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International Wifi hotspot recommendation

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  • Captains_Son

    Hello everyone,

    I’m going to be travelling to both US & Canada in the coming months (and possibly to India too) – does anyone have a recommendation of a wireless hotspot to purchase to avoid the steadily increasing data costs internationally?

    Thanks!

    Carlos

    Boingo which is free with amex platinum

    Captains_Son

    Thanks Carlos – looks like it’s only free with the Corporate cards?

    I was thinking the most practical option given I have plans that include plenty of driving would be to have a 5G box – style personal hotspot?

    Captains_Son

    In fact – in particular was looking at the Solis Lite – but is seems impossible to get hold of one at the moment as everyone appears out-of-stock…

    Andrew.

    In the US and Canada, just add Starbucks to your Wifi they are ubiquitous.

    Plus it’s only £9.50 (£7.60 with NHS or Corporate scheme) for full data roaming on EE for a month with a contract.

    JenT

    We normally buy this and hotspot off the phone that it’s in – no problem with multiple devices connecting to our phone, including laptops. https://www.usapayasyougosimcard.co.uk/

    We have cheap BT Mobile SIMs so no add on for roaming available and this works perfectly.

    JDB

    In fact – in particular was looking at the Solis Lite – but is seems impossible to get hold of one at the moment as everyone appears out-of-stock…

    They are available again, but they must still be in short supply because they have massively jacked up the price. I have two, one old and one lite; we have have used them for years – they are brilliant, incredible value and very flexible compared to faffing about with (e)sims etc and the whole family can use them. I want to buy another, so hope the prices will come down; they are still quite a bit cheaper in the US and they do run regular huge discounts for the devices and data (both 40% or more off) if you sign up to their newsletter.

    Norsksaint

    For several years I have used a GlocalMe and topped up with data as I have moved around the world. Works well and easy to add data etc. So would recommend.
    On the other hand, depending on the phone you have, you may find getting an e-sim is quicker and easier. When I was travelling each month to the US this is the way I did it and then had all the advantages of having a US number, and data etc.

    Hope this helps

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