The pocket wifi does not enable regular voice calls via cellular networks, however it does allow VoIP calls such as Skype, Viber, GoogleVoice etc. over data networks.
The pocket wifi does not enable regular SMS / MMS via cellular networks, however it does allow messaging via Whatsapp, Skype, Viber, GoogleChat, MSN etc. over data networks.
VoIP will work with all pocket wifi’s. This includes Skype, Whatsapp, Facebook chat, iChat and Facetime.
Yes, you can buy a MIOWIFI router, that comes with 1 prepaid day SIM card. After you consume that data, you can buy extra data packages trough the web site, entering with your MIOWIFI user and password.
Yes, if you already have a 4G/LTE portable router, you can ask for your MIOWIFI SIMcard. You will just need to purchase data packages through a splash window that will appear in your connected device.
Please check that your 4G/LTE portable router is unlocked to be used in any country.
Additional cost: Shipping costs
If you are traveling to multiple countries, you just need to check that the countries are covered by MIOWIFI, and the same SIMcard will work seamlessly across the countries.
Your MIOwifi is not meant to be used outside its intended destination, and doing so may result in surcharges. Please contact us beforehand if you intend to do so. To test the device, you can turn it on and connect to it, however be cautious that you do not use the internet (i.e. disable emails in background etc.).
MIOwifi partners with the biggest network operators worldwide to ensure that you always have the best and fastest connections available to you. While there will always be great coverage in “populated” areas, (i.e. cities and towns), if you are traveling to exceptionally rural or uninhabited areas (such as the Alps), we recommend you get in touch with us in advance so we can verify the coverage.
In general, the better the signal in your area (indicated by more reception bars), the faster the connection speed should be.
While MIOwifi offers excellent coverage while on land, maritime coverage will depend on the distance out at sea and the cruise location – the closer to land, the more likely there will be coverage. The best course of action would be to ask the cruise operator if there is mobile data coverage (3G) on the cruise. In any case, there will surely be coverage while docked.
Not necessarily – cell phones work off of a different network than the pocket wifi, so the two are not connecting to the same signal. This is because the pocket wifi connects to data networks; 3G or higher. On the other hand, cell phones connect to mobile phone cellular networks. Since mobile phone cellular networks have been around for a lot longer than data networks, coverage is a lot better, especially in rural areas. For this reason, you might be able to make calls in a rural area but cannot connect to the internet.
In the rare event that there is no coverage at your location, and you won’t be traveling to any other location where there may be coverage, you can cancel your rental (there is no cancellation fee).
To ensure availability, we recommend placing your order at least 10 days prior to travel departure date – however, you can still place orders closer to your departure date. For last-minute order, your pocket wifi will arrive latest the day before your rental starts. Minimum of 3 days before travel departure date are required.
You can choose to have your MIOWIFI shipped to your home before you depart, or have it shipped directly to your destination.
Please note that any duty or customs charges for deliveries to non-EU countries (e.g. Switzerland, Norway etc.) will be charged back to you.
Your MIOWIFI is guaranteed to be delivered 2-4 business days before your chosen rental start date.
MIOWIFI ships with FedEx and OCA guaranteed next-day delivery, so any last-minute orders can be fulfilled. Even better, if you’re in London, Buenos Aires, NewYork, Paris or Shangai, where we have warehouses, MIOWIFI can get you a device on the same day. You must contact us for more details.
If details in your shipping address prevent your device from being delivered, you will be contacted by the relevant delivery service (e.g. FedEx) upon the first delivery attempt. Any redelivery costs will be charged back to you. Furthermore, if you request a change to the delivery address after we’ve already shipped your unit, then there will be a small penalty fee.
If you would like to request shipment to a country not offered on our website, or have specific delivery requests, please email us before placing your booking so we can make the necessary arrangements.
A few options are available to you:
If you are organizing your own return, most choose a tracked and signed shipping method (e.g. FedEx) when shipping their MIOwifi back to us, guaranteeing that the device doesn’t get lost. If you need any assistance or recommendations for delivery services, please do not hesitate to contact us – we’d be more than happy to help.
Again, if you need any help, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!