How to stay connected as a traveler. We have traveled non-stop since 2015 and we love sharing our experiences and tips on our website and social media channels along the way. However, this has definitely not always been easy! One of the struggles we mostly had was having no internet connection. Although we appreciate the occasional digital detox, it’s quite frustrating when you have spotty WiFi for seven weeks in a row in Nepal. Luckily, we have found the solution to this struggle. We are very happy to announce we have partnered up with Skyroam. These last few weeks we have been trying out the Skyroam Global WiFi Hotspot and we are loving it. In this article we will explain why it’s useful for the modern day traveler, how it works and how you can get one too.
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Why we love Skyroam
Our experience with Skyroam so far
Our experience with the Skyroam Global WiFi Hotspot so far has been good. We wish we knew about this device before, as we had countless situations during our travels in which we desperately needed it.
Right at this moment we only use it when we don’t have the possibility to access decent WiFi and we really need some online work done. As we’re currently traveling in countries that often offer decent WiFi – South Korea and Japan – we don’t need it on a daily basis. But, you would be surprised that we still need to turn our hotspot on from time to time.
We found it great that the day passes of Skyroam don’t need to be used in a certain amount of time. This way we can save it for destinations that are less connected.
It works almost everywhere in the world
These days you expect free WiFi everywhere, but this is definitely not the case. We have traveled to a lot of countries in Asia, and we often encountered places were there were no places with WiFi at all or even worse: with spotty WiFi that makes you pull your hair out. Why tease us?
Once in a while we even have trouble finding working WiFi in a big global city. For instance, we are writing this article on the airport of Busan, the second biggest city in South Korea. Our plane is delayed, which offers the great opportunity to get some work done. We had free WiFi everywhere in South Korea, but we had no luck on this airport. Luckily, we got it covered by using Skyroam and we can still manage to stay connected!
What is unique about Skyroam, is that it’s possible to use almost anywhere in this world. We know that some hotspots are just not compatible with networks in certain countries. It’s perfect that we can access the internet whenever we please, wherever we please.
It keeps us connected when we want to
Before we had our Skyroam hotspot, we got online in each country by getting the local SIM card, or just tapping off the free WiFi we found. Unfortunately, both ways were often quite frustrating. Often the SIM cards option proved rather expensive when we had to recharge it four times on a day to just publish a blogpost and upload our photos. And free WiFI? Well, like we said before. This is just not always available or just not working good enough.
Also, imagine traveling and living in a camper van in Australia, tapping off the free WiFi on the parking lot of McDonald’s every time we needed to finish a blogpost. Not ideal. We wish we had it then!
Sometimes we love being disconnected and that’s why we go on an occasional hike, trek or remote location. But, when we want to do some online work, we want to be able to do so whenever we choose. It can be quite frustrating when you decide to get some work done and it’s not possible at all. Luckily, Skyroam enables us to get online whenever we need to.
How does Skyroam work?
How do you get connected with Skyroam? We will explain all the steps below on how to use the Skyroam device – it’s really easy.
Get your Skyroam Global Hotspot
You will need a Skyroam Global Hotspot. With your Skyroam Global Hotspot you have your own portable WiFi hotspot with secure mobile WiFi or “MiFi”. You can get yours here!
You can turn on your hotspot with the power button on the right side of the device. Connect to its network on one of your devices by using the provided network key and passwords. It is possible to connect with up to five devices.
Get a 24 hours pass
To start, you’ll need a 24-hour day pass to get unlimited global internet for a full day. These passes can be bought online for one flat fee. This means you don’t have to worry about using too much data!
Once you turn on the Skyroam Hotspot and get connected, it’s possible to purchase day passes on their website.
Enjoy WiFi everywhere in the world
Of course, this is the best part. With a Skyroam hotspot you can enjoy unlimited data and fast secure internet almost everywhere in this world. It’s available in more than hundred countries globally.
Charge your Skyroam hotspot
Every Skyroam hotspot comes with a charging cable and extra battery. The battery life is up to 8 hours. For us it’s really useful to have a battery that doesn’t need charging a lot, as we have many gadgets we need to plug in already.
How to get your Skyroam
Are you interested in getting a Skyroam Global WiFi Hotspot too? These can ever be rented or bought, whatever you prefer! Get yours over here.
Renting a Skyroam Hotspot
If you’re only going on a short trip or if you travel very occasionally, renting one might be easier. It might make more sense if you will be using the device for only one week in a whole year. Renting a hotspot device costs $9.95 per day for unlimited WiFi.
It’s also a great idea to rent the Skyroam first before buying the hotspot. That way you can try it out for yourself before investing in the hotspot.
Buying a Skyroam Hotspot
If you’re going on a long trip or travel frequently, it probably makes more sense to buy it. That way you can use it whenever you want. The Skyroam Hotspot costs $99.99 and comes with three free daypasses. After you have finished your free daypasses, it costs $8 per daypass.
We really recommend buying a Skyroam if you’re a longterm traveler. Whether you are backpacking around South America or Asia, or if you’re traveling around with a camper van in Australia or Europe. You only use it when you need it, so when you’re not using during a stay in a hotel with good WiFi for a while it’s not a problem.
Skyroam is a great way for modern travelers that want to stay connected. No need for SIM cards or monthly data plans, or tapping off WiFi in a McDonald’s.
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Wifi HotSpots are so in demand now and they all bring one thing or another on the table that it has been really hard to decide. I’m still relying on free wifi at hotels but desperately need a hot spot. Thanks for such a detailed review of Skyroam. At $8 for a day pass, it really is a bargain and it seems from your review that
it really works well in all places.
This is really cool. My husband & I love to sail, and I wonder if this might be a good solution for using the internet at sea- we will have to look into it! Thanks for sharing
It definitely would be a great solution 🙂
These are so fascinating to me and seem like such a fantastic idea while on the go! Finding wifi can be a true pain in the behind while traveling, this seems like a wonderful option!
This is pretty amazing…I have never heard of this before. Can’t wait to check it out. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Erica! Hope you will consider a Skyroam hotspot 🙂
Oh this is cool! I had no idea this even existed! Thank you for this!
Thank you Kimberly!
I totally need to look into this! The struggle is real when I have no access to data (just WiFi) when I travel!!!
Haha we know!
Amazing. I was not knowing about Skyroam till know. It’s great that I came across and read this article. Thanks
Thanks Mini! Great that you know about Skyroam now!
I love this, so practical and handy! Having travelled through South America where wifi is dodgy as well, I know the feeling of being disconnected (both good and bad). What a wonderful product – can’t wait to try!
Oh yes Skyroam is so handy!! We are so happy to have a hotspot now for if we are going to South America or other places with dodgy WiFi.
Skyroam is a great concept. Thanks to you, I am hearing about it for the first time. Definitely something to think about.
Great you get to know Skyroam via us!! It certainly is a great concept.
I’ve never heard of this, I will have to try this! We travel a lot!
Hope it proves useful! You can rent one before purchasing, but if you travel a lot buying seems logical!
I had no idea something like this even existed! This would have helped save me on so many prior trips. Thanks for posting!
Thanks! You should definitely check Skyroam out!
I could have really used this device in some of the remote countries and places we have traveled the past couple of years! Will definitely check this out for the future! Great post!
Thanks Bethany! We thought the same of our time in remote places haha.
I’m going to have to try this, especially as an alternative to my hotspot
Thanks Jade! What kind of hotspot do you have?