Is the Traveler's Wifi connection secure?

Is the Traveler's Wifi connection secure?

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Jun 25, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Hi, does Traveler's Wifi provide you with a "secure network connection"? I don't see this addressed on their website of in the previous threads about this device. However, I am not very tech savvy and may have missed it. We will be spending a few days each in France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and Spain, so were looking at getting the global one.

Thank you for your help.

Arno
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Jun 25, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Hi Eurodani,

Yes, the connection is secure. TravelersWifi is basically the same as your Wifi at home: you need a password to be able to connect to it. It is not an open/unsecured network.

As for securely connecting to websites (SSL, https): that is not related to how you connect to the internet, but it depends on the websites you visit. Most browsers show a green padlock next to the address bar if the connection to the current website is encrypted. This does not mean that the site is safe (anyone can configure encrypted connections), but it does mean that nobody can look into the data you exchange with that site. So it's about improved privacy, and about safety if it comes to entering credit card data for example. You should see this padlock for MySwissAlps as well.

Last modified on Jun 25, 2018 - 2:20 PM by Arno
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Jun 25, 2018 - 4:09 PM

Thank you!

hansaria
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Jun 26, 2018 - 4:41 AM in reply to Removed user

Dear All,

i checked with travellers wifi global rate and found the same very steep indeed ,,,at this digital age when internet are available at dirt cheap rate everywhere, this much pricing is really very surprising.....i am very sure that other competitors data connection must be way cheap and its better if the forum provide complete and comparative details rather pushing one or two companies only...thanks

Arno
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Jun 26, 2018 - 5:25 AM in reply to hansaria

Hi Hansaria,

We personally tested the options explained on www.myswissalps.com/si mcard (except for OneSimCard), so that's why they are there. We can't try it all, it is just our suggestions and not a complete market study. We prefer TravelersWifi because of its quality: it is the best there is, with unlimited high speed data that can be shared with the whole family, and no messing around with your SIM card. It is certainly not expensive in such a case, but for 1 or 2 people it isn't cheap indeed. It's not for everybody of course. No need to stick with the options we tried only! You'll find several discussions on SIM cards in the forum section of the website, with various brands being discussed.

Happy travels!

Last modified on Jun 26, 2018 - 5:27 AM by Arno
hansaria
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Jun 26, 2018 - 5:32 AM

Thanks Arno Sir for prompt replies....yeah i do agree for a group of 8-10 people, these sim cards very cheap..but independent traveller or for 2, i think better cheaper options are available...

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