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International Travel Tips For Summer

International Travel Tips for Summer

Anyone who has spent any of the summer months here in the PNW knows one thing–nothing beats a Seattle Summer. Between hiking our beautiful mountains, kayaking the sound, and hanging out at our stellar beaches, we definitely have the perfect summer recipe down.

That said, it’s a big world out there, and with the dog days of summer comes the opportunity to explore and experience new things. Your WTIA Phone Plan is ready to hit the road (or skies!) with you this summer. Read on for a few tips on international travel to make sure you get the most out of your trip and your WTIA wireless service.

1. Make sure you’re getting the best deal on your travel

If there’s one thing that we all know is crazy expensive, it’s air travel. There are a number of apps and websites out there to help. My favorite is Hopper, which allows you to track prices of flights, and will even send you a notification on your phone when they think the flight is at its lowest price.

2. Make sure you’re connected on the go

Whether you have an office to keep in touch with, kids to check in on, or just don’t want to miss out on the latest Buzzfeed articles, staying connected matters.

Make sure you don’t lose service or rack up international pay-as-you-go fees by adding an International Travel package. Whether you just need Data, or you need Calling, Texts, and Data, WTIA has a travel package to fit your needs and your budget:

  • Unlimited Data Only: $5/week
  • TravelPass: $20 plus $10/day
    • Includes Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data
    • Please see this link for countries covered by TravelPass
  • 100 Talk Minutes/Texts/MB’s of Data: $40
  • 250 Talk Minutes/Texts/MB’s of Data: $85

To add a package, please complete this form, or send an email to phone@washingtontechnology.org.

3. Make sure you’re charged up and ready to go

While we wait for the cell phone with an eternal battery life, make sure that your phone doesn’t die at the worst possible times. Figuring out how to keep your devices charged up in a foreign country can certainly  be an undertaking, but thankfully we have lots of technology available to us to make international trips a little easier. Here are two of my favorites:

  1. The Orei Travel Adaptor will make sure that you can charge any device, anywhere. This handy gadget allows you to charge devices such as cellphones and laptops in over 150 countries.
  2. Sometimes an outlet can be hard to find though, but that doesn’t mean you should be without your favorite devices. Portable batteries come in a huge variety of physical sizes and shapes as well as charge capacities, meaning you can find the battery pack that makes the most sense for your needs. Holding between 2 and 3 full charges depending on your device, the Anker PowerCore keeps us going.

We hope you have an amazing summer full of many adventures, be they far flung or close by!

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