5 Myths About Owning A Travel WiFi Device

5 Myths About Owning A Travel WiFi Device

April 12, 2021 Travel Blog Travel Tech Blog Travel WiFi Blog 0

If you’ve researched or considered a travel WiFi device, such as a travel router or cellular hotspot, it wouldn’t be unusual for you to wonder if this is for you. So many of the articles, reviews, blog posts and internet discussions around travel WiFi probably lead with believing a this might be complicated, technical, poor performing or more hassle than its worth.

You might even think, why not just buy the device from my carrier or use my phones hotspot? What is really the benefit and is it worth it?

Sure, we might be a little biased. But we also built Go Connect’s line of travel WiFi products because some of these myths are based on some of the products on the market. But some simply are not true and none of them are if you get the right travel WiFi device.

Myth #1: It’ll Use A Lot Of Data

The newest generation of smart travel WiFi devices can smartly reduce the amount of data you need to use or pay for. By connecting to your hotel, Airbnb, RV park or other travel WiFi when available but still offer LTE connectivity when needed you won’t need an expensive plan with a contract from your cellular carrier to enjoy travel WiFi anywhere.

Myth #2: It’s Too Technical/I’m Not Good Enough With Technology

The newest smart travel routers and smart cellular hotspots are easier than ever to use. You don’t need any technical expertise to use them. Anyone in the family from young to old that can use a phone or tablet can easily use a smart travel WiFi device.

Myth #3: It’s More Hassle Than It’s Worth

It’s a lot less effort to use a simple to use travel router or hotspot than it is to constantly connect dozens of different devices. Smart travel WiFi devices are easier than ever to use. Plus, they don’t take up a lot of space in your bag.

Myth #4: There Isn’t A Lot Of Benefit Anymore

With the average person traveling with nearly 4 WiFi enabled devices it isn’t hard to see that there is plenty of benefit. If you travel as a group, with coworkers or families there is no question it is a lot easier to use a smart travel WiFi device than to configure each device.

And if you want to bring smart or WiFi enable devices that are not designed for travel like game consoles or smart speakers.

Myth #5: I Can Just Use My Phone

If your phone supports personal hotspots they can be a great alternative device. Still, if you travel regularly and want some of the additional benefits, or if you don’t want to be tethered to your family, friends or coworkers to give them internet access a cellular hotspot can be vastly superior to your phones personal hotspot.