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eSIM for Travelers: The Pros and the Cons

Posted by Lolita Vyshniak on February 23, 2021

Over the last year, the term “eSIM” has become a part of our lexicon. But not everyone knows exactly what an eSIM is. It is not an electronic SIM-card, as some of us think. eSIM is an embedded SIM card inside of your smartphone. Actually built into it. Or any other device that supports this technology. It is easy to activate an eSIM. You just scan the QR code, which is generated and then sent to you by your carrier.

It should become easier to travel with the arrival of the eSIM technology. You won't have to use international roaming on your home carrier anymore. Which has some financial, traffic volume, and speed issues associated with it. You will also free yourself from an aggravating search for tariff plans at local carriers--in an unknown country. Now you can arrange everything prior to your trip. Search and select tariff plans at a website of the carrier or that country where you plan to go. After you pay online, you get a QR code and go on your trip with an activated eSIM for travel.

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International Roaming VS a Local SIM Card for International Travelers

Posted by Alex Kotler on February 19, 2021

Using your carrier's existing local SIM card is usually a bad idea. Service providers have excessive roaming clauses and a controversial practice of applying expensive roaming fees. There are very few exceptions. 

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Cellular Data Speed: Expectations VS. Reality

Posted by Alex Kotler on January 6, 2021

What is the cheapest wireless service provider? How can I save money on my wireless bill? Why pay $65 per month when I can get the same thing from another provider for just $35?

These are the questions that everyone has, but the answer is not easy to find. With all the noise and various marketing gimmicks, it is incredibly difficult to understand the difference between one service provider over another. With that in mind, the breakdown is extremely simple.

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Webcam Solutions: iVcam vs EpocCam and How to Use Them

Posted by Lolita Vyshniak on November 3, 2020

Millions of us are working or schooling from home, and video communication has become the norm. We video conference, create and watch webinars, and live-stream to connect with our colleagues and customers. A good webcam can be quite expensive, have a low-quality, or may not be accessible when you need it. Fortunately, if you’re an iPhone user, you don’t have to panic! Your smartphone can be used as a webcam. There are options available like Epoch Cam or Logitech c920a however, we found that iVcam works great. Here’s a tip video to walk you through how to use your iPhone as a webcam.

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How to Configure SMS/MMS Text Message Forwarding on Your iPhone

Posted by Lolita Vyshniak on October 27, 2020

When you travel outside of the country, it’s sometimes necessary to have multiple business mobile phones. Roaming charges between countries vary by carrier and can be costly. Juggling devices can be a hassle as well as time-consuming. If you have an iPhone, a good solution is to forward texts and iMessages to one device. We put together a tip video to show you how to set it up.

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How to Keep Your IoT Devices Connected on the Go

Posted by Lolita Vyshniak on October 20, 2020

Staying connected while on the move is critical to keep business operations up and running. Wandering into a cellular dead zone where your device has no signal could cost your business its next big deal. It’s a fact that all carriers have coverage limitations and gaps in their network, that doesn’t mean you have to suffer.

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The Truth About Spam Calls

Posted by Alex Kotler on October 15, 2020

Got a spam call and can’t figure out why (and why you)? Don’t be offended; it’s not personal. Last year Americans received 58.5 billion* robocalls. Not all robocalls are harmful; however, it’s becoming more challenging to weed out the legitimate ones from the scams. I recently had an experience with these modern annoyances.

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Don’t Let an Internet Outage Negatively Impact Your Business

Posted by Alex Kotler on October 12, 2020

Natural disasters, infrastructure overload, and human error leave your business at risk of an internet outage. It’s critical to have a plan ensuring uninterrupted internet connectivity to prevent your operations from coming to a screeching to a halt during an outage event. An internet failover solution will keep your business online.

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Apple iOS 14 Update: Features to Get Excited About

Posted by Alex Kotler on October 7, 2020

Apple released its iOS 14 operating system on September 16th for iPhone 6’s and newer. There has never been a more significant design renovation to the main home screen, and users love it. iOS 14 is jam-packed with enhancements that make navigating apps and menus faster. With new features around every corner, there’s a lot to be explored. In this article, we will unpack some of the updates. You can find the corresponding video on our YouTube channel. Check it out.

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How Mobile Carriers Can Protect Your PII from Identity Theft

Posted by Alex Kotler on October 5, 2020

As the world becomes increasingly connected, so does the risk of your personal information being stolen. Consequences can be devastating when a cybercriminal obtains enough information to empty your bank account or sell it on the underground market. The most likely type of data to be stolen is Personally identifiable information (PII). Data breaches aren’t the only way hackers get their hands on PII; paper documents contain enough information to get them started wreaking havoc on your life. While the information that appears on billing statements is out of your control, it’s essential to know what can happen if it gets into the wrong hands.

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