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Online Contest: Why do you need a Pocket WiFi?

Congratulations to the 3 Winners of SMART Pocket Wifi’s!

Smart Pocket Wifi Winners
Smart Pocket Wifi Winners

To the Winners: Please email me (melovillareal-at-gmail) so I can contact you once the items are already available for pickup at the SMART Office in Ayala Ave Makati City.

Travel Blogging: Advantages of Having Pocket WiFi

We tend to think of the world as being full of internet cafes or places where you’ll be able to connect to the internet for the price of a coffee. But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to connect and been unable to do so. It’s easy to be lulled by the convenience of WiFi, and I’m a total addict at this point.

SMART Bro Pocket Wifi
SMART Bro Pocket Wifi

As a Travel Blogger and a Social Media Slave, I really need to have my own WiFi connection. Having pocket WiFi is now critical to being able to blog on the go, no matter where I go. Here are some of the other reasons, besides my internet addiction, that I think it’s great to have pocket WiFi.

Social Media & Blog Updates, Anywhere, Anytime

Keeping your blog active is critical to SEO success, right? Well, what if you can’t get online? And how often have you had a great idea for a post but decided you’d write it later, only to realize that the idea is gone once you sit down to actually write it? It happens. It’s better to be able to connect. The same goes for social media, of course, and it’s really great to be able to post a photo of the amazing sunrise you’re watching, rather than waiting until later in the day.

SMART LTE Pocket Wifi
SMART LTE Pocket Wifi

Sharing with New Friends

When you’re sitting around online and the people around you can’t get a connection, you’ll be making new friends in no time. Some devices can allow you to connect up to 10 of your gadgets at once or share the signal with your friends. It’s nice to be able to share something that creates more than one type of connection – you never know what they’ll share in return.

Hotel WiFi is Often Unreliable

Even in Hotels where you can find WiFi, it’s not uncommon for it to be spotty, slow, or unusable. The frustration of a promised Internet connection that doesn’t actually work can really ruin your day (or entire trip). Hotels might promise WiFi, but it’s nothing you can rely on (since they’re just trying to get as many guests as possible).

Huawei Pocket Wifi
Huawei Pocket Wifi

Reduce Coffee Expenses

Sure, you can always go to the coffee shop where WiFi is “free” or even “cheap” – but you’ll be at least paying for the coffee. It’s much more relaxing and I’m more productive when I can sit down anywhere and get a signal. Don’t get me wrong, coffee shops is one of my favorite work locations but then again, not all coffee shops has good Wifi connection.

Smart Bro Pocket Wifi Promo
Smart Bro Pocket Wifi Promo

My Choice: Smart Bro Sim for Pocket WiFi

Smart Bro Sim has not let me down yet, and I’ve traveled to some areas where I was expecting it to fade out. It’s a great deal, too, and the rates won’t make you wish you were just paying for coffee. You have an option of getting a prepaid sim where you can enroll for daily, weekly or monthly internet connection. If you are a traveler like me, I suggest that you get a postpaid plan so you dont have to worry about the expiration of your internet subscription. To check more about Smart Pocket Wifi plans, visit this link

There are other local Telecom companies that also offer Data Sim and Pocket Wifi devices, but I really recommend that you get it from Smart. Maybe I got lucky, because the first one I tried has been consistent. If you are a travel blogger, or anyone who likes to travel and stay connected, I recommend Smart Bro Sim for your pocket WiFi.

Heres the fun part, is giving away 3 SMART Pocket Wifi’s via Rafflecopter. Join Now!!

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The contest winner will be announced on this post on February 8, 2014. We will give 7 days for the winner to respond to our email. Failure to respond to our winner announcement via twitter and email gives us the right to pick another winner or host another raffle.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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