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What's the best mobile hotspot device for international travel?


by @stefanlesser | 4yr  | 7 comments

Browsing this forum a lot, I learned that the best option for mobile data is buying a local SIM card in pretty much every country I go to. Ok, thatโ€™s manageable.

Now I was wondering which mobile hotspot to buy, because I will have more devices with me that I want to connect to the Internet, and my girlfriend will have even more devices with her to connect, too.

When I was looking at just one manufacturerโ€™s offerings, Iโ€™m already overwhelmed by the complexity of options.

Should I just use my main mobile phoneโ€™s hotspot feature for this?
Should I get a separate mobile hotspot device for that? Which one? Any recommendations?
How do you do this?

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@waylandchin | 4yr

The iPhone is a great hotspot device. I believe it letโ€™s you connect up to 5 devices to wifi, plus one for usb and one for bluetooth, I think. I havenโ€™t tried to max it out. I usually just connect my laptop via USB so it charges the iPhone at the same time. Make sure you get the biggest data plan available. I got $25 for 25 GBs out here in Cambodia on Smart.

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@jukka | 4yr

I have had by far the best speed, coverage and reliability in different (european) countries with Huawei E5786 LTE. We have the whole family hanging in the wifi at the same time. 12 devices. Huawei handles it all very well all day long. It is a bit pricey (โ‚ฌ200+) but for us well worth of the money spent. And it is incredibly small for that power. But, I must say that iPhone works the best with all the operators worldwide. It is usually the fastest and works without any complications. So it is my second option.

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@gillesm | 4yr

You have a good project, opensource, based on OpenWRT called http://www.ofmodemsandmen.com/ , you can use a cheap usb powered router (TP-Link MR-3020 , or one from the compatibility list ) with one or two 4G USB Modem , like the ZTE MF821D (you can find them for cheap ). If you use 2 different operators , you will have a really stable connection, because the router will switch to the best connection automatically, I was using that for a while in Bali, itโ€™s really stable.

The cool thing with the ZTE modem is you can add external antenna (you need 2 per modem) , if you go to some low coverage areas !

If you need more info I can help, but itโ€™s quite easy to configure with one or two modem !

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@borowis | 4yr

Yeah, external antenna is another good thing about MiFi vs phone. I very often use 3G 2100 Mhz 12 dB antenna.

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@borowis | 4yr

I have separate hotspot because my phone is pretty basic to be used as an international device (doesnโ€™t support all the UMTS bands, LTE, CDMA etc.). I went with Pantech MHS291LVW from Verizon (I got it unlocked here in Ukraine) which gives around 10 hours of battery life and up to 5 connected devices. It works great with UMTS and CDMA but I wish it supported more of the LTE bands. LTE is just crazy, each country uses different sets of frequencies so if you go with a device make sure it does support as much as possible (also, some Qualcomm processors do support most of the LTE frequencies but are locked by the network provider, so in theory they could be unlocked, but my opinion, better buy something ready made). So, in my opinion really the biggest plus is battery life of a pocket hotspot, otherwise you could use your phone as well.

p.s. another plus would be if you get a device that supports multiple SIM cards and can do failover between networks. that one would be great to have but Iโ€™ve never seen one less than 2kg in weight :smiley:

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@wanderingdev | 4yr

i just use my phone as a hotspot.

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@syneryder | 4yr

Same here, I just use my Android phone (Nexus 5). Since personal hotspot uses battery life I also carry an external battery pack & plug that into the phone while itโ€™s on hotspot.

I had problems getting hotspot working on iPhone because one of my carriers had blocked tethering / hotspot, and somehow that locked down the phone even for other carriers when I switched SIMs (despite it being an unlocked iPhone bought outright), but that was back in the iPhone 4 / iOS 7 days. Itโ€™s probably fixed now.

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What's the best SIM card you can get for traveling to Spain?


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Hi! I want to relocate to Spain and I was wondering if someone can recommend a SIM card with a good data package.

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Hey Nomads!

