In the spirit of summer and traveling, T-Mobile is offering up some tips on how to stay connected with smartphones and tablets while on the go easily and without doing your wallet too much harm. SVP of Marketing Andrew Sherrard points out that 8 out of 10 participants in a Harris Interactive study brought their mobile devices with them when they went on vacation, so connectivity during travel is vital for many. T-Mobile obviously does a bit of self-promoting within these tips, but they can in general be quite helpful.
The first three are aimed toward making staying connected as easy as possible. T-Mobile first suggests the no-annual contract pass route, which is a set of plans give you a given amount of data for a week or month (you choose) without having to sign an agreement with the carrier. They range from a weekly 300MB for $15 to a 5GB one month pass for $50. The other options are T-Mobile’s mobile hotspot for sharing existing connections from devices with your other devices, included for free with any 5GB or 10GB data plan, WiFi calling which enables you to make calls over WiFi to avoid roaming or other charges, and T-Mobile’s own smartphone app for communicating called Bobsled.
T-Mobile’s always been considered on the affordable side of the U.S. carriers, so if you’re a “connected” traveler, visit T-Mobile’s website for all the information.