Have you ever felt so lost and disconnected from the world because there is no data connection when you are in a foreign land, and your phone is as good as non-existent? Yes, that feeling of being crippled. Disoriented, to say the least. Complete insecurity.
Everything but enjoying our holiday.
And that is when we realised that no matter how you have to “disconnect to connect”, we still need data connection on the go.
We used to worry about whether we can get wi-fi router/ prepaid data cards when we travel, and that uncertainty killed us several times. But gone are those days because we made a new discovery – Changi Recommends has overseas portable wi-fi router rental services at as low as S$12 nett per day, and there is no charge for the first day of collection! Moreover, Changi Recommends’ has booths located in all three terminals and they are opened 24/7.
Now, we will share with you all about this life-changing discovery, as well as how you can win a holiday to Tokyo. Here are 8 Reasons Why We Cannot Live Without Changi Recommends’ Wi-fi Router:
#1 TO STAY CONNECTED
That sense of security for ourselves and our loved ones when we are reachable is priceless. We need that, always. Our loved ones may need to contact us for emergencies, we may need to make urgent calls back to pass on an important message, or to receive daily updates about our pet dogs/ kids/ parents etc.
Sure, sometimes, holidays are meant to shut ourselves out from the world. But to know that we can still switch on our phones any time we need to make a call or to receive a text is essential, and that is when we need to stay connected.
#2 TO HELP US NAVIGATE AROUND IN A FOREIGN LAND
Google Map is our best friend when we travel. It helps us get around, it keeps us navigated, and it tells us about our surroundings. To say that we are reliant on Google Map is but an understatement; Google Map saves our lives!
We no longer lose our ways thanks to Google Map, and that is precisely why we need data connection when we are overseas. With the handy device, we are well-connected and any time we whip out our phones, we’d get all the directions that we’d need.
Physical maps are so yesteryear, and yes, we don’t need to rely on sign languages to communicate with locals and to ask for directions – whether they are reliable or not, that’s a story for another day.
#3 TO LOCATE ALL THE PLACES THAT WE WANT TO GO TO
So as we were saying, it is such a chore to ask for directions. We dread asking locals for directions, because more than half the time, we get unhelpful responses and/ or inaccurate answers. But if we have our trusty portable wi-fi router with us, we can always turn to the Internet – Google Map will tell us where we are and provide options on how to get to our destinations, the web will tell us more about the operation hours and contact numbers, reviews will help us decide if the place we are heading to will be worth the while (or not)…
And the list goes on. If you are still pondering about the importance of data on-the-go, YES, YOU NEED IT.
#4 TO DO IMPROMPTU RESEARCHES
Say you have an itinerary drawn up prior to your trip. Then for a reason or two, you are done with all your plans, or there are changes you want to make. You want to visit more places, you want to have more dining options, you need more reviews and recommendations.
Then, you’d be thankful for having the wi-fi router because it allows you to do impromptu researches anywhere you are. Look to the web, social media portals, chat with friends who have been to the places you want to go to…
Anything is possible as long as you stay connected. You might just be in for more surprises on top of all that you want to clock on your itinerary!
#5 TO SHARE UPDATES ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
Social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram are the best way to keep your family and friends updated about your adventures. Photos of what we had for dinner, of what we wear to Avenue Montaigne, of sunsets at Maldives, of our loots from Madison Avenue, of that fleeting moment on the parasail… of all the fun from our escapades.
Updating our social media platforms is like second nature now, and instant updates make it even more meaningful. Thank you, Changi Recommends. Your portable wi-fi router is perfect.
#6 BEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)
Because that amount of money spent on wi-fi router will bring you immeasurable convenience and assurance. Need we even tell you more?
#7 AND BECAUSE IT IS SO HANDY AND EASY TO CARRY AROUND
Risking stating the obvious, the portable Wi-fi router is so handy and easy to carry around to ensure that you stay connected anywhere, anytime.
#8 GETTING THE WI-FI ROUTER IS SUCH A EASY AND HASSLE-FREE PROCESS
In the past, we often had to worry about finding data plans when we went overseas. And sometimes, it either took a long time to activate the data plan, or we were simply not able to find a provider that offered reliable and stable connection.
With Changi Recommend’s portable Wi-fi router rental services, all you have to do is to go to www.changirecommends.com to order your travel wi-fi 3 working days in advance of your trip, and collect it at any Changi Recommend’s 24/7 booth at one of three Changi Airport terminals.
Easy peasy and no complications, at all. Activation is automated and immediate upon arrival at your destination!
OVERSEAS WI-FI ROUTER CAN BE USED FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES
Changi Recommend’s overseas wi-fi router rental is available for Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, USA, Japan, Australia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy. Prices start from S$12/day. If you are travelling to any of these countries,
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO TOKYO
Rent the overseas wi-fi from Changi Recommends and share your travel experience by tagging @ChangiRecommends in your photo on Facebook. The most beautiful story will get to win a pair of tickets to Tokyo. The contest runs from now till 30 June 2015.
This post is brought to you by Changi Recommends.