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sharing your mobile connection

5 Ways to Share Your Mobile Data Connection

Over the years, we've become reliant on a decent Internet connection when we travel. When we first hit the road over ten years ago, personal Internet was a rare luxury. It was always welcome but getting it outside of Internet cafes and hotel lobbies wasn't often possible. These days, it's available almost everywhere and because of our jobs, it's also mandatory.Now that we travel with a Tablet, 2 iPhones and a couple laptops, we've found the need to share that Internet connection to be just as important. That being said, creating our own Mobile Hotspot is one of the first things we do when we get to a new location and a decent WiFi signal can't be found.In case you're like us, here's a list of products and ideas to help share your mobile data connection while you're on the road.
Old Fashioned Phone

How to Call Home While on the Road

One of the hardest things to do while on the road is to talk to friends and family back home on a regular basis. They're generally living their normal lives, going to work and so forth while you're doing your own thing on the other side of the planet.Emailing, texting and video chatting all help immensely however what happens to those friends or relatives not plugged into the internet or on the cutting edge of technology? Sure you can send them a postcard and hope they're doing well however that's a little one sided and frankly, so 1880.Let's kick it up 50 or so years and remember how it was done for almost a hundred years. Most people still have a telephone and here's a quick rundown of traditional and not so traditional ways to phone internationally.