Thursday, 22 March, 2018
When you rent a single Pocket WiFi device, you allow your whole family to continuously access the Internet and use a lot of web-based services that improve and simplify your holiday.
You will be able to familiarize yourself with new places, use public transport, translate a conversation, read more about what lies ahead, read an email sent just minutes before, chat with a friend halfway around the world, make calls via messaging apps, share your location, search for good restaurants in the area, and much more!
Below are some examples of available services. The list is long! We provide only the basic information because this world of "web-based" services is evolving at an incredible rate!
We invite you to learn more about specific apps (most are free) that interest you, by visiting their website and test them immediately, before leaving for Italy!
You will no longer be limited to communicate with friends or relatives only when you return to the hotel.
You will be able to send and receive emails anywhere, make video and voice calls (eg. with Skype), and have control of your social media like Facebook or Google+ instantaneously.
By renting multiple WiFi hotspots, you can easily keep in touch with your travel companions, even if you are temporarily separated, by chatting, calling and sharing your location with apps such as WhatsApp and Viber.
You can share your photos and video instantaneously via social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, or save them via your cloud with Google Photos, Skydrive, Picasa, Flickr or Instagram.
An effective and fun way to share your trip’s best moments with your loved ones!
We hope that you can have fun as much as possible, but if you must work you can access your documents in the cloud from wherever you are, with services such as Drive, iCloud, SkyDrive, Dropbox and work remotely as if you were in your office!
You use your smartphone to navigate the cities where you live, to find destinations by foot, car, or by using the best possible public transport. There are dozens of free apps, starting with the famous Google Maps!
Why not use your smartphone to discover and experience an unknown city in the best way? Easily find a specific address by quickly looking up the name of a specific business or tourist attraction!
If you are using public transportation, most local transportation companies have an app available that allows you to be updated about bus waiting times and bus stop locations.
If you are using a car, you can receive real-time traffic data, alerts about speeding camera locations, the cheapest gas stations near you, and so on...
And if you want to keep track of your Italian adventure after returning home, you can record your travel with apps such as Google My tracks, Orux Maps, Outdoor Atlas, etc.
You will constantly see buildings, monuments and works of art that will attract your curiosity!
Now, with a single click, you can learn more using the many available search engines, or a large number of apps and websites, such as the famous Wikipedia!
Some apps, like the amazing Google Goggles, even allow you to "recognize" a monument or work of art and give you information, all by simply by framing it!
Depending on your location, others apps allow you to have interactive guides that explain what you're facing, such as Triposo, Tripwolf, Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor.
Take a Break
Relax, translate, eat, read a newspaper online, see a movie in your language or listen to your favorite music.
When you need it, you can translate any text (a menu, for example) simply by capturing the frame with your camera, or talk to anyone with an "interpreter" at your side, thanks to the excellent Google Translator.
When you're hungry, you can get advice from thousands of people, thanks to Tripadvisor, and discover the best restaurants around you!
Mobile WiFi data access can simplify and make your trip more comfortable in a thousand different ways, for a very small cost!
For almost every need there is an app! You have only to be prepared, read up and create your personal travel "kit", to have the best and most well-deserved holiday!