Iโ€™m looking for an international health insurance (no travel insurance) for my nomadic life. It should cover the basic services and at least be accepted in the EU (itโ€™s ok if itโ€™s not accepted in the US as Iโ€™m aware they rarely are). Nice to have: enter into a contract online. Anyone got a good experience or a recommendation?

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Currently in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and heading to Santa Teressa, Costa Rica next week.
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However I feel I want to head back to Central America to bring living costs down, rather than staying in the Caribbean Sea among the expensive Islands.

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by @mariaplslourdes | 10mo 10 months ago | 4 comments

Hi everyone and nice to e-meet you!
finally, after so long I found a job that allows me to work remotely.
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Hi guys! Who plays video games?

What system do you use? How does it work for you?

I work on a MacBook Pro, and of course Mac isnโ€™t great for gaming. Iโ€™m thinking of traveling with a (relatively) small eGPU to crank up the graphics. There might be decent PC laptops, but I want with macOS.

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Wich is the better international SIM card for data only service?


by @chelocoach | 1yr 1 year ago | 14 comments

Hi there!

Iโ€™m looking for international sim card services. I looked for other posts, and I know there are other alternatives, but Iโ€™m interested to have an international sim-card with only data plan, just to be used while I get a local one.

Alternatives:

ยฟAny experience using any of these services?
thnx!

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What's the best warm destinations in Europe in the winter?

 

by @jammingsloth | 1yr 1 year ago | 33 comments

Planning ahead for the winter. Iโ€™ll be in Spain in the Fall and want to go someplace warm for the winter in or near Europe, but not Schengen. Was first thinking Cape Town, but the internet is slow and it is very far. Was also thinking:
Israel - but airbnb listings are very pricey.
Morocco?
Turkey - maybe a little chilly.

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What's the best bank account for a global nomad?

 

by @barrybjjoubert | 1yr 1 year ago | 25 comments

Dear all
As a wanna be nomad figuring out a way to get free of the rat race, I was wondering what is the best bank account to have while travelling the globe? I need an account where is easy for me to receive payments from all over the world and it also need to be a bank that I can find almost anywhere in the world. I want to avoid carry cash on me if itโ€™s possible.

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by @panoramica | 1yr 1 year ago | 3 comments

Iโ€™m currently doing some work through Upwork, but itโ€™s sporadic and Iโ€™m keen to get more active on other platforms like Freelancer, Toptal, CodeMentor, Fiverr etc

Currently Iโ€™m managing leads in a Google sheet. Basically itโ€™s just a list of projects I pitched for, how much I bid, what I did differently from the last pitch/bid, how much time went by before I got a offered a job etc.

Iโ€™m not actively following up anybody, and Iโ€™ve in fact โ€˜lostโ€™ a few jobs where the client was keen, but then disappeared without a trace. I guess I need to keep in touch with those people to ensure that they remain focussed on our agreementโ€ฆ

Iโ€™m also keen to take on more small projects concurrently, without dropping the ball on any of them.

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  • Quickly pull together a realistic/client friendly quote
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by @octave | 1yr 1 year ago | 63 comments

I have an commerce website. We get around 1000 orders per month and this is going to get quite a bit bigger in next few years.

I am British. I live in Thailand.
Im not allowed to majority own a Thai business and small foreign entrepreneurs are not really welcome. So i need an offshore company.

I need PayPal and an ecommerce internet merchant account. Also looking at alternatives like worldpay. 2checkout etc

Does PayPal need me to be a resident to the country i register my account to? Are there complications being a non resident to get other payment solutions?

Apparently in Hong Kong you need 2 years trading history to get an Internet Mechant Account and they generally turn their noses up at those with less than $1m(us) a year turn over. Singapore seems a bit easier.

I really want to avoid paperwork and book keeping. I hate it.

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Most nomads i see donโ€™t really have a high volume of small monthly transactions which i do. Im going around in circles and donโ€™t know where to start.

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Where are the nomad hotspots where you can scuba dive?

