Your computer, cellularphone, tablet and other
electronic devices are an integral part of your daily life. When you lose
Internet or power due to inclement weather or an emergency in your area, the importance
of these items becomes incredibly clear as you try to navigate your daily life
Despite their vital role,
electronics are one of the most overlooked items when planning a move
abroad. With so many things to plan prior to your relocation, it's easy to
forget about everyday things like your cell phone and computer. So we've
put together this handy list of steps you should take before your move to
ensure you have access to your electronic devices and appliances once you move
1) Research the
electrical voltage and plug configurations in your new home country
you know the requirements, you can purchase adapters and determine if you
simply want to replace inexpensive small appliances like hair dryers, or bring them with you.
2) Read the
manual for your laptop or desktop computer or contact the manufacturer
It's important to find out if your computer has a built-in voltage adapter. If not, you'll need
to determine what type is necessary. The last you want is to damage yourmost expensive electronics.
whether or not your phones can be used in the jacks abroad
If you use a
landline, you'll want to be sure that you purchase any adapters for your home
phones prior to your move.
4) Contact your
cell phone company and inquire about whether or not your phone can be used abroad
While many can be used internationally as-is, some cell phones must be unlocked
by your service provider prior to your move, and others will not work outside
of Australia at all
5) Gather a list
of local Internet services providers in your destination and contact them ahead
of time to find the one with the best rates
Discuss with them what
equipment you will need to purchase to connect in your new home to be sure you
can get your Internet up and running as quickly as possible.
Chess Moving is available to assist you with
researching the voltage and plug requirements in your destination country, finding Internet providers and locating adapters for your phones and electronic
devices. Give us a call to learn more about our international moving services.