Currency Conversion Apps for International Travelers
For international travelers, currency conversion is an important topic to consider before you step foot on the plane.
International currencies fluctuate against one another from day to day in the markets. And while these daily fluctuations might not be critically important, you are certainly going to want a tool to help you instantly determine the cost of an item translated into U.S. dollars.
Let’s say you are shopping in a fashionable shopping district in Paris, and your wife finds an evening gown that she simply can’t live without. Now, the gown has been significantly reduced in price from over €1,000 to a new price of €425, and your wife is asking your opinion.
Well, the first thing you should do is whip out your trusty smartphone, punch in the €425 price, and instantly learn that this equals $568.79.
Now, while this new information might not change your decision in any way, at least your making an informed decision in U.S. currency.
We use a currency conversion app simply called Currency. It currently features 128 currencies for 184 countries. The mobile app is free, or $2.99, if you want to get rid of the advertising on the screen.
The app communicates with international currencies markets when Wi-Fi is available. If not, it serves up the last delivered price from the currency markets.
We’ve used this particular app all over the world and have found it to be dependable, easy to use, and most importantly, available for use when there is no Wi-Fi signal available.
Currently, the Currency app supports the iPhone, Android, and HP webOs systems.
If you’d like to explore other currency app options, we’ll give you a link just below. In any case, don’t fly overseas without one of these apps installed on your phone.
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