Broadband and Me ~ Stay Connected

As a regular traveler and blogger, one of the most important things I do is to ensure I stay connected. Being a traveler it’s important for my family and friends to know where I am and that I arrived safely. As a blogger, its paramount I have good internet connection so I can still work and publish content. Nothing worse than having tight deadlines and having no connection to be able to meet those deadlines.

Before I travel one thing I always make sure I look for is if the hotel provides free internet. If they don’t I look to my mobile service provider and see what they offer in terms of roaming charges. At home I have too much choice in terms of which service provider to use. The likes of TalkTalk who provide business fibre broadband with so many packages comes to mind.

Broadband and me

#BroadbandAndMe

Speaking of broadband, do you remember the old dial-up broadband we used to suffer with? How did we manage to get through a day with dial-up Internet without killing someone? I remember trying to connect the dial-up but it meant I couldn’t receive calls? It was such a nightmare and glad those kinks got worked out before today’s generation. Not sure they would even know what to do with the dial-up to connect to the internet.

The internet has come a long way and we are all thankful it’s faster and easily accessible. Broadband service providers are revolutionizing our reliance and accessibility of fast broadband in our homes. As a blogger I always struggle when I am abroad to work with slow internet connections. It can get a bit tiring and annoying to do research when your internet is the slowest thing ever.

Staying connected!!

At home I am spoilt for choice, waking up the first thing I do is reach for my phone. Yes I do have a routine of things I like doing before 10am but that doesn’t stop me reaching for my phone. I can’t tell you how much time I spending staring at different sized screens. Working a 9-5 corporate gig and running two blogs, both require good working internet connection.

Hate to admit it I am a social media addict who can’t go a day without checking my emails. I often try to have social media free days but 90% of the time I fail at it. Because whilst I can manage half a day, I have a business to run and need reliable internet connection. The internet since it’s inception has revolutionized the way of life as we know it. We love to hate how accessible some things are for young people but still appreciate it for others.

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  • K’Lee Banks

    Oh goodness, I do remember the days of dial-up … all that noise waiting for it to connect, nobody being able to use the phone, but if they did, you got disconnected from the Internet! I also like to make sure I have access to the Internet wherever I go, whether I’m using my laptop or smartphone.

  • We have no wifi at the moment and it crazy how hard it is to get to used to not having it again, we are using a dongle and it is so much slower. Can’t wait for our net to be turned back on.

  • Vyjay Rao

    Hahaha, I do remember the old modem with dial up connection. It used to be slow but still a bliss becoz that was the beginning of browsing on the net! I cannot stay without internet and phone now and love using wifi and broadband. lol!

  • Kita Bryant

    Free internet is always the first thing I check for. I have my phone as a backup but free is better!

  • I remember using those free AOL dial up things at one point in life. It is amazing how much things have evolved over the years.

  • Ali || Veggies by Candlelight

    Oh my gosh, I remember having dial up with my first laptop, the laptop was slow and so was the dialup LOL. It also was the worst if someone wanted to make a call, or if a call came through before you made the connection…. so horrible LOL

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra VA

    It seems eons ago since that era of dial up internet connection. What a pain in the “you know where” that was! I do online work at home jobs and internet speed is a major factor for me to get my work done. Me and my husband is currently looking to go one plan up. With grown up children in the house sharing bandwidth with their gazillion devices, I don’t want to be left with little or no connectivity.

  • Marceline Dementori

    HA! The old dial up connection. I remember being so mad whenever someone would lift the phone because I’d lose my connection. It’s definitely so much better these days.

  • Claudia Krusch

    I remember dial up and how much I hated it. I am so thankful for my highspeed connection. I always make sure there is a good internet connection available at the hotels I book to stay in.

  • I can even remember the sound of dial up! Haha. Do you remember that? It’s crazy how quickly technology has gone from that to what we have now.

  • Pam

    I remember when we had dial up. It was so slow and it was annoying that no one could call.

  • Amy @ Marvelous Mommy

    Haha, I remember waiting forever just for an image to pop up and getting kicked off when someone called! We had the slowest connection on our cruise ship. It was basically like dial-up internet.

  • Joline

    OMG the dial up days! We’ve come a long way. I can’t imagine having to go through that now lol. I’m always connected too and I love how our service is fast and reliable.

  • valmg

    I remember dial up all too well, complete with the sounds and beeps of the modem. I love being connected, but prefer to save some things for the computer and not by phone like email and browsing.

  • Roger Willis

    Slow internet connection is a PAIN! There’s always the chance that the internet connection will go down; so, if I’m writing a post, I’ll write a couple of paragraphs and save, and repeat. Lessens the heartache of having to write all over again!
    Commenting for Ladonna @momblogsociety

  • Jeanette

    I do remember the old dial-up Internet. You’re right you got a wonder how no one killed each other while waiting to get online. I’m so happy we are past that point LOL. Good Internet connection while traveling is extremely important to me also.

  • I agree with a previous commenter. It has gotten so darn expensive because the providing companies know that we need it. And I need it!

  • Candy Kage

    Very frustrating while traveling and not having good internet connection. Keeping in touch with someone at home is always safe practice. Good to know there are ways to stay connected.

  • Heather @ Kraus House Mom

    I was at a hotel and couldn’t connect to the internet, I thought I was going to have a breakdown and need to be carried out in a straight jacket. I remember having to get my husband off the computer so I could use the phone.

  • Life with dial-up was awful, and these days I just can’t function if I don’t have the internet. As a student I had awful connections too and it drove me mad – it would take a full day to stream a movie!

  • Sarah L

    I remember the dial up internet, how did we cope?! I always like to be connected to the internet, too and checking that hotels have wifi, is a must!

  • Margarette Puno

    Oh i hate slow internet connection. Cant work properly. Glad i have found a great internet now.

  • I just wish internet wasn’t so ridiculously expensive now. Paying $100+ a month is just crazy to me.

  • I am always connected too. When I am not if feels like a piece of me is missing!! It is crazy ho connected and attached we get to our devices. I should try a social media free day!!

  • I always check if the hotel where I’m staying provides wifi. And it’s especially important if I have to work on my blog. And I absolutely hate slow internet connection 😀

  • I can relate to being a social media junkie, lol. I check everything before I get out of the bed and even before coffee. It’s so important to have good and reliable internet.