WI FI SAVVY
Being able to access the Internet on your device when you’re abroad is important. From maps to trac, 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 aordable 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