Portable WiFi & what it’s all about

We live in an age where we are accustomed to getting online 24 hours a day. Especially those travelling and working on the go, the need to get online has become the most prevalent requirement of them all. This is where a portable WiFi device comes into play! It’s no longer a futuristic or highflyer gadget. Its aim is to get you online, no matter where you are in the world and to keep you connected without breaking the bank. No more ridiculous roaming charges or an endless search for WiFi!

A few facts & stats

  1. WiFi attack on an open network can take less than 2 minutes
  2. More than half of all open WiFi networks are susceptible to abuse.
  3. 90% of people move between devices to accomplish a goal. Reaching customers on-the-go is more important than ever before. – Google Think Insights
  4. 99% of BYOD activities are comprised of; email, calendar, shopping, banking and social. – Forbes
  5. 94% of people cite WiFi as the most important amenity.
  6. By 2020, it is predicted that 24 billion devices will be connected to the internet. The vast majority will use some form of wireless for access. -Gigaom
  7. 60% of people can’t go without WiFi for more than 1 day! – Iconic display

There is easy and cost effective solution to some of the most challenging problems in today’s world of connectivity. You first need to know what you are dealing with to find what you’re looking for.

What is a portable WiFi device?

It’s a simple piece of hardware that allows you to be your own WiFi hotspot. What’s not so simple, is the technology inside. It lets you connect up to 5 devices at one time (phones, laptops, tablet’s, camera’s etc.) and enables you to create your very own private and secure WiFi network. The beauty of YRoam is that this connection can be found in 100+ countries worldwide and you simply pay one flat rate depending on the data bundle you choose. No more nasty roaming bills, unreliable connections or giving out your personal details to connect your hotel or café WiFi.

How does it work?

At YRoam, we use something called cloud-sim technology which allows us to keep you connected over a variety of networks depending on which country you are in. By procuring data with all major networks worldwide, your device is able to detect the strongest signal available in your area and seamlessly connect to any given network.

How reliable is it?

In a word; very!

Unlike many products on the market, YRoam is not tied to one network which means our devices will automatically switch between all available networks depending on signal strength. With 4G and 3G capabilities the device will always prioritize the networks depending on strength. As you know, some countries do not yet support a 4G network, our device quickly deciphers this and connects you to the next best thing, 3G. With download speeds of up to 150 mbps, unlimited data possibilities (so no throttling!), CCMP encryption protocol and up to 15 hours’ continuous use once fully charged, the YR4 boasts some of the best features offered anywhere on the market.

Please note we have provided a dictionary for some of the more ‘techy’ terms.

What can i use it for?

This light weight and easy-to-use device can be used for pleasure or business. Stay connected on email, boosting productivity. Keep up to date on any social media app or website. Use it in the car for navigating your next destination through Google Maps/Drive. Don’t forget the YR4 is also a power bank (6000mAh), which means you can charge your phone or tablet on the road!

The nitty gritty

For the full tech spec for our YRoam Portable Wifi Device click here.