Are you still into standard mobile phones and desk top computers, because you never felt the need to go to smart phones and mobile computing? That’s okay (really, it is); but you’ll travel better and easier if you make the jump. Travelling is now so tied up with the internet through email, the World Wide Web, video and voice calling, and messaging that you really should be there!
A long time ago, travelling meant that you would be completely out of touch with everyone – no one would know exactly where you were or what you were doing and they may not hear from you for weeks or months. Now, in the 21st Century, communicating is an integral part of travelling – and a large part of that communicating is done using the Internet.
Accessing the Internet while travelling is so useful, convenient, and pervasive that it really is essential for the 21st Century traveller: researching, managing your travels, and communicating with your friends are just so easy to do with the internet. And, like telephone boxes in a world of mobile (cell) phones, all the previous ways of doing things are fast disappearing, leaving travellers with no other choices. Here’s the fundamentals on accessing the Internet while travelling.
Here’s all about using Wi-Fi to access the internet to use email and the Wide World Web.
There’re a few scenarios with different conditions for accessing the internet with a Wi-Fi connection; find out about them here.
What about those open Wi-Fi networks that you can connect to, but you don’t really know whose they are? Should you be using them?
If you think that Wi-Fi and mobile data sound rather similar, this is where you can find out what the difference between them is.
You’ve heard of internet and the Wide Word Web but what are they really, and what’s the difference between them?