 

by @madsn_ | 2yr 1 year ago | 20 comments

Nomad-to-be here, wondering about destinations that offer a good mix of:

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  2. Decent internet
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Phuket seems an obvious choice, but Iโ€™m hoping there are some nomad scuba divers here who can share their experiences.

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Best Voip for mobile use


by @flipchan | 2yr 1 year ago | 4 comments

im looking for a voip provider that offers inbound and outbound calls to all countries.
I want to replace my swedish sim card with a voip number so i dont get charged alot while traveling, does anyone have a stable voip provider to recommend?

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What's the best mobile-data option in New Zealand for nomads?


in New Zealand by @goldsaj | 2yr 1 year ago | 2 comments

Hi All! Iโ€™ve heard Spark and Vodafone are the best. I plan to move around, so I care mostly about having good coverage, and all Iโ€™ll need is around 1 GB of data or so.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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Is Bogota safe to travel?


in Bogota, Colombia by @jackgopack | 2yr 2 years ago | 6 comments

HI All!

Considering Bogota for a while but recent reporting indicates quite a few robbery related deaths and the fact that US State Dept personnel and their families are not allowed to use inter- or intra-city bus transportation, with flights mandatory between Colombian cities. Anyone have any insight as to the current reality vs such reporting?

I know they often donโ€™t match but since our nomadlist.com rates Bogota safety as โ€œbadโ€, I would greatly appreciate anyone providing a current or recent boots on the ground status report as to this effect.

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What's the best bank for South African digital nomads?


in South Africa by @kirst85 | 2yr 2 years ago | 12 comments

Iโ€™m a South African about to become a Nomad next year. I will still be employed by a South African company and receive a salary into my FNB bank account monthly.

I will be mostly based in Serbia but plan on travelling a lot. Does anyone have any advice on the best bank account to have? Is there a way to not get charged a small fortune in ATM charges and avoid getting my account frozen for using it in lots of countries?

Iโ€™m unsure of the best way to handle things. Should I try get another bank account outside of SA (Can I even do that)? I also have a British Passport if that makes a difference.

If any of you have any experienced advice I would be very grateful, Thanks in advance!

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What's better? Puerto Vallarta vs. Playa del Carmen in Mexico?


in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by @oskar | 2yr 2 years ago | 12 comments

Iโ€™m going to travel to Mexico by the end of february and i would like to know which place do you recommend to stay at for a month or so. Which one would fit better for a digital nomad? Pros and Cons for each place are welcomed :smile:

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What tools do you use to plan your travel?


by @kaizenpreneur | 2yr 2 years ago | 6 comments

What tools do you use to map out your travel plans for the year ahead (if you even do) - I donโ€™t mean tools for finding cheap flights - but the actual schedule planning.

For example, for 2018 I have certain locations that I need to be in at certain times of the year. They are fairly set in stone with a little flexibility.

Iโ€™ve then got a hit list of destinations that Iโ€™d like to build into that plan through the year. Not all will happen, some Iโ€™d like to prioritise and add to the plan right away, with the others as maybes and will be more spur of the moment.

Iโ€™m keen to look at a calendar type view where I can play around with different schedules. Iโ€™d thought something like tripit but I think this works best when you have already booked but I want to create a few versions to see how they look before going out to book.

Maybe it is colour coded or overlays

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Thanks
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What's a good US call and SMS forwarding service?


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Hi all,

What do you guys use for call and sms forwarding?

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by @jakegibson | 3yr 2 years ago | 9 comments

I landed a remote job that is fully remote with only one team skype meeting a week. Iโ€™m looking to leave around March 13th and stay 1 - 3 months in each place. The first place I want somewhere that is warm with good surf. For the group video chat I need at least 5/2 down/up reliable internet. Any recommendations for a place that meets that end of March - April?

Iโ€™ve read through the forums / nomads list. Iโ€™ve already done Costa Rica and Indo and would like to try somewhere new. Currently looking at Sayuliata Mexico, Canary Islands, and Morocco though I think Iโ€™ll wait on the second two since they sound like they are better in the fall.

Thanks!

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