Woman Answering Phone Call on Bus TripWhether you’re taking a short bus trip to the other side of your state or taking a trip to the other side of the country, you’ll have a blast kicking back and seeing the sights. However, one thing that might frustrate you when traveling by bus is the lack of connectivity. It can be hard to stay in touch with the outside world when you don’t have a great internet connection.

Here are some ways that you can keep in touch with others when you’re taking a lengthy bus trip.

Use your Cell Phone

This is a pretty obvious piece of advice, so we won’t spend too much time on it. But cell phones have made it easier than ever to stay connected when you’re on a road trip. You can access a 4G LTE network in almost any part of the country. There are some remote areas in which you won’t have cell service, but if you just hang tight for a few minutes, you should move out of those areas and back onto the grid in no time.

Bring a Mobile Hotspot Along

You can primarily use your cell phone to stay connected with others when you’re out on the road. But there will be times when you need a faster connection than your phone can provide. In those instances, it’s good to have a mobile hotspot handy. A mobile hotspot is a device that can establish an internet connection through a cell phone provider and then allow as many as 10 laptops, tablets, and other devices to connect to it. Just be careful about connecting too many devices since it can slow all the devices down dramatically.

Rely on Free WiFi Hotspots

There are thousands of restaurants, coffee shops, libraries, laundromats, and other establishments that have free WiFi hotspots set up inside of them these days. When your bus pulls over for a lunch break, see if you can access one of these hotspots to enjoy a free internet connection. There are even some parks and downtown areas that are now outfitted with free WiFi. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding a few free WiFi opportunities during your travels.

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