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!
What’s in this post?
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.
Introducing the new Teppy device!
Aside from WiFi, you can also use TEP for:
TEP Wireless is available in 100+ countries
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[us_iconbox icon=”fa-angle-double-right” iconpos=”left” size=”18px” title=”Check if local businesses have reliable WiFi connection through reviews” title_tag=”h6″]Notice that all establishments listed on TripAdvisor already have sections where you can see comments about WiFi reliability. In my experience, I always assume that restaurants have WiFi but in some parts of the world, they still don’t have it! Hard to believe but when you are traveling long-term, you have to understand that each country has different dynamics when it comes to tech.[/us_iconbox]
Because I love you and you love me 10,000 times back, your next adventure is on me! FOMO while traveling? Don’t worry. I got you! I’m giving away a free Teppy device rental for your next trip!
New article and giveaway alert [link in bio] ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Reader question: 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. I’M GIVING AWAY A FREE Teppy device rental for your next adventure! All you have to do is to follow @tepwireless on Instagram and answer the question: “Where in the world will you want to use the new Teppy device?” Leave your answers in the comment box below and make sure your destination choice is covered by #tepwireless!
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.
As a traveler, how are you able to find WiFi anywhere in the world?
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