I absolutely hate not being connected, it’s a fact. This fact is particularly apparent when I’m traveling abroad. As a freelance writer, content creator and semi-social media addict (aren’t we all?) I need to have access to Wi-Fi to get my work done. Whether that be meeting an article deadline; sharing updates on my trip via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook; or responding to what feels like millions of emails as they come in, so I don’t return home to an overwhelming amount of unread messages, I can’t do any of it without Wi-Fi!

Another aspect of having Wi-Fi while traveling? Being able to look up anything you need on-the-go. For me that usually means restaurant recommendations, directions and information on neighborhoods I’m exploring (Is it safe? Where can I get a good cup of coffee? What is something I MUST see while here?).

Most important, however, is the ability to use Google Maps and useful apps like Uber, Lyft… etc. while I’m in places I’ve just arrived to. This is a total game changer! And if I’m being totally honest, I use Google Maps to get me from point A to point B even when I’m home. Don’t judge me!

Enter: the Skyroam Solis. This portable Wi-Fi device is quick to set up, super easy to use and is compact in size.

To set it up, you turn it on, connect your gadgets using the network key and password which can be found on the back of the device, press the Wi-Fi button or the “Start” button on the web portal and BOOM! You have unlimited data and Wi-Fi no matter where you are, for up to five devices.

Logistics:

  • Charge your gadgets on-the-go with a 6000 mAh power bank and USB-C connection
  • No SIM card needed
  • Works in over 130+ countries
  • Have all your devices connected to Wi-Fi (phone, laptop, iwatch… etc.)
  • 16+ hours of Wi-Fi battery life
  • Plus, it’s shareable! You can connect up to five gadgets at once. It’s great for traveling in a group–when your whole squad has Wi-Fi everyone stays connected, easily.

I can’t tell you how clutch this device has been throughout my travels! This year I traveled to 15 different countries and not having to worry about Wi-Fi was such a relief. No more poping in to McDonald’s or Starbucks desprately asking for the Wi-Fi password and hoping it works. From Thailand, Japan and China to Croatia, France and London, my Skyroam Solis has been by my side.

Where does it work?

The Skyroam works in over 130+ including:

The Americas

Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Monserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saipan, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela, United States, Anguilla, Bonaire, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Dominica, Guyana, British Virgin Islands, Suriname, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Europe

Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican 

Asia

Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam 

South Pacific

Australia, Christmas Island, New Zealand, Fiji 

Africa

Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia

Middle East

Bahrain, Dubai, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

How much data is included per day?

Skyroam uses 24 hour day passes which includes unlimited global data and Wi-Fi for one flat fee. In other words, you don’t need to worry about going over your data plan, dealing with international plans or crazy fees. I’ve been super impressed with the coverage while abroad, but keep in mind that just like when your connection gets weaker in some parts of your apartment or if you go underground for the subway or muni–places where service normally sucks– it will be the same case with your Skyroam. That’s just the nature of local service providers.

How much does it cost?

You have two options: buy it or rent it. To own your own Skyroam it’ll cost you $149.00, plus $9.00 per day of 1GB. It’s a pay-as-you-go plan, so you’re only spending money on what you use. If you choose to rent, it costs $9.95 a day for the rental.

If you decide to buy it, use code “SKYROAMWITHCHEY” for 20% off your purchase!

My opinions?

If you’re an avid traveler, buy the device! You’ll only be charged for the days you actually use the device, say on the days you know you’re going to need to be connected. If you’re not taking tons of trips, renting makes more sense since you’re going to be spending the flat rate each day you’re traveling (whether or not you use it). Overall, having the convenience of Wi-Fi no matter where you are is absolutely worth using the Skyroam, whether you decide to purchase it or rent.

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Chelsea Davis
Chelsea Davis

Chelsea is a bicoastal freelance journalist whose passion revolves around exploring the world, immersing herself in foreign cultures, and of course, eating and drinking everything delicious.

Her work can be found in TravelPulse, Forbes, This Is Insider, Fox Lifestyle and more. She covers all things food, drink and travel and is always up for an adventure, whether that means an adrenaline-pumping excursion or trying a new cuisine.

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