It’s official. The ONLY remotely reliable internet out here in the country is satellite internet from Hughes Net, even though I hate the cost of it. So that takes care of connecting to the virtual world here at home, but what about when I travel?
I currently have an Iphone (with data plan) and Ipad (that connects to Wifi) and they are both wonderful but not always convenient. The Iphone is great for checking email, and staying plugged into the social media sites, but not if there’s work to be done (blogging, internet banking, taking another beef order, etc.). Unfortunately secure Wifi connections aren’t always available when you need them and I have found myself in that situation many times.
I recently got the opportunity to test out a MiFi JetPack from Verizon Wireless, which is currently my wireless carrier. I took it on our trip to Hilton Head Island recently and may I just say it was nice to have an internet connection for my Ipad no matter where we were. Surprisingly enough, even our ride through the mountains, I didn’t loose a signal.
My only concern with MiFi is the additional cost of yet another contract and monthly internet connection charge. The data package for my Iphone and the cost of satellite internet at the homestead already runs me $100 a month. Thankfully though I found the answer to keep the cost down. The Verizon Wireless Mifi Jetpack is sold at Walmart for $129.88, and you can buy a prepaid data allowance for a week. Now that I can handle!
What traveling internet options work for you?