HOW I STAY CONNECTED WHILE TRAVELING

Location: Vietnam and Cambodia

Whenever I travel abroad, one of the many things on my checklist once I arrive to the destination is to rent a pocket wifi or buy a local sim card. This sometimes takes me a lot of time to queue, buy the sim card or rent the pocket wifi, have it configured and ask the staff a bunch of questions about how the unit works, etc. I used to travel without any internet connection at all and rely on good ol’ coffee shops or restaurants that offers free wifi.

I recently came from a wonderful 2-week trip to Cambodia and Vietnam. We rented the Flytpack Travel WiFi online and it arrived at my doorstep a day before our flight–which is awesome because we don’t need to worry about looking for a wifi rental or a kiosk that sells local sim cards at the airport. My favorite thing about the Flytpack? It’s already pre-configured and does not require any complicated installation/set-up process (perfect for my not-so-techie self lol). Just turn on the unit, search and select the network name on your phone, input the password (located at the back of the unit), that’s it! Easy as pie.

 Now you’re probably wondering, “is it reliable?” — HECK YES. Once we connected to Flytpack, we never had any problems with it. Well, maybe except for when we went to Ha Long Bay, which is pretty understandable because we were cruising in the middle of the sea lol. Other than that, the Flytpack worked perfectly–and we didn’t even have to use our external batteries to recharge the unit! In Vietnam, we were charged P220 per day, and in Cambodia it was P250 per day. Not bad at all! Prices differ depending on the country you’ll be traveling to. You can check their website for the rates and their partner countries HERE.

The Flytpack has been useful especially when we were trying to navigate the city through Google maps and booking our GrabCar (it’s very popular in Vietnam)–which made it so convenient for us to communicate with our driver. And of course, I got to upload tons of photos from my trip and share them realtime via Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. I’m sure a lot of you were annoyed because I was flooding your feed with photos and videos from our trip! Haha! Scroll down below for some FAQs!

 

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HOW CAN I RENT THE FLYTPACK TRAVEL WIFI FOR MY UPCOMING TRIPS?

Flytpack suggests to reserve it online at least 5 working days in advance before your departure date. Reserve it on http://www.flytpack.com!

HOW CAN I GET MY FLYTPACK POCKET WIFI?

You will receive a confirmation email with the collection details. If you have chosen courier delivery method, your Flytpack Pocket WiFi will reach your indicated mailing address at least one (1) working day before your departure date. If you have chosen self-collection method, you can collect the router set earliest two (2) working days before your departure date. You are expected to be aware of our office hours and inform us prior to your visit to Flytpack headquarters in Manila, Philippines for preparation.

HOW MANY DEVICES CAN I CONNECT TO THE FLYPACK POCKET WIFI?

This depends on the model of the router and the country you are renting. You can connect to about five (5) – eight (8) devices maximum at the same time.

HOW CAN I CONNECT TO MY FLYTPACK POCKET WIFI?

  • Turn off mobile data on your smart devices to avoid costly roaming charges.
  • Turn off automatic notification updates to prevent excessive data consumption.
  • Turn on FLYTPACK Pocket WiFi.
  • Enable the WiFi function on your mobile gadgets (mobile phones, laptops, tablets etc.)
  • Search and select the network name (SSID) on your smart devices.
  • Enter the password onto your mobile gadgets.
  • Get connected to the internet.

DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR ANY DEPOSIT?

Yes,  P2,800 deposit will be requested upon payment and will be refunded to you within 7-14 working days after the travel WiFi is successfully returned to Flytpack.

For more information, you can visit www.flytpack.com and follow Flytpack on Instagram. Safe travels!

 

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