Ahhh, portable wifi. A marvellous thing invented by a genius who loves traveling and would very much like to stay connected during the trip, I suppose.
Earlier this year, I wrote about this awesome portable wifi (a.k.a. mobile wifi router) in Singapore, and now I'm gonna introduce you to its newly born Indonesian sister, who's now ready to serve our wifi needs all around the world: Wi2FLY.
Some of you have asked me various questions about traveling, and one of the most frequently asked questions is: Do I prefer to travel by myself or use a travel agent? The answer is the former. I enjoy traveling by myself, creating my own itineraries according to things that really interest me, following my own schedule (which is very 'flexible', I must say), and so I posted this DIY traveling tips last year on my ask.fm page:
As you can see, upon 'Arrival', I strongly suggest to my readers to have a portable wifi ready with them, because imagine this. You're arriving at this deserted terminal at midnight, carrying two heavy suitcases -one on each hand- and nobody's picking you up. It's cold outside but you have to wait for a taxi that seemingly would never come, but it is your best option because you might get lost if you try to walk further from that taxi stand, and besides, it's too cold and the suitcases are getting heavier and you're getting more and more tired.
IF ONLY there is a good wifi connection around, right??
Then you can connect your smartphone and contact a friend or family who can pick you up, or order a local cab, or perhaps find the best route from that terminal to your hotel and get on with it by yourself, because at the very least... you wouldn't get lost.
And that's just one of many perks of having a portable wifi around when you're traveling, my friend.
Now now, without further ado, let me re-introduce you to Wi2FLY, the wifi solution that I mentioned earlier.
"Wait, it's black? I thought you were holding a white thing..."
Yes, because for this review, I had the chance to try Wi2FLY on both my Maldives and France trips, and this lil black one got my back in Maldives!
Although during the first night it didn't work (the connection kept failing), that I needed to connect to the wifi in the hotel lobby, the customer service from Wi2FLY replied me quickly and helped me check on the connection:
And so, the next days, I was able to surf (geddit geddit, surf~) around the island, happily connected to the outside world. Without it, I wouldn't be able to publish any of these posts on my Instagram:And many more on my Snapchat, Shine, Twitter, Facebook, etc. XD
In France, I used Wi2FLY everywhere I go and it worked REALLY nicely for most of the days.
Yes, there were a few glitches (the wifi would suddenly stopped working), but most of the time, I easily solved it by pressing the power button on the device to turn it off and and on again (restarting it), and voila, it's back to work.
I used it while browsing the pretty streets in Paris:
Used it all day long while enjoying the beautiful views in Nice and Grasse:
Heck, it even accompanied me in the plane for more than an hour due to my delayed flight from Nice to Paris:
Thank you, Wi2FLY!
Wouldn't be able to post these pics without you:
(( Not to mention how you helped us keeping in touch with our family, friends, clients, customers and employees during the trips ))
(( Also, how you enabled us to use these helpful apps on the go: Google Maps, Uber, Waze, TripAdvisor, Google Translate, Weather Forecast, Currency Converter, and so on ))
(( Really, thank you, Wi2FLY! ))
This baby doesn't come alone.
So, what's in the package?
When you order Wi2FLY, you will get a red bag which consists of the router itself, a SUPER USEFUL travel adapter (seriously, this thing is the bomb, it's a one-plug-fits-all adapter and I was really thinking to keep it. I didn't btw), a charger cable, and an troubleshooting card in case of any problems:
Here are some useful informations about Wi2FLY (benefits, pricelist, worldwide area coverage, how to order) that I found on their website:
As you can see from the info up there, the router is DELIVERED FOR FREE* to you 1 day before your departure!! How convenient is that??
*You can also choose to pick it up at their office
Special for our readers
When you're ready to order:
1. Go to http://bit.ly/wi2fly
2. Enter your destination and traveling dates
3. Use this Discount Code 'W2INJESS' to get 15% OFF your purchase*!!!
*this code is valid until 30 September 2016, so make sure you use it before thattt XD
And that's it, enjoy your trip!
Okay guys, I hope you find this post useful. See you again soon! :D