Staying Connected with Roam Mobility in the USAby
Vacations are for relaxing and engaging with a new place or a favourite, familiar destination. We try to disconnect from work by leaving daily duties behind as wheels start to turn on the highway or wheels go up on the landing gear. However, staying connected actually really helps us enjoy our time away. John and I recently traveled to New York and Boston, revisiting two cities that have very special places in our hearts. Thanks to Roam Mobility, we were able to navigate these cities and enjoy the perfect holiday, without paying a fortune and without hunting down Wi-Fi hotspots.
Staying Connected with Roam Mobility in the USA
Mobile Apps for Flights and Trains
Download your airline’s app to check-in, store your e-boarding pass, and get the latest flight information. I used the Cathay Pacific app to track out flight since it was delayed out of Vancouver and New York.
We also took the train from Penn Station in New York up to South Station in Boston and I stored our boarding passes on the Amtrak App, got station information, and travel tips.
Eating, Drinking, Reservations
Reviews and Nearby Eating: If we didn’t already know where we wanted to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the Yelp app came in handy. We could see what was in the vicinity, the latest reviews, photos of dishes, and more.
You’re going to need a reservation for dinner, especially in New York, so the Open Table app saved us on a few occasions. In fact after striking out at one establishment in the East Village our friends used the Open Table app to book us a table in the Lower East Side via the Open Table app and by the time we walked over we were seated.
City and Transit Navigation
We used transit a lot in Boston and New York, two of the best (and most affordable) systems in the world. The Transit App was handy for subway times and stop information, and the MBTA Apps were useful for when we left Boston and took the commuter rail out of the city. Of course there’s also Google Maps for walking directions as we were on foot most of the time.
Instagram to Share the Fun
Sharing photos with folks back from and online was made easy with Instagram, my photo app of choice.
These are just a few of the apps I connected with, using Roam Mobility, while walking through the Harpoon Brewery on a tour at Boston’s seaport, waiting for a commuter rail train in Concord, or during the 7th inning stretch at Fenway Park. Even while eating some cookies from the East Village’s Fresco Gelateria while resting on a park bench in New York.
About Roam Mobility
Roam Mobility offers affordable roaming plans for Canadians travelling to the USA with rates as low as $1.95 per day. Their unlimited plans are available with nationwide talk and global text messaging, free calling back to Canada, plus high-speed 4G LTE data and more. With Roam Mobility, there are no contracts or commitments. You can even purchase plans for daily use. You just use the service whenever you travel to the USA and keep the SIM card for future trips. They even have plans for Mexico now!
You can stay connected with Roam Mobility by picking up a SIM card your travels south of the border. With a wide range of coverage, and very affordable rate plans, you can top-up on the go to stay in touch.
Win a Roam Mobility Prize Pack
To get ready for travel season, Roam Mobility has offered up a prize pack to one lucky Miss604 reader that includes:
- Que 5.0″ Unlocked, Dual SIM, Android Smartphone
- Roam Mobility Travel SIM Card
- 7-day Unlimited Talk+Text+Data Plan
- Que Accessory Essentials Bundles
- Whoosh Cleaning Kit
- Roam Sunglasses
- Que accessory bundle including a USB sync cable, car charger, screen protector and protective folio case.
Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment naming your favourite travel app (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Follow Roam Mobility on Twitter and Facebook for more information about their products and services.
Update The winner is Stephanie!
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JetLag Genie – great way to alter sleeping habits to the destination.
Google maps also blog called Stuck at the airport (web site stuckattheairport.com )
Google maps works the best for me
my favorite travel app is foursquare
My favourite travel app is Google Maps.
Couldn’t live without Google Maps!
Oooh, the Yelp App all the way!
Google Maps is my favorite app! (even when I’m not traveling)
seatguru.com Always know where you are sitting and the best possible seat.
My fav travel app, google maps, and ryanair…
My son is about to embark on a grand tour! This would be so great for MY peace of mind 🙂
Definitely Google Maps
I like KeepCalling for intl calling (as long as you use nearby Starbuc’s wifi :))
Google Maps because I have a terrible sense of direction. (Scrabble app for when I am waiting for planes or trains)
Expedia App. Itineraries are awesome.
I love the XE Currency app…so useful when you want to convert money!
