Nowadays people cannot live without the internet. For some it’s a necessity. Some can’t live without their social networking sites. Ha!ha! But, when traveling you don’t really want to incur a lot of charges using your data plan because roaming charges will be so high. Unless you’re mega-rich and money is not a problem. 🙂
In our country, most of our malls and restaurants have free wi-fi. But when traveling in Japan or London you’ll find out that getting free wi-fi is not so easy! How can you use google maps if you don’t have internet? How can you share pictures in Instagram or Facebook immediately? How can you do your FourSquare check-ins? Good thing, there’s now pocket wi-fi for rent. I hope it will be available in all major cities around the world.
During our first Japan trip, we found out that we can only get an internet when we’re in the hotel. Thus, on the second visit we decided to rent a pocket wi-fi. We got one from PuPuRu because the other sites that offer a lower rental fee was already out of stock. The rental fee of PuPuRu is a bit high compared to others but no regrets because all our devices were connected to the internet and the speed was very fast. Everyone was happy. And the important thing was that we were able to use google maps to explore Tokyo. It’s so easy to rent one. I suggest you do it before you arrive in Japan. Usually, you can pick it up at the airport or have it delivered to your hotel.
Here’s some of the sites where you can rent a pocket wifi:
Our rental in Tokyo was very easy to get. We just picked it up at the arrival area and returned it via post when we left. The airport post office is located in the departure area. There you can drop off the package. 🙂
When we went to London, we did the same thing. We picked it up at Heathrow airport upon arrival and dropped if off in the mailbox near the check in counters before we went to the pre-departure area. We rented our pocket wi-fi at http://www.tepwireless.com/
the traveling KANGaroo