Someone mentioned that she’s never seen me so active on Instagram while I’m overseas. She was referring to the many pictures I uploaded while in Japan.
Of course, that’s because I was always connected!
Several trips before, to keep myself connected when I was in Japan during desperate times i.e. sesat, I used to roam with my network provider to find my way. Then I’ll worry about the bill later because I needed to pay so much for so little data!
Then, I discovered pocket wifi. It’s my very own portable hotspot that let me use unlimited 4G internet at a very affordable rate, per day, so I could use it 24/7!
Warning: Possible consequence of having the net on all the time.
Pocket wifis can be rented at the airport in Japan (that’s how most people rent their pocket wifis), but I prefer looking up for pocket wifi providers in Malaysia because the rate they offer for their pocket wifis is generally lower.
Before I went to Japan recently, 4G Pocket Wifi Malaysia offered to lend me their pocket wifi for my trip. Since I was planning to rent one before leaving anyway, I accepted the offer. I’ve used pocket wifis from different providers, but I was so satisfied with this one compared to the rest, that I’m blogging about it. Here’s an honest review — the things that I liked about the pocket wifi from 4G Pocket Wifi Malaysia:
I received my pocket wifi pack, a transparent pink plastic case with compartments. Inside it, were the pocket wifi, the charger, USB and a note with directions on how to use it. I thought that it’s really considerate that they provided this pack — it makes it so easy for me to carry everything.
The pocket wifi
The pocket wifi could connect several devices at one go. It’s easy to use, like other pocket wifis, I only needed to switch it on and connect my devices to eat and I was online.
What makes it different was… while I may need to bring a powerbank to recharge other pocket wifis several times throughout the day because they keep on dying after a few hours, this one lasted from 10AM to 8PM, even with frequent use. Full bar of the pocket wifi = 10 hours. That’s very good — we were both impressed by how long it lasted!
Also, it’s very affordable — only RM28 per day for unlimited data, less than the prices that I was used to, which was around RM35-RM38 per day. The difference per day may sound like a little, but considering the number of days of travelling that’s involved, it’s actually a lot.
So if you’re heading to Japan and need a pocket wifi, check them out on 4G Pocket Wifi Malaysia on Facebook or Whatsapp 012-3466890.