We know that our clients tend to conduct business anywhere that they can—in the back of our limousines, at the airport, in restaurants…anywhere with an internet connection, really. But there are some things to consider before logging on, especially when traveling internationally.
When traveling, consider the following:
Finding a safe and secure connection is your top priority. Not all internet connections are created equally. Be sure that you choose one that includes all of the most up-to-date security protocols. This is the best way to keep your personal information, such as bank accounts and credit cards, safe.
Data Roaming Charges
In addition to safety considerations, you also have to be mindful of data roaming charges, which can add up very quickly. Using free spots, such as those found in cafes, is one option. Another way to beat the data roaming charges is to buy a SIM card for the countries that you plan to visit. Many choose this option as it eliminates the need to have to hunt for a connection and removes the possibility of unexpected roaming charges.
When traveling, you shouldn’t be worried about using all of your minutes. Instead, choose a provider that offers unlimited service. This will allow you to do everything that you need to do without having to keep track of your usage. It is also a good idea to find a service that will work in several countries and can be used on more than one device.
Another must for your international data is a fast connection. Busy business travelers certainly don’t have time for slow connections. Aside from being annoying, a slow connection can make it impossible to use programs like Skype.
While traveling, being connected to a cable in the wall is not ideal. For that reason alone, it’s best for travelers to find a wireless option that truly provides mobility.
Outstanding customer service is another important trait of your travel data provider. Nothing is worse than being in a foreign country, unable to get the help that you need.