I was in Paris recently and ran across Fabrice and Jean-Baptiste from Bienvenue W-Fi everywhere. i talked them into loaning my their Mifi device for a few days and boy was I excited. I actually did not want to give it back, but alas, I had to.
The idea is that if you need wifi everywhere you go on your trip this is the deal for you. No need to wait until you get to a Wifi hotspot, you can share your photos, go on Facebook, check email, even do some work and the signal is so strong (4G), you can do a Periscope of your travels for your friends and family back at home.
How Does It Work?
- You rent it – head over to http://www.bienvenue-wifi.com and sign up and then tell them where you will be and they will deliver it to you currently for 9 EUR plus about 9.99 EUR/day for the service. It comes in a nifty little black box with a plug so you can charge it up.
- Connect it – basically, you turn it on and it immediately connects to the local network
- Use it – connects to the network and enter the password, voila you are done. The good thing is that you can connect up to 10 devices to it :-). How cool is that!
In my tests I found that the charge held for about 8 hours of mu constantly using it. Which I think is pretty good. Plus the device is small enough that it fits into my pocket easily.
So next time you are in Paris and need really good strong constant Wifi, try these guys out. I think you will be pleased.