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Ten Tips for Traveling Smart with Your Smartphone from @TELUS. #tech

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Ten Tips for Traveling Smart with Your Smartphone.

The Polar Vortex has hit us hard and our winter has been harsher than ever. With March Break coming up, what better time to pack your suitcases and head down South to get away from the bitter cold.

Simply because there is nothing like warm temperatures, white sands and clear blue waters to help you forget the snow, ice and sleet. In no time, you’ll sipping on Margaritas and soaking poolside or by the ocean, snapping landscape pictures and selfies and that only means–you have to share them!

That means you have to stay connected and unless you want to swallow a hefty bill when you get home, you gotta play it SMART. Pictured above is an infographic to help you travel smart with you smartphone.


Top 5 Tips To Travel Smart:
  1. Don’t forget your phone charger: Take two just in case and double check if you need an outlet converter if you’re travelling overseas.
  2. Load up on travel apps: There’s nothing like a great travel app to help you get around your destination, find local restaurant reviews and more. Try Google Maps, AroundMe and Yelp.
  3. Tap into WiFi: Most hotels offer free WiFi and it’s a great way to save on data roaming costs.
  4. Buy a travel pass before you leave: TELUS travel passes provide a savings of 50 to 90 per cent off regular pay-per-use rates, including US, Mexico, Caribbean and Cuba travel passes.
  5. Track your roaming data usage: Travel Tracker is a convenient web portal accessible via the smartphone’s web browser to help TELUS customers manage their data usage and costs in real-time while travelling. Visit t.telusroam.com on any TELUS 4G device while outside Canada.

These are some amazing tips,  I for one always have my phone password-protected, always pack my charger and most definitely always prepare by purchasing a travel pass to stay connected too. Not to mention, I take advantage of all the WiFi spots I can get access to.

For more information on TELUS’ travel passes, Travel Tracker, device unlocking, device protection plans and other handy tips included in their Top 10 list, visit www.telus.com/travel.

Are you heading South this March Break, if so–are you ready?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!


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  1. 2 charging cords plus a portable charger are always with me. I can't not have charge!
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  2. Unlocking your device is the best way to go for cost savings IMHO, especially in the States. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing Nancy.

  3. Such great tips. We have a couple of trips planned in the next few months. Will definitely keep these in mind.
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  4. ok seriously; I forget my phone charger once on a trip. it was HORRIBLE. I actually went and bought a car phone charger so I could recharge my phone in the car while I was driving from place to place. Never doing that again!

  5. Definitely don't forget the charger!! It's so nice that so many places have WiFi now. Oh, how my phone and I could use a beach day!!! 😉
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      1. Yes i live just minutes(it’s just done the street ! from the beach and these summer days are the best

  6. Great tips here – you don't want an unexpected bad surprise of roaming charges whilst away.

  7. I was always nervous about the roaming charges, I wouldn't even use Wifi just in case. It's taken me a long time to learn how to use my phone during travel, next time, I'm going to look into packages.

  8. These are excellent tips! I would be so lost without my smartphone, and I'm constantly losing my charger, so I always keep a second one handy just in case. I also have a charger in my car, which has saved me quite a few times!
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  9. Great tips! I'm guilty of forgetting my charger or car charger and running out of phone battery at the worst possible time.
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  10. I love travel apps! It is such a great way to find new things to do in your city and while traveling.

  11. I wish I was heading south this March Break! I'd add to your suggestion by suggesting to look for apps where you can download the information before you leave, and then access that information offline once you are there. Also, good old paper travel guides can be a money saver!

  12. Seriously, I don't know what I would do without my phone. This are great tips that I will definitely use!
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  13. great tips! i often forget so i'll pin this for later. my mind gets fuzzy with 4 people to pack for! my smartphone is the one thing i depend on for travel!
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  14. I am extremely inspired! Essentially, a smartphone helps you make the most of your travel time. You can also check hours and get directions to places you want to visit, and confirm other details that help you plan your itinerary. Thanks for the share!

  15. Those are great tips,i forgot my charger home when i went on vacation.I always keep one at home and one in my

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