Vanlife: How stay connected on the road
Vanlife: How to stay connected on the road
The dream always sounds so easy, as long as you got a laptop you can work from everywhere. In theory this sounds great, and living in a van takes the problem of needing a place with a plug in away, but there is one thing every digital nomad will face: internet connection and data. Its 2022 and we would assume you can get online for little everywhere by now, but sadly this isn`t reality yet and if you need WiFi or unlimited data for work until now it has always been one of the main worries when driving into a new country.
Expensive unlimited data, non reliable public WiFi, a new SIM card in every country - not exactly optimal. While many countries offer inlimited SIM cards for reasonable prices, the issue starts to get really annoying when travelling regions with many borders, like Europe, as unlimited usually only means as long as you stay there and being stranded with no internet connection out of nowhere just adds a lot of extra stress. So while this option works great abroad or when backpacking, anyone who needs a constant and reliable connection is desperate for another option. With Starlink for RVs being released this is interesting for many of us, but especially in Europe it doesn`t cover a lot yet plus the initial cost of buying the gear is extraordinarly high still.
Happily during the last year a new player joined the market and Connect + offers several subcriptions to keep you connected when the other options are just not reliable enough or dont offer the data you need. It works in over 130 countries and automatically switches to another network when you cross a border, the WiFi box itself is small and can be carried around in your pocket while you can connect up to 10 different devices. You can either pay by the day, which is very handy if you only work a few days a week and still have a local SIM for your everyday use, get a limited amount of days a month included or pay for full unlimited access the whole month. Their customer service is incredibly fast and helps you out asap if anything doesn`t work, which is a lifesaver.
After testing Connect + for nearly 2 months now, I can only recommend it to any vanlifer and fulltime digital nomad especially in Europe - you won`t find any deal at this price point anywhere else.
With the code Faye20 you can get 20 percent off your first two months, so make sure to use the code when signing up on their website ->