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The Travel Bite

Keeping Connected with TEP Wireless

"I was so impressed with TEP and was very glad to have my little device with me. It saved me a fortune on data roaming fees back home and looking at the prices, they’re very reasonable. I now know what company I’ll turn to whenever I need internet when I travel."


The Travel Bite

How to stay connected with wifi while traveling

"Just turn your phone on airplane mode, and once you land, you've got wife in your pocket to help you navigate around a new destination, say hello and thank you in a foreign language, and double check exchange rates when you pay your taxi fare. How awesome is that."


Global Grasshopper

The solution to avoiding scary data roaming charges

"If you're planning a city break and need that all-important internet access on the go, this could well indeed offer a solution to those very scary data roaming charges."


The Wild Junket

Traveling with Tep Wireless Device —The Good and the Bad

"Because of the nature of my work (and partly because of my internet addiction), I need internet access wherever I go."


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Handluggage Snoop

"To be perfectly honest, my handbag is usually chock-a-block with wrinkled receipts, gum wrappers, cables, wires, and SD cards... so I don't think you'd enjoy a breakdown too much!"


Travel abroad without Data roaming

"Every Friday I try to share one of my favourite finds of the week – a web-site, tool or app that has impressed me. My Friday Favourite this week is TEP Wireless – a portable Wireless Access Point that allows you to travel abroad without incurring Data roaming charges."

Read more... Pocket Wi-Fi Rental - Product Review

"Internet while on the go is a great option when traveling abroad; it's not only helpful, but a necessity for many travelers now days. And Tep Wireless has those needs covered. The U.K.-based international wireless hotspot rental company is a great option to keep travelers online via smart phones and laptops."


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3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

"On a recent trip to Athens to attend the Travel Trade Athens 2014 event (see related blog posts “Short stay: InterContinental Athenaeum Hotel, Athens” and “8 things I saw on my trip to Athens“), I took the opportunity to try out a few new travel accessories."


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Mobile wifi while you travel with TEP Wireless

"I’ll be the first to admit my life is well and truly plugged in to the internet. Or more accurately it’s wirelessly connected to it."


The Lash World Logo

TEP Wireless Modem: A Review

"Recently Tep contacted me, asking me to review their portable wireless modem while I’m traveling around New Zealand."


The Digital Journal Logo

Going Abroad This Summer & Looking For An Affordable WiFi Solution?

"These days, staying connected to the Internet while abroad is an essential component to any international trip for many travelers."


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Internet Anywhere in Ireland with Tep Wireless

"While traveling through Ireland we found it interesting that much of the media found our story of being connected through the country interesting."


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Tep Wireless Mobile Hotspot

"For years I was nomadic, changing locations as often as every day, usually not staying in any one place for more than a week."


The Pommie Travels logo

Pocket WiFi for Travel: A Tep Wireless Review

"As a travel blogger WiFi is my everything. This might sound like I have a problem and need to go to Internet Addicts Anonymous, but it’s the oxygen of blogging."


The Blonde Abroad logo

How to Avoid International Roaming Fees with Tep Wireless

"While backpacking through Europe, travelers become dependent on free WiFi offered at cafes and hostels. While on business trips, travelers pay top dollar for international phone plans and 24-hour access to hotel WiFi."


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Tep Wireless Mobile WiFi For Travel (Plus Free Giveaway!)

"Living as a digital nomad, internet access is incredibly important to me. With a Tep Wireless device I’m able to stay connected pretty much anywhere."


The Silver Surfers logo

Travel with the Internet in your pocket – Tep Wireless

"There are a few things about this service that stand out immediately. Firstly, the price is fantastic when compared to expensive international roaming fees. Research has shown that you can save up to 95% on roaming with the Tep Wireless pocket wifi."


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International Internet…In Your Pocket, with Tep Wireless

"Having constant Internet access is great, but traveling internationally presents a real problem for those looking to stay connected while abroad without paying exorbitant roaming fees. Tep Wireless looks to eliminate that problem with their pocket wifi rental. It works like any wireless broadband Internet, but the device is portable and fits in your pocket. Tep sends you your modem a few days before your trip, and you can drop it off at the airport or send it back in a pre-paid return label once you return. Company research has shown that it can save travelers up to 95% on roaming fees. The device itself is a small modem that fits in the palm of your hand. It connects to the largest networks in the world such as Vodafone, via the SIM card inside of the device."


The New York Times logo

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."


USA Today logo

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."


BBC logo

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."


The Sunday Times logo

Cut download charges abroad

"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."

