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What Is A Pocket WiFi Device? (And How To Use One)

Posted by Milen Vasilev on Mar 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Pocket Wifi Device

Traveling to the US on business or for a family vacation and staying connected can be challenging. Getting around is relatively easy in the US, although it is generally very reliant on cars. You will usually find a WiFi connection at your hotel, some restaurants, cafés, and some transportation hubs. These connections are often paid and it can be tedious and frustrating to get online using them. If you need a reliable connection to stay in touch with the office, planning ahead is very important. If you are an avid social media user and like to keep your family and friends updated, getting a portable pocket WiFi device is a very good idea. These devices are usually the size of a cell phone (or smaller) and connect to local network providers. There are many options out there that can fit your budget. Here is how it works:

Delivered to your home

The easiest way to start is to plan ahead and have your WiFi hotspot delivered to your home before you take off. You can have it configured for the days you will be spending in the US and have a connection the moment you arrive. This option is the most convenient and frees you from any connectivity worries, so you can focus on the purpose of your trip. You can connect several devices to most portable routers.Delivered to your hotelThe second most convenient option to get your device is to have it delivered to your hotel. If your hotel will be your first stop, this is a great option. Be sure to alert the concierge that you will be receiving a package, so there is no confusion upon your arrival and you can promptly get connected. You can either mail back your device on your last day from your hotel or you can mail it back from home depending on your needs and budget. If you choose this option, be sure to check if the provider you choose ships to the US .

In store when you arrive

Another option is to look into US providers of mobile hotspots and schedule a hotel delivery or store pick-up on arrival. You can also walk into a mobile provider or electronics store in any city in the US and purchase or rent a prepaid pcket WiFi device with a data limit. This option is good if you have no other choice, but it can be more expensive and your choice of devices will be strictly limited to what the local store provides. Also, you will have to invest time in traveling to the store and making the rental agreement, which can take your time away from work or exploration.

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