What do I need to do to set up my iPad mini for US travel

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Some ideas

  • install tracking software if the iPad is stolen or misplaced
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0XYGHw0NFM
  • give your iPad a password
  • backup the iPad!
  • consider VPN software if you plan to be using public wifi (hotels and restaurants)
  • do you plan to use the hot spot feature on your phone? How much data do you normally use and plan to use? Are you doing a SIM card swap to minimize roaming charges? Who has US coverage where you are going? What are their rates?  Compare your US plans and coverage with Roam Mobility.
    http://www.roammobility.com/plans
  • charge the iPad before going. Consider a high mah external battery if the iPad will be used a lot. You will really want an external battery if the phone's hot spot feature is used.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-iVSD9XZLU&hd=1

Are you renting a vehicle? My Thrifty minivan van came with a 120v socket. Great to keep the kids entertained with their electronic creature comforts while trapped in a 1hr toll booth line.

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xl
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Some ideas

  • install tracking software if the iPad is stolen or misplaced
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0XYGHw0NFM
  • give your iPad a password
  • backup the iPad!
  • consider VPN software if you plan to be using public wifi (hotels and restaurants)
  • do you plan to use the hot spot feature on your phone? How much data do you normally use and plan to use? Are you doing a SIM card swap to minimize roaming charges? Who has US coverage where you are going? What are their rates?  Compare your US plans and coverage with Roam Mobility.
    http://www.roammobility.com/plans
  • charge the iPad before going. Consider a high mah external battery if the iPad will be used a lot. You will really want an external battery if the phone's hot spot feature is used.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-iVSD9XZLU&hd=1

Are you renting a vehicle? My Thrifty minivan van came with a 120v socket. Great to keep the kids entertained with their electronic creature comforts while trapped in a 1hr toll booth line.

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