If you are traveling abroad, you may have times when you do not have an Internet connection. To take care of this problem, the two options below allow you to stay connected no matter where you are.
You can purchase a terminal service, like an isathub, that will allow you to access the Internet, no matter where you are, through your smartphone, laptop, or tablet. These terminals are typically small, and you can purchase them at many electronic stores.
On your laptop, smartphone, or tablet, you will go to the app store and download the app that goes with the terminal you purchased. The name of the app will be included with the documentation of the terminal, as well as where you can get it from.
When you finish downloading the app, open it up on your smartphone, laptop, or tablet. It automatically connects your device via Wi-Fi to the terminal, and walks you through the process of setting it up on your device.
When you are finished setting everything up, the terminal service connects you to their secure and private network instead of using your cell phone provider’s network.
The terminal service will charge you a monthly fee, but you will have a secure network. You won’t have to worry about anyone stealing your personal information.
Purchase a hot spot from an electronics store and you will hold your Internet connection in your hand. The hot spot can connect your Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, to a network for free high-speed wireless Internet. You will be able to access the Internet, make VoIP calls, watch videos, stream music, and check your email no matter where you are.
The portable hotspot connects to a 3G or 4G cellular network just like your smartphone does, and then it shares this connection with any devices that are Wi-Fi enabled.
Most hotspots connect several devices at the same time, and are very small. It is free data, but you will not have a secure and private network as you would with a terminal service. This means someone could hack into your device and steal your personal information.
If you plan to use your smartphone without using one of these options, you should check with your cellular service. In many cases, you will have to pay extra to get coverage outside of their service boundaries.