Traveling with kids By Michelle Rae Uy
Vision Global WiFi is the pocket WiFi service that gives travelers top-notch Internet access at a great price. (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)
It isnât not only thread counts, bed sizes, and a nice shower that matter when booking hotel rooms anymore. These days, we live in an infinitely and perpetually digitally connected world. So much so that itâs almost a struggle for manyâkids and teens, especiallyânot to have access for an extended period.
Not being connected is even tougher when traveling with kids abroad. In some ways, itâs even more important to have access to the Internet when visiting a foreign country. Web-based applications that assist travelers like you are valuable resource when youâre out and about exploring a family-friendly destination.
The problem is our cellphone carriers donât always provide great or good value international data plans. Many carriersâ plans offer too slow connectivity, too expensive rates, or too little data to be properly effective for travelers, especially families with kids or teens.
Enter Vision Global WiFi, the pocket WiFi service that gives travelers top-notch Internet access at a great price.
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What is Vision Global WiFi?
This nifty and super handy service is essentially a pocket WiFi that allows you exceptional AND great value connectivity when traveling to just about any major destination in the world. That means having Internet not only when youâre traveling, but more importantly when you need it most.
Itâs literally having your very own Internet router wherever you go!
How does it work?
Vision Global WiFi is in collaboration with some of the best mobile carriers and services in the top tourists destinations in the world, from North America all the way to Africa. Because youâre essentially using domestic services when your using your device, you get exceptional signal and great connectivity.
How do I use it?
One of the best things about Vision Global WiFi is that itâs so easy to use even kids can activate it.
Itâs a no-brainer! You simply rent a kid-friendly device from their website, specifying your destination, travel dates (or more specifically, how many days you would need Internet access), and your pick-up/drop-off preference. Thatâs the hardest part.
Once you have the device, you just make sure that itâs fully charged (the devices usually are) and that pack it with your carry-on. When youâve arrived at your destination, all you need to do it turn it one, wait for the signal, then connect your mobile devices with the username and password provided. Viola!
Once youâre connected, you need not think about it especially because batter lasts the whole day. When we tried the device in Bangkok, we just turned it on, connected to itâlike you would with your router at home, and simply tossed it in someoneâs purse where it stayed for the remainder of the day.
Itâs THAT easy.
Where can I use it?
Currently, the service is available to over 120 countries and territories in 6 continents (all except Antartica) for US customers, from the tiniest island nations to the biggest metropolitans.
Visiting multiple countries? No problem. A Multiple Countries Plan is also on hand.
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What do I get out of it?
Vision Global WiFi offers a treasure trove of benefits. Not only do you get more bang for your buck, as the service offers at least 300MB of data allowance per day, youâll be able to use your mobile apps without having to find a cafÃ© in the middle of places like Tokyo or Paris to get Internet access.
How can you use this service to benefit you while traveling? Here are just some ways:
- Never get lost again with immediate access to Google Maps.
- Quickly find excellent recommendations for restaurants, cafes, attractions and more in the area youâre in.
- Request for ride with Lyft, Uber or a local ride-sharing company.
- Use Skype to make emergency and even non-emergency calls, like to your hotel.
- Easily communicate with non-English speaking cab drivers, servers, vendors and more by using Google Translate or a translation app.
- Use a transit guide app to expertly navigate the local transportation system.
- Upload photos not just to your social media accounts but also to photo storing services to make space on your phone.
- Make last minute bookings on hotel rooms, flights, car rentals, and more while on the go.
- Keep track of one another when traveling with family and friends.
- Watch movies and TV shows during those long, tedious waits at the airport.
- Stay in touch with friends and family back home.
Michelle Rae Uy contributed this to MiniTime. She is a travel writer based in Los Angeles and MiniTime’s Head of Content, who spends her free time on adventures and film photography.