Hi everyone! I just got back from Japan today. I didn’t bring my laptop so I haven’t blogged in a week. Anyhow a lot of you have been messaging me about this trip. There have been questions regarding our airline, our hotel, and the stuff we did. I’ll be posting all about them in the coming days. But before anything else, I’d like to share how I kept connected all throughout. I rented a Flytpack. It’s a pocket wifi I discovered when I went to Malaysia. We needed internet access because we rely heavily on Hyperdia and Google Maps when we’re in Japan.
Anyhow, I logged on to http://www.flytpack.com about a week before our flight and rented a unit for Japan. It was delivered a couple of days before our departure. I got a Flytpack, a USB cable, a travel universal adaptor, and a carrying case. There are different rates per country. For Japan, it was P280 a day for unlimited 4G mobile internet. It’s cheaper than the usual P500/day our local telcos charge for data roaming. Flytpack will charge a deposit of P2,800 which will be refunded after the unit is returned.
Flytpack is really simple to operate. Just press the power button on the side and you’re good to go. You’ll see the pocket wifi password on the display screen. Up to 8 gadgets can connect to one unit.
The ports are pretty self explanatory. You can charge this via outlet or via Powerbank.
I was very happy with Flytpack’s service in Malaysia, thus I was pretty confident when I rented a unit for Japan. We were not disappointed. Flytpack had great signal and speeds of 10 to 15 MBps even inside trains, underground malls, theme park rides… you name it. Even at Gotemba Premium Outlets, which is in the vicinity of Mt. Fuji, we had efficient and reliable service. It was good to always have access to Google, Hyperdia, and Google Maps. Being able to post on my social media accounts was a nice bonus.
Flytpack will dispatch a courier to pick up the unit one day after you get back. I love how hassle-free the entire rental process is.
Here’s a tip, before you rent, check the Flytpack Facebook Page for a promo code. I did and was able to get 10% off my total rental fee.
Overall, we were very happy with Flytpack and would gladly rent a unit again next time we go abroad.
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Very convenient way in staying connected while traveling.!
TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE. DEPOSIT HASN’T BEEN REFUNDED AND IT’S ALMOST TWO MONTHS ALREADY. THEY’RE BLAMING ME AND CALLING ME A LIAR WHEN THEY SAID I DIDN’T RETURN THE DEVICE ON TIME WHEN IN FACT I DID.
di sha available for local use? I checked their list, walang PI, haha! I know it sounds weird, but I’ll soon be acting yaya to a son who’ll be attending practice daily, and I need a strong wifi to connect my laptop to so I can work
It’s for travel lang talaga 🙂
Thanks for this very timely post! Will be traveling soon (gone for a whole month) and I’ve been worrying about my internet access while abroad. I don’t expect Europe to be as “free-wifi-friendly” like HK and SG. 🙂
We love Flytpack, will definitely rent again next time we go abroad 🙂
This is cool! Never heard of this before, but I will try getting one for our Hong Kong trip.
This is a great use for travel. I remembered back when I was in Malaysia, ang hirap ng walang internet. I refer pa dun sa tinetext lang na status from cp back then. So lowtech. :p
This is goo, will definitely get one for our trio in HK
Does it also work well in Europe? What about the maximum usage? Is it unli?
Yes they have Europe covered and yes it’s unlimited 🙂
Actually I have to agree that the delivery times and the actual performance of the pocket wifi was great. My problem with Flytpack was they were slow in returning the deposit. It took them 3 weeks to return the deposits from date of return. So while I might still use them in the future I am thinking of looking for other alternatives such as buying a prepaid sim (via Klook) and inserting it on my own pocket wifi. Cheaper too.
Took about that amount of time for my deposit to be returned too.
Hi. Thanks for your post.. Just want to ask what if dual countries yung travel ko, like Cambodia-Vietnam. Can I used one device for both countries?
They have an Asian paxkage which includes several countries.
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