Mobile Hotspots – The Internet In Your Pants | Travel Advice
Travel Advice | Mobile Hotspots
Is that the internet in your pocket? Or are you just happy to see me? Whether you’re on tour and the theater has no WiFi, or you’re trying to do business at the local Starbucks, but half of NYU is eating up all the signal, a mobile hotspot can be a life (and sometimes job) saver. But unfortunately, I’ve had many a friend fork over some serious cash for one of those sexy little mobile hotspot devices without realizing that, like He-Man, THEY HAVE THE POWER….to become a mobile hotspot! This week’s travel advice delves into the options currently available to be a walking hotspot.
Most carriers charge a very reasonable fee to add this capability to your smartphone ($15-$45), avoiding having to pay for any extra equipment! The only downside is, just like when I try to watch TV, eat pizza, and do work at the same time, we’re not good at multitasking. Keep in mind, your phone can’t be tethered AND make/receive calls, so opting for the separate mobile hotspot device solves that issue…if it’s an issue for you.
My name is Spencer Howard, and I’m an Concierge/Host/Drunk who has spent the majority of the past 9 years on the road, hopping from hotel to hotel for months at a time. Through trial and mostly error, I’ve become what the airport security line calls an “Expert Traveler.” (It makes my Mother proud)
But for those of us who go beyond occasional puddle jumper and enter the world of Hotel Homebody, it takes more than a complimentary mint and a flat screen TV to warm the cockles of our hearts.
I hope you have insurance, because I'm gonna be throwing some knowledge bombs at your face.
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