Being connected is important tool of us. We are on vacation but we want to be connected to:
- Stay in touch with the office
- Check on an illness in the family
- Facebook, text or email your status to family & friends
- Keep up with your texts and emails so you don’t return home to hundreds of unread items
We typically have caffè at a local bar with free WiFi. We can spend a little time over breakfast catching up and telling everyone what we are doing. Jo Anne is in sales and sometimes needs to keep in touch with customers. In this case we either buy a data plan from our provider or rent a WiFi box in Italy. One such company is Witourist. The box comes in 3G and 4G versions. It allows up to 5 devices to connect to its WiFi signal.
If you have economical ways to stay connected in Europe let us know.
George & Jo Anne
Many of the small bars in Italy offer free WiFi. You can sip a Cafè or Cappuccino while face booking friends about your trip. There are other hotspots in the major cities. Some hotels offer it free others charge for WiFi. We recently found a company, Wi Tourist, that offers a device that produces a WiFi hotspot for up to 5 – 10 devices (depending on device). You can pick it up at the major airports or they will deliver it to your hotel and pick it up at the end of your stay. The price ranges from 3 to 7 Euros per day. The speed ranges from 7.2 to 100 Mbps. After 12 days the price drops to 1 Euro per day for all plans.
This allows WiFi coverage at hotels that charge 10 Euros per day for a very reasonable price. You are on vacation and WiFi and the internet should nor be your main concern. Many travelers must stay in touch with their office or are on business not vacation. This device can be an economical solution.
George & Jo Anne