TELUS Travel Passes.
Recently, I traveled to Miami, Florida for BlogHer Food ’14. It is a social media and influencer conference and it revolves around one primary component, food. Now, with that said, you better believe that the name of the game is to enjoy it, photograph it, write about and SHARE about it.
Knowing that I will need to be connected not only with data (so that I can share, share, SHARE), I also needed to be connected via calls and texts in the case that my family needed to get a hold of me for emergency situations. Not to mention, both Dara and I were leaving our chillums with the grandparents and wanted to be able to text, call and Skype! Thanks to the amazing people of TELUS, I tested out their US Combo Pass 65, that gave me 300 mins, 300MB and unlimited SMS!
Get OUT There!
Dara, my Hubs, often contributes to my site, whether it is helping in reviewing items, cooking recipes or things on the technical side. He joined me in Miami as my contributor and we were both connected outside of Canada with no problem. Above are some of the things we did on our first day.
We explored Mary Brickell Village, an area known for good shopping and great food. We went to Mr. Ganache Chocalatier for some macarons and then we headed to Rosa Mexicana Restaurant for some delicious food. We enjoyed their renowend tableside guacamole, our entrees and churros for dessert.
Next on the list, we headed all the way to the Florida Keys to Key Largo. We have always wanted to go to the Keys and we spent some time at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. We enjoyed the cool waters and coral sands and really took in the Florida heat. Afterwards, I checked off another item on my bucket-list and had authentic, homemade Key Lime Pie from Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen. Award-winning and Cosmo mag recommended–Key Lime Pie. All the while, being able to share, tweet and IG our whole adventure. I never had connectivity issues and I was able to be reached even in the Keys and driving through the Glades.
Taking in BlogHer Food ’14 and having a blast. While the conference had WiFi, it was spotty at best and I am not surprised because of the amount of people who were at the hotel. I had to rely on my data when the WiFi wasn’t working.
Pictured above are some of the pictures I shared on my social media channels like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram–to be exact! As you can see, there’s tons of pictures of food, selfies and brandography!
I called and Skype’d the girls on down times and checked in where I needed to. What I loved most was the frequent text messages that I got from TELUS letting me know how much data I’ve used. It was super helpful.
Don’t Travel Without a Travel Pass.
Last fall, TELUS enhanced their US, Mexico and Caribbean travel passes and in February introduced new Cuba travel passes for TELUS customers. TELUS’ revamped travel passes now provide even more value with a savings of 50 to 90 per cent off regular pay-per-use rates, including TELUS’ new US, Mexico, Caribbean and Cuba travel passes which offer more options at lower prices.
For example, customers travelling to Cuba can get 50 text messages, 50 minutes of voice and 50 MB of data for only $40, in comparison to spending approximately $600 with pay-per-use rates. Visit www.telus.com/travel for more details on TELUS Travel Passes.
You won’t have to worry when you get a pass, it’s simple–you can add it right through your app or online. It’s peace of mind and you won’t be hit by scary overages. @TELUS helps you stay connected, where you may roam. Making you available when you have to be!
You can check out some 10 Travel Tips for Traveling Smart with Your Smartphone that will be useful when you hit the road or the sky. And now you know, I won’t be traveling anywhere without a TELUS Travel pass–it rocks!
Do you add a travel pass to your mobile phone when you travel?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.