When traveling abroad, internet connection is one of the most important things I consider when planning my trip. Connecting to the internet while traveling to other countries is a bit tricky as well as pricey. Of course, you have to deal with expensive roaming charges, unlocking your phone to make it compatible with other networks, having to buy a new SIM Card and purchase prepaid credits are just some of the many problems we may face just to be able to connect to the internet when abroad. So much hassle right?!
How important is it really to stay connected to the internet when traveling abroad? For me, it is very important when I travel. It lets me share my travel experience to my friends, communicate with my family back home and to do some work.
Just recently, I traveled to Japan for a Familiarization Tour of Osaka organized by Cebu Pacific Air. I brought with me a Flytpack Travel WiFi Router that Flytpack PH lent me before I flew out of the Philippines. Flytpack is a portable wireless modem that connects any WiFi-enabled device to the internet with a secured network connection. It's like the WiFi we have at home, just smaller, in a pocket size version. The best thing is, it's portable - so, you can bring it anywhere you go with fast and reliable data connection. Yey!
From the moment we arrived in Osaka (Kansai International Airport), I switched the router on, connect to the SSID WiFi, entered the password and voila! I'm connected to the world! Yes! As easy as that! FLYTPACK Travel WiFi is pre-configured and does not require any complex installation. No need for any additional configuration or setting-up. Just turn it on and connect! I loved it!
Having a FlytPack WIFI Router with me and being connected to the internet all the time, helped me a lot in exploring Osaka, Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures. It lets me update my social media accounts, post a live video in Facebook, use Google maps, research for good restaurants when I want to eat or look for nice places to visit where ever I may be. Certainly, a portable WIFI router such as the Flytpack Travel WiFi is one of the must-must travel essentials you should not forget when traveling abroad.
Live Facebook video upon arrival at Kansai Airport using the Flytpack Travel WiFi Router
My Instagram posts while traveling around Osaka, Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures using the Flytpack Travel WiFi Router
As you can see, I've posted as many photos and videos I could in my social media accounts because I am always connected to the internet anywhere I go as long as I have my Flytpack Travel WiFi Router with me. What could be better than that?
How to Rent a Flytpack Travel WiFi Kit?
- STEP 1: Book & pay online at least five (5) working days before departure
- STEP 2: Router will be delivered to you at least one (1) day before departure
- STEP 3: Enjoy unlimited Wi-Fi whenever, wherever during your trip
- STEP 4: Courier will collect the Wi-Fi router from you one (1) day after you are back from your trip
Here’s a more detailed process:
Log on to Flytpack's website and simply book your WIFI router by entering (1) your destination, (2) departure date, (3) arrival date and (4) the number of routers you want to rent. It will then show you the total rental fee. Click QUICK BOOK to proceed.
Next step is Create Order where you confirm the details you entered in the previous screen. In this part, you may also opt to add a Router Insurance to keep your pocket out of financial liability in the event it got stolen, loss or damage. Below is a sample computation for a 5-day Flytpack rental to Japan plus router insurance and deposit. Click PROCEED.
Note: The PHP 2,800 deposit requested upon payment will be refunded to you within 7-14 working days after the travel WiFi is successfully returned to FLYTPACK.
Next step is Collection and Return. Here, you will choose how you want to pick-up and return the Flytpack Travel WiFi Kit. You have 2 options: (1) Self Pick-up or (2) Courier Delivery. Choose how you want to get and return it, enter the needed information and click PROCEED.
The final step is Payment. Here, you should enter your name, phone number, email address, discount code (if you have) and bank account information.
You may pay for the rental fee via Bank Transfer or Credit Card. Accept the terms and conditions and proceed with the payment.
- Rental begins on the departure date, and ends on the return date
- Router will be delivered within 3 days before departure date
- Router will be collected within 3 days after return date
- Booking will only be confirmed upon payment made
Prices and Country Availability
The Flytpack Travel WIFI Router can be used in different countries in Asia Pacific, USA, Guam + Saipan, Canada, Australia and Europe. If you're traveling to multiple countries, you can even order a FlytPack that will work in 2-3 countries by choosing the Asia Package or the Asia + Autralia Package.
I was able to continuously use my Flytpack WIFI Router for 6-8 hours when fully charged. Battery life depends on the number of devices connected, data consumption and radio wave condition. You can even use it as a powerbank. Yes! Just connect your phone to the USB port and you can now charge it using the Flytpack WIFI Router. Cool right?!
How many devices can be connected?
It depends on the model type of the Flytpack WIFI Router and the country you are renting. We were able to connect 4 devices during our trip. But sometimes, there are model types of the router that can connect to about eight devices (on average) at the same time.
I really enjoyed using my Flytpack WiFi router during my recent travel in Osaka, Japan. Indeed, when traveling abroad, having a Flytpack Travel WiFi Kit will certainly save you from costly data roaming charges, looking for WiFi spots, buying a new SIM card and loading it with prepaid credits just to connect to the internet. I highly recommend that you rent a Flytpack Travel WiFi Kit when you travel abroad any time soon.
For more information about Flytpack Travel WiFi, visit their website at www.flytpack.com or follow them in Facebook and Instagram @flytpackph.
Flytpack PhilippinesAddress: Level 11 KMC Solutions, SM Aura Office Tower,
McKinley Parkway, BGC, Taguig 1634
Contact Numbers: +63 02 485 8341 / +63 926 018 2272
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