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For me, traveling and vacations are two totally different things. Personally, vacations mean as little work as possible. Having said that, I’m currently sitting at the sidewalk table of a bar in Montmarte, Paris writing this. Is it because I’m hooked up to city wifi? The bar offers free wifi? Nope. I’m connected via my shiny, new Skyroam Solis.
I wasn’t skeptical about this wifi gadget, but I didn’t think I’d need it often. I have T-Mobile so I get service, albeit not-that-great, pretty much all over the world. Data and texts are free and I don’t plan on calling anyone or using anything other than my maps and occasionally google. However, I decided to vlog this trip to Paris. Yes, daily vlog. You can check out the series so far here.
Daily vlogs mean daily uploads. Daily uploads mean that while my videos can range from 10 to 30 minutes, my uploading time to Youtube can take 4x that, if not more. While I find myself being patient in the middle of the night while doing this, it’s quickly becoming a pain. I was up until well after 3am last night trying to get a video up and scheduled to post. My hotels wifi was horrid and that’s when I decided it’s time to whip out the big gun, my Skyroam Solis.
What is Skyroam?
Skyroam is a global wifi hotspot service. You can rent or buy a device used as a hotspot and for a small daily fee, you can connect to wifi in over 100 countries. You use the wifi in 24 hour increments and days when you don’t need it, you don’t pay for it. It’s that simple.
What’s the Skyroam Solis?
The device I have is called the Skyroam Solis. It’s the newest addition to the sky roam family and if you ask me, it’s perfect in every way. It doubles as a hotspot AND charging bank. Plus it fits in the teeniest of purses and even my pocket, depending on what I’m wearing.
Another thing that’s happened to me is that my portable charger would not keep a charge, therefore leaving me with a 2% charged phone to make it back from the Louvre to my hotel. That was fun. And you better believe my Solis was in tow the very next day.
Who is it good for?
- Occasional travelers who may need wifi for a day or two a few times a year.
- Frequent travelers who need wifi for several days a month every/every other month.
- Digital nomads who…well you know how often you need it.
- People who need wifi occasionally in their very own city and free wifi isn’t an option.
- Basically EVERYBODY
While I love to disconnect while traveling (I mean, I’m not even listening to music while roaming these Parisian streets) I’ve realized how necessary it is to have wifi if and when I need it. And I mean really, if I want to watch Family Guy whilst uploading a 25 minute vlog at 2am in the heart of Paris, dagnabbit I should be able to do it with no issues.
Here’s where you can grab your very own Skyroam Solis. Get 10% off with promo code: WANDERLUSTMYWAY. Let me know how you stay connected while abroad. I’m super curious.
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