Find wifi anywhere in the world with TEP Wireless

Reader Question: How are you able to find WiFi anywhere in the world?

Hi, Trisha! My name is Pálffy Czigany and I discovered your blog through a friend when I traveled to South America. I’m a fan of your work! I’ve been rethinking of my career choices and I want to try being a Digital Nomad. I want to be everywhere like you! My only worry is the Internet connection. How are you able to find WiFi anywhere in the world? I know there’s no problem here in Europe but I want to go to off-the-beaten paths like Africa and Asia. – Pálffy, Hungary

Dear Pallfy: I am so happy that you finally decided to create your own path! I am a fan of people who go into the direction of their dreams even if all things are not certain. With hard work, starting your career as a Digital Nomad won’t be difficult. However, like what you said, there are only a few places in the world that have advanced technologies when it comes to Internet connections. Your choice of destinations, included. Africa and Asia are the countries that are very challenged when it comes to reliable WiFi connection but I want to share to you the hacks on how I am able to find WiFi anywhere in the world. Let me know if you need anything else and good luck with all your endeavours!

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Meet Teppy, a pocked-sized personal WiFi hotspot

I want to tell you about my recent love affair with TEP Wireless. This might seem “addy” to you but always remember that I barely recommend a brand in this blog because I carefully choose who I want to work with. I don’t want to give you any BS.

I first tried the Teppy device when I was on a 6-week trip to Sri Lanka. This country is challenged with good Internet connection so I decided to get a Teppy. My work is very dependent on Internet connection. I don’t think I have any daily task that doesn’t involve WiFi. As some of you know, I volunteered in a very remote village in Eastern Sri Lanka (the remote of the remotest) and didn’t think I’d survive for two weeks. Again, my job needs WiFi all the time and I couldn’t afford to have one day without answering e-mails – my Teppy device worked wonders for me.

It wasn’t that fast but the thought that it worked in a remote village (I swear, no one has Internet connection there!) upped TEP’s game. As a full-time travel blogger, I need something I can rely on and I found the service I needed with TEP.

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Introducing the new Teppy device!

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Aside from WiFi, you can also use TEP for:
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TEP Wireless is available in 100+ countries

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Why do I need this? There's WiFi in hotels, right?

Sure, there are WiFis in hotels but let’s admit that a good Internet connection is very crucial in our travels. Don’t tell me you don’t use Google Maps? While your in the middle of an exploration, I am sure this already happened to you: you wanted to search for something but there wasn’t WiFi available close by. You then went to a coffee shop and ordered a $8 coffee so you can have access to the cafe’s wifi. You will have a few good minutes to sit there and search whatever you needed on the Internet but it’s limited. Remember, you have to move again because you are traveling. You don’t want to waste time sitting in a cafe just because of WiFi.

Why would you spend $8 for coffee to get the WiFi password when you can get a device with unlimited browsing for $8.95 a day? See the difference?

Yes. $8.95. 95 cents more than your usual coffee/cake routine but unlimited. You don’t have to sit in one place and wait. You will have access to Internet anywhere you go with the Teppy device. Navigate with Google maps all you want, post Instagram stories real-time, search for places to eat and see, post photos on Facebook, use Google translate, calling your family in case of emergency – whatever you need in order to help your travels run smoothly, you need the Internet.

Other ways to get Internet anywhere you go

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

You can connect up to 5 devices to 1 pocket wifi. However, you have to understand that the more devices you connect, the slower the data is. Connection is shared among devices.

A long time! I remember being in a tuk tuk for 8 hours in Sri Lanka and the device didn’t run out of battery! The device is very small. You can also charge it through a power bank. Remember that battery life depends on your usage. However, in my experience, I can assure it lasts long!

The speed of the pocket wifi connection depends on coverage; when connected to a 3G network, download speeds will be around 7.2 Mbps, and the upload speed around 5.76 Mbps. If available, the pocket wifi can also connect to faster networks such as HSDPA.

Not everyone knows this but Facebook live eats a lot of data. I did a live stream of a Jewish wedding once and I consumed 1GB just for a 20 min stream! Again, it all depends on your coverage and usage.

Yes! In fact, I find buying cheaper than renting. The good thing is you don’t have to set up every time you are moving countries. The Teppy device picks up signal wherever you are in the world and it will automatically sync.

 Get access to WiFi anywhere in the world.

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As a traveler, how are you able to find WiFi anywhere in the world?

I’d like to know your thoughts! Leave your tips in the comment box below and help other travelers stay connected wherever they are!

