To be sure to receive mobile Internet wherever you go and to be able to share your connection between several devices, it is possible to use a pocket box. What is it about?
As the Internet becomes more widespread, it becomes more and more difficult to do without it. To enable their customers to watch videos, check their e-mails or read the news of the day while on the move, all mobile operators now include a data envelope with their subscriptions. However, this is not always enough!
For example, for mobile workers, the use of a smartphone can be uncomfortable. Similarly, while many mobile packages offer a “modem” mode allowing the connection to be shared with other devices, the proposed fair use is not necessarily appropriate. It is of course still possible to connect via free Wi-Fi hotspots, but what if the place where you are is without a fixed Internet network? To solve this kind of problem, there are small pocket routers to take everywhere. In this article we explain everything about these mobile boxes. You can also visit my-webspot.com if you are interested in learning further more information about mobile Wi-Fi devices.
How pocket boxes work
The operating principle of pocket boxes is simple: simply insert the dedicated SIM card into the device and turn it on. This mini portable router then picks up the available mobile network and sends a Wi-Fi signal to which you can connect the smartphone, tablet or laptop computer via which you want to access the Internet.
Unlike 3G or 4G keys, portable boxes, sometimes referred to as private hotspots, do not require any connection. They can therefore be used with all types of devices, even those without USB ports. Similarly, it is also possible to connect several mobiles, tablets and computers simultaneously. Depending on the formula chosen, users can benefit from Internet access on 5 to 15 different devices at the same time!
Be careful though: even if their autonomy increases as the new generations of devices follow one another, pocket boxes work with a battery. They therefore require recharging or using an external battery.
In which cases is it advantageous to use it?
A pocket box will allow you to find good conditions of access to the canvas. Some operators, such as Bouygues Telecom, even include several dozen television channels in their specific offers! Each family member will be able to check their e-mails, watch a movie or enjoy their favourite activities on the Internet independently.
Nomadic workers also often use pocket boxes abroad. Rather than taking out a fixed Internet subscription in their country of residence or using mobile roaming, which can sometimes be expensive, they buy one of these devices. It is then a question of unlocking the modem in the same way as when you have a mobile phone unlocked so that it accepts SIM cards from all operators. Once the pocket box is unlocked, the traveller only has to buy a suitable SIM card in each country he visits and that’s it.