Keep Connected Abroad – Top Tips!

Keep Connected Abroad – Top Tips!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

These days, most people that travel abroad want to have the facility to be able to keep in touch with friends and loved ones whilst they are away. For many people the ideal way to do this is with access to mobile broadband services. With mobile broadband travellers can do so much more than just keep in touch with loved ones – they can keep up to date with news, have easy access to information that they might need whilst abroad, and even make arrangements whilst on holiday such as booking tickets and shows.

However, those that are travelling to popular resorts and cities will often find that they do not need to have a mobile broadband service because there will often be low cost WiFi facilities available in their resort or throughout the city to which they are travelling. Many of those travelling to popular resorts and cities will find that there is low cost or free WiFi in many public areas and even in the hotel rooms, which often negates the need to arrange mobile broadband.

Travellers that can really benefit from mobile broadband services, however, are those that are travelling to remote areas or areas in which there is little or no public WiFi access. For these people mobile broadband services can prove invaluable for many reasons, and it is therefore well worth considering these services if this is the type of holiday you plan to take.

How can mobile broadband help travellers?

For those travelling to more remote areas and cities that are not WiFi broadband hotspots having access to mobile broadband services can help in many ways, some of which are outlined below. Mobile broadband access can allow travellers to:

  • Keep in touch with friends and family with ease and convenience
  • Update or check social networking sites to post details of progress, location, or simply catch up with what loved ones are up to
  • Keep abreast of the latest news and events
  • Check things such as weather, directions, and other information that may prove invaluable whilst travelling or visiting a particular area

These are just some of the ways in which mobile broadband internet services can help travellers that are not going to be staying in the thick of the action, and having this sort of access can help these travellers to stay in the loop rather than feel stranded without any real resources or tools on hand.

Check on costs and coverage

It is important to remember that if you are travelling to more remote areas or cities the coverage may not be brilliant, and it is vital that you contact your provider to check whether there is coverage in the particular country and area that you are travelling to. You should also make sure that you check on the cost of usage with your provider so that you can determine how much and how often you should use your mobile broadband service without going over your budget.

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  1. Also check that if you take your smartphone iphone, android etc with you overseas that data roaming is turned off otherwise you could end up with HUGE costs.

    We turn off 3G (as it’s known here in Australia- not sure what it’s called elsewhere) and try and find free wifi spots like libraries, and as much as we dislike Macdonalds, they often have free wifi too.

    Twitter is also a tool that we are dabbling with and it’s good to update everyone for the cost of a text.

  2. RonLeyba says:

    Great tips here Milan! Checking first if the location is covered by the services of your provider really make sense. It can really save you from headache and also from unplanned expenses.

  3. Natalie says:

    I was searching for hotels the other day and noticed quite a few of them in Turkey now offer free Wi-fi connection. Having said that, I read another blog post and a blogger said they left Bali early than anticipated because the internet connection was so haphazard. One thing I hate is the hotels that charge like $7 per hour for internet connection. Blatant rip-off.