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Tep Wireless is a personal, portable hotspot that you can use just about anywhere in the world. I live on the internet and I have a very hard time getting anything done without it, so having a portable hotspot with me on my travels is a must. That’s why on my recent trip to Australia, I decided to try Tep out.
Before we get into this review, you need to know that I didn’t plan on writing this when I went on my trip, so unfortunately I do not have any pictures or videos of the functionality. However, If you do a quick google image search for Tep Wireless, you’ll see what they look like. Now on to the review…
Tep Wireless is a UK based telecommunications company that provides cheap roaming options for global travelers. In other words, they give you the ability to post selfies on Facebook, Skype with your mom, and hire an Uber driver, while roaming in a foreign or domestic country (for a fee of course).
It’s pretty simple really, here’s a step by step:
Quick Note: For a 14 day rental in Australia with shipping to and from the US and the 10% off coupon, it cost us $115.65.
Considering that there is wifi almost everywhere you go, the ability to roam is not 100% necessary, however, when we needed internet most in Australia, our Tep device was there for us. This is my first experience using a roaming hotspot in another country, so I didn’t know what I was missing, but now I don’t think I would go on a trip without one. Here are a few examples when Tep was invaluable:
It costs about $7 for 150Mb per day. For $3.95 more, you get 100Mb per day. For $5.95 more, you get an unlimited amount of roaming.
How many people can use it at once?
What are the speeds like?
The speeds will vary significantly around the world, but Tep Wireless uses 3G (no LTE sadly), so it will be somewhere between 0.2 Mbp/s and 0.8 Mbp/s. It’s not great, but it works.
What happens if you go over your limit?
You will auto renew at the regular rate ($7 for 150Mb, $10.95 for 250Mb). You can turn the auto renew feature off, once you receive your Tep Wireless device.
Are there are any hidden charges?
Nope, which is the best part about it. You pay for the days and the shipping and that’s it. As I mentioned above, if you have auto renew on you can be charged if you go over your limit.
Is it worth getting?
I think so, but that’s really up to you. Do you see yourself in a location without wifi for more than a few hours per day? If so, I would say yes.
For the full list of FAQs, check out this link.
If you have any questions regarding Tep Wireless, let me know in the comments.