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Trisha is one of those people who left their comfortable life to travel the world and learn about life. Her style is to stay in one place she likes for 3 months (or more) to know what it feels like to eat, cook, speak, and sleep in another culture that isn’t hers. She'd like to believe she's not traditionally traveling but she just chooses to be somewhere else all the time. In no particular order, her favorite cities in the world are Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Mexico City, and Tel Aviv.

Comments

  • Jesse Paolo xx
    July 14, 2017

    Honestly, the last time I visited to Singapore, I am left with no choice but to use my data which is 599/day. I shared it with my 2 friends traveling with me so we have to split the bill. I just realized how hard it is to have a device locked on a particular network. I have been charged for 3 days even if I only used it for 2 days then I was also charged for calls and texts I did not even make. Hassle. Good think I found this blog. I will be embarking on a three week journey to the outskirts of Thailand next year. I think this will be useful

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  • July 15, 2017

    I haven’t gone abroad but I’m making it come true now. I booked flights from Manila to Malaysia to Singapore and back to the Philippines. I’m not done yet with all the preparations. And BTW, I’m traveling alone. I am a social media “addict” and with the help of TEPI will be able to sure that my family and friends are updated on my upcoming travel. Also, being connected online will help me explore Malaysia and Singapore. 🙂

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  • July 23, 2017

    That’s so true about having to buy a coffee/drink to use “free” wi-fi which ends up being more than a whole day of using the device! Never thought of it that way.

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  • July 23, 2017

    This is really helpful. It will help remain connected even in the remote parts.
    For solo traveler particularly who wish to remain connected with their near and dear ones this is a boon.

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  • July 24, 2017

    Since I spend so much time on Instagram, I really need data on the road, and don’t always have the leisure time to get to a free Wifi hotspot. In France I bought a package from Orange that was pretty pricey, but in the UK I found it more reasonable. I’ve also travelled with a personal Wifi hotspot and it was fantastic. I’d never hear of Tep Wireless before though, and will have to check it out.

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  • July 24, 2017

    We started using one of these during our travels in South America and found it so valuable! I especially love that it’s a use it when you need it device, so there is no commitment needed!

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  • July 25, 2017

    Genius! This sounds like the perfect christmas gift

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  • Megan Jerrard
    July 25, 2017

    I love TEP Wireless, it’s so handy to have on you – hotel WiFi is terrible at best, depending on where you travel, and I’ve found that even if they say they have reliable connections, it’s usually not great. I’ve used my TEP in more hotel rooms instead of the provided wireless than I can count. But it really saved us having it with us in the streets of Venice, because I was able to turn it on and conect to pull up my Google maps GPS to find our way home. Venice is such a maze. Glad to hear you also love TEP!

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  • July 25, 2017

    Having reliable wifi is so key for bloggers. We took a 2 month road trip through the Balkans last year, and had spotty wifi in multiple locations. Having TEP Wireless would have been quite helpful. The $8.95/day is worth it when you consider how frustrating (and time consuming) it can be to search for good wifi!

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  • July 26, 2017

    I would love to win this! I’m starting a digital nomad journey! I’m heading to Thailand in just over a month!

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  • July 28, 2017

    Didn’t know about Reply, great tip! I find that good WiFi is touch and go, great that you can use it in over 100 countries!

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  • July 30, 2017

    Great article, but unfortunate the wireless devices not always work in the remote places. Or sometimes even large cities. 🙁 For me coffee + wifi still works best. Thank you for the great article!

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  • July 30, 2017

    I tried something similiar in the Philippines and it really made a big difference, it was liberating being able to work on little buses or on the beach even

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  • July 31, 2017

    Having Internet on the go is KEY! I couldn’t imagine traveling without it. Especially since I’m prone to getting lost! This looks like a great little device 🙂

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  • July 31, 2017

    We always have huge internet problems while travelling. This would be such a useful investment.

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  • July 31, 2017

    Internet is important for me when I travel so I guess to have wifi-everywhere is really useful.

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  • July 31, 2017

    This is so so useful when traveling! As you rightly say it’s such an important need, whether or not you are a full time digital nomad. Damn…I am tempted to get Teppy as well 🙂

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  • August 2, 2017

    Wow! I sure could have used Teppy on my recent trip to Bali. Even in some cities and towns it was difficult to stay connected, and this would have solved all of my problems. Thanks so much for this post.

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  • October 4, 2017

    Being a business and leisure traveller I am a huge social media enthusiast and having a wifi connection handy is extremely important. I have been looking into trying one of the mobile hotspots and this looks like a great idea. I like that with TEP you can call and also get local advise which is something new and game changing in this business. Thanks for the information.

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