What is a portable WiFi Hotspot and how to use one?

The growing need for Mobile data

The use of mobile data has been growing extremely in the last years. More than 70% of the world’s population now has a mobile device, as the smartphone being the number one type of device. Smartphones are therefore also responsible for the largest part of web traffic worldwide. Laptops, tablets, phablets and other mobile devices are being used a lot as well. Both for business as for private reasons.

 

When you are at home or in the office, you can experience your own reliable home or business WiFi network to use the benefits of the internet, apps and your email. But since there are more and more mobile workers, the need for mobile data solutions is growing hard. How do you stay online when you are on the road?

 

You can setup a hotspot with your smartphone (tethering), but that has two big disadvantages:

  1. The battery of your smartphone is getting out of juice really fast and
  2. Your mobile data is being used twice as much

When traveling to other countries and continents, the problem gets even bigger since you can’t always use your local bundle in other countries. A mobile data solution for these challenges is a mobile WiFi hotspot.

 

What is a mobile WiFi hotspot?

A portable WiFi hotspot is a pocket sized mobile router, which you can take with you setup an internet connection. Most portable hotspots devices use the 3G and 4G signals from network providers to enable the connection. Mobile WiFi hotspots therefore often need a SIM-card that provides the connectivity.  

 

How to use a WiFi hotspot device?

With the signal that the hotspot creates, you can connect your smartphone, tablet and laptop to the internet. This will enable you to set up your own private internet connection, almost anywhere in the world. Perfect for mobile workers and travelers.

 

When traveling to other countries and continents, some mobile WiFi hotspots require a specific SIM-card for that country or continent. That can be a hassle if you travel a lot. A portable WiFi hotspot with built-in SIM technology, like We.Stream enables you to enjoy connectivity worldwide. Without the hassle of looking for local SIM-cards. And with the certainty that you can rely on multiple 4G networks per country, so you always experience the strongest available signal.