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Travel Must-Have: RoamBuddy Pocket WiFi

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On my recent trip to Hong Kong, I availed of the services of RoamBuddy and rented a global pocket wi-fi. This gave me internet access 24/7 (!!!) and I am never going back to traveling without one! RoamBuddy is now one of my must-haves.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: RoamBuddy has updated their rates. Please give them a call for the most recent prices. If you mention my code SHEENA465, you may still get a discounted rate depending on your order, so don’t forget to use it! 

Why I Love Having a Pocket Wifi

Well for one, I no longer have to scour for free wi-fi hotspots (I don’t have to leech anymore either! Haha!) There are so many reasons why I love having a pocket wifi but here are some of my favorites:

  • FaceTime: I can call my baby anytime whenever I’m traveling without him.
  • Google Maps: Now I never get lost (well, at least I shouldn’t be getting lost anymore)
  • WhatsApp: I can communicate with our local guides/drivers for free (Did this in Taiwan)
  • Google Translate: No more language barrier!

Of course, as a bonus, I can also update my social media and work on blog entries on my downtime!

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Why I Love RoamBuddy

When I shared about RoamBuddy on my Instagram, a lot of people asked me if it’s better than other pocket wifi services. Here’s why I chose RoamBuddy.

  • Unlimited data: Which is AWESOME! No need to worry about using up too much mb. I can FaceTime as often as I want and even watch videos during long waits!
  • Cost-effective, especially in a group: You can share it among 5 devices so it’s really cheap if you split the bill when you’re traveling with friends!
  • Hassle-free: If you rent a device, RoamBuddy can deliver it to you anywhere in the Philippines and you can just ship it back to them after! No need to waste time picking it up at the airport (saves you precious vacation time)
  • Best rates: It’s $10/day or P480/day but you get a special discount if you use the promo code specially for my readers. Details below!

I also love that the battery lasts long and is easily rechargeable using a powerbank!

Rent or Buy

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RoamBuddy is available for rent or purchase. Here are the pros of buying your own device:

  • You get 3 free 24-hour day passes when you buy a unit
  • Daily rate is reduced to only $8 or P384 per day instead of P480.
  • You no longer need to have it shipped and delivered every time you travel. They can top up your device remotely (as in, you don’t need to give back the device every time you need to “load”)

My recommendation: Buy a device if you’re a frequent traveler. It might also be a good idea if you live outside Metro Manila so that you save on shipping fees!

Special Discounted Rate!

Because I personally really loved Roam Buddy, I partnered with them to offer you guys a special discounted rate! Just use my promo code SHEENA465 when you fill up the order form here or mention it when you order via email or phone.

Here are the discounted rates with my special promo code SHEENA465:

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Click here if you wanna rent a device. To purchase, send them an email at customer-care@roam-buddy.com, call them at +63917 704 6979 or send them a message on Viber at +63905 501 0212.

Excited for you guys to try it out! Let me know if you have and how your experience was like. I’m sure you will love it! As for me, I’m excited to use it again on an upcoming trip this October!

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Melissa
    September 14, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    This looks promising. I wish I knew about this before I went to HK! Thanks for the tip! I might consider this (and use your promocode) when I go to Bangkok soon. :)

    Melissa the Mermaid ?
    Follow me in Bloglovin’

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      September 14, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      You should try it in Bangkok! Was just talking to some friends this evening and they all agreed that RoamBuddy really has the best rates (even more so if you use the promo code!) Enjoy! :)

  • Reply
    Monique Galang
    September 14, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Great investment for traveler!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      September 14, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Yes it’s a really good investment!

  • Reply
    Violette
    September 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I also have something like that and so useful! Thanks for sharing!

    http://violettedaily.com

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      September 15, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      Very useful right? Thanks!

  • Reply
    Sharron
    September 15, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Being a blogger means i will always need internet access wherever i go. RoamBuddy sounds so use and is something I absolutely need.

    http://deffinatlyshaz.co.zw

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      September 16, 2016 at 8:51 am

      That’s true, really need internet access always. Haha. Super useful! Thanks Sharron.

  • Reply
    Ruth
    September 16, 2016 at 4:28 am

    What a great idea for travel! It’s the worse not have access to the internet when traveling!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      September 16, 2016 at 8:50 am

      Yes, it’s great to stay connected when traveling!

  • Reply
    Airish Abella
    September 16, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Pocket wifi devices are just life savers! ? We also see to it that we bring one whenever we travel abroad because it helps you save time in searching for directions, and places to go. Love this post! :)

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance
    http://www.airishabella.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      September 16, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Yes super helpful right? I do the same! Thanks Airish!

      • Reply
        Ingrid Tan
        November 24, 2016 at 9:00 am

        Hi leaving next week for HK.. will give this a try.. just wanna ask if it’s 4G LTE capable? thanks!

        • Reply
          Sheena Sy Gonzales
          November 24, 2016 at 9:11 am

          Hi Ingrid, it’s just 3G. :)

          • Ingrid Tan
            November 24, 2016 at 9:38 am

            Pero fast naman siya? Sorry to ask again.. ????

          • Sheena Sy Gonzales
            November 24, 2016 at 9:40 am

            No problem with asking! Haha. Yes ok naman with me! I can FaceTime padin clearly and not choppy naman.

  • Reply
    Ingrid Tan
    November 24, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for answering my questions.. next week pla flight ko December 1st haha.. excited.. Tnanks, again!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      November 24, 2016 at 10:33 am

      Haha sure! Have fun! Reserve na your device early. Let me know how it goes!

  • Reply
    Jermaine Lingon
    January 16, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    wow, unlimited and affordable too such a promising product.
    ig: shynmori

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      January 16, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      You should try on your next trip!

  • Reply
    Amy-Anne Williams
    February 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Yesss, I’d love to try this out! It fully looks like something I’d try out, it seems so perfect for travels.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      February 3, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      It definitely is!

  • Reply
    Isabella
    May 29, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Hi, Sheena! Is the wifi fast enough even if it’s 3G? Considering of renting one when I go to SG! I initially planned on getting a sim which is around the same price ????

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      May 29, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Hi Isabella, it’s pretty fast naman because I was able to use it to Face Time a lot at home! So super no problem. :) And I love that you can share it also with other users!! Highly recommended as I’ve personally used this many times.

  • Reply
    Artistique Lani
    June 19, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Hi Sheena! Does the promo code work up to now? Will travel to US this July (one month). Still thinking if I’ll buy or rent. :) How much does a unit cost?

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      June 19, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      Hi Lani, yes it will still work, it has no expiry! The prices are on the blog entry! :) Check it out again so you can see all the little footnotes I included! <3

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