Woman & Home (South Africa) - - The Tech Edit -

Be­ing able to ac­cess the In­ter­net on your de­vice when you’re abroad is im­por­tant. From maps to traœc, book­ing trans­port or up­load­ing pho­tos, you need re­li­able Wi-fi. A mo­bile Wi-fi router is your best bet. This tiny de­vice uses a SIM card, al­low­ing you to get on­line in a more a‚ord­able way than roam­ing does. Once the router is charged, all you need to do is pop a SIM card in­side (which you can buy from a lo­cal net­work provider in the coun­try you’re vis­it­ing) and switch it on. Then, in­stead of us­ing mo­bile data, con­nect to the router’s Wi-fi hotspot.

Trav­el­ling lo­cally and wor­ried about Wi-fi con­nec­tiv­ity? Try rain.co.za, a new data-only net­work with great pric­ing (5C/MB and R50/GB). Al­ready have a por­ta­ble Wi-fi router? Just use a Rain SIM card to save on data. On the site, you can sign up to buy a SIM card only, or a SIM card with a mo­bile Wi-fi router.

Tip: When buy­ing a por­ta­ble Wi-fi router, make sure it’s un­locked. That way, you’ll be able to swap out the SIM card in­side. w&h

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