Monthly Archives: February 2018
Personal hotspot vs WiFi: What you need to know about international wireless internet
So you’re traveling internationally? How are you accessing the internet? It may seem like a necessary evil, but paying international data fees, purchasing a new SIM card, or using pay-as-you-go phones are a way of the past. What if you could take the internet with you to over 100 different countries in your pocket? Sapphire…read more
Tips for Staying in Touch While You Work Abroad
There are many advantages to careers that allow you to travel abroad. Not only do you get to see the global impact of your work, but you are also able to drink in different cultures and places. Still, when you have to leave your home country for an extended stay, homesickness is inevitable. As much…read more
Where Can a WiFi Hotspot Be Used?
Think about it for a moment: when was the last time you went more than an hour or two without using the internet? Most of us who have a smartphone pull it out and check emails or get on various social media apps any time we have a few minutes of downtime. And that doesn’t…read more
5 Tips to Pack Like a Professional Traveler
How many times have you gone on a trip and arrived at the hotel ready to collapse face-first onto the bed, only to realize you forgot to pack pajamas? No one wants to have to rush out to the nearest store immediately upon arriving, but it’s so simple to let that one necessity slip your…read more
Roaming The World Without Roaming Charges: Is It Possible?
If you’ve been out of the country before, odds are good you’ve had some experience with roaming charges. It often feels like your cell phone service provider slaps those roaming fees on your bill as soon as you step foot over the border—yes, even if you’re just going across the border into Canada or Mexico…read more
Improving Productivity: Tips For Working Travelers
Do you need to close your office door, turn on a white noise machine, and have a steaming cup of coffee at your elbow to be your most productive? If you’ve ever attempted to type up a report sitting on an airplane, you know that the ideal set of circumstances for productivity can be hard…read more
International WiFi & Deployments: Staying Connected
Serving in our nation’s military comes with a range of sacrifices both large and small. It often means late nights, weekends, and holidays spent working when you would much rather be home with your family. It can mean going TDY and being away from home for weeks at a time or PCSing to parts unknown…read more
How an International WiFi Hotspot Works
Traveling internationally, even just hopping across the border into Canada or Mexico, comes with a wealth of changes from many things we take for granted in our day to day lives. The biggest example of this is a small electronic device that most of us slip into a pocket or purse without thinking too hard…read more
WiFi versus The World: What Affects Your Connection?
We’ve all experienced a connection interruption. In the middle of a video chat, uploading a photo, or even searching for an answer to a question online, the internet slows down or disconnects completely. It’s a hassle to have to wait for the connection to return or reboot the connection altogether when you don’t control the…read more
How to Find the Best Portable WiFi Overseas
Stop and think for a moment: when was the last time you used your cell phone to actually make a call? Our phones are no longer just to make calls; they’re there to check email, review documents, peruse social media, share silly videos, and so much more. Even if you aren’t using your smartphone to…read more