Matrix Cellular (International) Services Private Limited, the largest country-specific SIM card provider offering voice, data and SMS services to travelers outbound from India is all set to serve the students travelling abroad with Matrix Cellular’s bouquet of must required travel services for students along with unlimited data and talk time to stay connected with their families and friends and enjoy 50% saving on Mobile Connections.
With international travel opening up and universities abroad starting in-person classes for international students from fall 2021, Indian students headed for international studies will significantly increase the percentage of travellers.
Mr. Gaurav Khanna, CEO, Matrix Cellular said “Students travelling abroad most importantly need SIM cards, Travel Insurance, outward Money Transfer / International Remittances, Accommodation, Student University Fees and Living Expenses. Matrix Cellular has been at the forefront when it comes to understanding customers’ requirements and has always believed in providing best of the offers to our customers.”
“Especially in these times of pandemic, we at Matrix Cellular want to offer the students travelling abroad all travel-related offerings at one place to make it easier for the students/parents to speak to one person instead of having to deal with multiple companies. Due to COVID, parents are eager to make all necessary arrangements from India for a smoother student journey.” Said Mr. Gaurav Khanna.
“Matrix Cellular historically has helped students going abroad for higher studies. We engage with many sectors directly/indirectly present in the Student’s journey while travelling abroad for studies, including student advisors, accommodation providers, and financial services one stop helping students support their studies abroad.” Added Mr. Gaurav Khanna.
With Matrix Cellular, a student enjoys the convenience of getting a local number before they travel; they are instantly connected on landing without any hassle, and enjoy local rates. The prepaid plans are available for as low as INR 1650 to help students save enormously on their communication expenses while studying abroad. The prepaid plans offer bundled benefits and freebies such as free incoming calls, free local calls, free minutes to call India, unlimited data packs and free texts. A copy of the student visa is a mandatory KYC requirement for buying Matrix SIM cards.
Indian students travelling to the UK, Europe, and Canada have been mandated to practice quarantine for at least 10 days at a managed quarantine hotel. Given the above scenario and the new normal, Matrix SIM is here to support the students in staying connected with family and friends, during the quarantine process.
With Matrix Cellular’s pre-loaded data, they can practice self-quarantine and look after their health, stay connected with their loved ones, the Consulate, the healthcare industry, peers, and also their professors. Furthermore, they can use the data to order food, groceries, and utilities. Additionally, parents have peace of mind as they can speak with their child anytime they like.
In 2019, a total of 10.9 lakh Indian students had travelled overseas for higher education according to UNESCO. Popular study destinations for higher studies for Indian students are UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Singapore. Number of Indian students who travelled to popular study destinations in 2019 are Canada – 2,18,443, USA- 2,02,014, Australia – 1,12,917, UK – 26,685.
Apparently, despite COVID, students’ desire to study abroad remains strong. Even though the Corporate and Leisure travel was almost minimal, student travel hardly stopped; more & more students from smaller towns are aiming for foreign degrees.
As vaccination is a must-have criterion for students to go attend physical lectures in campuses, Indian students who have secured admission in colleges or universities abroad and those who want to travel to other countries for work are also getting vaccinated on priority basis from June 1.
Matrix Cellular, even during COVID-19, had enabled thousands of students who travelled last year with a local mobile connection for their study destination. Matrix has served approx. 7,000 students in the pandemic
“Matrix Cellular looks forward to serving more than 20,000 Indian students travelling abroad this year.” Concluded Mr. Gaurav Khanna.