Finding reliable WiFi while overseas is arguably one of the most frustrating aspects of travel. Many of us spend hours trying to track down cafes and hotels where we can get online, either to get some work done or just connect with friends. GlocalMe U2 might help eliminate this problem completely.
The device is a smartphone-sized piece of equipment that provides a WiFi hotspot on the go in more than 100 different countries and growing. While there are plenty of similar devices on the market, the GlocalMe U2 stands out for its ability to charge local rates rather than ridiculous roaming fees through popular carriers.
The device is SIM card free, unless you want to use the two available slots, and is able to connect up to five electronics at one time, utilizing 4G or 3G local speeds to keep you online wherever you go. It automatically switches to the best and most stable network available in the area. There’s no contract so you only pay-as-you-go or you can purchase one of the available data packages, both cheaper than normal carrier options.
They also offer a private network service so there’s little to no risk of being hacked. As an added bonus, it also acts as a power bank from which to charge your phone.
GlocalMe U2 is priced at $229.99, which seems pretty reasonable for Internet access just about anywhere you can go. Check out the website for more information.