But now, thanks to Wiyo, you’ll be able to keep uploading those jealousy-inducing vacation photos from wherever you are. The Hong Kong-based company rents out pocket Wi-Fi that partner with local cellular carriers to give you internet access while travelling. It’s a simple process: you pay a HK$800 refundable deposit for the device, plus a daily rate – between HK$60 and HK$80, depending on your destination – that gives you 500MB of data per day. Currently, 11 destinations, including Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, the UK, and the US, are supported. For those of you going off the beaten path, Wiyo even offers satellite phone rentals, which are HK$180 a day, and require a HK$8,000 deposit. Once you’ve booked your rental, you can pick up the device from their Tsim Sha Tsui or Admiralty office, or for a small cost, have it couriered right to your door.
Time to master those filters and hashtags.
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Resources Development Building,
12 Humphreys Avenue,
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2763 6868