Yahoo logo

8 awesome travel gadgets

Rated no. 2 in Yahoo! Travel travel gadget's list.


MSN Money logo

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."


TNW logo

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."


AOL logo

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."


Shortlist logo

"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."

The Independant logo

Deals of the week

"A pocket Wi-Fi device by Tep could cut the cost of using your apps when abroad by charging local prices."


The Daily Express logo

Holiday phone cost cut

"A service launched today will connect mobile phone users to the internet via a Europe-wide network so they can call at local rates."

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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."


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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."


How to stay connected abroad without facing bankruptcy

December 8th, 2014

It seems that hardly a day goes by without another nightmare story surfacing in the media about phone bills that arrive post-holiday that run into the thousands of dollars. However it’s no secret that phone providers sting their users when surfing the internet and downloading abroad and if you want to find a Read the rest of this entry »

The Hotel Wi-Fi Alternative

October 20th, 2014

A recent Forbes article highlighted the drawbacks of paying for Hotel and Conference Wi-Fi, which in 2014 truly seems to epitomize the term unnecessary evil.  Paying $24.95 for a suitable internet connection is a harsh reality for many travelers and conference go...

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Data roaming is growing, according to our summer rental data!

October 2nd, 2014

We've summed up our international roaming results over the summer months, and have observed some interesting trends! Between June and August, mobile data traffic used by Tep customers increased 10-fold compared to the same period last year. This summer, Tep subscribers who traveled abroad used 1 million minutes of data and visited hundreds of countries. Among the most visited travel destinat...

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Roaming Charges Aren’t Going Anywhere

July 10th, 2014

Roaming charges are something we all want to avoid.  During the summer months, roaming charges across Europe skyrocket due to people traveling.  Here at Tep, we want to serve our customers and help avoid these charges.  By staying connected to wifi, along with utilizing helpful smartphone apps, you can virtually avoid all data usage and still communicate with friends with family and much more. ...

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Tep Wireless Coverage Expansion!

July 8th, 2014

Tep Wireless is Expanding Coverage More great news brought to you from the Tep headquarters—once again, Tep is expanding coverage!  We’re proud to announce an expansion to include 4 more countries!  You can now take your pocket wifi to Finland, Israel, Norway, and Switzerland.  We’re one step closer to world-wide coverage!  If you'd like to see a list...

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10 Reasons to Travel with your Tep Wireless Device

July 3rd, 2014

We recently came across this Huff Post Article on 10 reasons to take your Smartphone when you travel. Here are our reasons to take your pocket wifi! 1)      Take and share your pictures of your travels on Instagram—a must to capture your experience 2)      Sha...

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The Future of the Travel Industry

July 1st, 2014

The travel industry is rapidly changing in a variety of ways.  The integration of technology in our society today is creating many ways for humans to travel, stay connected with friends, and making your traveling experience enjoyable as a whole.  More people than ever are traveling by air in their daily lives—millions travel everyday and is expected to double by the year 2032, as suggested by ...

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Our Favorite Travel Bloggers

June 24th, 2014

Lash World Tour Lash is a travel blogger with a sense of humor and possesses the ability to tell an entertaining story.  She is not afraid to travel by herself and gives us valuable knowledge about the places that she has been to.  She also knows how to be strategically frugal while traveling, providing her readers with tips on how to save money abroad.  This is one of the r...

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A Luxury Travel Blog does a Tep Wireless Review

June 17th, 2014

Our friends at A Luxury Travel Blog recently wrote a review on their website, using the Tep Wireless device.  We are very excited to be featured on one of the most influential, bi...

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Abroad With Tep Wireless

June 13th, 2014

There is no doubt that social media has revolutionized the way we experience events in our lives—it has applications in work, social gatherings, eating, etc.  But how does social media affect the way we as humans travel? With Tep, you can now stay connected to all your social media accounts via wifi wherever you are, without using any data whatsoever.  Surf the web right then and there.  W...

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Bloggers 50% off for life - Terms & Conditions

June 11th, 2014

We recently offered bloggers 50% off for LIFE via a promotion on Twitter. Below are the promotion's terms & conditions: 1) The voucher is only valid on rentals for 7 days or longer. 2) The voucher is only valid on 5 or fewer pocket Wi-Fi rentals per year. More than one pocket Wi-Fi can be ordered for each rental. 3) In order to qualify for the discount, you must have written ...

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How Tep Wireless Saved Lash's Trip

June 3rd, 2014

Recently, one of our favorite bloggers named Lash at Lash World Tour took her Pocket Wifi to New Zealand.  At first, she thought the device would not be needed due to wifi available in the hostels as well as at the local host homes she would be staying in.  However, she noticed at the hostel that the wifi came at a price not worth paying for—and so, ...

