Our phones are almost always glued to our hands. Whether it’s social media, email, or texting a loved one, we rely on them a lot more than we realize. It’s not until you’re put in a position where you don’t have easy access to WiFi or data that you realize just how big a piece these two things play in the functionality of our daily lives.
When traveling, it’s not uncommon to use cell phones on the regular. While you may be immersed in the culture and the food, you’ll be surprised just how often you turn to your phone. Be it finding the best place to eat in town, pulling up a map to get directions to your next sightseeing spot, or sharing a photo on your Facebook page, you need data to get the job done.
So, what are the solutions when traveling abroad? Sapphire MiFi. This mobile hotspot device provides you with the services that you need to easily make the most of your mobile device while on the other side of the world. Not sure that you need it? Well, we’ve compiled a list of reasons that packing the Sapphire MiFi in your suitcase is beneficial when you’re traveling abroad.
Finding WiFi is Tough
It doesn’t really matter which state you live in, just about every one of them has a Starbucks for you to stop in and enjoy free WiFi at. Beyond that, you can find guest access at just about any local place that’s offering a meal. Simply asking for the password and reaping the benefits has trained us to think that this is something we can easily make the most of, regardless of where we are. Unfortunately, that’s simply not the case when you’re abroad.
If you think that you’ll be able to head on over to any local business while you’re traveling, the reality is that very few establishments will have WiFi, especially for free. If you don’t plan accordingly, your data costs turn out to be an additional cost that you have to factor in. Rather than take the chances of affording this luxury or finding someone to offer it up for free, it’s better to plan ahead on how you’ll be able to get access for yourself.
Your Phone is Going to Be Helpful
Even for those of you thinking that you’re going to spend your trip away from social media and indulging in all that this new country has to offer, the reality is that our phones are extremely helpful — especially when traveling abroad! When you’re in an unfamiliar place, you’re going to use your phone to help you get from point A to point B and find local places to visit. Not convinced you will? Think about how often you use your phone to get you around now. You’re only going to need it more when you’re in a different country.
Aside from getting around, our mobile devices are extremely helpful to have if you aren’t fluent in the language. The internet and language apps have made it very easy to get a translation within a few seconds. Even if you’re relatively fluent, it’s always good to have a device to turn to in the case that you run into a word that you’re unfamiliar with.
Alright, we just finished talking a little bit about how helpful our phones can be while we travel, but travel apps and the good that they do deserves its own focus. As with many apps, travel apps were designed with a purpose, and it was to help individuals traveling while they’re abroad. Just typing in “travel apps” into your Apple store or your Play store you’ll see that there are apps designed for various parts of traveling.
Are you looking for the best local entertainment? There’s an app for it. Trying to find a form of transportation to get you from one place to the next? There’s an app for it. Looking for a hostel to stay the night in? Guess what, there’s an app for it! All of these tools are readily available for download and use, but you need to have WiFi or data to make the most of them.Don’t make your travels any harder than they need to be by shorting yourself of these apps!
Check Out Sapphire WiFi
Now that you have an idea of how Sapphire’s WiFi device could be beneficial to your travels, it’s time to invest in one. Reach out to a member of our team and learn more about this device and the data plans that we offer for your travels. We promise you, it will make your traveling experience unlike any other!