier or data plan without needing to purchase a new SIM card. 

Using eSIM (embedded SIM) offers several environmental benefits, as it reduces the need for physical SIM cards and associated materials (less waste), while also enabling more efficient management of mobile devices. Here are some of the key environmental advantages of eSIM:

Users can switch carriers without purchasing a new SIM card, which reduces the number of physical cards being manufactured and shipped. You can activate your eSIM from anywhere, without actually going to a provider or a store, thus reducing travel related emissions. By using eSIM, you not only save time and avoid the hassle of finding the right size, you also create less waste. Any time there was a change or update from a provider you had to replace the SIM card and therefore generated more waste. With eSIM, you can download the update or switch plans without purchasing an actual plastic card. There is no need to travel to an actual store, or order it online and then wait for the package to arrive, which is wrapped in more bulky, plastic packages.

With the use of eSIM you can roam around the world and avoid high roaming costs. You could purchase a physical SIM card in the country you are traveling to, but you need to find a location for a distributor. At the end of your trip you will most likely throw the SIM card away and generate more waste. 

eSIM offers you not only cost and environmental benefits. You can activate eSIM directly on your device without having to drive to a store or wait for a SIM card to be mailed. You no longer have to figure out the correct SIM card size or struggle to insert it into the device.

With the use of eSIM you no longer have to swap out multiple SIM cards if you want  to change plans. You can simply do that in your settings, directly on your device. 

With an eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE you will be covered in over 60 countries and never have to worry about running out of data.

How does an eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE work and how do you get it? 

First, check if your system is compatible with eSIM. 

Download the Red Bull MOBILE Data app to see if your device is eSim compatible. You can also check if your smartphone is supported by looking up the settings:

iOS devices: Go to Settings > Mobile Data or Cellular Data, if you have the Add Mobile Plan or Add Data Plan option, your iPhone supports eSIMs.

Supported devices include iPhone XS, XR and newer models

Android devices: Go to Settings > Connections > SIM card manager. If you have the “Add mobile plan” option, your smartphone supports eSIMs.

The majority of newer Android smartphones are supported including the Samsung Galaxy S20 or newer models, Google Pixel 3 or newer models, Huawei P40 and many more.

Once you have checked if your system is compatible you will then set up your eSIM.

Start the app and follow the instructions to set up an eSIM on your smartphone.

After your eSIM is set up you will select your destination and your bundle.

Choose the plan that suits you best and buy your eSIM card directly in the app. The first 100MB are completely free of charge!

When your plan is activated you can roam the world and surf like a local.

Your physical SIM will stay connected and your Red Bull MOBILE eSIM will too — they work simultaneously. You can select which of the two SIMs you want to use for data connectivity in your settings.

You can switch between different subscription profiles on your device by simply selecting the desired profile in the device’s settings. This change can be made without a physical SIM card swap.

This is a data-only plan, so there’s no need for a new phone number.

The eSIM from Red Bull MOBILE is very easy to use, but if you have questions or experience technical issues you can reach us by email or our 24 hour chat support. We’re here to help.

When you’ve used up 80% of your data, we’ll let you know — so you won’t get stuck without any data. You’ll get another notification once your data has finally run out.

Using eSIM with the Red Bull MOBILE Data App for roaming offers several advantages compared to traditional physical SIM cards. Data roaming has become much easier, more efficient and cost-effective with the use of eSIM. 

Download the app and activate your eSIM before you start your trip and have instant internet connection the moment you arrive in Austria. This way you can send and post pictures of your amazing trip instantly and make phone calls via WhatsApp, Google Voice, Facebook Messenger and other apps. 

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