We see and do so much when we travel, unfortunately it’s not as easy to share your experiences on social media sites due to the hiked up price of data in many countries. Imagine visiting Paris and not being able to take wonderful photos and send them to your friends, not being able to Pin, or tweet photos of your tapas in Sen Sebastien or not emailing loved ones some photos, just minutes after they are taken whilst you explore the splendour of the Vatican city.
Whether you like it or not, smartphones were made for social sharing, they were made for the web and the web uses data. Luckily the introduction of the data roaming SIM card means cheaper data worldwide. If you are smart with your data use, you can stay connected without the hefty price tag, here are some ways to use data when you’re traveling, that don’t consume too much data:
iPad+ Beach = perfect combination
Lie on the beach with high speed 3G access, which ever beach you’re on. Stay connected with family and friends, share photos or simply stay connected by reading the news or by finding local restaurants. The glory of having an iPad is that you can take it anywhere.
Tweet about your travels, how amazing was the Colosseum? Share your interests with the people who matter and those who have shared similar experiences.
The great thing about Facebook is that it’s become a timeline of events, so by checking in or by stating where you’re travelling, those memories and experiences can be added to your timeline for not only family and friends to remember, but for you to remind yourself of the amazing time you had.
Pin ’em, Instagram them, upload them on Facebook. Whatever you do with them, it’s easier to be connected and share them or back them up online.
Don’t even think about logging into work email, instead you can use your personal email to keep in touch with family and friends…
or you can use… iMessage
iMessage only works when you’re connected but it uses very little data, without it, you won’t receive iMessages at all. So it’s highly recommended that you use some data at least by using it for iMessage. If you wish to avoid any hefty charges, just make sure you have no other applications pulling data from the web.
Facebook isn’t just great for photos, statuses and Timelines, it’s also great for ‘liking’ things you’ve seen or places you’ve visited, such as that great French restaurant – you never know when you might want to go back.
The internet has great benefits for staying in touch with friends and family, it’s fast and now its affordable when you travel internationally – this way you’re in control of what you spend.
There really is only one thing left to say and that’s…enjoy your travels and enjoy sharing and savoring those memories forever, stay safe and stay connected.