Have you ever sat down in a cafe, on a trip and realised that your wifi hotspot has become your most trusted friend and constant companion? Let me introduce you to Sally, my SkyRoam Solis and brand new BFF. Now I’m not just some lonely weirdo, who travels around the world but doesn’t want to talk to any person and relies on the companionship of my remote wifi hotspot device and internet friends. So much so that I named it. Just image this for a brief moment ;
It’s the night before a big trip that’s been in the planning stages for months. My head is buzzing and full of all the little final things that I still need to do in the next 12 hours – finish packing, brush my teeth, shave my legs, take the dogs for a walk. You know the usual bits and pieces that us travel folk do. As I start to tidy up my desk, water my desk plants and am trying to sneak out of the office before anyone notices and that pesky ring of the mobile phone rings. Shoving everything into my bag I duck out of the office and take a look at who’s daring to disturb me as I’m rushing off to grab a sneaky wine with friends who just happen to be in Melbourne – Missed call Moo Ma. Then things start to happen fast. There’s my poor mum driving behind an ambulance, following my father back into hospital. We don’t know what’s wrong just something big. Something that’s not going to be a whole lot of fun for him to experience. We live in a regional area so it’s a good hour train ride home for me if I need to rush back home to do things. What things I don’t know. In my mind I’m still counting down 11.5 hours until i need to be at the airport. Do I cancel my trip? Do I cancel drinks? What do I even do?
I wish I could say that this was a fictional story but it isn’t. This happened to me as I was preparing to go to Japan. A quick conference call with James and Moo Ma and we decided to not cancel my trip. Japan is only a short 10 hour flight home for me and I would be contactable should anything go wrong. My initial plan was to buy a local sim card on arrival, as that’s the usual thing that I do. I’ve bought local cards in South America, Peru, Kathmandu and usually it’s not too much of a hassle. When I finally get home to finish my to-do list I remembered that I have a SkyRoam Solis sitting unused on my desk. Sadly it hadn’t arrived in time for my trip to the Kumbh Mela so I hadn’t had time to trial it at all, or even make sure it was fully charged. After 2 weeks of travelling with full connectivity each day, thanks to Sally the SkyRoam Solis, I’m converted. Knowing that I had full connection, even overnight, in case someone needed to contact me really did give me peace of mind.
For so many of us being connected while we are on the road is of the utmost importance.
The ease of using SkyRoam Solis
I’m personally over buying new sims cards when I’m taking a shorter trip. It’s a hassle trying to find someone who will sell it to me, who understands that I need data only and not calls. Then there is the hassle of recharging. Now there are some countries that i’ll return to like Nepal, that sadly isn’t covered at this point by SkyRoam. Which will mean more local sim cards and the fun that that brings. In a lot of ways buying a local sim card does give you a brief introduction to a very different side of the community that you are travelling through.
If you were wondering how easy it is to use your SkyRoam Solis-
1- Power up device
2- Connect to device
3- Activate a day pass, connect to your chosen device.
4- Then go on an adventure.
I literally slipped Sally the Skyroam Solis into my backpack every day and off we went. Meaning I was able to do Instagram stories live, use Google maps to get us around and even one night in Kyoto rang home and chatted as I walked around the streets aimlessly.
SkyRoam is available in 130 countries
Skyroam Solis is simple to set up and activate via an App
24 hour day pass. Not just from midnight-midnight!
Connect up to 5 devices at one time, with unlimited data
A super secure Wi-Fi connection
Other super fun facts about Sally to SkyRoam Solis
Rent or buy a SkyRoam Solis?
Final thoughts on Sally the SkyRoam Solis
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This has to be one of the best travel gagdets I’ve seen! The fact that it’s internet AND a charger has me totally sold! There’s nothing worse than getting to a new country and trying to figure out which SIM and plan to get and I’m sure I end up wasting most of what I buy! The Solis sounds like it would definitely solve that problem!