How To Stay Connected When Travelling 

Are you one of those people who would purposely look out for the “WiFi” sign before choosing a restaurant when abroad? Do you love sharing those little moments when you’re away with your loved ones? Do you hate getting lost and not being able to use Google Maps?

Then keep reading! We are going to tell how we gain constant internet access while we travel without racking up a massive bill on roaming charges.

1) 3 Mobile- Feel At Home

The best thing about being a 3 customer is their Feel At Home service. This service allows you to use your minutes, texts and data allowance in 42 destinations around the world! Most of Europe is covered as well as USA, Hong Kong and New Zealand!

It is so simple to use, simply keep Data Roaming on and get travelling! We have been using 3 Mobile for 6 months now and we have saved over £100 using our phones abroad.

If you’re in the U.K. and would like to sign up with 3 Mobile then just click on the link below to get a free £25 Amazon voucher!

2) TEP Wireless

What do we do if we travel to places that is not included in the Feel At Home service I hear you ask? Well, we recently discovered this little gem- met Teppy.

This beautiful handheld device provides wireless internet WHEREVER you are. It acts as a WiFi hotspot but it sits comfortably in your pocket.  There is no data limit and you can avoid nasty roaming charges most mobile phone carriers have.


It comes in this handy little pouch


Inside the pouch: Teppy device, instructions, charger

Teppy is available to rent or to purchase if you are a frequency traveler like us. The best thing is, you can connect up to 5 devices which is perfect for group or family holidays.

If you purchase a Teppy, it comes with 5 free day passes (24 hours connection) and you can add additional day passes for £5/day. Remember, that cost is divided if you are sharing it between a group of people.

For renting, it is £7.95/day and you can arrange for the device to be posted to you or set up a pick up destination. When you return from your trip, you can post it back or arrange a drop off location, simple!

Our review of TEP Wireless:

We used it in our recent trip to Hong Kong and Philippines. We traveled with friends so we were able to provide them with WiFi too.

Look and feel: The device is so pretty and small so there was no problem carrying around with us all day.

Ease of use: It was super easy to use! You press the power button and just follow the instructions on screen. You will have WiFi within minutes of starting it up.

Battery life: It can last up to 8 hours while in use (20 hours on standby). The device is easily rechargeable. However, we did find that 8 hours is not quite long enough… and the device can take a long time to recharge.

Connection: We had no problem connecting to the internet with our phones and iPads in Hong Kong or the Philippines. Sometimes we preferred to use Teppy rather than our hotel WiFi because it was much quicker!

Overall score: 9/10 (We deducted one point for the short battery life, other than that, we can’t really find any faults with it! )

This device literally saved our lives twice on our recent trip. Once when our taxi driver got totally lost and the other time when we got separated from friends on a small island! I got sick and couldn’t walk around to find them but Teppy and Whatsapp saved me!


Use the link below to order yours now! Don’t forget to use the discount code “Chaus” to get an extra 10% off on rental or purchase.

*Disclaimer- Our Teppy was a gift from TEP Wireless but all comments, photos and opinions are our own*





34 thoughts on “How To Stay Connected When Travelling 

  1. Very useful tips and gadgets. As a digital nomads surviving on freelance, I understand why such things are necessary. Especially if you are a budget traveller, it is always better to have your own arrangements.


  2. In India, we just started using JioFi – a portable device that keeps you connected across India, but overseas travel – we need more options like you mention.


  3. I didn’t know both options, great that I read your post! I like to be connected wherever I go! It makes me feel safe and I always use navigation on my phone when traveling.


  4. A couple of great tips. Hard to comment. I found WiFi everywhere in Europe and had no problems with using our IPhone and Samsung devises. Never heard of Teppy, but you have now informed me.


  5. Cool devices! I am not a very technical person muself, that is why I often spend a lot more than necessary on internet when traveling, but i will keep these options in mind. I guess they apply only for people leaving from the uk right?


  6. I could do with trying one of these Teppys! I’m a 3 customer and it’s handy but there are a few countries like Mexico recently where we weren’t able to use it. Therefore having a service like Teppy would be very convenient


  7. I never heard about it, will have a look on it, just loved. I travel a lot walking and camping and I really need something like that. The only problem is the battery as you mention, it is the most important thing but anyway, 8 hours is already good for a few days, after that I find some place to stay for a night to charge it!! Thanks for share it 😉


  8. This looks like some pretty cool equipment. As a blogger, it’s always a preoccupation finding good internet access while traveling. Normally I stick to the hotel and public areas wifi, but it’s good to have some gadgets that you can rely on.


  9. This is such a useful post for travelers like me who are always looking for internet. The Tappy device looks cool. I think it is something similar to JIO wifi we have in India, which is portable and to which you can connect multiple devices


  10. I’ve recently become a convert to portable wireless. It’s seriously the most convenient thing in the world! It’s bad that I feel the need to always stay connected, but it’s so needed haha. Wonderful review, I think a lot of people will find it helpful!


  11. I take that back.. Looks like I can access it as a Canadian! However, the $60 in postage just for delivery and return make it not a viable option for me. Thanks for sharing though!


  12. I haven’t heard about Teppy, but it sure is another interesting innovation for us travelers. I have tried a similar gadget last year and had posted on my website as well. I agree with you that this device is quite helpful, just look at the experience you had with your taxi driver! I am from the Philippines and glad to read that Teppy worked just fine here.


  13. I have been looking for a while into getting a portable WiFi gadget. I sometimes find myself in destinations where there is no WiFi at all and this type of gadget would be a savior. We are all connected these days and we can’t stay away from being online, right?


  14. This is the first time am hearing about the teppy wireless, great information and good to know, thanks for sharing.


  15. oh gosh i never even thought about not being able to get a good connection while im away, thank you for the info and i will be reading up more on Teppy before we head off!


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