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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It keeps us up to date with family and friends
Need to check my competitons of course!
So I can post my holiday photos and make my friends jealous!
to be able to chat to family
Helps to keep the ‘family’ business going whilst on holiday – sad I know!
ALOT I get the shakes else x
Concordo inttarimenee com o Joaquim.Eu jÃ¡ assinei a petiÃ§Ã£o mas nÃ£o me fiquei por aÃ. Enviei mesmo um email para o DE a dar-lhes os parabÃ©ns pela iniciativa.
I would like wifi on holiday so that when we both want a lie in we can pop some children’s cartoons on our phones or iPad and get a little sleep.
Travelling for a long time means we miss the people back at home so we love to FaceTime, Skype and keep it touch with them VIA Wifi. 🙂
It matters because we all need to check our emails, and the kids need youtube lol (apparently!)
It means the kids can keep in contact with their friends so they don’t feel like they are missing out on the gossip!
Keeps me up do date with social media
I use it to keep up with the news and keep a check on my personal emails. My son uses it to play games before we go out for the day and he and my hubby watch music videos as part of the bedtime routine.
We use wifi to contact our families, to share photos and plan our days 😉
Helps us keep in touch with elderly parents and our children
To be able to chat to family and Friends
Need to be able to access emails, research nearby tourist sites & restaurants to visit
To post my holiday photos online for my friends to see.
I don't trust any of the religious leaders of any religion because as far as I can see all of them allow thmeselves be put on a pedastal looking down on everyone else.
To be able to talk to family scattered around Europe, but it’s not really necessary
It helps us keep in touch with family and friends
good for early nights in with yound child
So my son can play mine craft, he cannot live without it
Its great for the little ones so they can play their favourite games and keep out of trouble xx
to be in contact with family
It allows me to look at reviews and directions for local restaurants and activities, and keep in touch with friends and family at home
Just useful for checking info on attractions and uploading photos/video so I can take more.
To upload / send family & friends pictures of our trip 🙂
As s job seeker, it is a necessity
So i can keep in contact with my family.x
It helps us keep in touch with family
Marco And2rsone9 August 2012Yes, there are shades of MO here, especially Dance of Maya middle section.As always, great excitement about the new album, looking forward to seeing John, Gary and the boys at the barbican later this year. My once a year treat now, as John seems to have been reduced to one gig a year here in the UK.My programme from the MO II tour of 74 lists at least 6 venues in the UK and more than twenty across Europe. How times have changed
Congrats on making that top blogger list from Nursing. I have used that list in the past-it is great!! So, nice honor for you! Love the store windows. Looking at them makes me yearn for Christmas!
I use it to check my banking and flight times without having to log in to a public pc.
To save using all their phone data
We love to keep up on the local news.
Like to be connected to home
One of these came in so handy when I was on a press trip recently. They are fab! So many advantages, but for me personally, one of my own would mean I could keep my blog updated whilst travelling and share my adventures on social media. For us as a family whilst on holiday, well, it would mean we could have a little lie in whilst the kids watch cbbc on line, or allow us to use google to find the best places to explore and eat (and drink of course!).
Just keeping in touch with family and friends who we couldn’t take with us 🙂
Being able to facetime my grandparents and looking at ideas for our next break away
So i feel part of real life and can check my emails and also do all the usual thing s I do. Also i can then listen to BBC radio
We are both self employed and need to keep on top of clients – unfortunately you never really get a proper holiday.
Wifi matters to me for our girl with autism; having screen time is actually a good way for her to de-stress as she struggles with many other traditional activities. So we wouldn’t go on holiday without it, and this would give us access to other places we’ve not considered before!
because it’s important to us to keep in touch with friends and family while we are away
To login to the airline or trains for seat bookings .
To be able to chat to family and friends
keeps me in touch with my family
Way to keep in contact with family back home, stops them missing other halfs if they have come away without them – so would save on grumpiness ;))
means a lot so i can post pictures and keep up to date with whats going on
I don’t often holiday with my family anymore so I use it to stay in touch with them
holami nombre es griselda estoy interesada en el curso ya que con mi marido queremos hacer nuestra casita pero es una fortuna los preptsuesuo que pasan los albaÃ±iles solo para poner una abertura $250 y esa plata la gana mi marido en media quincena por eso me parese mas logico aprender ,que creo que no deve ser nada de otro mundo solo es cuestion de prestar atencion .gracias atte griselda
Muslim hate crimes are the elephant in the room of tolerance. We can't talk about them, because they're not supposed to exist. The narrative is that Muslims are victims, not perpetrators.Melanie Phillips in one of her articleswroteThe Arabs brilliantly reconfigured the Arab war of extermination against Israel as the oppression by Israel of the Palestinians.and as one can see, the Muslims have done the same thing by reconfiguring "Western" thinking.
keep in touch with my family also love reading the news 😀
i like to keep in touch with family that cant travel with us
Wifi matters to me because I like to stay in touch with those that aren’t with me!
WiFi matter to my family on holiday because it helps us to find out about bus station, cafe, hotel, best things to do, public parks or other public areas, bars and restaurants on the holiday. We can also update our holiday photos and share it with friend and family.
To look on tripadvisor and the like for reviews of where to go.
It is how I stay in contact with my mum for free and check on how my guinea pigs are doing and what they have been up to! (@PeanutHog)
so we can keep in contact with family and friends while we are away
It is great for keeping everyone entertained in the evenings and uploading those snaps when the camera is full!
To keep in touch with family back home & to research places to see/eat/go
To keep in touch with everyone at home!
So i can keep in touch with people back home
Need to check my competitions !
Aw, this was an extremely good post. Spending some time and actual effort to produce a very good articleâ€¦ but what can I sayâ€¦ I hesitate a whole lot and do#218&n7;t manage to get nearly anything done.
It’s really nice to relax in the evening with a nice film via wifi!
When boredom hits there is a sigh of relief to be able to get on the internet! (Not just from the kids!)
Ã… sÃ¥ heldig du er, som har en mann som har skjÃ¸nnt det:o)Min skulle nok ha gÃ¥tt i et lite kurs hos din;o)Gleder meg til Ã¥ se hva du lae)e:orHÃ¥pgr du og dine har en fin helg!
True.Just one question; do you mean I Corintians in your citation? Because I couldn’t find a fifteenth chapter in II Corinthians.I’m just trying to dig what you’re saying completely. 🙂
keeps us connected with home