Having portable WiFi in Europe is easy with Hippocketwifi.
Staying connected is a must these days. Whether I’m keeping my Instagram up to date or making sure I can find my way on Google Maps, I’d find it difficult to travel without a WiFi connection.
Sometimes WiFi is hard to come by. Maybe your hotel doesn’t have free WiFi or the one at the local cafe isn’t working properly. Maybe you’re out and about…and you get lost.
Wouldn’t it be better to have WiFi everywhere?
Hippocketwifi is a portable MiFi device that allows you to stay connected all over Europe. It fits in your pocket and you can carry it around with you wherever you go.
When Justin and I traveled to Europe for two weeks recently, we got the chance to try out the Hippocketwifi. Here are our personal experiences with Hippocketwifi and having portable WiFi in Europe.
HOW DOES HIPPOCKETWIFI WORK?
It’s very simple. Turn on the device and it will show up as a WiFi connection on your phone. Connect to it using the password on the device and you’re good to go! That’s it. You’ll have portable WiFi in Europe wherever you go, even if you travel to a another country.
It’s also very inexpensive. I don’t know about you, but roaming charges with my cellular provider in Canada are awfully expensive. You can get 1GB of data per day, starting at 4.90€.
You don’t need to have an unlocked phone. Your device doesn’t even have to have a SIM card in it! As long as your phone, tablet, or laptop can connect to WiFi, you can use the Hippocketwifi. In fact, you can connect up to 10 devices at a time.
DELIVERY OR PICKUP OF THE DEVICE
Getting your Hippocketwifi is also an easy process. As it’s a French company, you can order your portable MiFi and pick it up at the Paris airport, any accommodation or address in France (hotel, B&B, friends or family’s houses), or one of over 16,000 stores or post offices in France. If you’re staying at an Airbnb or an apartment, picking it up at the local post office or shop is the best option.
What about if you’re like us, and you live in Canada? If you live anywhere in Europe, the USA, or Canada, you can have the Hippocketwifi mailed right to your home.
We were really happy to receive a little package in the mail with the Hippocketwifi device in a cute little case.
The envelope also came with a prepaid shipping envelope inside. We knew that we were departing from Amsterdam at the end of our trip. To return the Hippocketwifi, we simply put it inside the prepaid envelope and dropped it into a local mailbox.
You can return it from any of the following countries, just as long as you let the company know where you’ll be mailing it from: France, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, UK.
Of course, you can mail it back from anywhere else in the world, too, at your own expense.
We also received two emergency SIM cards in the package, should the Hippocketwifi device stop working. We never had to use these as we never ran into any difficulties using the portable WiFi in Europe.
USING PORTABLE WIFI IN EUROPE
We stayed connected throughout our two weeks in Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands. Moving from city to city and country to country, we never experienced any outages on our daily adventures around the cities and towns we visited.
One of my favourite things about the Hippocketwifi was that it clearly showed how much data you used right on the device itself. Although we could monitor it, we never even had to worry about going over our data limit. Even as travel bloggers using our social media accounts constantly, which included going live on Facebook and Instagram, we never even came close to reaching our data limit.
For their Europe package, you receive 1GB per day of data at 4G speed for European countries, as well as unlimited data every day in France.
You can use Hippocketwifi in the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
And as I previously mentioned, you can connect up to 10 devices at once. If you’re traveling with a group of friends, you can all use one Hippocketwifi, saving lots of money on individual SIM cards and plans.
GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE
There was one occasion where I needed to get in touch with Hippocketwifi, and their customer service immediately answered my question. They have 24/7 customer service should you run into any difficulties or have any questions on your journey.
Did you know? From their website: “Hippocketwifi was founded in 2013 by a geeky hippo who was very disappointed about data roaming fees when he traveled.” True story.
We never experienced any disruption of service when we were staying in Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Bamberg, Berlin, Amsterdam, and even the small towns of Mondsee and St. Gilgen in Austria. Our Internet stopped working intermittently as we traveled by train in the most rural areas that were out of range of cell phone towers. As soon as we approached any small town, the WiFi connection was back.
RENT YOUR POCKET WIFI
You can choose plans ranging from 3 to 360 days. There are short term and long term plans available for any kind of trip.
Although the website says that the Hippocketwifi has a 6 hour battery life, we used ours throughout the entire day while we were out exploring and the battery never died. We’d charge it up every night while we slept and used it the next day.
It’s extremely light weight and portable. It can fit inside any purse or even your pocket.
The next time you’re thinking about traveling throughout Europe, check out Hippocketwifi so you can get connected and stay connected. We were extremely impressed with this product, and we wouldn’t hesitate to use it again in the future.
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Thank you so much to Hippocketwifi for lending us your device and allowing us to test it out in exchange for this review. Our opinions, as always, are entirely our own. We highly recommend Hippocketwifi to our readers.
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