4 REA­SONS TO TRAVEL WITH A SMART­PHONE

Plan­ning a trip soon? Whether trav­el­ling for a few weeks or months to es­cape the Cana­dian win­ter, a smart­phone can make your trip a more mem­o­rable and seam­less ex­pe­ri­ence. Here are 4 rea­sons why:

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1. Get around

Have you ever got­ten lost on your way to a des­ti­na­tion? Mo­bile nav­i­ga­tion apps like Google Maps can help you find your way. You can sim­ply type in the ad­dress of your des­ti­na­tion and the app will start voice-guided step-by-step nav­i­ga­tion in­struc­tions, while also up­dat­ing you with cur­rent traf­fic on your route. Want to know the best places to have din­ner when you are out of town? Your smart­phone can look for nearby restau­rants and show rat­ings and re­views. You can also find other lo­ca­tions you may need on your trip, like the clos­est shop­ping mall or gas sta­tion.

2. Ac­cess help­ful in­for­ma­tion

Do you want to know more about the fa­mous tourist spots you’re vis­it­ing? You can use Google from your smart­phone to get some

an­swers. Whether you have a ques­tion or want to learn some­thing new, with a smart­phone you can eas­ily find the in­for­ma­tion you need right at your fin­ger­tips when trav­el­ling. You can also stay in­formed with the lat­est news and weather up­dates any­time. You can check your weather app for the most re­cent weather in­for­ma­tion and stay cur­rent on what is hap­pen­ing in the world by us­ing news apps like CBC, CNN, BBC News, or other pre­ferred news sources.

3. Share life’s mo­ments

Smart­phones are equipped with qual­ity cam­eras that al­low you to take great pic­tures any­time. You can cap­ture cap­ti­vat­ing views and beau­ti­ful mo­ments while trav­el­ling. Once cap­tured on your phone, you can eas­ily share these photos by send­ing over text and email or post­ing on so­cial me­dia apps. So even when you’re trav­el­ling, you can con­tinue to share great mo­ments with fam­ily and friends while at the same time stay­ing up-to-date with their lives as well.

4. Stay con­nected

You can con­ve­niently stay in touch us­ing var­i­ous mes­sag­ing apps like What­sApp which makes tex­ting and calls easy. Video call­ing is another great op­tion for stay­ing con­nected with your kids and grand­kids. With apps like Skype or Face­book Mes­sen­ger, you can make voice and video calls to your loved ones all over the world. Smart­phones have made com­mu­ni­cat­ing much eas­ier by help­ing us to stay con­nected.

Canada/U.S. plans

With Zoomer Wire­less’ Canada/U.S. plans, you can ex­pe­ri­ence all of the 4 ben­e­fits just de­scribed when trav­el­ling. These plans are per­fect for Cana­dian Snow­birds who travel back and forth to both coun­tries - one plan, one phone num­ber and one SIM card for both your Cana­dian and U.S. wire­less needs. A Canada/U.S. plan paired with a smart­phone pro­vides a more seam­less travel ex­pe­ri­ence.

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