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3 Unique Ways to Utilize Tep Wireless While Avoiding Data Usage

May 30th, 2014

1)      Expand your knowledge of the world—with historical information on almost any famous landmark widely available on the World Wide Web, it’s time to take advantage!  Forget the use of an electronic tour guide—wherever you may be—whether it is a museum, art gallery, or historical landmark, Tep will keep you connected to the web on your smartphone.  Want to know more infor...

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The Planet D Tep Wireless Review

May 27th, 2014

Our friends Dave and Deb at The Planet D recently took their Pocket Wifi device with them to Ireland.  Read about their journey and experience in their Tep Wireless Review.  They took Instas, wrote tweets, and blogged about what they were experiencing from a remote outpost off the coast of Ireland called Skellig ...

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Travel Tips for Long Weekends

May 22nd, 2014

With the UK Bank Holiday weekend coming up, short getaways can really take the stress off!  With Europe being a melting pot of endless culture to discover, a departure on Friday after your 9-5 (or earlier if you have a flexible boss) with a return on Monday evening can be a convenient opportunity to take advantage of.  A short, humorous history of the Long Weekend’s immersion into work culture...

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Travel With A Mate Tep Wireless Review

May 2nd, 2014

Recently one of our favorite travel bloggers, Matt Preston from Travel With A Mate, ordered a pocket Wi-Fi and wrote a Tep Wireless review. Matt highlighted various aspects of the service, including what comes in the pocket Wi-Fi pouch as well as how to use the device. Read the rest of this entry »

Airport Reseller Program

April 25th, 2014

Tep is excited to be launching an Airport Retail Program, where shops and kiosks can act as official Tep Franchisees selling the Tep pocket Wi-Fi. Tep has kickstarted the Program at London Heathrow airport, and is working with Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental, Visit Britain, and Expedia. If you or someone you know owns a shop or kiosks in an international airport, get in touch with us at t...

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April 14th, 2014

The Internet community was rattled last week with news that a serious vulnerability in the way that many websites store information has been allowing anyone on the Internet to steal protected information, such as usernames and passwords. Priya Anand from explain...

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Tep Wireless Review & The Digital Journal

April 1st, 2014

Recently The Digital Journal released an article and review outlining Tep Wireless’ recent coverage expansion across 8 new countries. The article also provides a great overview of how Tep delivers its pocket wifi service – “Here's the scoop: A customer places an order for the pocket wifi and it's delivered to his or her door a few ...

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Rental Video

March 27th, 2014

Travel is changing. With Tep, you have the power to travel the world like a local, leaving roaming fees behind. If you're wondering exactly how our service works, check out this illustrative rental video: Welcome to Tep! From start to finish it's easy as 1,2,3: 1) Book - Choose your Tep, select your travel dat...

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Our 45 Best Travel Tips

March 18th, 2014

Here at the Tep-quarters, we’re all avid travelers. We’ve compiled a list of travel tips that have been accumulated over the many years that we’ve been going abroad, and have narrowed them down to our favorite 45. Let us know what you think - if we’ve missed any and which one is your favorite!

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Coverage Expansion

March 12th, 2014

The world is a big place. Here at Tep we’re continuously developing new technologies to help travelers stay connected in more places throughout the globe at affordable rates. We’re excited to announce that we’ve recently expanded our coverage to Asia and the Americas. We now offer coverage across 5 of the world’s continents! We’ve recently expanded to: Asia: Hong Kong, Indo...

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Delicious Burgers...& Tep!

March 4th, 2014

Here at Tep Wireless, one thing that we all love about traveling is being able to experience new and interesting flavor combinations from around the world. Food is a central ingredient in the recipe of what makes a culture unique, and from Texas to Taiwan, one of our favorite meals is the good ‘ol fashioned burger. We recently heard from...

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The Expert Vagabond & Tep

February 6th, 2014

We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with one of our favorite travel bloggers! His name is Matthew Karsten, and as the name of his blog would suggest, he’s an Expert Vagabond. Matt has been traveling for years and has been to some of the most interesting locations imaginable throughout the world. One thing that really separates Ma...

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Tep Wireless - In A Nutshell

January 29th, 2014

Beginnings Travel. Everywhere. Powered. It’s what we stand for, and as avid travelers it’s the vision that our company was founded on. When we launched in 2009, the idea was simple – let’s create a service that will liberate international travelers from exorbitant roaming charges, so that staying connected with l...

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