I wanted to remind everyone of Travelling Connect, which is a great little Miles earning opportunity for those who use their phone abroad for calls or data – and its free of charge.
Miles and Points Earning Partners for Travelling Connect (Including KrisFlyer and Enrich)
It’s extremely simple to use and only takes a few minutes to setup. All you have to do is to register your mobile number and you can then just forget about it.
You earn miles for each minute you spend on a call and the rates vary from 0.5 Miles per minute to over 4 miles for partners and countries. In addition they’ve now added data as an earning option for some partner networks.
Travelling Connect has a great range of miles earning partners including Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and Malaysia Airlines Enrich, as well as loads of other airlines and hotels. Here’s the list of partners:
What you’ll earn will depend on the country and the earning partner you have selected, I’ve included the links for Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and Malaysia Airlines Enrich below:
I used to earn with Hilton Honors but unfortunately that ceased in July so I’ve just made my change over to KrisFlyer.
Signing Up for Travelling Connect
Here’s what you need to do to sign up, it’s really and I completed it myself ages ago:
(1) Go to Travelling Connect and then click on your preferred earning programme e.g. KrisFlyer
(2) Complete the form, including your name, email, the phone numbers you want added, and most importantly the loyalty programme you want to earn on.
(3) You’ll now start earning if you connect using one of their Network Partners
Since I originally wrote this article a while ago Travelling Connect has had some partner networks come and go but here’s the list as of writing, the majority are in Middle East and Asia which is great news for us!
- Africa – Algeria, Sudan, Seychelles
- Europe – Armenia, Montenegro, Turkey
- Middle East and Asia – Bahrain, Hong Kong, Kuwait, India, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Maldives, South Korea, Thailand, UAE, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Vietnam
- Oceania – Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu
Earning Strategies for Travelling Connect
Many mobile networks will have special roaming rates with specific partners, and your mobile will usually automatically select them when your travel abroad, so the trick is not to make this service tempt you away from your usual habits. So you have two choices, either just sign-up and forget about the service and you’ll earn when the network partners happen to be the same.
Alternatively you can manually select the earning partner of Travelling Connect – however I would only do this when you have a “Any Network” rate, or where there are no roaming partners with your home country mobile network.
You are allowed to add up to four numbers to the service so if you have a home and a work phone then just add them both! I don’t think they’ll have an idea of whether it’s your phone or not so if you’ve got family roaming with you then add their numbers.
Extra Benefit of Travelling Connect
For some of the earning partners the miles earned through travelling connect could be used to stop your miles expiring as they will count towards earning miles – obviously this won’t be the case for Singapore Airlines Krisflyer or Malaysia Airlines Enrich.
You’re probably never going to earn a fortune with the service but for a few minutes effort and next to no ongoing maintenance you might as well.
You can sign-up for Travelling Connect via the link below or find out more about the Enrich and KrisFlyer Earning rates:
Have you earned any miles through the service?