What three things you can’t live without when you travel abroad?
The four most important things a millenial traveller need would be:
- Cash or plastic money,
- A good smartphone with good cam and all the apps they need to get around the area and document their adventures: According to a survey recently released by TripAdvisor, “the world’s largest travel site,” mobile devices — primarily “smart” phones — have quickly established an extremely important place in the overall scheme of travel. The survey covered 1,000 respondents in the United States who have mobile devices, and found that although the most frequent use was to make/receive calls and texts, almost two-thirds of the respondents downloaded and used at least one specialized travel app:
While traveling: 62 % use their mobile device to research restaurants, 51 % check flight status, 46 percent research destination attractions, 45 % read traveler reviews, 42 % research or book accommodations, and 34 % research or book airline flights; in addition, 59 % use their mobile device’s GPS function, and 47 % have used their devices internationally.
- Mobile data/ Internet connection / Wi-Fi connectivity
How could you download and use all those apps if you don’t have internet connection right?
Keeping in mind the changing needs of passengers, Philippine Airlines together with Skyroam created the myPAL Roam, a global mobile hotspot device that provices easy, fast, secured and affordable mobile data anywhere in the world.
#MyPAL Roam device can be used in more than 80 countries worldwide. The good news is PAL or non-PAL passengers can use and rent the device for Php490.00 a day.
Where to avail of the #MyPALroam device?
You may rent the myPAL Roam through the following channels:
- PAL Boutique
- NAIA Terminal 2 Departure PAL counters
- Or log in at Roam.philippineairlines.com
You may receive and return your myPAL Roam device through the same venues you rented the device or have it picked up at your home if you are not a PAL passenger or while onboard a PAL airline.
The MyPAL Roam device has a maximum download speed of 42 Mbps and a maximum upload speed of21 Mbps,
8 hours usage time and can connect up to 5 devices! There is a minimum usage days to rent out the myPALRoam. The device uses virtual SIM so it is not dependent on your service provider but on what is avaiable in the country you are in.
Countries you can use the device include the following:
- The Americas
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saipan, Uruguay, Venezuela, United States
Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican
Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
South Pacific Australia, Christmas Island, New Zealand, Fiji
Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa
- Middle East
Israel, Qatar, Turkey
You may Watch what happened during the launch of #myPALRoam held at the Greensun Hotel in Makati in this video:
What I wore:
Top: SM WOMAN
Shoes: SKECHERS GO
Shot by: John Michael Torres Bueno
Honestly, I’m exicted to try this device out. Let me know about your experience (renting and returning and the connectivity) in case you try it yourself!
Stay gorgeous everyone!