Expresso Wifi - Other Wifi Devices

Old Jun 30th, 2015, 12:21 PM
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Expresso Wifi - Other Wifi Devices

My husband and I are going to Italy in September (first time!) and I started looking around at options for us to access the internet on our phones/ipads. Everything I've read so far said that there's wifi in the hotels, but we're renting a car to drive south from Rome and would like to have access to the maps application on our phone in case we get lost, so wifi in hotels won't work. I looked at a few, and Expresso Wifi seems like it works pretty well from what I've read so far, but I would love any personal insight anyone has!

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Old Jun 30th, 2015, 12:54 PM
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If you have an unlocked smart phone, you can buy a local SIM card in Italy with data and just create your own hotspot with the phone to give WiFi to all your other devices.
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Can't you download the maps to your hone and use them offline?
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Old Jun 30th, 2015, 01:16 PM
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and ipads are unlocked by default, so you could possibly just get a sim card for the ipad. Some companies are offering data-only plans that are reasonable and are targetted at tablet users. Getting a phone unlocked is probably a better idea, but sometimes you can't, so this might be an option for you.

I'd hate to have to depend on finding a wifi signal when I'm in a car and lost. Are they really going to have good coverage?
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Old Jun 30th, 2015, 01:37 PM
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When driving, a paper map is often your best friend.
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You could purchase a Garmin GPS through Amazon and not need any wifi. Make sure it contains European maps or it is compatible with a Simm card containing European maps.

We use this every year in Italy.

Buon viaggio,
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I've never heard this service but I've looked on internet and on their official Facebook page ( : it looks like everyone has very good feeback about them
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