Well, I don’t have a smart phone, so I am not familiar with any travel apps because I have not had the chance to use any. We are going on a road trip next spring, so if there was an app for finding the cheapest gas along our route I would definitely love that! Ditto for something to find last minute hotel rooms at great rates – we are planning a very long drive with our kids, and don’t want to set ourselves to a schedule, so we plan to just pull into places and hope for the best for accommodations. Having an app to help with that would also be great.
Google maps is good for travel near and far
I would agree with most people that Google Maps is my favourite.
The Deutsche Bahn app was great for traveling through Europe!
Google Maps is the one I can’t live without when traveling, but I like TripIt to keep track of all my bookings.
I’ve been pretty happy with the Goby app, the app icon has the Goldfish with bubbles in case you’re looking for it. It uses your location and will recommend things to do, it finds events around your location and helps your explore.
I like Tripadvisor. I’m always reading reviews.
Okay, I blew it. Don’t bother looking for Goby in the app store. It’s gone..which explains why it froze on me. My other go to apps are Google Maps/Translator as well as FourSquare and UrbanSpoon. Yes, I like food that tastes good..haha. Apologies for the mis-direct, hadn’t used the app in a while.
I like to use FlightTrack when travelling:)
Google maps is my go to travel app.
Yelp is the best!
Tripadvisor is my favorite travel app
Good old Maps.
Googlemaps comes in handy quite often.
Love the Transit App!
I rely on Google Maps for getting somewhere and Yelp for when I’m there.
I’d definitely find the Googlemaps app useful
Google maps. Used to be CoPilot, but since getting Roam, online maps are better
Google Maps for sure!
FlightTrack and FlightBoard for Android!
I like Tripadvisor. =)
My fave travel app is Postagram. It prints and sends a vacation photo postcard 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win this Roam Mobility Prize Pack! Perfect for my busy summer, that’s for sure!
google maps… what did we do without this???
I love yelp for trying out new restaurants in new towns.
Plain ol’ Google Maps here!
Google maps is a lifesaver!
Google map gps when you leave wifi and press play on directions it keeps working
The absolutely best travel app is: “Discover all the world .com”
Good Luck everyone! #TravelContestFun 🙂
I always use google translate
I really like the Yelp app!
Tripit has been the most useful so far. 🙂
Google maps is very useful, but open table is my fav.
Skype is my favorite travel app!
The Google Maps app for sure.
I use momundo booking app to find deals when away!
Google Maps rocks!
I love my “lady in the phone” guiding me through unfamiliar territories.
Sure could use this as I’m going to Comic Con in July! Thanks for the opportunity. My favourite travel app is Google Maps; can’t live without it!
I love Simply Declare! It tracks what you have to declare at customs when you get home.
I use Google Maps 99% of the time. Cheers!
Google maps is essential!
Google Maps. I understand it.
foodspotting – awesome app – great pictures.
Triposo is an excellent resource for local attractions!
Trip Advisor, good info
Google maps and google translate are my favourite.
Dazzling to behold!
My favorite travel app is TripAdvisor! Love to read real reviews by real people 😉
Mine is Google Maps. I use it constantly while away.
I like Nokia’s Here GPS navigation and Google Translate because they can both work offline on an Android Cell phone. With Here, you have voice turn by turn navigation for walking and driving offline by downloading the maps you need. Google Translate will also work offline by downloading the translation package.
Google maps is my favourite.
I LIVE by Google Maps. It has precise bus route information for me, directions, & street views all in one place so I never get lost!
I usually really on mapquest or Google maps.
I love the trip advisor App its great as I like to read reviews before I end up booking an at a resort.
My favorite travel app is Trip Tracker.
I like to use HomeAway for booking self-catering accommodation.
TripAdvisor is a great travel app.
i like yelp
my favourite travel app is SeatGuru
We always use Gooogle maps.
The one and only Google Maps!
GoogleMaps all the way
Trip advisor is awesome
Couchsurfing is great.
Trip advisor gives the best advice!!
I would use the Yelp App to find a great place to eat.
Google maps is my favorite app , i couldnèt live without it !
google maps for the win!
Google maps. Can’t live without it!
Trip Advisor & Google Maps
Sneaking in a last entry! I’m going on a long vacation to Florida and this would be so handy! My favorite app is trip advisor
Googlemaps is the only one I use right now, but I’d be interested to try all the ones you mentioned! 🙂
Google maps makes finding places and things so easy!
Like everyone else – Google Maps
Forever booking hotels last minute!