How to beat roaming fees while traveling abroad
"If you can't plan your trip around Internet cafes, hotel lounges or other free Wi-Fi spots, consider renting a portable Wi-Fi bubble. Tep Wireless, a company based in London."
Beat huge wireless roaming charges when abroad
"Another choice, he says, is Tep Wireless, which rents both a pocket Wi-Fi hot spot and local smartphones.The cost of a Wi-Fi hot spot varies depending on the country and length of the rental."
Business travel: keeping mobile roaming headaches at bay
"The ability to stay connected even while roaming across international networks is a key requirement, particularly within the enterprise sector, and operators have traditionally levied a significant surcharge for this privilege, particularly in the case of data services."
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"The device known as a "Tep dongle", which is already popular with American travellers visiting Europe, allows smartphone or tablet devices to automatically connect to a local mobile network when abroad."
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How to cut mobile roaming charges
"But a 'Tep' dongle can slash the rates smartphone users pay to access the internet abroad, potentially saving you hundreds of pounds over the course of a holiday."
Tep helps travellers avoid data roaming costs
"Tep, a startup that's taking on the big guns by offering a service that ultimately removes European roaming costs across 16 countries for travellers."
Pocket wifi device offers cheap service in Europe
"$7.95 a day with unlimited wireless Internet usage stacks up pretty nicely compared to plans offered by hotels or Internet cafe's and beats any US-based service provider's International plans that we have heard of."
"Rather than communicating cross-continent with the UK, it draws a mobile broadband signal from the nearest local operator, which is not only fast and more reliable, but significantly cheaper."
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"A pocket Wi-Fi device by Tep could cut the cost of using your apps when abroad by charging local prices."
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"A service launched today will connect mobile phone users to the internet via a Europe-wide network so they can call at local rates."
Tep mobile wifi review
"I tried the Tep mobile wifi mostly with my iPhone. I switched it on as I left home, then put it back in the padded sleeve it arrived in and popped that in my bag. Within a minute or so I could then see the wireless network on my iPhone and could connect...I used it in London, on a train to the Midlands, and in the English countryside of Shropshire and, generally, had no problems with network coverage."
Taking the train with Tep
"Tep was my little buddy, and he sat in my pocket and gave me WiFi access whenever, wherever I needed it. If there was a 3G signal, I was hooked up.
Tep helped me find my way out of a confusing area of Granada by enabling my iTouch to connect to Google Maps and determine where the hell I was."
Hot pocket – wireless internet anywhere
"The Tep device was a life-saver providing me a constant dose of internet access, which for a blogger is as necessary as blood flowing through your body."
Royal wedding trip diaries: Tep wireless smartphone and wifi service review
"Tep Wireless is a great service that allows you to rent a phone while in London as well as Mobile WiFi hotspots. We had the chance to test out while we were in London for the Royal Wedding, and here's our review of the service."
Mobile wifi with fonmigo
"So when getting ready to leave for England, I was researching options to stay connected with my apps while abroad and not incur roaming charges when I discovered Fonmigo, now called Tep."
"The pocket wifi was great. You guys probably saved me a fortune on AT&T roaming charges!"
Dennis Crowley - founder of foursquare, USA
"I used a Tep Wireless pocket wifi on a recent summer holiday around the UK. I stayed in different places each night so this pocket wifi let me know I could manage my budget and still check emails and do some work each evening. The variety of rates I saw for wifi access were incredible but knowing how much I was spending with Tep Wireless really helped. There were some remote locations where it worked fantastic and some where it didn't but this was simply because there was no mobile phone or 3G signal in the area. Knowing I could check my smartphone in the car for maps was a real bonus and for checking and booking things when out and about - no waiting till we got back to the hotel! I would recommend the pocket wifi rental."
Laura Porter, editor of About London, UK
"I used a Tep device on the Mongol Rally. I was sooo cool having fast wifi throughout the UK and Europe. Can't wait for Tep to be available in the USA. It's perfect for social media addicts like me - thanks!"
