A long drive on a highway could either be a boring or an entertaining experience depending on the kind of people you're travelling with. But if you're driving your children down to a far-off city, finding them getting bored after a while wouldn't be too surprising. They'd either like to look at the landscapes passing by or play their favourite tablet games and if you're on a ten hour drive, it's unlikely that the tablets would survive to tell the tale.
Three extends Feel at Home to 24 new countries
Three recently commissioned a survey on how people feel during their long trips on highways. One in every three Brits said that their families didn't feel entertained during such travels. This is due to a number of factors. 28% of those surveyed revealed that their families suffered from boredom, 11% felt frustrated due to mobile signal cutting off and another 20% had to contend with batteries running out in their devices.
To ensure that people stay entertained during long drives, Three has introduced Road-Fi, a Wi-Fi hotspot device which can connect to your car's 12V cigarette lighter and let your family access the internet during the entire course of a drive. This way, your children will be able to play online games on their phones and tablets and will also be able to make Duo or Skype calls and post their selfies on social media. The Wi-Fi hotspot device will get charged from the cigarette lighter node so you won't have to worry about its battery life as well.
Three introduces cheap as chips 'essential' plans
What's more, the Road-Fi service will also work in 18 countries covered by Three's Feel At Home service at no extra cost. These include a number of countries in the European mainland which are close to British shores. The basic plan will cost you £10 a month for 24 months and will give you 2GB of monthly data and a free £25 Amazon Gift Card. However, if you need the device for just a year, you'll need to pay an upfront cost of £29 along with £11 a month and if you need it for a month, you'll need to pay an upfront cost of £49 apart from the £11 monthly.