For the city-dweller who’s used to constant connectivity to high-speed internet, going overseas without 3G is WOE. For the social media addict a la yours truly, not having a prepaid 3G simcard or WIFI router is pure frustration. As recent as January this year, I walked a few rounds in Athens’ airport and could not find a shop that sells prepaid 3G cards. It was the same situation at Santorini’s airport.
No one needs mobile Internet!
So I ended up being in Santorini for four days without mobile data.
Here are a few tips I use for surviving without 3G on the go when I’m overseas!
Before leaving, while you still have internet:
If you’re like me, who enjoy using TripAdvisors, and who also likes to plan trips on the go, consider downloading city guides beforehand, when you still have 3G. After that, you’ll be able to access things like Where to Go and Restaurants to visit even if you’re offline. I used this tip for planning out my day’s programs while eating breakfast at the hotel (restaurant was an enclosed cave which couldn’t detect any 3G or WIFI) every morning in Santorini!
Credits: Header image photographed by Jordan McQueen, via Unsplash | Airport WIFI infographic: Skyscanner
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