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As a traveler who needs to have internet access almost continuously for work, I have struggled in many areas to get a solid connection or any connection, at times. When I went to Europe two years ago, I was jumping around countries for about three weeks. There were times where I could not get internet for the life of me. Fast forward two years and I was about to head off on my second journey through Europe. Only this time, I had a lot more commitments with work and school while traveling. I had to have a reliable internet connection the entire length of my trip and I could not leave and hope for the best.
In comes Skyroam to save the day – or my trip rather. So what is Skyroam? It’s a global WiFi hotspot that allows you to connect up to 5 devices in over 100 countries around the world. I found this to be the easiest and smoothest transition for me to have internet abroad. Once I registered the device I wanted internet on, it stayed connected. I added my phone and my laptop to the device so I could snapchat and use Instagram while touring and then to be able to do work and school from my laptop at the end of each day.
The way Skyroam works is that you get a day pass that is good for a 24 hour cycle. Once the cycle is up, you can load another day pass if you are still traveling or wait until you are traveling again. This is a huge benefit on your wallet as you know up front what the costs are and you only pay per day for an unlimited connection. Day passes on the Skyroam are as low as $8.00 USD. I have to spend more than that in a cafe in Europe to use their WiFi, assuming it even works. I kept the device in my purse and it kept my phone online all day.
I was traveling with Rail Europe for eight days and spent some time either each day or every other day on a train getting to my next destination. I went to four countries, France, Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Even when I crossed country lines, the Skyroam would update to the new country and keep me connected. I didn’t have to do anything – the device was smart enough to update itself.
I use an iPhone – so I had iMessage available to me constantly while traveling which allowed people to stay in contact with me. Same goes for email and all social media channels.
Some photos you may have seen of mine during my trip on snapchat or Instagram because I was able to update in real time by using Skyroam:
After having used Skyroam for 9 days abroad, I will never hope I have internet when I travel. I am a sold customer for life. If I haven’t convinced you that you need this in your life, there’s good news: you can rent one for your trip if you don’t want to buy one.
I don’t usually say things are greater than sliced bread .. but what a time to be alive!
Skyroam did sponsor my internet through Europe, but as always, opinions are my own.