Rick Griffin Co-host of the Midlife Road Trip Show, USA
"Superb service. My mifi arrived in plenty of time for my honeymoon, in a nice, handy sized carry case. On switching it on in France, it started working there and then with our iPhones and iPads, all the way through Germany, Switzerland and Italy. It was so handy to use that we had to keep remembering to switch it off because of the usage cap! I am already going to book again for my next trip to Germany in December and absolutely cannot fault the Tep Wireless service. 10/10 guys - keep it up!"
Helen Mackenzie-Burrows, UK
"I got the cell phone for 'just-in-case' moments...I'm happy I rented the phone, it made keeping up to date on emails a lot more convenient, and a handful of emergency calls wouldn't have been possible without it too."
Clane Kaluna, USA
"Just got back to NZ from a trip to UK. Thanks Tep, great phone, great service, timely support and answers to questions, and I didn't even use all the credit in one week, much appreciated, I will pass on your details to my colleagues, cheers."
Ella Henry, New Zealand
"We used Tep Wireless on the European leg of the Mongol Rally. It worked like a charm driving from England to Romania . Even better, we could use it in our car. While one person was busy at the steering wheel, the rest of our Mongol Rally team could send out tweets, update our facebooks and even work on our travel blogs, all using the same pocket wifi. It's affordable and the connection is fast and smooth. Traveling with a pocket wifi from Tep is a great tool for travelers that want to stay connected and don't want to have to constantly be on the hunt for free wifi. Even better, you can catch up on your emails and other things during a bus or train ride, no need wasting precious free time when you get to a city sitting in a cafe while you do your work. Get out there and explore!"
Debra Corbeil, USA
"The device worked 100% of the time and I traveled from The Cotswald, all over Dorset, Gloucester, Sussex, Kent, The Midlands and London. I connected my laptop and Blackberry mobile to it with no problem and it always gave excellent signal strength."
Todd Sessions – Kuwait
"Just got back from a trip to Italy where I used the WiFi service, my accommodation had no WiFi. Am really impressed. The device arrived two days before departure and worked like a charm, good connectivity to high speed mobile network and has impressive WiFi range as an access point. Only problems experienced were with the local mobile network which gave up the ghost for a day. Help desk support friendly and helpful. Popped the kit into the pre-paid envelope the day after I returned. Used with both smartphone and laptop. Email, surfing and sat nav via the smartphone - email and internet via the laptop."
Steve Rothwell, UK
"Excellent customer service. The best part is you know what you are spending, rather than getting slapped with a huge cell phone bill from your local carrier. Very easy to use cell phones..."
Mitali Gupta, USA
"I have used a pocket wifi twice in last 40 days and it works extremely well.. required travel aid."
Gordon Daiglish, USA
"Just got back from a trip where I used the WiFi service, my accommodation had no WiFi. Am really impressed. The device arrived two days before departure and worked like a charm, good connectivity to high speed mobile network and has impressive WiFi range as an access poin. Help desk support firendly and helpful. Popped the kit into the pre-paid envelope the day after I returned. Used with both smartphone and laptop. Email, surfing and sat nav via the smartphone - email and internet via the laptop."
Steve Rothwell, UK
"I used the mobile Tep wireless device this summer while spending a week in London - it took under three minutes to pickup at Heathrow - and on my way home, less an a minute to drop off. For a reasonable price, I had unlimited wifi wherever I was above ground, even in my hotel where I could have paid more than the Tep device cost and been limited to access only in my room. Next time I'm in the UK, I'm definitely using Tep again."
Heidi Tandy, USA
"You guys are great. You were on top of every question I had. Very easy to use, very easy to deal with shipping and receiving. We will definitely use your service again!!! Thanks Tep!"
Michael Hannigan, USA
"Overall, a very good value. We were able to use three iPhones and a laptop off one signal. Used Skype, we avoided all roaming charges. From USA."
Jim Hawkins - USA
"Loving the portable Wi-Fi available through this nifty Tep device!"
Abigail King - Travel blogger & journalist, USA