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What is pocket WiFi exactly?

what is pocket wifi

If you ask yourself what is pocket WiFi, you are in the right place!

Pocket WiFi is generally presented as just another form or style of modem. It allows you to connect all of your compatible mobile devices to it when traveling abroad.

This article explains the very reason that renting a pocket WiFi while traveling can be quite useful. We will equally touch how a device such as this works, but also how to choose the best service pertaining to your needs.

 

Why equip yourself with pocket WiFi?

Renting pocket WiFi, allows you to benefit from having internet access for your smartphones, tablets and moreover laptop computers.

Visiting Paris or New York? Thanks to your pocket WiFi, you are able to easily find your public transport schedule, the phone number of that restaurant you heard about, but have never been to. You can even buy your tickets for museums, theater show and other local attractions. Care to converse with another foreigner, but your high-school French is long gone? Thanks to your internet connection and Google Translate you can connect and engage in a lively conversation.

How can you share some of the best travel moments with friends and family without an internet connection? Your pocket WiFi gives you the possibility to share photos, videos, go live on your favorite social media and apps like Messenger or Whatsapp. No more do you have to wait until returning to you hotel or lose time searching for Starbucks to have WiFi!

Traveling in a group? Depending on the chosen model of pocket WiFi, you can connect quite a few devices to it. This saves quite a bit of money and allows everyone to benefit from a quality, stable and secure connection.

How does it work?

A pocket WiFi device connects to available telephone service networks wherever you may find yourself. It transforms this connection into WiFi service which your mobile devices can connect to just like your WiFi box at home. Depending on how powerful your pocket WiFi, the reach of your WiFi service can be 10 to 15 meters (about 33 to 50 feet).

Using it doesn’t require either plugging in cables or installing software. You just simply turn it on, enter the unique password for each box and immediately connect all of your compatible devices!

What is pocket Wifi: the right questions to ask yourself when choosing it

Even if at times WiFi boxes might resemble each other, they do not all offer the same value. In the following article we will pose you a few questions to be sure to choose the best service be taking off on the plane!

Remember a portable hotspot creates a WiFi network as an access point so that you will be online as long as you are in the range of devices. First, pocket WiFi should be small and light. It must literally fit in your pocket.

Is it really able to go everywhere with you ?

Once assured that your Pocket WiFi will offer you a quality connection in your destination country, make sure it will be easy to carry everywhere! What’s better than a case the size of a smartphone to slip into one of your pockets? Some are too big and will have to be in your bags while others will fit in the pocket of your jacket.

The autonomy of its battery is also an important criterion. Is it able to hold a whole day or will you have to stop and find a place to recharge? This is precious time that you could surely spend discovering all the surroundings.

Is there a data quota

Most offers, offer unlimited connection. Nevertheless, only part of this connection will be broadband! Check how much data in broadband connection is included in your package. Many sites and apps on your smartphones now require a powerful connection to work. If there are several people connected to the same box, your package will be consumed all the faster.

Go for offers proposing data quotas per day. Some offers do not include a daily limit. If you consume your entire package the first few days, you will not have a connection for the rest of your trip.

Also be aware that some applications consume a lot of data. Want to plop in front of Netflix or YouTube after a good day’s walk? Make sure your data package is sufficient enough!

Is it compatible in your country?

Some Pocket WiFi is directly equipped with a built-in SIM card. This is the property of a telephone operator operating in the selected country.
The disadvantage? If you want to visit several countries during the same trip, your connection will not be able to follow you once the border crossed because the SIM card only works in a specific country.

Moreover, not all operators cover all geographical areas with the same quality. When the box is equipped with a fixed SIM card, it can only operate the network offered by its telephone operator.

On the contrary, My Webspot allows you to visit several countries during your trip. Thanks to their virtual SIM card technology, My Webspot boxes automatically connect to the networks of the country in which you are. The network quality of an operator becomes weak in your area? No problem, the box will automatically switch to the network offering the best connection!

Traveling soon? Would you like to know more?

My Webspot customer service is available 24/7.

 

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