At Blogstock Festival Penny met the people behind TEP wireless, portable wifi for smartphones, laptops and tablets. We’re really pleased to share they have some free wifi rentals for our readers too. ‘Free wifi?’ I hear you all cry!
As someone who travels a lot, with a family who increasingly want to be connected too, TEP is an interesting proposition. Wifi on holiday is essential to me doing my job, but increasingly wifi on holiday is essential for non bloggers too, my husband also runs his own business, having wifi means he is prepared to travel more. While I think it is important to have time without wifi on holiday, I also know wifi means the kids give us a little break here and there.
Tep is a handheld device which provides you with wireless internet access anywhere in Europe, you rent a device and it is posted to you, or can even be collected at the airport. It works just like any other WiFi hotspot – but it’s personal and fits in your pocket. It connects up to 5 devices at once, within a 15 metre radius, which makes it great for families. No scrabbling round for wifi or data roaming charges.
Tep costs £6.50 a day to rent. Over the holidays my husband and I were paying £2 each a day to get data in Europe via our phones, so the financial gain isn’t huge in Europe, but the advantage of the TEP is you can also connect the rest of the family, or multiple devices with no data limit or caps and no hassle, for a family of four that quickly becomes a saving. TEP provided the wifi for us at Blogstock, handy in a remote field! Of course, although I like to think TEP is magic, TEP works on phone networks too, so you need to check coverage for the area you are travelling to.
I also found TEP handy on the train to the airport, where paying for wifi is a protracted log in process, and the multi country charger came in very handy when I needed to charge my phone on a cruise ship with US plugs! The device has 8 hours charge and comes with it’s own charger, user guide and case. I got it working on my own in under 5 minutes, which is great for not so technical me.
Tep really came into its own outside the EU, on a press trip in Turkey, where my O2 data would be £6 a MB or a £120 bolt on capped at 200MB. Having a TEP allowed me, and the other 3 journalists I was on a Sensatori Resort press trip with, to share social updates from a boat, a jeep and a cabana on the beach, all for the bargain price of £6.50 a day. PR companies could rent them for press trips, such a great way to ensure coverage in both senses of the word!
You can search to find which countries are covered here and Tep pride themselves on being fair on refunds if the device doesn’t work. A Tep is also a great thing to have if you are moving house and waiting for internet to be set up.
The TEP Wireless Giveaway
We have two prizes of TEP wireless rental for your next holiday, Tep are offering up to two week’s rental to each winner which is worth £100 per prize. Just let us know why wifi matters to your family on holiday, in a blog comment and share the tweet in the rafflecopter. Then just complete the rafflecopter to register your entry and gain additional entries.
Terms and Conditions 1. Entry is open to UK residents only, excluding anyone professionally associated with Space In Your Case or the Promoter. 2 Two winners will win up to two week’s TEP wireless rental. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and there is no cash alternative. 3. The prize draw starts at 12.01am GMT on Wednesday 1oth October 2015 and closes at 11.59pm GMT on Sunday 31st October 2015. 4. Entry is free and must be made by commenting on this blog post answering: ‘Why does wifi matter to you when you travel?’ and Tweeting the tweet on the rafflcopter. Bonus entries can be obtained by sharing the giveaway with your friends, visiting TEP on Facebook, visiting Space In Your Case on Facebook, Following TEP on Twitter, Following Space In Your Case on Twitter and following Space In Your Case on Pinterest. 5. The name of the winners will be published on this website within 14 days of the giveaway closing. 6. The winners will be drawn at random using Rafflecopter and they must have commented on this blog post for their entry to count. 7. The winners will be notified by email. They willl have a week to respond, after which time a redraw will take place. 8. In the unlikely event that the prize becomes unavailable the Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value. 9. The Promoter’s decision on all matters is final and binding on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into. 10. By taking part in this competition you agree to be bound by the competition terms and conditions. 11. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrant and / or winner in its discretion and without any notice in accordance with these terms and conditions. 12. The Promoter is: Tep Wireless
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