INSIDE: Our review of Skyroam Pocket Wifi. 2018.
A Skyroam Pocket Wifi device is up there with my laptop and camera in my ‘essentials to pack’ list.
In New Zealand, we hired the Skyroam Pocket Wifi through our car rental company, Aerodrive. But you can hire it directly for use in over 160 countries across the world!
For $14 NZ a day, we had portable wifi on the go.
At least we did once we figured out how to use it!
Skyroam Pocket Wifi Review
The Skyroam Pocket Wifi system is easy to use.
Or should be.
The office lady at the car rental place said the password was the number taped to the outside of the device. It wasn’t. We had to find the password by following the steps below.
Find your Skyroam Wifi Password
You turn it on, find the name of the Skyroam Pocket Wifi in your wifi settings in your phone, and put in the password.
Find your Skyroam hotspot WiFi SSID and Password by navigating the menu as follows:
Menu → Wi-Fi Information
From your WiFi-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, laptop), search for and select the SSID (example: Skyroam_w92) from the list of available Wi-Fi networks
Enter the password.
Your device will now connect to the Skyroam hotspot and is ready to use.
Google Maps and More with Pocket Wifi
We used the Skyroam Pocket Wifi to navigate our way out of Auckland city (a maze of roads!) and made it to Matamata in record time.
It helped us find our way back the right route to Hobbiton when we missed the turnoff over the traintracks (like the three RV vans in front of us!)
Later, in the dark, we used our Skyroam global hotspot to find our Rotorua family accommodation near the Redwoods Forest. (It was out of the way, but we soon found it!)
Hiring a pocket wifi is the best investment, especially when you drive a hire car. Having google maps on call, plus access to Facebook and Instagram so you can post pics as you go, is priceless!
Skyroam Countries? Where does Skyroam have coverage?
Skyroam Mobile Hotspot worked for us all over New Zealand’s north island, although the signal did get a bit weak between Rotorua and Napier for a while.
Skyroam service is currently available in 130+ countries, including Australia, the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Click the blue link for a full list of Skyroam countries with wifi coverage.
List of Handy Information
Renting a Skyroam device can cost as little as $9 per day. Each hotspot can connect up to 5 devices at a time. Pay for what you use. The Skyroam device stays powered-on all day long with 16+ hours of WiFi battery life.
Plus, there’s no contracts and unlimited data!
You can rent, or buy outright the device outright and just pay either $9 per day or $99 per month for unlimited global wifi.
The Inside Scoop – Skyroam Hotspot Review
Website: Book directly via the Skyroam website
Phone: Contact Skyroam (Offices are in America, Germany and China). Service Hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week./
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