If you live an active Internet social life, you probably can’t help but feel down when you have to be away for a while – going around Internet cafes just to check what’s up on Twitter and get the latest scoop from Facebook can be exhausting and detract you from your trip. Nowadays though, you don’t have to put up with such conditions by no means – provided, of course, you’re a smart consumer. Mobile broadband plans used to be quite a rip-off before, but they’re an acceptable means of getting your “fix” today.
You just have to check several things when looking for the proper mobile broadband plan for yourself – first, check to see what the roaming charges are (if any) – chances are, when you have to resort to using your mobile Internet, you’ll be somewhere abroad, so make sure you won’t be paying way more than you should be.
Second, it can be a good idea to set apart a separate SIM card for this purpose – this varies from situation to situation, but it may be a better idea to use the SIM card you do your talking on in a secondary phone and put the broadband card in your actual, browsing one – this will give you the convenience of being able to easily talk while browsing without having to use any handsfree devices, and this will often become an issue as you’re on the go.
Last but not least, sometimes the slightly more expensive plan may actually turn out to be the wiser choice in the long run, as those typically come with good savings attached to them and various other benefits as well – so make sure you do look into them!