Digital nomads post to their travel blog without wireless contracts
I kind of did the same when I was travelling Asia. Instead of having a phone without a SIM card, I had an iPod Touch. Like the couple below, I was dependent on Wifi networks, which however could be found anywhere. For phone calls I either used Viber or an app called Yuilop at this time, now Upptalk. You get a free number that your friends can call and send SMS to. The nice thing was that any time you received an SMS, you collected credits for free calls. So, I asked my friends to text me whenever they wanted and that they would help me collecting credits. After my travels, I did not open the app that much anymore. I recently checked it and figured that my credits were gone and that they now asked me to pay for the service – what a shame.
Anyway, it’s great to see how the travelling couple below is capable of being connected when needed but can also be disconnected to deeply enjoy the impressions they make on their journey!
Some people dream of traveling the world on a budget and staying in touch as digital nomads. Married couple Sam and Toccara Best have made that dream a reality.
Both have been producing a travel blog from far-flung locales called Forget Someday for more than a year mainly by using only their cell phones with no monthly carrier contract. They rely on free Wi-Fi with occasional assistance from Google Voice and Google Hangouts on Sam’s Android phone, a BLU Life One X unlocked, which he bought for about $150, (Amazon price) .
Their blog is stocked full with photos and videos, many shot and edited using iMovie on Toccara’s more expensive iPhone 5S. (Off-contract, the iPhone 5S originally started at more than $600, (Amazon price).
They also rely on some relatively high-end camera gear, including a Go Pro video camera (Amazon price). Recently, they took time-lapse shots with the Go Pro mounted on a tripod from…
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