How to guarantee WiFi when traveling

As digital nomads, we all know that strong WiFi when traveling is non-negotiable. Read on for expert tips to help you guarantee a robust WiFi connection and keep your business buzzing. Even when you’re staying in the middle of nowhere. 

When you’re a digital nomad or remote worker, a strong WiFi connection is to your business what oxygen is to your body. . . Precious. Invaluable. Essential.     

But it’s an unfortunate fact of life that, like oxygen, we don’t tend to appreciate fast WiFi until it’s gone.  Hence why we need to think ahead to ensure that we always have strong WiFi when traveling.  

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^^That excruciating moment when you go offline before you hit save^^

We’ve all experienced the ordeal of poor WiFi connection just when it matters most.  

The awkward Zoom meetings.  Frustration meeting deadlines as you can’t access your emails.  The looking like a Picasso painting as the screen has frozen yet again . . .

You’re not alone in this.  As digital nomads, we’ve all been there. But there comes a time when we need to say, no more!  

You’ve already built an online business that allows you to earn money while you travel the world.  You’ve managed to create a life for yourself that many people only dream of. 

You refuse to let something as simple to fix as a poor WiFi connection to undo all the reputation you’ve built for yourself.

Luckily, there are steps that can be taken to help secure a steady remote Wifi connection when traveling.  Even when a Starbucks is nowhere to be found.

Let’s jump in. 👇🏻👇🏼👇🏽👇🏾👇🏿

Five ways to ensure strong WiFi when traveling 

Don’t feel like taking your most important meeting yet from a dirty table in an overcrowded McDonalds? 

We’ve got you covered. 

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Get a local SIM card

The best way to ensure you always have internet, even when there’s no internet? Get a local SIM card for the country you’re visiting.

This means that you can connect to the internet using data at the fastest local rates… without racking up a gigantic phone bill by accidentally using your roaming data abroad.  You can then use your phone as a hotspot so you can access the internet from your laptop.

This can at least be a good backup solution if you urgently need a connection in the middle of a meeting or to meet a tight deadline.  You can usually find local SIM carts at newsagents or at the airport when you arrive.

Digital nomad tip: Before you leave, make sure you unlock your phone! If your phone isn’t unlocked, you won’t be able to use a temporary SIM card.

Use a specialist international SIM card

Want to make sure you’re covered before you leave the country? Grab an international SIM card.

These are a reliable option that can be used in over 200 countries around the world.  The upside is that these allow you to get online with WiFi pretty easily and at quite high speeds. The downside is that these international packages can be fairly expensive and require an unlocked phone.   

Carry a mobile hotspot

Mobile hotspots are devices that create a local WiFi hotspot that you can connect your devices to.  This is one of the most efficient and reliable ways to have good WiFi when traveling.  

Not only can you connect multiple devices to it at the same time, but you also don’t need an unlocked phone to use it.  You can rent a mobile hotspot for your trip or buy one.  The downside to this solution is that it is relatively expensive.  

To rent it will cost around $8-$13 per day, or to buy it can vary between about $60-$300.  But if you’re going to be using it all of the time, this is a good option. 

Use a travel router

Travel routers are a neat bit of kit that can help improve WiFi speeds.  For example, if you’re working in a hotel and the WiFi connection is too slow and remote, you can use a travel router to increase the WiFi’s range.  This will bolster your connection and get you up to speed. 

The downside is that if you’re staying on a remote island with no connection, there’ll be no existing connection to amplify.

Work in co-living spaces

The best way to ensure powerful WiFi when traveling is to work in co-living spaces designed for digital nomads.  These spaces are equipped with the fastest broadband speeds and have been specially constructed to make remote working and living as stress-free as possible. 

Unlike the other solutions above, you don’t need to rely on your phone’s battery, mobile network, or hotel lobby.  Co-living spaces take care of the WiFi so you can get on with the important stuff, like building your business.  Or meeting your deadlines.

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At Wooda, our co-living spaces are designed to solve your WiFi worries

Wooda’s co-living spaces have been designed by digital nomads, for digital nomads.  And we know that powerful WiFi is non-negotiable. 

We create ideal living spaces for digital nomads and remote workers who love to travel.  Each space is filled with like-minded digital nomads who rely on the internet to make a living.

So if you’re skeptical about whether you can count on the “good WiFi” promised by your Air BnB to take that pivotal meeting…

Come live and work with other digital nomads in one of our co-living spaces. 

Taking part in group dinners is optional. Unshakable WiFi is non-negotiable. 

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