Traveling abroad can be fun and exciting, but it can also present you with many challenges. Although some people take the opportunity of a trip to disconnect, others find it difficult to fathom losing service for any period of time. If you’re one of the 34 percent of Americans who can’t be without their device for more than a few hours, there are ways to stay connected overseas without paying a fortune. It’s important to fully understand your plan and your options, such as purchasing an international plan or SIM card to make the most of your device while traveling outside of the United States.
Whether you choose to stay connected with your smartphone or with your iPad Air 2 with iOS 8, it’s important to start by turning your data and cell service off when you’re traveling. Many restaurants and most hotels offer WiFi, so you can stay connected without wasting a lot of money. Download a WiFi locator app to find where to access WiFi during your travels. You can use apps to check your email, text and call, and upload your great photos to social media, all on your Apple iPad, using its advanced cameras and large Retina display, and all for free over WiFi. Traveling doesn’t have to mean staying disconnected. Check out the infographic below to learn more about using your device abroad.